Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

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Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic.

"Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in the entire American series," writes Bowers. "Believe it or not, they also offer some of the greatest challenges."

In this single volume you'll absorb the history of the coin's two classic reverse designs, take an inside look at the minting process, and learn how to grade your collection, including Proofs. Bowers shares tips on becoming a smarter buyer. He even gives a sneak preview of what the U.S. Mint has in store with a 2009 redesign. The book includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, and a special appendix on error coins. Read and enjoy, as you gain a better appreciation of America's most popular cent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794822644
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Series: Official Red Book Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 300,229
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author     iv
Credits and Acknowledgments     v
Foreword   Charles D. Daughtrey     vi
Introduction     viii
Prelude to the Lincoln Cent     1
History of the Wheat-Reverse Cent, 1909-1958     9
History of the Memorial-Reverse Cent, 1959 to Date     41
Mints and the Minting Process     52
Proof Lincoln Cents, 1909 to Date     64
Grading Lincoln Cents     83
How to Be a Smart Buyer     97
Ways to Collect Lincoln Cents     116
Analysis and Market Guide to Lincoln Cents     125
Lincoln Cent Mint Errors   Fred Weinberg     289
Notes     291
Selected Bibliography     293

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Guide Book of Lincoln Cents 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
atlasAS More than 1 year ago
This is a must have basic primer on the Lincoln cent. Test is tight, critical data easily found, and a brief history of each coin listed. Major error cents are also noted.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it good book to have