The United States Mint's more than 100 collectible gold and silver
coins and medals not named American Eagle are the focus of American
Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals,
Bicentennial to Date, a soon-to-be-released book written by
Dennis Tucker and being published by Whitman Publishing.
The book is available now for pre-order, but won't be shipping until
it's made available in February 2016.
"Inside you’ll find a richly illustrated history of silver and
gold in the coinage of colonial America and the United States,"
Whitman's description of the book reads. "You’ll see why silver
and gold were difficult for the average American to acquire through
most of our history. Learn about the American Arts gold medallion
program of the early 1980s, and the U.S. Mint’s recent American
Buffalo, First Spouse, and America the Beautiful bullion programs.
Bicentennial gold medals, the 2014 gold Kennedy half dollar, 1916–2016
centennial gold coins, silver Wildlife Refuge Service medals, the 9/11
national medal, and other important modern productions all are
cataloged and described inside."
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In addition to the coins, Tucker's book also focuses on the people
and places that made them possible.
Q. David Bowers, who wrote the book's foreword, is quoted by Whitman
as saying Tucker's book is “Exciting, informative, and in the annals
of numismatic research unique. This book will serve permanently
as the source for facts on the U.S. Mint’s modern gold and
silver coins and medals."
The hardcover book is 386 pages long and includes illustrations.
Those interested in getting more information about the book and how
to preorder it can visit Whitman's website.