Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this release about one of their newest books. -EditorA Guide Book of Gold Dollars is the latest entry in Whitman Publishings Bowers Series of numismatic references. It debuted at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo in August.
United States gold dollars are a fascinating and highly collectible series. In A Guide Book of Gold Dollars, Q. David Bowersthe Dean of American Numismatics and the most prolific numismatic author of all timetells how to be a smart collector: how to evaluate quality, determine value, understand the market, and make good buys.
Along the way, he explains why, in all of American numismatics, the gold dollar possesses a special charm. Youll learn how the history of the nation shaped the coins design and productionhow the first gold dollars were made by a private coiner from gold mined in Georgia; why some felt only second-rate countries issued such small gold coins; what the public thought of the tiny, delicate, yet highly practical coins; and the effects of the Gold Rush, the Civil War, political controversy, monetary crises, and more on the coinage.
Bowers provides a wealth of information on each issue, including mintages, existing populations, grading information, values, auction records, and keys to collecting.
A historical backdrop of what was going on in America during each year, along with hundreds of full-color photographs, make this book a treat for anyone interested in our nations history.
By Q. David Bowers
Foreword by David W. Akers.
Full color; 6 x 9; softcover; 288 pages.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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