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My Life in Rare Coins : And Other Adventures
by David Q. Bowers and Joel J. Orosz




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"The Sage of Wolfeboro" . . . "The Dean of American Numismatics" . . . With thousands of articles and more than 60 books to his credit, Q. David Bowers is recognized as the most prolific numismatic writer of this or any generation. In 1953 he launched a remarkable career as a professional numismatist, and in the sixty-plus years since has likely attracted more collectors to the hobby than any single other person (perhaps rivaled only by R.S. Yeoman of Red Book fame). Now, in this deeply personal and uplifting biography, penned by the man himself, the life story of Dave Bowers is told in richly illustrated detail. It's a story every collector, dealer, auctioneer, writer, and researcher can learn from. Bowers explores his humble beginnings and lays out his rise to the heights of the hobby, sharing stories and insight to inspire and delight numismatists of all ages. My Life in Rare Coins and Other Adventures takes the reader behind the scenes of America's most famous coin dealerships, onto the bourse and into the auction rooms of the most famous sales, through the hallways and offices of the United States Mint, and around the United States and the globe. Throughout the book, Bowers shares the philosophy and guiding principles that made him successful, and gives advice on writing, researching, buying, selling, and enjoying every aspect of the King of Hobbies and the Hobby of Kings.

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Overview

"The Sage of Wolfeboro" . . . "The Dean of American Numismatics" . . . With thousands of articles and more than 60 books to his credit, Q. David Bowers is recognized as the most prolific numismatic writer of this or any generation. In 1953 he launched a remarkable career as a professional numismatist, and in the sixty-plus years since has likely attracted more collectors to the hobby than any single other person (perhaps rivaled only by R.S. Yeoman of Red Book fame). Now, in this deeply personal and uplifting biography, penned by the man himself, the life story of Dave Bowers is told in richly illustrated detail. It's a story every collector, dealer, auctioneer, writer, and researcher can learn from. Bowers explores his humble beginnings and lays out his rise to the heights of the hobby, sharing stories and insight to inspire and delight numismatists of all ages. My Life in Rare Coins and Other Adventures takes the reader behind the scenes of America's most famous coin dealerships, onto the bourse and into the auction rooms of the most famous sales, through the hallways and offices of the United States Mint, and around the United States and the globe. Throughout the book, Bowers shares the philosophy and guiding principles that made him successful, and gives advice on writing, researching, buying, selling, and enjoying every aspect of the King of Hobbies and the Hobby of Kings.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780794848309
  • ISBN-10: 0794848303
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2020
  • Page Count: 600


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