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A Guide to American Silver Eagles

ByKeith M. Jones

Sep 21, 2022

Whitman Edition announces the upcoming release of A Guide to American Silver Eaglesa new reference and history by Joshua McMorrow Hernandez. The 384-page book is Volume 27 of Whitman’s”Gazebo Seriesof numismatic references. It will debut in November 2022, available at booksellers and DIY stores nationwide for $29.95 USD. In the meantime, it is available for pre-order (including on whitman.com).

The United States currency has sold more than 600 million American silver eagles since 1986. As a collector’s item widely admired by enthusiasts, the American Silver Eagle has been dubbed “the modern Morgan silver dollar”. It is also the world’s most popular silver bullion coin among investors. Its weight, content and purity are guaranteed by the Government of United States. Each American Silver Eagle contains one full ounce of .999 fine silver.

In A Guide to American Silver Eagles, award-winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez gives readers the content they’ve come to expect from the Bowers series: Behind-the-Scenes Story; experienced advice for collectors and investors; market analysis; and valuable tips on grading, storage, quality selection, and other tips for smartly acquiring these popular coins.

The new book includes chapters on the historical background of US silver dollars, other US bullion programs, and the artistic roots of the American Silver Eagle. The larger chapter is a coin-by-coin analysis and market guide with mintages and retail values ​​in several grades, including for professionally certified coins. Further study is given to the key dates, varieties, and error pieces of the series.

McMorrow-Hernandez interviewed scholars and experts and included insights from the coin’s designers, advice from dealers and collectors, investment tips, tax and insurance information, storage options, the latest United States Mint data, and more.

“The American Silver Eagle is not ‘just’ an investment coin”, McMorrow-Hernandez said. “It’s a legitimate collector’s item on all fronts, including rarity, value, and numismatic challenge.”

McMorrow-Hernandez is a widely published author and journalist, and editor of FUNTopicsthe review of United Florida Numismatists (FUN). He has written hundreds of numismatic articles for publications such as Change, The numismatist, Numismatic News, CoinWeekthe PCGS Rare Coins Market Report, gray sheet, The Centinel, Philadelphia Magazinethe Journal of Providencethe Tampa Bay Weatherand TheFunTimesGuide.com. He is the author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia.

In the preface to the book, Q. David Bowers wrote:

“Whatever your level of experience, you have a talented guide in Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, who shares insights to help you understand and appreciate the American Silver Eagles. Read and learn from Josh’s book, and you can build your own beautiful and valuable collection.

The Guide to American Silver Eagles is the 27th volume in Whitman’s Bowers Series. Other writers in the series include Bowers himself, David W.Lange, Richard Snow, Katherine Jäger, Roger W. Burdette, Frank J. Collettiand Rick Tomaska.

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A Guide to American Silver Eaglesfirst edition
By Joshua McMorrow Hernandez; foreword to Q. David Bowers
ISBN 0794849792
Softcover, 6 x 9 inches
384 pages, in color
Retail price US$29.95

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