Walter Breen Complete Encyclopedia of U.S.
and Colonial Coins
Item No. USCB32 - Breen
Binding: Hardcover Size: 8.5 x 11
Pages: 754 pages including index
Condition: NEAR MINT - A book which may exhibit
very slight imperfections but which shows no signs of
Encyclopedia of U.S. and
Colonial Coins” by infamous Walter Breen. What
a find! Brand new with un-opened box! These coins books
are considered the most comprehensive in depth study
of numismatics ever put in print. The author is dead
and even if by some miracle this book were re-printed,
then these books could potential gain in value even
This Walter Breen’s magnum opus!
The greatest across the board encyclopedia of coins
even written and it’s RARE!
We have not seen an un-opened Walter Breen Encyclopedia
like this in more than a decade and my never see another
one. We have only one, when it’s gone, it’s
gone may be forever.
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins.
After a lifetime of research,
America's top coin historian now has completed the most
comprehensive guide to U.S. coins ever published. Over
ten years in the writing, this definitive work describes
in exacting detail every major and minor American coin
from the first brass Bermuda shillings issued in 1616
to modern-day sandwich coins, including all rarities
and variations. With over 7,800 entries, it offers more
than four times as much informa¬tion as any book
of its kind.
Along with thorough histories of designers, engravers,
mints, and authorization acts, this invaluable volume
provides a wealth of fascinating facts regarding controversies,
counterfeitings, and the mysteries surrounding certain
coins. You'll discover how the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
became one of the most famous of all American coins
. . . why the Philadelphia Mint started making cents
and two-cent pieces in French Bronze in 1864 . . . what
steps Mint Directors have taken to prevent the hoarding
of coins . . . and much, much more. You'll learn to
recognize both the obscure and celebrated issues of
commemorative coinages—everything from the Louisiana
Purchase Gold Dollar, the Pilgrim Tercentenary Half
Dollar, the Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar, and the
Ellis Island Silver Dollar to the 1984 Olympic Gold
Ten Dol¬lar piece, the Statue of Liberty set, and
the Susan B.
Anthony Mini-Dollar. There
is even a special section devoted to the coins and medalets
that portray and commemorate George Washington.
With over 4,000 photographs illustrating
such unusual denomina¬tions as half cents, silver
three cents, trade dollars, and four-dollar gold pieces,
as well as Gold Rush, Mormon, Confederate, and Kingdom
of Hawaii coins, this is the one resource every collector
will need to insure proper identification of his or
her own coins. Complete with a glossary, bibliography,
and metrology of weight standards for base metals, gold,
and silver—plus the most recent prices paid at
auction whenever those figures are available—WALTER
BREEN'S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF U.S. AND COLONIAL COINS
is destined to become a standard reference in the field
Walter Breen is widely considered the foremost U.S.
coin historian alive today. He is the author of Walter
Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof
Coins 1722-1977 and the coauthor, with Mr. Anthony Swiatek,
also a preeminent numismatic authority, of The Encyclopedia
of United States Silver and Gold Commemorative Coins
1892-1954. In addition, Mr. Breen's articles have appeared
in every numismatic journal. A numismatic consultant
to the Smithsonian Institution, he lives in Berkeley,