Paperback ISBN: 074781080x
With the outbreak of the U. S. Civil War in 1861, the Confederate States of America began issuing its own paper money. Over the years, seven different series of currency were issued. Counterfeiting became a significant problem for the South, as did depreciation and inflation. By the end of the war, the notes were worthless, but within the decade their collectability was on the rise. Today, some notes can easily garner thousands of dollars. Uniquely designed and hand-signed, the paper money of the South tells the story of the new nation. Confederate currency expert Pierre Fricke illustrates the history of the South's money in Confederate Currency. Neither a price guide nor a catalog per se (see Collecting Confederate Paper Money by Pierre Fricke), Confederate Currency explains the origins of the various notes issued by the South, putting the money into historical context. Fricke also briefly discusses the dissolution of the Union and examines the collectability of Confederate Currency.
The Everything Coin Collecting Book
All You Need to Start Your Collection And Trade for Profit
Paperback ISBN: 1593375689
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.
Fascinating Facts, Mysteries & Myths About U.S. Coins
Paperback ISBN: 1440206503
- 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
Fifty Years Honouring Canadians
The Order of Canada, 1967-2017
Hardcover ISBN: 1459736575
Over the past fifty years more than 6,000 Canadians have been appointed to the Order of Canada. This illustrated history traces the Order’s origins, along the way explaining how the merit-based honour got its familiar snowflake insignia. Replete with gorgeous illustrations, this book provides an accessible window into our national honour.
Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today
Hardcover ISBN: 0794845185
Take a personal guided tour to show you how to sell your gold without losing your shirt; how to make smart decisions when you buy gold; the best kinds of gold to invest in; traps and pitfalls to avoid; how to grade collectible gold coins; and much more. This interactive book includes handy pullouts with valuable insider information take them with you when you buy or sell! Bullion value charts, coinage specifications, weight conversion tables, and much more.
A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels
Complete Source for History, Grading, and Values
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0794845223
This is the eighth entry in Whitman's Series of numismatic titles. Lavishly illustrated in full color, the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, plenty of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified and surviving field populations, and historical and current market prices add to the book's reference value. Appendices cover error coins, pattern Buffalo nickels, and the chronology of the nickel five-cent piece.