“I can think of no one person who captures the youthful spirit of discovery; the knowledge of the numismatist; or the artistic passion these two series represent more profoundly than Rick Snow. He has keen insight into all aspects of these series unlike anyone I know.” Chris Pilliod, President, Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Collectors Society
Award-winning author Richard Snow examines the Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents of 1856 to 1909, exploring mintages, challenges for the collector, and interesting varieties. His date-by-date research is enhanced by historical essays as well as an engaging overview of the series by the “dean of American numismatics,” Q. David Bowers.
High-quality, full-color photographs illustrate each coin. Snow's detailed research includes yearly production notes; market values in multiple grades (including Brown, Red/Brown, and full Red Mint State); tips on collecting circulated, Mint State, and Proof coins; and more.
Other updated and returning features include a biography of designer James Longacre; an appendix on detecting counterfeit and altered coins; a history of market prices going back to 1946; and a bibliography for further researchplus sections on pattern coins and toned Proofs.
This expanded third edition includes an illustrated guide to the top 100 Flying Eagle and Indian Head cent die varieties; an illustrated study of Flying Eagle and Indian Head cent exonumia by Charmy Harker, The Penny Lady; a new grading system from Richard Snow; and fascinating mint errors!