Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 6, 2004
Whitman Publishing, the publisher of the annual Red Book of coin values, has just released The Official Red Book of Morgan Silver Dollars by Q. David Bowers.
This 288 page book with illustrations is much more than a price guide. Almost the first half of the book gives fascinating historical background of the silver mining industry in the Old West that led to the Morgan dollar as a mainstay of commerce, the political dynamics that led to George Morgan's beautiful design, and the mints which produced the Morgan dollar.
The latter half of the book gives a detailed analysis of each Morgan dollar with discussions about collecting, the marketplace, values, and more.
Q. David Bowers is the best-known coin expert today. He has authored over 40 coin books and has received the highest honors of the numismatic hobby.
"There has never been such a book dedicated to the Morgan dollar," stated Whitman editor Teresa Lyle, "The information behind the coin, along with a detailed analysis by Bowers, is a course in American history as well as the Morgan."
This trade paperback retails for $16.95.
To order The Red Book of Morgan Silver Dollars contact Whitman Publishing at 1-800-546-2995 or visit your local Whitman dealer or bookstore.