So-Called Dollar Books

So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions

We are working on our next book, “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. Research continues and the following draft chapter is on-line for viewing:

1894 California Midwinter Exposition (pdf)

After the incredible success of our first book “Discover the World of Charbneau So-Called Dollars” which was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for, “Best Token and Medal Book, 2012” Bill Hyder and I are ready to release our second book “So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions”. The book will cover all of the so-called dollars associated with expositions held on the west coast and there are dozens of new medals never previously listed. There were eight expositions held on the Pacific Coast.

Each chapter consists of two components, a story component and a catalog component. The story component talks about the exciting things that happened at the exposition and the catalog component identifies all of the commemorative so-called dollar medals that were struck for the exposition.

Q. David Bowers says in his Preface for the book, “Having the opportunity to view a selection of advanced proofs of Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder’s new book was a great treat. I thought I knew a lot about so-called dollars, but now I know much more! And when the book is published, my knowledge will increase exponentially… This new book by Shevlin and Hyder adds three dimensional life to all of the many so-called dollars depicted. I learned a lot from the excerpts I have read and I look forward to reading every word when the book reaches print… I suspect that this will be a dangerous book to own – for it might compel you to collect so-called dollars!”

Hardbound, 8 ½ x 11, 320 page, full color editions are $59.95. A signed and numbered collector’s leather bound edition, limited to 100 copies, is available for $149.95. An exclusive commemorative medal will be encased in the cover of each collectors leather bound edition. Shipping is $4.50 per book.


Preface by D. Wayne Johnson

Hardbound full color edition $34.95

Signed & Numbered Collector’s Leather Bound edition, limited to 75 copies $95.00

Shipping per book $4.50