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CALIFORNIA PIONEER FRACTIONAL GOLD, by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio.

CALIFORNIA PIONEER FRACTIONAL GOLD, by Walter Breen and Ronald J. Gillio.

Second edition, 2003. Hard bound edition. Out of print.
Considered to be the industry’s standard guide, a book no numismatist’s library should be without. The original authors, in collaboration with numerous other scholars, have told the story behind the coins like no others before them. If you have any interest in these little treasures, or the history of the California gold rush, then this book is a must.

This, the updated second edition, has been out of print for over 7 years and is getting harder and harder to acquire. Numismatic Americana Incorporated has a limited number of brand new copies of the VERY limited printing of the hard bound issue.

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History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans US Mint Centennial Issue 1892

History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans US Mint Centennial Issue 1892

The 1892 edition of this work has a hardbound blue cloth binding with embossed, gilt lettering on the cover and spine. The binding is fairly tight and the cover retains a vivid shade of blue with minor scuff marks. The last ten pages of the book have an old stain along the top edge of the pages that is reminiscent of a grease or heat stain. There is also a single photographic plate that has a small piece of ancient tape along the edge to stabilize a slight tear. This edition is approximately 180-pages with dimensions of approximately 8-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. The paper used in this edition is more substantial than that used in previous editions.

It contains an extensive chapter describing the minting process complete with many exceptional illustrations and even an illustration of a counting board with 60 (sixty!) 1804 silver coins, presumably dimes or half-dimes. There is an additional discussion of foreign and ancient coins that is then followed by a more detailed study of US federal and colonial issues. Two dozen or more high quality black and white plates of coins, minting tools and portraits are scattered throughout the work as well. Lastly, there is a nascent coin grading and valuation guide at the end, with at least the valuation guide serving as an ad for Scott Stamp and Coin Co. where an 1804 dollar is listed at $200 and an 1836 Gobrecht dollar at $4.00 while the 1796 quarter is $1.00, which is more than the 1804 quarter at 75-cents!

 

Priced at: $500.00

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History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans, 1894

History of the United States Mint and Coinage Ancient and Modern-Evans, 1894

This is a copy of the “New Revised Edition” of the Evans US Mint classic. Over the years there were multiple editions of this work published and the book in this listing is a hardbound issue with reddish-brown cloth covering, embossed decorative covers and spine; with gilt lettering and spine trim. There is some fading of the covers, stray pencil marks on several pages and parts of the spine are loose, but overall the book is fairly clean and tight. This edition is approximately 180-pages with dimensions of approximately 9 x 5-3/4 inches.

It contains an extensive chapter describing the minting process complete with many exceptional illustrations and even an illustration of a counting board with 60 (sixty!) 1804 silver coins, presumably dimes or half-dimes. There is an additional discussion of foreign and ancient coins that is then followed by a more detailed study of US federal and colonial issues. Two dozen or more high quality black and white plates of coins, minting tools and portraits are scattered throughout the work as well. Lastly, there is a nascent coin grading and valuation guide at the end, with at least the valuation guide serving as an ad for Scott Stamp and Coin Co. where an 1804 dollar is listed at $200 and an 1836 Gobrecht dollar at $4.00 while the 1796 quarter is $1.00, which is more than the 1804 quarter at 75-cents!

 

Priced at: $350.00

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McKinley 1916 G$1 In Bezel With Leather Pouch & Literature

McKinley 1916 G$1 In Bezel With Leather Pouch & Literature

Descriptions and/or images will be posted soon, if you need a coin described sooner, please contact us at 1-908-962-1500.

 

Priced at: $4,000.00

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MEDALS OF THE UNITED STATES ASSAY COMMISSION 1860-1977, by R. W. Julian and Ernest E. Keusch.

MEDALS OF THE UNITED STATES ASSAY COMMISSION 1860-1977, by R. W. Julian and Ernest E. Keusch.

TAMS Journal 29: 5(2) reprint of October 1989

An expansion of the section in Mr. Julian’s MEDAL OF THE UNITED STATES MINT, THE FIRST CENTURY 1792-1892, this 8 1/2 X 11 soft bound book list all of the medals of this little know Commission. Content list all medals, in know metals struck, along with designer’s information. Small enough to carry around to coins shows, and cheap enough to even write notes in. Highly recommended.

Priced at: $20.00

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The Coins of the Bible Illustrated-Scott & Company 1884

The Coins of the Bible Illustrated-Scott & Company 1884

Although this is a physically small book, it measures approximately 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches and is only approximately ¼ inch thick; the book carries quite a bit of heft. The reason for that would be the four “Fac-Similies of Coins Mentioned in the Holy Bible” nestled neatly into die-cut holes in the back cover, as issued. The book is 38-pages in length with minor scuffing along the covers, but the interior pages are nearly completely devoid of any stains, stray marks or other injuries. The pages are thick and crisp and the typeface bold and easy to read. Perhaps most surprisingly, the reproductions in the back are complete as a group and have not been abused in any obvious manner. It seems that this book was originally produced to allow school age children a chance to learn about coins in the Bible and as such it would stand to reason that the great majority of pieces still extant would show significant handling. This is not the case with the current example. The reproductions included in the back include one each “Shekel of Israel”, “Widow’s Mite”, “Shekel or Stater” and “Penny or Denarius”.

 

Priced at: $995.00

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U. S. COIN & COLUMBIAN COIN PATTERN GLASS, by Tim Timmerman and Pete Rissell.

U. S. COIN & COLUMBIAN COIN PATTERN GLASS, by Tim Timmerman and Pete Rissell.

Updated and expanded 2nd edition, 2004. Out of print.

A little known, and scarce book in its own right. This edition includes not only U. S. coin glass, but its lesser known sibling Columbian coin glass. Fully illustrated, with dimensions for every piece.

The history of these intriguing pieces, as well as the story of the late 20th century attempt to copy them, is told. A great little book easily carried to coin shows and antique shops alike. Quantities are limited.

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