Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this press release about the latest edition of A Guide Book of
Morgan Silver Dollars. Thanks!
Whitman Publishing, LLC, is releasing the fourth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, completely updated and with a new chapter on error and misstruck coins. The 304-page book, by Q. David Bowers, offers pricing, grading instructions, series history, and tips on how to build a high-quality collection. It will be available June 28, 2012.
"Americans love to collect the Morgan silver dollar," said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. "No other U.S. coin captures the popular imagination so well. It conjures up the romance of the Old West, cowboys and riverboat gamblers, silver miners, and old-time politics, spanning some of the most dramatic years in American history, from 1878 to 1921."
In this fourth edition of his best-selling book, Bowers (the "Dean of American Numismatics") offers an engaging portrait of the country's most popular classic coin.
Readers learn what to look for when they buy, how to grade their coins, how to cherrypick valuable rare varieties that appear normal at first glance, and how to be a smart buyer. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, fourth edition, includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, a detailed look at the minting process, and a study of Treasury releases and other hoards. A section on U.S. Mint pattern coins shows various coin designs that "might have been," which ultimately led to Morgan's final motif. And the new section on error and misstruck Morgan dollars discusses rare double-struck and off-center coins, and other numismatic oddities.
"It is an exciting time to be collecting Morgan dollars," writes silver-dollar specialist Leroy Van Allen in the foreword. "David Bowers's book will give you the knowledge to have fun and maybe also reap some profits."
A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, fourth edition, is available for preorder online from Whitman.com and other book retailers, and can be purchased from hobby shops and bookstores nationwide on June 28, 2012.
304 pages, 6 x 9 format
Fully illustrated in color
By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Leroy Van Allen
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