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A Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals (Official Red Book) Perfect Paperback – May 26, 2008

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  • Perfect Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing (May 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0794820603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794820602
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are interested in collecting medals and/or tokens, this is a great book. It starts with a brief history and systematically breaks down this area of coin collecting so that a beginner can understand it and get started. It also lists a number of additional resources and books if you are looking for information on a particular topic.
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Any library strong in either coin collecting or U.S. history will welcome A Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals, offering both values and historical background on collectible tokens. Images from the American Numismatic Society's collection accompany the latest values in different conditions, while histories of the token or medal's manufacture are revealing.
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This 2008 book is basically an overview of the types of tokens and medals that were produced in the United States. It is far from exhaustive, giving only examples. For Civil War Cents the book by Bowers is much superior. I used this book for Hard Time Token identifications for 6 tokens in my possession and got a good estimate of the token values. It did not identify two political tokens and one store token of that period. The color illustrations in this Whitman series book are excellent. The rest, and major part, of this book covered items that are not in my possession, and therefore the book was of limited usefulness to me.
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This book is a good first book on tokens and medals: however, the best way I describe it is that it contains a little bit of everything and not much of anything. I bought it primarily for centennial tokens, i.e. 1876. There are at least 5 types and it mentions only one which I do not have. It still is helpful if you don't have specialized references.
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The book is a guide for newcomers, as I am, into the "other" part of numismatics; tokens, medals, encased postage stamps, etc. It was what I expected in giving the basic knowledge of certain times in our history when emergency money played an important part of everyday transactions. I bought it to add another dimension to my numismatic library.
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Very poor as a reference as to pricing and cataloging a Hard times token or a civil war token there was pictures but they were not listed with the HT number or any number like LOW numbers. Good general info only cant be used to identify a particular Token by name or number.
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Very interesting reading....on some items they are too detailed
on others not enough detail....oh well. Overall it is EXC though
and it you are in to tokens..........a great reference manual.
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I couldn't match-up much in this source with coins that I have and ones that I've been looking for. So it was not of much practical help to me.
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