Whitman Publishing announces the release of "Morgan Dollar:
America's Love Affair With a Legendary Coin," by Michael "Miles"
Standish. The 160-page hardcover book will be available May
27, 2014, from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide and online
(including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95.
Miles Standish is vice president and senior grader of PCGS. His
new book presents an engaging history and coin-by-coin study of the
famous Morgan silver dollar. "Morgan Dollar: America's Love Affair
With a Legendary Coin" features the recollections of famous dollar
dealer John B. Love, beautiful high-resolution photographs of the
Coronet Collection (ranked by PCGS as the "Number One Finest Morgan
Dollar Set of All Time"), certified-coin populations, retail prices
in multiple grades and other valuable contents for collectors,
investors and students of American history.
"I predict that this will be the 'go to' book on the Morgan
dollar," said John Mercanti, 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint,
who wrote the foreword. "It's informative, easy to read and perfect
for the experienced Morgan collector or for the new collector just
Various sections discuss America during the Morgan dollar era;
the anatomy of the coin's design; a market study going back to
1946; a year-by-year analysis of the series, including
Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, Denver and San Francisco
coins; and Morgan dollar Proofs. For further research the book is
rounded out with end notes, a bibliography and an index.
Morgan Dollar: America's Love Affair With a Legendary Coin will
also be available to be borrowed for free as a benefit of
membership in the American Numismatic Association, through the
Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.
"Morgan Dollar: America's Love Affair With a Legendary
By Michael "Miles" Standish; foreword by John M. Mercanti
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches
Retail $29.95 U.S.