A Pocketful of History

A Pocketful of History

Four Hundred Years of America--one State Quarter at A Time

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an intriguing history of the United States as revealed through the fifty commemorative state quarters, discussing the story behind each state's quarter, how each state selected its design, the themes depicted on the coins, and what the coins reveal about our American heritage. 30,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
A fascinating look at the fifty state quarters and what they tell us about a changing America

The U.S. Mint’s Fifty State Quarters Program-its most ambitious program to date-has been a huge popular success. When the final state quarters are released in 2008, many thousands of individuals will have collected one commemorative quarter for each state in the Union. But what can we learn about our country’s history and culture from $12.50 worth of quarters? A Pocketful of History tells the intriguing story behind each state’s quarter: how each state chose its quarter’s design; what is important about the people, scenes, or themes depicted on the coin; and what the collection tells us about how we view ourselves and our heritage. A Pocketful of History will guide readers on a fascinating journey through America’s rich history of change.

Book News
As of 2008, the US Mint has issued 50 quarter-dollar coins for each state of the Union. This volume reveals the stories behind the coins, describing in 50 short chapters both the stories behind the adoption of the particular design and the meaning of the historical theme or event depicted in the design. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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 enlightening journey through four hundred years of America - in twenty-five-cent doses.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780306815782
Branch Call Number: 737.4973 N717p 2008
Characteristics: xxvi, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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