A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America?One State Quarter at a Time

Paperback | May 26, 2009

byJim Noles

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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® 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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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® Program.A Pocketful of History tells the story behind each state's quarter: how each state chose its design; what is important about the...

Jim Noles is an attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. He has authored six previous books and writes for newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and Smithsonian Air & Space.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306817896

ISBN - 13:9780306817892

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"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 2008