A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

by Q. David Bowers, Leroy Van Allen

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Americans love to collect the big Morgan silver dollar! No other coin conjures up so much of the romance and history of the United States. In this third edition of his bestselling book, noted numismatic historian 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, 3rd edition, also includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, a detailed look at the minting process, and a study of Treasury releases and other hoards, plus a section on never-circulated pattern coins. Full color throughout; illustrated; indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794838553
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Series: Official Red Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 455,585
File size: 26 MB
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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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Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
The-coin-collector More than 1 year ago
Q. David Bowers and Whitman Numismatic Publishing has produced an excellent resource to Morgan silver dollars, how to determine their numismatic value based on their relative date, mintmark and condition grade. Mr. Bowers also provides excellent, interesting and yes, even exciting insight into their history as coinage of the United States as well as into the history of the United States Mint and silver mining and western history as it relates to those topics. I highly recommend this book not just for Morgan silver dollars collectors but to those interested in a general history of silver and the old west.
fab4fan More than 1 year ago
Very good guide. Comprehensive, accurate and very useful. It increased my collection's value immediately!
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