Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States: History, Art, Investment & Collection of America's Memorial Coinage

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9780981773674: Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States: History, Art, Investment & Collection of America's Memorial Coinage

Edited and compiled by the country’s leading coin expert, this reference celebrates America’s rich numismatic history with the most thorough and wide-ranging volume ever compiled on U.S. commemorative coinage. Providing indispensable information for a broad spectrum of readers—from the reference librarian and the hobbyist to the serious collector—it offers not only a history for each coin, but also a detailed analysis of contemporary collecting facts, including quantity in existence and the coin’s current value. Counterfeit and doctored coins, mint errors, and other related collectibles, such as canceled coinage dies, are also discussed.

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Anthony J. Swiatek currently operates Swiatek-Minerva Coins and Jewelry, Ltd and is the author of Commemorative Coins of the United States and Encyclopedia of United States Silver and Gold Commemorative Coins 1892–1954. He is a former president of the American Numismatic Association, a former publisher and editor of the popular Swiatek Report, and the recipient of the Farran Zerbe Award. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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"An essential, well-organized guide . . . with a valuable 37-page introduction . . . in straightforward language. The glossary makes the book's specialized language accessible to novices." —Library Journal (July 2012)

"Swiatek's authoritative reference to commemorative coinage impresses with its meticulous coverage and well-researched details about protecting investments in coins. Well worth adding to large libraries." —Booklist (August 2012)

"The Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States is an indispensable numismatic reference on U.S. commemorative coinage. . . . An important book." —www.NGCcoin.com

"An exhaustive . . . invaluable reference, history and price guide . . . packed with fascinating little-known facts about the origin, popularity, and sales of commemorative American coinage." —Midwest Book Review (December 2012)

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