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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 19, May 10, 2009, Article 5

NEW BOOK: GUIDE BOOK OF FLYING EAGLE AND INDIAN HEAD CENTS BY RICK SNOW

Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this release about their latest publication. -Editor
Snow Small Cents 2ndGuide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents. The full-color, 288-page book has 32 more pages than the 1st edition, updating pricing and other market data, new photographs and other content, and new appendices. It is available nationwide for $19.95.

As Q. David Bowers notes in the introduction, Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents, minted from 1856 to 1909, were once the most popular, most widely circulated, most plentiful coins in everyday American life. Several of them could buy a newspaper, or candy, or a streetcar ride. “Indian Head cents,” says Bowers, “were anywhere and everywhere.”

Now, in the 2nd edition of A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, award-winning author Rick Snow examines these beautiful coins by date, mintage, production, survivability, collecting challenges, and variety. His research is bolstered by the usual high-quality Whitman treatment: an engaging overview of the series by the “dean of American numismatics,” Q. David Bowers; high-quality photographs in full color; expert advice on collecting; market values in multiple grades, including Red, Red/Brown, and Brown Mint States, as well as Proofs; certified population data; and a wealth of background information.

The expanded 2nd edition includes an illustrated biography of coin designer James B. Longacre; an appendix on detecting counterfeit and altered coins; an appendix of recent auction records, by date and variety; a history of market prices going back to 1946; and a bibliography for further research—plus new sections on pattern coins and toned Proofs.

A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, 2nd edition, is available through online retailers and in bookstores nationwide. It can be ordered directly from Whitman at www.WhitmanBooks.com.

A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, 2nd edition
By Richard Snow. Foreword by Tom DeLorey. Introduction by Q. David Bowers.
ISBN 0794828310
288 pages, softcover, 6 x 9 inches, full color
Retail $19.95



Wayne Homren, Editor

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