New Book: Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States

Posted on 8/14/2012

With more than 668 full-color photographs, this is the most thorough volume ever compiled on US commemorative coinage.

Anthony J. Swiatek won two significant numismatic literary awards at the August 2012 American Numismatic Association convention in Philadelphia, PA for his book, Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States. At the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) banquet he was given the PNG’s Robert Friedberg Award, presented to an author in recognition for an outstanding book or other piece of literature. Several nights later he received the Numismatic Literary Guild’s Book of the Year award, that organization's most prestigious literary award.

A dealer from Saratoga Springs, NY, Swiatek is a recognized authority on classic (1892-1954) silver and gold commemorative coins. The book includes the history of each coin and a detailed analysis including the population estimates and current values. Additional topics covered include counterfeit and doctored coins and mint errors. In his acceptance speech for the Robert Friedberg Award, Swiatek thanked Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, for his invaluable help over the years towards completing the book.

"The Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States is an indispensable numismatic reference on US commemorative coinage,” said Mark Salzberg. “I congratulate Anthony not only on writing this important book but also for receiving these two awards,” he added.

Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States is published by KWS Publishers and is currently available for purchase on www.kwspub.com.

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