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A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America-One State Quarter at a Timeby Jim Noles
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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.
This work presents a fascinating look at the 50 state quarters, and examines what they tell about a changing America. 50 b&w photos.
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 states 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. Its 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. Mints new quarters honoring Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and four other territories.
About the Author
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.
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