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.
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.
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.