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The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of Hard Times Tokens


SKU: 14408
MODEL: 079484295X
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Q. David Bowers
ISBN 13: 9780794842956
ISBN 10: 079484295X
EAN: 9780794842956
BARCODE: 9780794842956
Regular Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $22.49


Privately minted “Hard Times” tokens are tangible reminders of a turbulent period in America. Their political and commercial motifs are diverse, reflecting the economic and social scene of the pre–Civil War era of Andrew Jackson (the 1830s and 1840s). Numismatists find them fascinating to collect and study. Although there are major rarities in the series, most of the issues are very affordable. Novice and experienced collectors alike, as well as history buffs and everyone interested in the Jackson era, will find this volume an indispensable reference. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of information not in print in any other single source. Q. David Bowers includes recent research findings, hundreds of high-resolution images, and current market pricing in multiple grades. He expertly covers the history of these fascinating collectibles, and catalogs them with detailed information for sellers, buyers, historians, and researchers.  17th entry in Whitman’s bestselling Bowers Series of numismatic reference books.

Hard Times tokens have been featured in the “Red Book” since 1946. Now, collectors finally have an expanded, full-color catalog to these remarkable pieces of American history
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: February 2015
Size: 6x9
Pages: 320

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