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.