"Winsome and valuable...A fascinating look at how politics and personalities shape what we see and how we see it--a history lesson in itself."--Blogcritics.org "The general reader will enjoy this book. It is highly recommended to those who have collected the state quarters."--"The Oklahoman," "Book Briefs" 5/25/08 "At the very least, you'll want to look up the story behind the silver of your home turf."--Bookgasm.com, 5/29/08 "Numismatists, history buffs and schoolchildren alike will enjoy "A Pocketful of History,.".There's a lot to be learned here."--"BookPage" "This book is going to make my new hobby even more enjoyable...Noles is an enthusiastic guide."--"Seattle Times," 6/6/08 "A wonderful book on America's state quarters that belongs in every library. It tells the historical side of each design in a fascinating way."--"COINage," 9/08 "A must-have for collectors."--"Acadiana LifeStyle," September 2008 "An enlightening journey through 400 years of American history in twenty-five-cent doses."--"History," Oct/Nov 2008Vom Verlag:
History is all around us--even in the spare change jangling in your purse or pocket. For the past decade, the U.S. Mint has offered America a pocketful of history through its popular 50 State Quarters(R) Program. A Pocketful of History tells the story behind each state's quarter: how each state chose its design; what is important about the people, scenes, and themes depicted on the coins; and what the collection tells us about ourselves. It's an entertaining and enriching journey through four hundred years of America--in twenty-five-cent doses. This updated paperback edition will include the U.S. Mint's new quarters honoring Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and four other territories.
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