Coins 2007-2008: Numistatic Series

Coins 2007-2008: Numistatic Series

by Steve Nolte, Roger Lane

Paperback(REV)

$18.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883911563
Publisher: Fell, Frederick Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Numistatic Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the 2007 Edition     x
Introduction     xi
Acknowledgments     xii
Coin Market 2007     xiii
Coin Minting and Design Features     1
Metal Content, Weight and Fineness     1
Coin Dating     3
Mint Marks     5
Obverse and Reverse     9
Mottos     9
Inscriptions     9
Other Devices     10
Major Portraits, Places and Symbols on U.S. Coinage     10
Coin Relief and High Points     13
Coin Edges and Milling     13
Coin Manufacturing     14
A Note on Mintage Figures     15
Mint Errors     18
Determining a Coin's Value     21
Factors Determining Value     22
Mintage     23
Condition     24
Popularity     30
Metal Content     30
Value as a Function of Time and Knowledge     37
U.S. Minor Coinage     39
Half Cents     39
Cents     42
Two-Cent Coins     52
Nickel Three-Cent Coins     53
Nickel Five-Cent Coins     54
Silver and CladCoins     59
Silver Three-Cent Coins     60
Half Dimes     60
Dimes     64
Twenty-Cent Coins     73
Quarter Dollars     74
50 State Quarters     84
Half Dollars     92
Dollars     104
Gold Coins     114
Gold Dollars     116
{dollar}2.50 Gold Pieces     122
{dollar}3.00 Gold Pieces     122
{dollar}4.00 Gold Pieces     123
{dollar}5.00 Gold Pieces     124
{dollar}10.00 Gold Pieces     131
{dollar}20.00 Gold Pieces     137
Commemorative Coins     142
Quarter Dollars     143
Half Dollars     143
Silver Dollar Commemorative     168
Early Commemorative Gold Coins     169
Modern Commemoratives     172
Other Special Issues     201
Proof Coins and Sets     202
Mint Sets     204
U.S. Bullion Coins     206
U.S. Gold Bullion Medal/Coins     212
Where To Find Coins     213
Starting a Collection     217
Basic Coin Knowledge     219
Basic Coin Supplies and Accessories     221
How to Buy Coins     223
Coin Shops and Coin Shows     223
Buying By Mail     226
Mail Bid Sales & Auctions     228
Buying Directly From the Mint     229
Mass-Marketed & Promoted Coins     229
How to Sell Coins     231
A Day in the Life of a Dealer     231
Appraised Value and Worth     233
Selling at Auction     234
Buy Ads     235
Other Collectors     236
Hobby or Investment     237
History and Aesthetics     237
A Peek at the History of Coin Price Appreciation     239
Coin Investment as a Hedge     243
Websites     245
Sources for Reference     249
Coin Papers and Magazines     249
Books-General     250
Books-Grading     250
Books-Specialized     251
Books-Errors     252
Books-Counterfeits     253
Books-Investing     253
Newsletters     254
Professional Organizations and Associations     254
Grading and Authentication Services     256
Counterfeit Coins      257
Slabs     259
Glossary     263

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