Editor's Note: The following press release was issued by Whitman
Publishing LLC to announc the release date of their latest edition
of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, which contains
information on the previously unknown 1964 Morgan dollar. Coin
World has since learned more about the 1964 Morgan dollar. Get the latest info here.
Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of
A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers.
The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops
nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is
available for preorder (including online).
The pricing, text, and certified population data in the fifth
edition have been edited and updated. New research covers counterfeit
error coins and other topics, including a numismatic bombshell: recent
discoveries and photographs revealing the previously unknown 1964
Morgan silver dollar.
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“The world of collecting Morgan dollars is full of the kind of
historical intrigue that makes up any legend,” said professional
numismatist Adam Crum in his foreword, “with roots reaching deep into
the mines of the Comstock Lode and into the minds of numismatic
scholars and collectors alike.”
The fifth edition includes a history of the silver dollar dating
back to the 1790s, and chapters on the Morgan dollar’s design, its
minting process, the five mints that struck the coin from 1878 to
1921, and Treasury hoards and other accumulations. Collectors benefit
from advice on ways to collect Morgan dollars; grading and the
marketplace; and how to specialize in die varieties. The book’s
year-by-year catalog is an analysis by date and mintmark of more than
100 coins in the series, priced in up to eleven circulated grades and
three levels of Proof. Appendices offer further study of Morgan dollar
patterns and error and misstruck coins.
The Bowers Series is a popular Whitman Publishing library of
numismatic books, each covering a different segment of the hobby. So
far 23 volumes have been published, written by Bowers and other
authors including David W. Lange, Rick Snow, Katherine Jaeger, Frank
J. Colletti, Roger W. Burdette, and Rick Tomaska. Together they
comprise more than 6,000 pages of information.
Because Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American
Numismatic Association, ANA members receive 10% off the book when
purchasing directly from the publisher. It can also be borrowed for
free as a benefit of ANA membership, through the Dwight N. Manley
A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars,
By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Adam
ISBN 0794844111 — 6 x 9 inches, softcover, 304 pages, full
color — Retail $19.95 U.S.