Grading Coins by Photographs, 2nd Edition

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In the best-selling Grading Coins by Photographs, Q. David Bowers has crafted a unique combination of step-by-step grading instructions for every federal coinage series from half cents to double eagles, plus information on the history and importance of grading; expert grading techniques; understanding the surfaces of coins; and smart grading and buying. His insightful text is combined with enlarged high-resolution color photographs for each grade, plus Proofs. The updated 2nd edition includes new photographs and ...
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Grading Coins by Photographs: An Action Guide for the Collector and Investor

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In the best-selling Grading Coins by Photographs, Q. David Bowers has crafted a unique combination of step-by-step grading instructions for every federal coinage series from half cents to double eagles, plus information on the history and importance of grading; expert grading techniques; understanding the surfaces of coins; and smart grading and buying. His insightful text is combined with enlarged high-resolution color photographs for each grade, plus Proofs. The updated 2nd edition includes new photographs and fresh insight on today's grading standards.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780794836870
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 424,996
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vi

Foreword David M. Sundman vii

Credits and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Q. David Bowers xii

Chapter 1 Importance of Grading 1

Chapter 2 History of Grading 7

Chapter 3 Expert Techniques in Grading 14

Chapter 4 Understanding the Surfaces of Coins 20

Chapter 5 Smart Grading and Buying 29

Chapter 6 How to Use This Book 38

Chapter 7 Grading U.S. Coins 40

Half Cents 41

Large Cents 59

Small Cents 85

Two-Cent Pieces 101

Three-Cent Pieces 106

Nickel 5-Cent Pieces 114

Half Dimes 130

Dimes 155

Twenty-Cent Pieces 185

Quarter Dollars 190

Half Dollars 226

Dollars 263

Gold Dollars 300

Gold Quarter Eagles 307

Gold $3 Pieces 320

Gold $4 Stellas 323

Gold Half Eagles 326

Gold Eagles 342

Gold Double Eagles 354

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Great for coin collectors

    Pictures where large and you could really see the difference in the grading

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