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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my “tour” through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, now starting with page 41. This week’s subject is William Wood, an English entrepreneur who in 1722 obtained a patent or franchise from King George I to make tokens to be distributed in Ireland and in America. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eleven

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eleven

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my tour through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, and encourage you to follow me. (The 2016 edition is now in circulation, but not widely distributed.)  This week’s discussion is centered on page 41. 

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Ten

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Ten

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my tour of A Guide Book of United States Coins. You can follow along in the 2015 edition, beginning on page 40. Seeking coins relating to colonial America has been a popular pursuit for many years. Today the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) provides a meeting place for enthusiasts. Check out their website and learn more. This group was founded in 1993 by Michael Hodder and has grown rapidly since.

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Nine

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Nine

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my tour of A Guide Book of United States Coins, based on the 2015 edition. You can follow along by turning to page 39 of that text. In addition to what is in that familiar red-covered book, I give other details. This part of the tour will focus on the silver coins of Maryland.

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eight

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eight

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my discussion of Massachusetts silver coins. Your at-home text is the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. You can follow my discussion by turning to page 38.  Last week I mentioned that in 1652 the Massachusetts General Court authorized coinage for the colony. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Seven

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Seven

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my “tour” through the 68th (2015) edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. In this series I have been going page by page through this familiar red-covered reference, giving comments that you can tie in with pictures and other information in the book itself. The Guide Book first saw the light of day in 1946 (cover date 1947), edited by Richard S. Yeoman. At the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore later this month, the 2016 edition will be launched. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Six

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Six

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my series traveling through the 68th edition (2015) of A Guide Book of United States Coins. This familiar red-covered reference book has been published yearly since 1946 (the first issue having a 1947 cover date to preserve shelf life). At the forthcoming Whitman Coins & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore in the last week of March the 69th edition will be launched, after which it will be available from bookstores, coin dealers and hobby shops nationwide, as well as on the Whitman Publishing, LLC website. 

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Five

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Five

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to my latest commentary on the narrative found in A Guide Book of United States Coins, 68th edition, dated 2015. You can follow by looking at the pages as or after you read this. Today the Guide Book of United States Coins is the one-volume standard reference library for most collectors. To be sure it doesn’t including everything -- far from it. 

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