This durable, attractive folder comes in the traditional "Whitman blue." Its cover shows an artfully rendered image of the obverse of a Queen Elizabeth II quarter dollar. Inside is a narrative describing the coins and their place in Canada's rich and fascinating numismatic history. The folder has holes for each date as well as popular varieties. This folder replaces item 0794824854. Simply place the coin with one edge tipped into the hole, and then press the high edge down. Feel the snap? It's locked in
The perfect resource for coin collectors of all ages
Can't make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, the treasure trove on information on numismatics. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world's oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection.
The purpose of this fun, easy-to-access guide is to turn you into a world-class coin collector in as little time as possible. You'll learn what coins can teach you about history and geography, develop organizational and observational skills, and learn to use analytical tools, all without event thinking about it. And you'll learn the basics about ancient coins, U.S. coins, world coins, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that really gets your numismatic juices flowing. Discover how to:
- Start your collection correctly
- Evaluate coins using age, condition, rarity, and more
- Buy interesting coins without breaking the bank
- Locate rare and expensive coins
- Get savvy about avoiding fakes
- Get the whole family involved in your collection
- Develop a buying strategy
- Clean and handle coins safely
- Keep your collection secure at home and on the road
- Investigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coins
- Create complete collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins
When it comes to numismatics, Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition is right on the money
LaVere Redfield was a prolific hoarder. When he died in 1974, his estate was estimated at more than $70 million. Executors found 680 bags of silver coins and 407,000 Morgan and Peace silver dollars in his Reno mansion. A local Reno legend, Redfield gambled regularly in Virginia Street casinos. He survived robbery and burglaries of his home, which contained false walls to store millions of silver dollars. Hating banks and paper money, as well as big government, Redfield opted to serve a prison term for income tax evasion rather than pay his debts from his ample fortune. Join author Jack Harpster for this first book-length study of this unconventional man behind the folklore and the myth.
Are you one of the 125 million coin collectors in the United States? Whether you're a beginner or an avid collector, The Everything Coin Collecting Book is your accessible reference for this exciting and profitable hobby. Written by a well-known numismatic authority, this is only authoritative guide written in an approachable style for every reader.
Read The Everything Coin Collecting Book and you'll learn about:
- Starting and maintaining a collection
- Coin terminology
- Grading and authenticating coins
- Rarity and coin values
Covering it all-from starting a collection, to selling and trading like a pro-this is the all-in-one guide you need to maintain a successful collection and trade for profit.
Who were the models for the Indian Head nickel?
Why is it called the Orphan Annie?
What is the King of American Coins?
Fascinating Facts, Myths and Mysteries about U.S. Coins is a compilation of some of the more intriguing stories in the history of U.S. Mint coinage. Some are based on facts. Others are hobby myths. All of them make for entertaining reading. Read about:
- The five-known 1913 Liberty head nickels
- Augustus Staint-Gaudens and his famed gold $20
- The short-lived 20-cent piece
- The $1 million coin exhibit
- The reason for the Liberty cover-up on the Standing Liberty quarter
Over the past fifty years more than six thousand Canadians have been appointed to the Order of Canada. Those who embody the motto of the Order through their efforts to "Desire a better country," continue to be recognized by the Crown and their fellow Canadians with the familiar white snowflake insignia. This illustrated history traces the origins of the Order, from the debate surrounding Canadians accepting peerages and knighthoods that took place during the First World War, through to Vincent Massey and Lester Pearson's great desire to see their fellow citizens recognized with a truly Canadian honour. Details about the design of the insignia, investitures, and prominent members of the Order of Canada are also included. Rich with illustrations and historical vignettes, this book provides an easily accessible window into the fascinating history of our pre-eminent national honour.
At the turn of the last century, miner Joseph Lesher attempted to raise the price of silver by privately minting octagonal "Referendum souvenir medal" coins with values of $1.25 or $1. They were common in Victor, Cripple Creek, Denver and other places in Colorado in the days after William Jennings Bryan fought unsuccessfully for free silver. Surviving an initial dust-up with the Secret Service, Lesher found a loophole to place them in circulation in 1900 and 1901. Today, coin collectors pay more than $1,000 for one. This is the story of Joseph Lesher and his audacious private mint, along with the merchants in the mining towns and elsewhere who supported him.
A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars was the award winning 15th entry of Whitman's best-selling Bowers Series of numismatic reference books. Franklin half dollars (1948-1963) and Kennedy half dollars (1964-date) are affordable favorites in the coin-collecting hobby. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this book features high-resolution enlargements for important doubled dies and other collectible varieties.
Dupont Mylar provides optimum protection for half dollar coins. Easy to use; just fold over & staple. Each box contains 100 holders.