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In addition to our selection of Specialized Reference Books U.S. Half Cents to Dollars shown below be sure to take a look at our newest selection of Specialized Numismatic Literature which may also contain some books on the subject.
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Large Cents -
Small Cents - Flying Eagle & Indian - Lincoln
Fractional - Two Cent - Three Cent
Nickels - Shield - Liberty - Buffalo - Jefferson
Dimes - Liberty - Mercury - Roosevelt
Quarters - Bust - Barber - Standing Liberty - Washington - Statehood
Half Dollars - Bust - Barber - Walking Liberty - Franklin - Kennedy
Dollars - Bust & Trade - Seated - Morgan - Peace - Eisenhower
Additional listings of Books on U.S. Coins, Cents to Dollars, may also be listed on our Specialized Numismatic Reference Books page under the heading of U.S. Coins.
Breen's Encyclopedia of Half Cents
Collector of half cents or student of numismatics Walter Breen's encyclopedia of half cents is a storehouse of knowledge and information. Its 518 illustrated pages goes into precise detail showing die varieties of every half cent minted from 1793 to 1857.
United States Half Cents 1793 - 1857 - by Q. David Bowers & James F. Ruddy
This is a reprint with revisions from the original version which was published in 1982. Book contains year-by-year details for United States Half Cents from 1793 to 1857 and it is heavily illustrated. It also includes U.S. Half Cents by Ebenezer Gilbert (reprint), rarities, values, proofs, and patterns.
Penny Whimsy - by William H. Sheldon
Penny Whimsy by William H. Sheldon and the collaboration by Dorothy I. Paschal and Walter Breen in this reprint is considered to be the foremost authoritative volume on U.S. Large Cents from 1793 to 1814. Coins are listed using Sheldon's numbering system which is the standard today on many dealer's price list and auction catalogue. This book includes 60 full-page photo plates.
The Strange Career of Dr. Wilkins (U.S. Cents) by Q. David Bowers
The Strange Career of DR. Wilkins a Numismatic Inquire by Q. David Bowers. An amazing tale of a collector of U.S. large cents and Indian cents. The book is very heavily illustrated with coin photos and includes interesting material on counterstamped coins. Written by "The" Q. David Bowers, this book has great material with significant background on the series. This book is rarely offered.
The Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guides 1st Edition - By Richard Snow
This book provides complete history and price guide on Indian and Flying Eagle Cents. This is a great edition to the Official Red Book Price Guide Series.
The Flying Eagle & Indian Cent Attribution Guides 2nd Edition - By Richard Snow
Now, in the fully updated 2nd edition of A guide book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, Rick Snow examines these beautiful coins by date, mintage, production, survivability, collecting challenges, and variety. His research is bolstered by the usual high-quality Bowers Series treatment: an engaging overview of the series by the "dean of American numismatics." Q. David Bowers; high-quality photographs in full color; market values in multiple grades, including Red, Red/Brown, and Brown Mint States; certified population data; and a wealth of background information.
Lincoln Cent Matt Proofs - By Kevin Flynn
The primary purpose of this book is to present detailed die diagnostic descriptions and photographs to be used to identify and authenticate Lincoln cent matte proofs. Die states diagnostics are also included. Leonard Albrecht published a list of die diagnostic photographs in 1983. This book contains many more photographs of diagnostics not published before and a few new die combinations which were not previously listed. A date-by-date analysis for the matte proof series is presented. Included for each year is an analysis of striking characteristics, surface characteristics, scarcity analysis, general comments, prices realized from Heritage auctions, current values, and certified population counts. All of this information being useful in collecting and understanding Lincoln cent matte proofs.
The Authoritative Reference On Lincoln Cents By John Wexler & Kevin Flynn
The new second edition of The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents has been completely overhauled. Wexler overhauled the doubled die and RPM sections, and Flynn updated the OMM section of this book with new pictures, information, and new die varieties.
A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents - Q. David Bowers
Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic—our longest-running coin se
Looking Through Lincoln Cents - By Daughtrey
Looking Through Lincoln Cents aims to keep the collector informed of the many recent developments in collecting Lincoln cents with special emphasis placed on die varieties. This book features hundreds of detailed photographs designed to aid the collector in finding, detecting, grading and eventually valuing Lincoln cent varieties. The author also points out a number of minor varieties that are often mistaken for rare varieties, or are simply too common to be considered collectible.
The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents - By D. W. Lang
David W. Lange's, "The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents" is without a doubt the best book available on the study of the Lincoln Cent series. Mr. Lange's extensive research into the series will bring you closer to the coin's history and its designers. The book address collecting the series, errors, altered and counterfeits, grading, as well as Proof and Mint set coinage with detailed information by date and mintmark.
The Authoritative Reference On Two Cent Coins - By Kevin Flynn
This is a complete and comprehensive reference for the Two cent series including all major die varieties, history, hub changes, collecting, historical documents, and hot topic such as the proofs and an analysis of each of the overdates which were listed for this series. The die variety section of the book includes 30 doubled dies, 10 misplaced dates, 56 repunched dates, 1 off-denomination clashes,1 off-design clashes, and 1 off-center clashes. This includes several new die varieties which have not been listed before. For each die variety listed, detailed macro photos make identification much easier. Most of the varieties include multiple photographs showing different details. Included also for each variety is a detailed description of the variety, diagnostics, including die markers such as die cracks, scratches, clashes which can make identifying the variety easier, pricing, and cross references.
The Two Cent Pieces And Varieties - by Myron M. Kliman
This is a two cent piece and variations coin collecting book by Myron Kliman. It includes a year by year detailed analysis of U. S. Two Cent coinage, die varieties, values, mintages, proof coinage, and some illustrations. This book has great information that is pertinent to the study of the Two Cent piece coin series.
The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Silver Coins - By Flynn & Zack
This is the first book published on the series. It includes chapters on: The History of the Series, Collecting 3 cent silvers, Certified 3 cent silvers, Cleaned 3 cent silvers, James B Longacre, Grading 3 cent silvers, Proof strikings, Hub designs and error coins. There is also a date by date analysis, Certified population counts, mintages, Design changes, Patterns and counterfeits. Another area of the book gives an in depth analysis of the die varieties in this series including Doubled Dies, Repunched Mint Marks, Repunched Dates and refuted overdates.
The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels - By Fletcher
Gives the history of the Three Cent Nickel series, collecting tips, information on the individuals involved with the design, and grading information. Also has information on how die varieties, double dies, and misplaced dates happen. Additional chapters include overdate's, repunched dates, and unusual varieties. Book is complete with pricing guide.
- Sorry no updated Half-Dime publications to offer at this time.
A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels - By Q. David Bowers
Lavishly illustrated in full color, A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels features enlargements for important overdates and other varieties, plus actual-size photographs of every coin in the Shield and Liberty Head series plus market values.
Million Dollar Nickels - By Montgomery, Borckardt, & Knight
Paul Montgomery, Mark Borckardt, and Ray Knight delve into a 90-year old mystery involving five of the most valuable coins in America — collectively worth over 12 million dollars.
Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels - By Flynn & Van Note
Gives detailed information on varieties with identifying characteristics, a pricing guide, and other useful information on this popular coin series.
The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels - By Lange
Noted numismatic author, David W. Lange, has completely rewritten his classic reference book on Buffalo Nickels. His third and best edition yet, is fully updated with current pricing and new developments of this popular series. This all-new edition contains over 200 fully-illustrated pages, loaded with valuable information.
The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels - By J. Wexler, R. Pope and K. Flynn
The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels, 2nd edition, features Date-by-Date sections in the Business and Proof Strikes, information on rarity and striking characteristics for each date and mintmark, and population reports. Also new to this book are a large number of new Buffalo nickel varieties, among the hundreds already discovered - Doubled Dies, Repunched Mintmark's, Overdates, and 3-1/2 legged specimen.
The Official Red Book of - Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels - Q. David Bowers
The Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. Certified and surviving field populations, and historical and current market prices add to the book's reference value.
The Jefferson Nickel Analyst - By Nagengast
The Jefferson Nickel Analyst is an in depth study on the entire series from 1938 to 2000. It goes into detail about the characteristics of the series, design changes, grading, rarity of Uncirculated rolls, rarity of full step coins, and a date by date analysis. Proof issues are also listed as well as varieties.
Jefferson Nickel Double Die Varieties - By Wexler & Ribar
A complete guide to the strongest and most valuable double die Jefferson nickels. All varieties are fully illustrated with photos of the doubling and the key die marks as well as information on the values of the varieties.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Dimes - By Kevin J. Flynn
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Dimes by Kevin J. Flynn provides an extensive list of the die varieties found within the series. This book features many new double dies, misplaced dates, repunched mintmark's and repunched dates that until now have never been published in any other book.
Treasure Hunting Mercury Dimes - By Wexler & Flynn
Easy to read and fully illustrated, this reference works will teach you to recognize varieties in the Mercury dime series that have a considerably higher collectors value than a normal date. Complete with pricing guide.
The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes - By Lang
This is a compressive study into the series date-by-date and mint, including information on current prices and varieties.
The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes - By Flynn
The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes is a Date by date analysis of the series, including mintage's, varieties, prices, population reports and scarcity.
The Authoritative Reference on Liberty Seated Twenty Cents By: Kevin Flynn.
Kevin Flynn introduces you to this coin series with its history from William Barber the U.S. Mint Chief Engraver who created the designs for this interesting coin series to detailed information for inspecting die varieties and properly identifying them. Details include cross references to Breen Numbers and the RPM of John Wexler and Tom MIller's work. Details include mintages, scarcity, striking, history and additional comments are provided about each coin minted. Prices trends for circulated to mint state grades including prices realized and certified populations.
Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838 - By: Rory R. Rea, Glenn Peterson, Bradley S. Karoleff and John J. Kovach Jr.
The first comprehensive reference on early United States quarter dollars in nearly nine decades! The individual attribution guides with thumbnail illustrations are accompanied by detailed obverse and reverse die diagnostics. The die marriages are listed by the Browning attribution numbering system. The authors of the new reference have also included historical vignettes of national and international importance to put the issuance of the coins into perspective. Each die variety includes full obverse and reverse images, images of die states and rarity comments. In addition, the book offers a mintage table that includes reported mintages by date, known die marriages by date, and average number of coins per die marriage.
The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838 - by A. W. Browning
If you plan on collecting the early United States quarters from 1796 to 1838 this book is absolutely essential. The information on which varieties are Rarer than others puts you a giant step ahead of the dealer that is unfamiliar or lacks the knowledge to know the differences. His unwillingness to do his homework could make for a terrific buying opportunity for you.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Quarters - By Flynn
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Quarters by Kevin Flynn is an in depth study of the many die varieties that exist. The book features sections on doubled dies, misplaced dates, repunched mintmark's and repunched dates including many never before published varieties. The book has sharp, high magnification photographs which makes attribution easy. Book also features prices for five grades.
Standing Liberty Quarters Varieties & Errors - By Robert H. Knauss
Contains detailed info on varieties and errors including cuds, double dies, RPM's and broadstrike's. The book is divided into three parts : Planchet errors, Die errors, and strike errors. Each section is broken down by date and mintmark and many photos are provided.
Standing Liberty Quarters 4th Edition - By J. H. Cline
This revised copy is jam-packed with all you need to know about the Standing Liberty quarter series, including the history, design, mintages, rarity and relative values of these quarter dollars.
The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of Washington and Statehood Quarters - By Bowers
The Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters is an in-depth study of our nation’s most popular modern coin. It features the colorful historical research that readers expect from Q. David Bowers (the “dean of American numismatics”), including a biography of America’s first president, the early years of the quarter dollar, and the history of the Washington quarter series starting in 1932.
Adventure Across The States Collecting State Quarters and Other Coins
This How do you pay for things you buy at the store? You probably use dollar bills. Grown-ups with bank accounts can write a check, or pay with a plastic debit card. In this book, we look at another kind of money, one that people like to collect as well as spend: coins!
Insider Guide Collecting State Quarters
In the Whitman Insider Guide to Collecting State Quarters, you will learn all about these popular new coins. You will also gain insight on tokens, medals, paper money, older coins, and other collectibles related to each state. After you read this book you can branch out and build an attractive collection based around your state quarters, adding older and even more exotic pieces for a display of historical Americana.
U.S. Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 - Fifth Edition 2013 - By Donald L. Parsley
This extremely essential reference book on United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties from 1794 to 1936, was originally the work of the late Al Overton, and has been updated by Donald L. Parsley, his son-in-law. The book has diagnostics for identifying each variety by Overton number and is complimented by photographs that are twice the actual size of the coins. This new edition has updated rarity and condition census information and many new photos. This book is the essential guide for the serious collector of Early Half Dollar Die Varieties.
The Authoritative Reference on Barber Half Dollars - By Kevin Flynn
This Reference book by Kevin Flynn covers the Barber 50c series as well as a complete analysis of the Barber series including dimes and quarters.
Treasure Hunting Walking Liberty Half Dollars - By Flynn & Raines
This lent reference works on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series goes into detail on identifying characteristics, gives information on how die varieties are made such as, hub and other forms of doubling, overdate's, repunched Mintmark's and clashed dies.
Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars - By Jeff Ambio
Part of the “Strategy Guide Series," this book is the perfect tool for the collector or investor of Walking Liberty Half Dollars. Jeff Ambio presents his seasoned knowledge and insightful tips for the most beneficial collecting and investing tactics.
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar - by Anthony Swiatek
The Walking Liberty Half Dollar book by Anthony Swiatek published in 1984 by the author is the leading expert on the series. The book contains 72 pages, gives value determinations, striking, grading, investing in walkers, proofs, and a year by year detailed analysis of the coins. This book is well illustrated and worth having.
The Authoritative Reference on Franklin Half Dollars
The modern must have book for the Franklin Half Dollar Collector! Kevin Flynn is today's leading name in documenting numismatic information. Assembling details into a easy to read format, including historic information, attributions of varies and a price guide. Text and photo illustrations help you learn about grading Franklin Half Dollars, Uncirculated and Proofs issues, Hub design changes, Full Bell Lines, Date-by-date analysis, Mintage, certified population counts, varieties like Doubled Dies and repunched Mint marks and other Hot Topics in the coin series.
The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars - By Tomaska
This is a definitive work on Franklin half dollars. You will find all information on this series from history, pricing & rarity ratings for both MS and Proof coins, essays by PCGS and NGC, and more.
The Franklin Half Dollar Collector / Investor Guide - by Lyman L. Allen
A date by date study of this short lived series of United States coins.
The book includes chapters on:
- History of the Franklin Half.
- Grading and Strike.
- A Striking Characteristics Chart.
- Grading Standards.
- Investment Potential.
- Date by Date Analysis and Predictions.
- Proof Franklins.
- Cameo Proof Illustrations.
- Cameo Charts and Predications.
- Future Price Tracking Charts.
This is a "must have" book if Franklin half dollars are your specialty!
The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars 2nd. Edition
A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars is the 15th entry in Whitman’s bestselling Bowers Series of numismatic reference books. Franklin and Kennedy half dollars are affordable favorites of collectors. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this book features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. Mintages, specifications, market values in multiple grades (including Full Bell Lines for Franklin halves), inside information on set registries, and buying tips add to the book’s importance as a standard reference.
Treasure Hunting Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollar Double Dies - By Flynn & Wexler
If you're into collecting Double Dies this informative book by Kevin Flynn and John Wexler is highly recommended.
A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars - By Q. David Bowers
A Buyer's Guide to Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars offers an in-depth chronological survey of every silver dollar type and date from 1794 to 2005, including pricing, mintages, and estimated populations, complimented by a thoughtful review of these authentic coins' histories.
The Liberty Seated Dollar - by Weimar W. White
This book, by Weimar White, was published in 1985. It includes a year-by-year analysis of the entire series, including proofs, mintages, rarities, grading, and a bibliography. Book is well illustrated.
Carson City Morgan Dollars 2nd. Edition Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard. Expanded and Revised details include how to collect CC Dollars, historical information, Collector's insights and variety notes. Written by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar and Jeff Oxman.
The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties - The VAM Keys - By Michael Fey & Jeff Oxman
This is a valuable and necessary reference for collectors, dealers, researchers, and libraries. Spanning more than three decades of knowledge and experience in Morgan dollars this handy pocket-size reference book can help you to learn: Which are the rarest, most popular and desirable Morgan dollar varieties-the VAM keys? How to quickly and easily identify rare Morgan dollar varieties in your collection, in your dealer's show case, or at coin shows. How much rare varieties are worth as compared to the price for common coins with the same date, mintmark and grade. Whether your coin is among the finest known, and an estimate of its rarity, the number of extant pieces thought to exist. Gain valuable insights into Morgan dollar varieties and more...
1878 Morgan Dollar 8-TF Attribution System - By Fivaz
Finally, there's a quick and easy method to identify 1878 8-TF Morgan's. Using this system developed by the authors for The Society of Silver Dollar Collectors and the 100's of incredible photos by Bill Fivaz makes identifying your 8TF Morgan's a snap! The first and only book exclusively on 1878 8-TF Morgan's including three all new VAM's never before published! Detailed descriptions and attribution insights, derived from years of experience. Full of information that's not available anywhere else. There is also pricing and condition census information.
1878 Morgan Dollar 7/8-TF Attribution System - By Fivaz
Finally, there's a quick and easy method to identify 7/8-TF Morgan's. Hundreds of incredible photos by Bill Fivaz. The first and only book exclusively on 7/8-TF Morgan's. Detailed descriptions and attribution insights, derived from years of experience. Full of information that's not available anywhere else. Complete pricing information and condition census information.
Official Guide to the 1878 Reverse of '79 Varieties Identifying the 42 known VAMS of the 1878 Reverse of '79 Morgan Silver Dollar. This is a reprint of the sold out 2008 publication of this title.
The Official Red Book of Morgan Silver Dollars 4th. Edition - Q. David Bowers
A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars will teach you what to look for when you buy, how to grade your coins, and tips to become a smart collector.
Morgan Dollar Overdate's, Over Mintmark's, Misplaced Dates, and Clashed E Reverses - By Flynn & Henry Another in a series of books by the well known author Kevin Flynn, this handy reference easily identifies some of the more popular varieties within the series. Complete with prices.
Crime of 1873 – The Comstock Connection by Robert R. Van Ryzin
This book contains never before published information that reveals the corruption at the highest levels of the U.S. mint during the creation of the Morgan and Trade Dollars. This book identifies and values nearly 300 pages and 300 + coin images plus many previously unknown photos of the mid 1800's. It includes the mining and politics of silver and gold in Nevada, California, and Overseas. This is an amazing volume worthy of every numismatic library. Book is printed on high gloss paper.
VAM Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Dollars - By Allen & Mallis
Officially known as The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis but more commonly referred to as the VAM book. This new edition is very similar to the previous Third Edition, which has long since been out of print. Several new varieties have been added, with the same, high-quality photos!
The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of Peace Dollars 2nd. Edition - By Roger W. Burdette
A Guide Book of Peace Dollars covers every date and mintmark of America's last 90% silver dollar, which began as a commemorative of peace after the tribulations of World War One. The book also studies the mysterious 1964-D Peace Dollar, as well as proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors and misstrikes, countermarks, die varieties, and famous collections.
Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties - By Oxman & Close
The book is loaded with hundreds of photos which makes identifying t9he Peace dollar varieties very easy. Included are the VAM attribution numbers, a desirability scale, values for grades from XF to MS-64, attribution insights and rarity and interest factors. Many other related charts and graphs are also included.
The Authoritative Reference on Eisenhower Dollars - By Wexler & Flynn
This book by John Wexler, Bill Crawford and Kevin Flynn is an excellent reference book on the short-lived series of Eisenhower dollars. The book has hundreds of detailed photos of doubled dies and other popular varieties making it a standard reference for the series.
The Official Red Book ® A Guide Book of United States type Coins
This comprehensive 288-page full-color book details how to begin the ideal numismatic pursuit: a collection of United States coins by type. Major updates to the 2nd edition are: new market values, new certified-coin population data, updated "Market Price Performance" charts, new coins, new section on "Great Collectors and Collections of the Past", new historical illustrations, updated auction records and a bullion-value chart. Whether you decide to collect from the beginning of United States coins in the late 1700s, or if you choose coins from the 1800s and 1900s, this book will provide you the reference tools you need: mintages, grades, collecting tips, prices, and more, all in one fully illustrated essential historical reference and price guide.
United States Coinage - A Study by Type - By Ron Guth & Jeff Garrett
Noted numismatists Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett have created a definitive work of American history. United States Coinage: A Study by Type invites the reader to peer into the heart and soul of America to view snapshots of the life and ideals of its people by examining the coins the nation has produced since 1792
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