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The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents


SKU: 1037504
MODEL: 0794849970
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Q. David Bowers
ISBN 13: 9780794849979
ISBN 10: 0794849970
EAN: 9780794849979
Regular Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $18.69


Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the ever-popular Lincoln cent. Now, Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic, from its birth in 1909 through changes in alloys and designs up to the modern day.

“Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in the entire American series,” writes Bowers. “Believe it or not, they also offer some of the greatest challenges.”

In this single volume you’ll learn the history of the Lincoln cent’s seven reverse designs, take an inside tour of the minting process, and learn how to grade your coins, including Proofs. Bowers shares tips on how to become a smarter buyer and build a great collection.

This updated and revised fourth edition includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, hundreds of photographs, and insight on error coins, patterns, alternative Bicentennial designs, related tokens and medals, and more. Appendices explore the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s review of the 2010 Shield design, a snapshot of the Lincoln cent market in 1946, and how to get a new die variety listed in hobby publications. Read and enjoy, as you gain a better appreciation of America’s most popular cent!

Book #9 in the Bowers Series.

Binding: Paperback
Edition: 4th 
Publication Date: September 4, 2003
Size: 6x9
Pages: 320

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