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What Is The Best Book Out There On Morgan Dollars?

 
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 Posted 04/02/2020  2:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Bob June to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Preferably for a beginner
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 Posted 04/02/2020  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would recommend Wayne Miller's "Morgan and the Peace dollar" text book.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also Q. David Bowers Red Book Guide on Morgan dollars.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
look into the comprehensive catalog and encyclopedia of morgan and Peace dollars by george mallis & leroy van allen. it was my first morgan book.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd recommend all 3 of the books mentioned, as well as a standard Red Book. ( Guide book to United States coins, available at any bookstore)
MrPink's suggestion is more for an advanced collector (of VAMs), but the ONE place
right now I believe you can still find treasures and make some $$ at the same time.
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 Posted 04/09/2020  12:00 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For a beginner and a ton of info look for John Highfill's fantastic and "large" "The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia" from 1992. He has a new edition out (2017), but the first edition is still wonderful and a ton of information. You should easily find copies for under $40 shipped. It's a massive book with every date and mint mark covered, as well as hoards, mintages, Prooflike and deep mirror prooflike survival estimates.

Q. David Bowers wrote a two part volume on silver dollars, that cover all the series, but it's expensive and probably more than you are looking for.

I really like Wayne Miller's book too, it's long out of print and can be tougher to locate, still a great book.

The Van Allen/Mallis VAM book maybe way too advanced for most beginners in silver dollars. You can get a good idea of and better help at Vamworld website to start with, IMO.

I wrote up a lengthy list of silver dollar books a few years ago here at CCF, it's only scratching the surface but you might want to take a look at it here: http://goccf.com/t/152565
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 Posted 04/18/2020  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Highfill's book on silver dollars is worth the price for the "old timers" stories alone!!
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