Updated for 2017! The popular book on Flying eagle and Indian Cents from the "Bowers series" of books. Published by Whitman Publishing. This edition is 294 paged and covers all aspects of these popular series. This is the first book published to highlight and discuss the new PDS Grading System.
Chapters include information on grading, history and a thorough date-by-date analysis of each date. The reader will learn what the optimum grade is for each coin to get the most coin for the money. It includes updated information and includes new information, such as the 1859 Shield reverse Indian cent. This coin was once listed as an experimental piece and is now collected and listed as a regular issue.
The reader will learn about the top 100 die varieties and the many levels of collecting these series. A special chapter by Charmy Harker will teach you about Flying Eagle and Indian Cent exonumia. The life of James Longacre is given a detailed treatment as well. You will learn about counterfeits, patterns. The forward is by Chris Pilliod and Bill Fivaz. Q. David Bowers contributed much information as well.