Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States: History, Art, Investment & Collection of America's Memorial Coinage

Edited and compiled by the country's leading coin expert, this reference celebrates America's rich numismatic history with the most thorough and wide-ranging volume ever compiled on U.S. commemorative coinage. Providing indispensable information for a broad spectrum of readers--from the reference librarian and the hobbyist to the serious collector--it not only offers a history for each coin, but also a detailed analysis of contemporary collecting facts, including quantity in existence and the coin's current value. Counterfeit and doctored coins, mint errors, and other related collectibles, such as canceled coinage dies, are also discussed.