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

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition. This week I start at the bottom of page 47 with the New Yorke in America token. As is true of many if not most colonial and early American related issues, the Guide Book skims the surface and gives basic information. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Fifteen

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to my latest week in the tour of A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition (the 2016 edition is out, but still is in early distribution). You can follow along in your copy. The subject for this week is Elephant tokens under the heading of “Early American and Related Tokens” on page 46. As Winston Churchill might have said, Elephant tokens are a mystery wrapped up in an enigma.
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Fourteen

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. I started at the beginning of this best-selling book and now start on page 44 with Wood’s  Hibernia coinage. As mentioned earlier, William Wood, a British entrepreneur, received a franchise or patent from King George to make coins for distribution in the American colonies. 

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Welcome to The Rarities Auction

Welcome to The Rarities Auction

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As a complement to our sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part I held by us and Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s New York City headquarters on May 19, we present The Rarities Auction. Highlighted by the finest known specimen of one of America’s greatest rarities—the Ultra High Relief MCMVII (1907) double eagle—the sale comprises 109 lots. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Thirteen

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

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I introduced the contract coinage of William Wood, a British entrepreneur who in 1722 obtained the patent or franchise from King George I to make coins for America. These were in the denominations of halfpenny, penny and twopence and were made of a new alloy.

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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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