A Complete History and Price Guide. Silver and Clad Sets 1936 to Date. The 2nd edition of David W. Lange's book - now in beautiful full color - offers a definitive history of the U.S. Mint's Proof sets. They're all here, from the vintage years of 1936 to 1942, through the classic years of 1950 to 1964, the Special Mint Sets of 1965 to 1967, modern sets of 1968 to 1998, the 50 State Quarters Proof Sets starting in 1999, and others. David Lange. 256 Pages - 6x9 - Softcover.
Written in a friendly, supportive tone using 300 color photos to clearly illustrate and instruct, this book also offers a primer on properly handling coins and a historical overview of recommended series of coins for beginning collectors.
No less an expert than John M. Mercanti—the designer of the American Silver Eagle’s reverse—shares his unique insight and perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana. To create this book, Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint. Mercanti is joined by Miles Standish, vice president and senior grader of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), who has studied and graded the finest, rarest, and most valuable coins in the world. These two experts bring together diverse elements—technical and artistic, historical and current, market-driven and hobbyist—to make American Silver Eagles a valuable addition to any collector’s or investor’s bookshelf. Updated in the second edition: New information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and multiple-coin sets of 2012 and 2013. More historical photographs. Updated pricing and certified-coin populations. Additional images and information on the Mint’s other silver, gold, and platinum issues, plus the Treasury’s report on palladium coins). A new appendix on the phenomenon of surface spotting in American Silver Eagles.
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