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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 8, February 22, 2009, Article 5

NEW BOOK: THE WHITMAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLONIAL AND EARLY AMERICAN COINS

Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded the following release about the long-awaited Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, by Q. David Bowers. At last it's here! -Editor
Bowers Colonial and Early American Coins Whitman Publishing is releasing a new, authoritative reference on the coins of British America and the early states. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, by Q. David Bowers, will be available in bookstores nationwide in early March 2009. The hardcover edition retails for $49.95, and the Limited Edition (250 copies) for $99.95. The book is 352 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, and illustrated in full color.

Until now, collectors of the coins and tokens of colonial America and the early United States have never had a single, authoritative reference for guidance. Bowers, the “Dean of American Numismatics,” has drawn on the expertise of dozens of specialists from around the country to write a comprehensive book that redefines the genre. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins explores:

  • Collecting, grading, and attributing colonial coins
  • Money in early America
  • Minting and distribution
  • Silver coins of Massachusetts
  • Early British coins and tokens for America
  • American coins and tokens from 1783 to 1788
  • Other early American pieces
  • Later European coins and tokens for America
  • Early George Washington coins and tokens
  • Foreign coins traditionally collected along with colonials
  • 19th-century colonial copies and fantasies


Bowers’s engaging text is supported by nearly 2,000 full-color photographs, extensive auction data, market values and commentary, historical price trends, rarities, a selected bibliography, and an index with more than 700 entries.

By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Kenneth Bressett 352 pages, full color Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches Illustrated with hundreds of detailed photographs Retail $49.95 (hardcover); $99.95 (Limited Edition)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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