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13 Oct 2019

Book Review - A Guide Book to Lincoln Cents, by Q. David Bowers

ANA Library | JudeA

I am a collector of Lincoln Cents, and I needed a good guide book to help me in my endeavors. After some searching, I chose, "A Guide Book to Lincoln Cents," as my guide. This book is literally packed with all different kinds of information. There are different sections, each about an area of Lincoln cents. One area has all of the history that lead up to the production of the cent. Another gives you very helpful tips on how to be a smart buyer of lincoln cents. Another area shows how to grade them. Probably my favorite area is the date-by-date analysis of all the different dates of the entire Lincoln cent series. It includes pricing, and interesting information about the date. Also, my favorite, sharpness, it tells you whether the coin is usually struck weakly, and then if it is you can cherry pick strong struck coins. It provides more errors and varieties than the Red Book, which is helpful for quick access and lookup for a potential variety. I recommend that, if you actively collect Lincoln cents, you should have a copy of this book.

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Thanks for the review! Sounds like a great research book! ; )

Mokie

Level 6

That book is also in my library and is an absolutely essential book for any Lincoln Cent collector. The Red Book Guides are all excellent, I think I have all the books, except gold coins, devoted to U.S. Coins. Thanks for the Report J/A,

Longstrider

Level 6

Excellent book. Pretty much any book with Q. David Bowers is. I would encourage you to look at The Cherry Pickers Guide as your next purchase.Also a must have. Thanks. Well done.

Mike

Level 7

I jealously don't comment on book reports. That's because when you get to my age you have already read a book on what you collect. But the book before the coin. You see that here all the time.

"SUN"

Level 5

It is a must to have guide books i your library on the coins you collect. Most the Redbook Guides Books are excellent books. I was disappointed with the one on Franklin Halves. The others I have, I am always referring to them.

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