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A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, 4th Edition Whitman Book

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A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, 4th edition

328 pages. $24.95.

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the ever-popular Lincoln cent. Now, Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic, from its birth in 1909 through changes in alloys and designs up to the modern day.

“Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in the entire American series,” writes Bowers. “Believe it or not, they also offer some of the greatest challenges.”

In this single volume you’ll learn the history of the Lincoln cent’s seven reverse designs, take an inside tour of the minting process, and learn how to grade your coins, including Proofs. Bowers shares tips on how to become a smarter buyer and build a great collection.

This updated and revised fourth edition includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, hundreds of photographs, and insight on error coins, patterns, alternative Bicentennial designs, related tokens and medals, and more. Appendices explore the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s review of the 2010 Shield design, a snapshot of the Lincoln cent market in 1946, and how to get a new die variety listed in hobby publications. Read and enjoy, as you gain a better appreciation of America’s most popular cent!

“No one captures the appeal of collecting coins like Q. David Bowers.”

  • David W. Lange

“Among the most important works on Lincoln numismatic scholarship.”

  • Joel Iskowitz

“Unique insight from the hobby’s most prolific author.”

  • Charles Daughtrey