Guide Book of Modern U.S. Dollar Coins

Guide Book of Modern U.S. Dollar Coins

by Q. David Bowers


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Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, Saeagawea, Native American, and Presidential dollar coins are the modern versions of America's classic silver dollar. The U.S. Mint produces them by the millions, in innovative formats and with fascinating new designs every year. Hobbyists research their history, build visually appealing sets, compete in registries, and study errors and interesting the varieties. Author Q. David Bowers, the "Dean of American Numismatics," has visited each of the U.S. Mint's currently operating facilities and has interviewed their experts. He has gathered market analysis from specialist in each series, and to this research he adds more than 60 years of in-depth study of all aspects of American coin design, production, and distribution. This definitive reference book includes a study of earlier silver dollars (1794-1935); an overview of the American scene from 1971 to date, setting the cons in their historical context; and full coin-by-coin studies of Eisenhower, Anthony, Sacagawea, Native American, and Presidential dollars. Bowers augments this study with a richly illustrated catalog of modern dollar errors and a gallery of "what might gave been"-proposed Native American dollar designs. The book's scholarly value is further strengthened by the author's notes, a selected bibliography, and a full index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794843984
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 654,636
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Edmund C. Moy iv

Preface Dennis Tucker vi

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Silver Dollars, 1794-1935 1

Chapter 2 Collecting Modern U.S. Dollar Coins 17

Chapter 3 The American Scene, 1971 to Date 25

Chapter 4 Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978 72

Chapter 5 Susan B. Anthony Dollars, 1979-1981; 1999 134

Chapter 6 Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-2008 166

Chapter 7 Native American Dollars, 2009 to Date 194

Chapter 8 Presidential Dollars, 2007-2016 219

Epilogue 315

Appendix A The Eisenhower Dollar by Charles Morgan 317

Appendix B Error Dollars, 1971 to Date 319

Appendix C Proposed Native American Designs 330

Notes 336

Selected Bibliography 339

Acknowledgements 340

About the Author 341

Index 342

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