HomeMedals and TokensNew Book on So-Called Dollars From Pacific Coast Expositions Just Released

New Book on So-Called Dollars From Pacific Coast Expositions Just Released

So-Called Dollar dealer Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder announced the release of their new book, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions. It is an illustrated reference and is the second in a series of books Shevlin plans to publish to redefine and expand the field of collecting So-Called Dollars. The preface is written by Q. David Bowers.

Shevlin and co-author William D. Hyder share the stories, history, and events of the expositions that were held on the Pacific Coast. From the 1894 California Midwinter Exposition through the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair there were eight major expositions held on the Pacific Coast. The heart of the book is the in-depth analysis of all of the So-Called Dollars, historical U.S. medals, associated with those great expositions. Dozens of previously unknown medals and varieties are identified that will help collectors interested in this fascinating series of historical medals.

  • 1894 California Midwinter Exposition
  • 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition
  • 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition
  • 1915-16 Panama–California Exposition
  • 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition
  • 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition
  • 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

So-called dollars are historical U.S. medals that commemorate a person, place or event in the United States history. They are 33mm to 45mm in size.

Regular Edition $59.95 – Over 300 full-color pages, 8½” x 11” hardbound.

Deluxe Edition $149.95 – Limited to 100 copies a leather-bound edition with a brass commemorative medal encased in the cover struck by Daniel Carr using an original die engraved by George Morgan for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The brass version of the medal is offered for sale exclusively to those that purchase the deluxe edition.

Pocket Price Guide $19.95 – Has photos, values in five grades, rarity information and compositions for all of the so-called dollars cataloged in the Pacific Coast book. This is the first edition of an annual price guide that will be expanded each year until all so-called dollars are included.

Shipping is $4.50 per book.

To order your book contact:

Jeff Shevlin, the So-Called Guy

1894 E. Willian St., Suite 4-240

Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (916) 955-2569

Email: [email protected]

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