Numismatists Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett have combined to produce another stunning success in Whitman's "100 Greatest" series: 100 Greatest US Modern Coins (Second Edition). This beautifully illustrated book will take you on a tour of the most significant U.S. coins in the modern era. Unlike the "" which includes the entire series of US coinage from its beginning in 1792 until the present day, this book concentrates on , and modern beginning in 1964. This revised and updated edition features new additions to the top 100 list and noteworthy changes in the all-time ranking list from the first edition. This is a detailed in a new appendix that explains how the coins changed position on the list and gives the reasoning for the most extreme changes.
Many of the coins listed in the 100 Greatest US Modern Coins registry set can be acquired by collectors of modest means, and coins registered in other sets are eligible for inclusion.
Most recently, Whitman has released the third edition of 100 Greatest US Modern Coins by Scott Schecter and Jeff Garrett highlighting coins of the era from 1963-present. Changes made to this newest edition are important as the authors have considered the ability to own these coins as criteria for their inclusion. This is not to say that this edition could be re-titled “100 Greatest Common Coins”, because many of the top listings are highly sought after and seldom seen rarities, but a distinct difference from earlier versions is the elimination of coins that are illegal to own like the 1974 Aluminum Cent, the 2000-W Sacagawea Dollars struck in gold, and the 1964-D Peace Dollar.