Jeff Shevlin has published a new Pocket Price Guide for the So-Called Dollar medals of Pacific Coast expositions. Here's the
The annual “So-Called Dollar Collectors Pocket Price Guide” provides values for so-called dollars and is published in conjunction with the
book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. Eight expositions were held on the Pacific Coast:
• 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition
• 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition
• 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
• 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
• 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition
• 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition
• 1939-40 Golden Gate International Expositions
• 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Exposition
In addition to providing values for so-called dollars from the pacific coast expositions in grades EF-40, AU-50, MS-60, MS-63 and MS-65, the
Pocket Price Guide has high quality photos of each type, rarity information and identifies all the various metal compositions they were struck in.
There is a check box for each variety with room for notes so collectors can keep track of what they have and what they are looking for. Each year
additional so-called dollars will be added to the Pocket Price Guide until all so- called dollars are included.
So-called dollars are historical U.S. medals that commemorate a person, place or event in the United States history. They are 33mm to 45mm in
size. There are dozens and dozens of medals included in the book that were never before cataloged. Using the 1905 Lewis & Clark exposition as an
example, the reference book by Hibler and Kappen originally published in 1963 catalogs four different design types and a total of 14 varieties,
considering different metal compositions. The new standard reference for the Lewis & Clark Exposition expands from four design types to 16
different design types and from 14 varieties to 30 different varieties.
Collectors interested in medals from the eight expositions held on the Pacific Coast will now have photos and information on medals they probably
did not know existed. The Pocket Price Guide and soon to be released book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions” authored by Jeff
Shevlin and Bill Hyder are a collaborative effort involving dozens of collectors that have shared their knowledge and many years of research. The
book tells the fascinating numismatic stories of the eight expositions held on the Pacific Coast and catalogs all of the historically significant
so-called dollars struck at those expositions.
The so-called dollar market is strong. There are many factors contributing to the surging interest in historical U.S. medals and specifically
so-called dollars. The Mega Red Book, which was first published four years ago, has annually included extensive coverage of these historical medals.
Mega Red Book IV, which came out in April of this year, has 16 pages devoted to the so-called dollars from the 1915 Panama- Pacific International
Exposition. Shevlin has made two appearances on the television show Pawn Stars selling and promoting so-called dollars, he has given dozens of
presentations, written dozens of articles as well as written books promoting the numismatic hobby and specifically U.S. historical medals, so-called
Values for so-called dollars fluctuate just as values for U.S. coins fluctuate. Many factors influence their values and the Collectors Pocket
Price Guide will be published annually to provide collectors and dealers with valuable pricing information.
The Pocket price Guide is $19.95, shipping is $4.50
To order your book contact:
Jeff Shevlin, the So-Called Guy
1894 E. Willian St., Suite 4-240
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (916) 955-2569
See also Dick Johnson's review article published in last week's E-Sylum issue. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BOOK REVIEW: PACIFIC COAST EXPO SO-CALLED DOLLARS
Dick Johnson is not only a great writer, he is also very observant. In his book review of "The So-Called Dollar Collectors Pocket Price
Guide" he stated "each exposition's medal photos has a separate background color, a useful and innovative feature".
Each exposition had a master color scheme for the buildings and other attractions. When developing our book, Bill Hyder and I selected a color for
each section that replicated the actual color scheme used for that exposition.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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