Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers’ New Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

The following is a Press Release from Whitman Publishing announcing the upcoming release of A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The new volume is 448 pages and will be priced at $29.95. It will be available in March 2022 and can be pre-ordered on the Whitman site.

Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins (Image Courtesy of Whitman Publishing)
Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins (Image Courtesy of Whitman Publishing)

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The new 448-page book is volume 26 in Whitman’s “Bowers Series” of numismatic references. It will debut in March 2022, available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, for $29.95. In the meantime, it is available for preorder (including on Whitman’s website and online bookstores).

Bowers sets the United States’ $2.50 gold coins in their historical context stretching back to the 1700s. Hover to zoom.

Today the quarter eagle is a favorite among collectors who see it as a denomination challenging to collect, yet accessible. Rarities like the 1841 “Little Princess” and the 1848 CAL. type (struck to commemorate the discovery of gold in California) always bring excitement when they cross the auction block.

Every coin is given a full study of its mintage, quantities surviving today, strike characteristics, auction records, values, and other important factors.

“This latest Bowers Series volume will make you an expert on the quarter eagle,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “Every collector, investor, and student of American money will learn valuable lessons from it.” Gold dealer Mike Fuljenz calls it “An important book that takes the reader on a fascinating journey through history, using the quarter eagle as a ‘time machine.’”

The new book covers every quarter eagle type from the Capped Bust, first minted in the 1790s, to the Indian Head, last minted in the 1920s.

Topics covered include mints and minting; circulation and distribution; Proofs minted for collectors; quarter eagles on the numismatic scene; and understanding the market. Bowers catalogs the Capped Bust and Draped Bust types (1796–1808); the Capped Head type (1821–1834); the Classic Head type (1834–1839); the Liberty Head type (1840–1907); and the Indian Head type (1908–1929).

Appendices give more information on pattern $2.50 gold coins; quarter eagles found in treasures and hoards; historical news coverage of the quarter eagle; error coins; and counterfeits.

A detailed index and a selected bibliography assist the reader in in-depth research.

The Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins is the 20th volume written by Q. David Bowers in Whitman’s 26-volume “Bowers Series.” Other authors in the series include David W. Lange, Richard Snow, Katherine Jaeger, Roger W. Burdette, Frank J. Colletti, and Rick Tomaska.

The Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins is volume 26 in Whitman Publishing’s “Bowers Series,” and the 20th volume in the series written by Q. David Bowers himself.

A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, first edition.

By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Mike Fuljenz.

ISBN 0794847331. Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 448 pages, full color.

Retail $29.95 U.S.

About Whitman Publishing

Whitman Publishing is the world’s leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company’s high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage and currency, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders keep collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family.

Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members can borrow the Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins for free from the Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library, and also receive 10% off all Whitman purchases. Details are at the website of the ANA.

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