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As long as Americans have collected our nation's coins, we have also collected its rich variety of tokens and medals. The Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals is a fascinating study of these popular pieces of American history.
Katherine Jaeger has written a narrative that spans from the 1700s to today, exploring the "coin-like objects" that have aided commerce, lampooned politicians, commemorated events, celebrated lives, marked deaths, paid fares, promoted social causes, awarded the deserving, and satirized the wicked. She discusses the difference between medals and tokens, how each are created, aspects of today's marketplace, areas of specialization, and how to be a smart buyer.
Thousands of full-color illustrations, market values, and a grading guide add to the book's reference value. This is an essential guide for every American coin collector's or history buff's library.
Special thanks are due the American Numismatic Society for providing images of more than 500 of the tokens and medals in this book. The American Numismatic Society is a national institution that advances the study and appreciation of coins, medals, tokens, and related objects of all cultures as historical and artistic documents. The ANS maintains the foremost American numismatic collection and library, supports scholarly research and publications, and sponsors educational and interpretive programs for diverse audiences.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|