2013 North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U.S., by George S. Cuhaj, Thomas Michael, Harry Miller, David C.

By George S. Cuhaj, Thomas Michael, Harry Miller, David C. Harper

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There is not any higher advisor to usa, Canadian, and Mexican cash than the 2013 North American cash & Prices. that includes approximately 48,000 person coin listings and up-to-date coin costs, the hot variation is definitely the right all-in-one guide.

Organized by means of nation, denomination and date of factor, 2013 North American cash & Prices presents a transparent and thorough photograph to the large array of cash so passionately accrued. The U.S. part starts with early Colonial cash and tokens of the seventeenth and 18th centuries and follows via to Federal concerns from 1792 ahead. Mexico's listings commence in 1701 whereas Canada's start with its earliest unified coinage in 1858.

New to the twenty second version: * huge revisions to the Mexico listings
* A wide-ranging choice of new matters from the Royal Canadian Mint
* whole fee updates for all coinage
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When were they issued? Why are they difficult to find today? In 1979-1980, buyers were snapping up bullion-priced gold coins and bars. The 1-ounce South African Krugerrands, introduced in 1967, were selling in the millions every year. Canada began issuing a competing Maple Leaf gold coin in 1979. Mexico 50 pesos and Austria 100 coronas were also popular. S. Mint wanted in on the action before it was too late. Legislation was passed to create a five-year series of 1-ounce and half-ounce gold medallions commemorating American artists.

There are many similarities between the United States and Canada and their respective monetary systems. Both continent-sized nations thought in terms of taming the frontier, new settlements, and growth. Both came to use the dollar as the unit of account because of the pervasiveness of the Spanish milled dollar in trade. For each, the dollar divides into 100 cents. However, Canada had a far longer colonial history. Many of its residents resisted the tide that carried the United States to independence and worked to preserve their loyalties to the British crown.

The great natural resources of the area then supported successive Spanish kings in their grand dreams of dominating Europe. Through the doors of the Mexico City Mint and later facilities scattered about the country passed legendary quantities of silver. Even today the country ranks at the top of the list of silver producers. But while Spain could dominate Mexico for a long time, the basic ideals of liberty and human dignity eventually motivated the people to throw off the foreign yoke. Unfortunately, victory was often neither complete nor wisely led.

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