A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

by Q. David Bowers


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Americans love to collect the beautiful and historic Morgan silver dollar! No other coin conjures up so much of the romance and adventure of the United States. In this fourth edition of his bestselling book, the "dean of American numismatics," Q. David Bowers, offers an engaging portrait of the country's most popular classic coin. You'll learn what to look for when you buy, how to grade your coins, how to cherrypick varieties, and ways to become a smarter collector. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, fourth edition, also includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mint, a detailed look at the minting process, and a study of Treasury releases and other hoards, plus a section on never-circulated pattern coins and a new appendix on Morgan dollar errors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794836856
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author iv

Credits and Acknowledgments v

Foreword Leroy C. Van Allen vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Appeal and Challenge of Morgan Dollars 1

Chapter 2 The Tradition of Silver Dollars 7

Chapter 3 Designing the Morgan Dollar 16

Chapter 4 Minting Processes 28

Chapter 5 The Five Morgan Silver Dollar Mints 38

Chapter 6 Treasury Hoards and Other Quantities 45

Chapter 7 Ways to Collect Morgan Silver Dollars 66

Chapter 8 Grading and the Marketplace 73

Chapter 9 Beyond the Basics: Specialized Varieties 99

Chapter 10 Year by Year: An Analysis by Date and Mintrnark 105

Appendix A Morgan Silver Dollar Patterns 269

Appendix B Misstruck and Error Morgan Dollars 271

Glossary 274

Notes 277

Bibliography 283

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