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What Morgan Dollar Books Do You Recommend?

 
 
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 Posted 09/16/2019  10:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently added my first Morgan dollar to my collection and I have fallen in love. I want to get more details on the history, varieties, etc but am unsure of the best place to start.
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 Posted 09/16/2019  11:02 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Comprehensive Silver Dollar Encyclopedia author John Highfill .
Expensive but worth every nickel .
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 Posted 09/17/2019  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Morgan dollar Red Book by Q. David Bowers is a good starting point as well.
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 Posted 09/17/2019  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the recommendations so far. I see a book on Ebay called Morgan Dollar- America's Love Affair With A Legendary Coin. Is this worth getting?
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 Posted 09/17/2019  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add James Hicks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Depends. How much does it cost. Check out Mbarrcoins.com. I think they have Morgan dollar books. They have peace, and they are well priced.
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 Posted 09/17/2019  09:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good grief!
Is the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace Dollars by Leroy C. Van Allen & A. George Mallis no longer the top reference (or at least on of the tops)!?
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 09/17/2019  10:35 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of the VAM stuff is on line as well .
Alluding to an earlier comment in this thread , if you wish to become a SERIOUS Numismatist
no amount spent on proper reference material is too expensive!
A hundred dollar numismatic book , yields priceless amounts of information.
A hundred dollar coin purchased without knowledge yields endless grief!
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 Posted 09/17/2019  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is THE book for Morgan and Peace dollars.

Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan and Peace dollars by Leroy C. Van Allen & A. George Mallis
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 Posted 09/17/2019  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Still In Circ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bowers book is great. It's well detailed and worth the money. Mega red on Dollars coming out in a couple of years maybe good.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Go to the Whitman Publishing web site and look up that book. However best to then go to Amazon to buy it.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love John Highfill's book myself, also Wyane Miller's book (just for the amazing collection photos of some really high end coins and monster toners).

I made a list of all the Morgan dollar books I have in my collection, it's a long, list, with a lot of very specialized books beyond the average or new collector, but a good list to start with just so you know whats out there; http://goccf.com/t/152565

I wrote that list up about 6 years ago so there are some books not in it that have come out since. John Highfill has a new edition of his encyclopedia now, which I haven't got (yet).
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