Early Sellout Reflects Strong Hobby Interest in Recent 1964 Morgan Discovery
(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces that the fifth edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars is temporarily sold out due to high demand. More copies are scheduled to arrive in mid-October.
“Collectors can call our Customer Service number at 1-800-546-2995 to order their copy of the book, and it will be shipped immediately once it’s in stock,” said Whitman president Mary Burleson.
The 304-page book is a history and price guide covering the silver dollars minted from 1878 to 1921, with updated valuations, text, and market data. New research covers counterfeit error coins and other hobby topics.
The book’s year-by-year catalog is an analysis by date and mintmark of more than 100 coins in the popular series, priced in up to eleven circulated grades and three levels of Proof.
“Part of the strong demand for this edition comes from the recently revealed discovery of hubs, dies, and models for a 1964 Morgan dollar,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. Until the Guide Book was published, the hobby community was unaware that these items exist deep in the vaults of the Philadelphia Mint. A hub for the 1964 Morgan dollar is featured on the cover of the book, with more photographs and details of the discovery inside. “This exciting announcement was made in late August, and demand for the book skyrocketed in September,” Tucker said. “We have thousands of more copies being shipped from our printer now.”
The Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. American Numismatic Association members receive 10% off their purchase when ordering directly from Whitman Publishing.
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A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, fifth edition
By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Adam Crum
ISBN 0794844111 · 6 x 9 inches, softcover, 304 pages, full color · Retail $19.95 U.S.
For more information, contact publisher Dennis Tucker at 404-235-5348, or