New Bowers book celebrates American bison in numismatics

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May 29, 2014 – Whitman Publishing released a new book, “Buffalo Coins: America’s Favorite – The American Bison on Coins, Tokens, Medals, and Paper Money”. The 160-page, full-color book by Q. David Bowers will be available in March 2014 from booksellers nationwide as well as online.

Q. David Bowers, Buffalo Coins: America’s Favorite – The American Bison on Coins, Tokens, Medals, and Paper Money. Full color, Softcover, 6 x 9 inches. ISBN079483798-0. Retail $14.95 U.S.

“The American bison, nicknamed the “buffalo”, is a part of our national history and popular culture,” said Bowers, the coin hobby’s most prolific author. “Nowhere is this great animal more appreciated than in numismatics – the art, science, and enjoyment of collecting coins, tokens, medals, and paper money.” Now, in this richly illustrated new book, Bowers relates the history – and predicts the future – of the “Monarch of the Plains.”

A main focus of the book is the image of bison on American coins (including the famous and popular 1913-1938 Buffalo nickel, State quarters, commemoratives, and others). A chapter on the bison in American pop culture covers songs, advertising, sports teams, postage stamps, Buffalo Bill and other Wild West shows, movies, television, jokes, and more. Finally, Bowers looks forward to the promising future of this noble animal.

Contents include:
The American Bison: A History and Appreciation
The Famous “Buffalo” Nickel
More Bison in American Numismatics
The American Bison in Popular Culture
Selected Buffalo and Bison Places on the Map
Looking Forward: The Future of the American Bison

Plus these resources for coin collectors:
A Virtual Buffalo Nickel Collection
A Buffalo Nickel Check List and Record Sheet
The Three-Legged Buffalo and Other Varieties
Grading Buffalo Nickels
“Buffalo Coins: America’s Favorite” will be available online and from hobby shops and bookstores nationwide. Its retail price is $14.95. Members of the American Numismatic Association can borrow the book for free from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.

To purchase the book or visit Whitman Publishing online, click here.