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New. Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolns birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classicour longest-running coin series. The book includes history, grading, varieties, a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, and a special appendix on error coins. Bowers even gives a sneak preview of what the U.S. Mint has in store with a 2009 redesign.304 pages. Full color. 6 x 9. Softcover. Foreword by Charles Daughtrey.
Once again Dave Bowers uses his incredible store of knowledge and experience to further enhance the experiece of both novice and long time collectors. This book contains not only the technical aspects of grading, strike quality, and die variations but also a historical perspective of the events surrounding the creation of the Lincoln cent, now celebrating its centennial with the issuance of four new reverse designs. Also included is biographical information about Victor D. Brenner and the controversy that surrounded the inclusion of his initials on the reverse of the first issue in 1909. Any collector that is interested in knowing how to choose excellent examples to include in their collection needs to buy this book.
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