Cover image for 2000 American guide to U.S. coins
Title:
2000 American guide to U.S. coins
Author:
French, Charles F.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Fireside book." --T.P.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780684856759
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In honor of the new millennium, Adler has updated the text of French's classic work and includes information on professionally graded rare coins and tips on collection. Photos.


Author Notes

Charles F. French was a professional numismatist who conducted numerous coin auction sales. He was a charter member of the Professional Numismatist Guild as well as a member of the American Numismatic Society. He belonged to many regional numismatic groups and was the president of the Empire State Numismatic Association.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Some History and Some Advice
Introduction: A Brief History of American Numismaticsp. 13
1. Early American Coinsp. 18
2. Pirate and Revolutionary Moneyp. 21
3. Gold Dollars and Golden Eaglesp. 22
4. Private Gold Coinsp. 25
5. The Coins of the Mormonsp. 28
6. Civil War Moneyp. 32
7. Hard Times Tokensp. 36
8. Commemorative Coinsp. 38
9. Teddy Roosevelt's Twenty-Dollar Gold Piecep. 41
10. America's First Colonial Coinsp. 44
11. Christian Gobrecht's Flying Eagle Dollarp. 45
12. History of the "Dollar"p. 46
13. Our First Gold Coinsp. 48
14. How to Determine Whether a Coin Is Uncirculatedp. 49
15. Proof Coins Must Be Perfectp. 55
16. Beware of Counterfeitsp. 57
17. Mint Errors and the Rating Scalep. 61
18. Shall I Clean My Coins?p. 63
19. How to Sell a Coin Collectionp. 66
20. Coin Values Are Determined by Demand and Conditionp. 70
Part 2 The Coins Listed
Abbreviations Used in the Coin Value Listsp. 74
21. Colonial Coins Before the Declaration of Independencep. 75
22. State Coinagep. 78
23. First Mint Issuesp. 83
24. Half-Cent Piecesp. 84
25. One-Cent Piecesp. 87
26. Bronze Two-Cent Piecesp. 97
27. Nickel Three-Cent Piecesp. 98
28. Nickel Five-Cent Piecesp. 99
29. Silver Three-Cent Piecesp. 105
30. Half Dimesp. 106
31. Dimesp. 109
32. Twenty-Cent Piecesp. 118
33. Quarter-Dollarsp. 118
34. Half Dollarsp. 127
35. Silver Dollarsp. 137
36. Trade Dollarsp. 144
37. Silver Commemorative Coinsp. 145
38. Gold Commemorative Coinsp. 148
39. Proof Setsp. 149
40. Gold, Gold, That Magic Wordp. 150
41. Gold Dollarsp. 152
42. Quarter Eagles ($2.50 Gold Pieces)p. 155
43. Three-Dollar Gold Piecesp. 160
44. "Stella" or Four-Dollar Gold Piecesp. 162
45. Half Eagles ($5 Gold Pieces)p. 163
46. Eagles ($10 Gold Pieces)p. 170
47. Double Eagles ($20 Gold Pieces)p. 176
48. Private and Territorial Gold Coinsp. 181
49. Hard Times Tokensp. 188
50. Civil War Tokensp. 189
51. Coins of Hawaiip. 190
52. Philippine Islandsp. 191

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