Volume #21 in Whitmans best-selling Bowers Series covers the full expanse of Liberty Seated coinage half dimes, dimes, twenty-cent pieces, quarters, half dollars, Gobrecht dollars, silver dollars, and trade dollars. This classic U.S. coin design features the Goddess of Liberty seated with a cap and pole. It was first used in 1836 and ceased in 1891, having survived the Hard Times Era and the Civil War and its aftermath, finally retiring during Americas Gilded Age. Now dean of American Numismatics Q. David Bowers presents hobbyists with everything they need to know about collecting Liberty Seated coins: mintages, grading standards, auction records (including for the recent Eugene H. Gardner Collection), keys to building a high-quality collection, and more. The most published numismatic author of all time, Bowers uses his trademark wit and experience to communicate the rich historical background of these coins and their era. He gives greater context connecting numismatics over the years to the American scene at large. More than 1,000 full-color images and a wealth of knowledge that cannot be matched in any other single source are sure to make this the leading reference on Liberty Seated coinage. Book 21 of the series. (Transline)

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