A Guide Book of Indian and Flying Eagle 3rd Edition

A Guide Book of Indian and Flying Eagle 3rd Edition

by Richard Snow


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Award-winning author Richard Snow examines the Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents of 1856 to 1909, exploring mintages, challenges for the collector, and interesting varieties. His date-by-date research is enhanced by historical essays as well as an engaging overview of the series by the “dean of American numismatics,” Q. David Bowers.

High-quality, full-color photographs illustrate each coin. Snow's detailed research includes yearly production notes; market values in multiple grades (including Brown, Red/Brown, and full Red Mint State); tips on collecting circulated, Mint State, and Proof coins; and more.

Other updated and returning features include a biography of designer James Longacre; an appendix on detecting counterfeit and altered coins; a history of market prices going back to 1946; and a bibliography for further research—plus sections on pattern coins and toned Proofs.

This expanded third edition includes an illustrated guide to the top 100 Flying Eagle and Indian Head cent die varieties; an illustrated study of Flying Eagle and Indian Head cent exonumia by Charmy Harker, The Penny Lady; a new grading system from Richard Snow; and fascinating mint errors!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794844127
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 772,493
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Chris Pilliod vi

Foreword Bill Fivaz vii

Preface ix

Introduction Q. David Bowers

Yesterday and Today 1

History of the Flying Eagle Cent 7

History- of the Indian Head Cent 25

Aspects of Collecting 37

Grading Flying Eagle Cents 39

Grading Indian Head Cents 41

Seeking High Quality Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents 43

How to Use This Book 48

Flying Eagle Cents (1856-1858) 49

Indian Head Cents (1859-1909) 69

Appendix A Levels of Collecting and the Top 100 Die Varieties 217

Appendix B The PDS Grading System: A New Path, by Rick Snow 233

Appendix C Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent Exonumia: A Meditaion Charmy Marker 237

Appendix D The Life of James B. Longacre 252

Appendix E Counterfeit and Altered Coins 260

Appendix F Market Price History 267

Appendix G Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent Patterns 269

Appendix H Toned Indian Head Cent Proofs 276

Appendix I Mint Error Cents 281

Notes 285

Bibliography 287

Credits and Acknowledgements 289

About the Author 290

Index 294

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