David W. Akers' Handbook of 20th-Century U.S. Gold Coins was hailed as a classic from its first publication in 1988. Now, two decades later, this second edition offers a much expanded and updated version of its predecessor.
A chronological survey of date and mintmark of the much celebrated Saint-Gaudens and Pratt� $2.50, $5, $10 and $20 gold coins is featured, with all new information on gold Proof coins. Each coin�s characteristics are broken down into Strike, Luster, Color, Surfaces, and Eye Appeal, including rarity, total known by grade and values, and complimented by full color gold coin images. Significant Examples of each coin, auction appearances and prices realized also make a debut in this new edition.