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17 Apr 2017

Highly recommended

Coins-United States | CoinLady

New book, "1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage" by Augsburger, Orosz, Smith, is a great reference book.
Any numismatist would enjoy this book. It's packed with history, information, photos. The history is treated in full detail,  covering letters, correspondence, art and of course, the coins themselves. Photos of known specimens are here, with sales records, provenance and prices. This was my favorite part of the book, as I have seen some of the specific coins pictured.
Fans of early coinage have a feast here. Historians and collectors interested in early American coinage can spend hours going reading this book, learning from it. Meticulously researched, the stories behind each coin left me impressed and wanting to know more.
Modern day copies of these coins, including Gallery Mint and Franklin Mint issues, are also covered.
A true numismatist will love this book and keep it on their shelf permanently.



Level 5

Thanks for the information. I hope to check it out soon.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

i will check it out


Level 7

This sounds like a book everyone should own. But the stubborn ones will keep to t here own knowledge. Very dangerous. They won't buy It. I will I'm still learning. Anything that can help I'm all in. This is just United States coins which sounds great. Thanks for the review. Besides what's a book without pictures.


Level 5

I plan on buying this. Last summer at the ANA show in Anaheim the NBS was auctioning off a pre-publication draft signed by the authors. It went for more than I could spend . It is currently for sale at Kolbe & Fanning and is supposed to offered by Heritage but I haven't seen it on there site yet.


Level 5

Thanks for the recommendation. I will pick up a copy at the next coin show.

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

Always love a good coin book, so much cheaper than buying all those coins too!


Level 4

Ooooooh, I would LOVE to read through this book! :D

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