Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this press release about the new edition of American Silver Eagles. Thanks.
Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated, revised second edition of American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, by John M. Mercanti and Michael “Miles” Standish. The 176-page hardcover book is available online (including at www.Whitman.com) and from book stores and hobby shops nationwide. It retails for $29.95.
“If any numismatic book has earned the title of ‘runaway best-seller,’ it’s American Silver Eagles,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “The first edition sold out in a few months, with tens of thousands of copies eagerly snapped up by enthusiastic coin collectors and investors.” Authors John Mercanti and Miles Standish promoted the book in late 2012 and early 2013 through social media and appearances including at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore.
American Silver Eagles quickly earned praise from the hobby community, with reviewers calling it “invaluable,” “impressive,” and “a book that belongs in your library” (1) . . . “a real pleasure to read, especially because of the lavish illustrations and the coffee-table format” (2) . . . “beautiful” and “vitally informative” (3) . . . “three books in one” (4) . . . “an outstanding reference” and “a great value” (5) . . . and a “comprehensive guide to [the] silver bullion coin” with “possibly everything you ever wanted to know about the silver American Eagle.” (6)
In the second edition, the story of the American Silver Eagle is expanded to include new information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and sets of 2012 and 2013. Additional research and more photographs expand the coverage of earlier issues, as well. More historical photographs have been added to chapter 2 (Mercanti’s behind-the-scenes history of the American Silver Eagle). Certified coin populations are updated, as are the valuations seen in today’s sometimes volatile marketplace. Additional images and information bring the book up to date in chapter 4 (covering the Mint’s other silver, gold, and platinum issues, plus the Treasury’s report on palladium coins). And a new appendix explores the phenomenon of surface spotting on American Silver Eagles.
These additions and updates, building on the solid foundation of the first edition, make American Silver Eagles, second edition, an equally valuable reference for every collector’s and investor’s library.
For more information, or to order, see:
American Silver Eagle - A Guide to the U.S Bullion Program - Expanded 2nd Edition
Wayne Homren, Editor
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