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Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as it changed and adopted new guidelines for dealer and collector activity. The precious metals markets–especially for silver–calmed down after the loss of the fortunes that the Hunt Brothers had […]

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1892-S Morgan Dollar, Uncirculated, $15—No Haggling!

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing …… How would you like an opportunity to spend less than $100, and get a collection of coins worth $250,000? The following coins are for sale—prices firm, cash on the barrel head: 1880 Shield nickel, Unc — $8.00 1921-S Liberty Walking half dollar, Unc — $18.00 1926 Sesquicentennial commemorative […]

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British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing …… Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U.S. coins and doesn’t study money from across the Pond, this might seem like a strange thing to publicize. The United […]

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British Rarities Rank Among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

By Dennis Tucker for Whitman Publishing ……   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U.S. coins and doesn’t study money from across the Pond, this might seem like a strange thing to publicize. The […]

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New Reference Book for Classic Head Gold Coins Now Available

United States Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1839   Buy the book before the coin. Sage advice if there is a book to buy. Every coin series in U.S. history has a book dedicated to it except one: Classic Gold. Minted from 1834 to 1839 and falling between the series of the old standard preceding it […]

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New 2021 Official Red Book Will Debut April 7

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices Nearly 8,000 Items, Reports Dramatic Market and Hobby Changes   The 74th edition of the coin-collecting hobby’s annual Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will debut April 7, 2020. The new volume includes completely updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible […]

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The Coin Books You Need to Succeed

In this video, CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gives an insightful rundown of the coin books that you need in your library to take your hobby to the next level. Each one of these selections contains money-saving insights, must-know insider information, and untold hours of inspiration for the numismatic enthusiast. Price Guides: U.S. Coins The Official […]

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So-Called Dollars From the Pacific Coast Expositions

The latest publication on so-called dollars by Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder, So-Called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expositions, won awards at the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago as the Best Book of the Year on medals and tokens. So-called dollars are medals struck to commemorate events in United […]

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New Book on Medals of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame 1969-2019 Published

Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals issued from 1969 to 2019 have found homes in collections, museums, etc. around the world ― becoming the longest continuing series of non-government art medals currently being issued in the world. Now, for the first time, biographies of more than 50 Jewish-American Hall of Fame inductees have been published, along […]

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Let’s Talk Coin Storage

   Coin storage is the topic we discuss in this stream featuring CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan. Charles shares his personal experiences using a number of the hobby’s most popular products, including SAFLIP brand 2×2 coin flips, coin storage boxes that incorporate anti-tarnish Intercept Shield technology, and coin albums from the leading manufacturers. Proper coin […]

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New Edition of Coins of England Catalog Now Available

Coins of England By Coin & Currency Institute …… The 2020 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 55th update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback. It totals 878 pages, with […]

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Donald Scarinci on the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins: Whitman

In March 2020, Whitman Publishing will release 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, by numismatists Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker. The 168-page coffee-table hardcover will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com). Here, medallic-art historian Donald Scarinci shares his thoughts on modern world coinage and the new book. * * […]

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CoinWeek Launches CoinWeek Supplies

By CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek has just launched our new online store, CoinWeek Supplies. At CoinWeek Supplies, we offer virtually everything a collector needs to take their hobby to the next level. From loupes to lights, coin folders and albums, flips, storage media, and a wide range of the latest coin reference books, CoinWeek Supplies brings […]

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The Book on Silver Coins That Shook Me to My Core

By K.W. Callahan ….. If you’re anything like me, you may have caught yourself wondering a time or two just how many coins have been lost or destroyed over the years. While pondering said losses, I’ve inwardly debated what the true values of certain coins would actually be if people knew how rare they really […]

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Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

By Q. David Bowers for Whitman Publishing …… The second edition of Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Bowers discusses […]

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust Shows Numismatic Research is Alive and Well

In November 2019, Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at Whitman.com). Here, Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker discusses how the book came to be. * * * Sometimes […]

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Book About What to do When You Inherit Coins Available From ANA

Keeping or Disposing of a Coin Collection   So you’ve inherited a coin collection. Where do you go from here? You could leave the coins in that cigar box or closet, or you could figure out what to do with them. Before making a decision, pick up a copy of Managing and Settling a Numismatic […]

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In God We Trust: New Whitman Book Explores the Civil War, Its Effects on American Money, Banking, and Religion

Whitman Publishing announces the release of In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion, by numismatic researcher William Bierly. The 352-page hardcover book will debut in November 2019 at booksellers and hobby shops nationwide–as well as online–for $29.95 USD. The national motto “In God We Trust” debuted on United States coinage […]

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Monnaies Françaises: French Coin Reference 2020 Edition Available in November

French “Red” Book by Coin & Currency Institute …… Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. It is now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. It is called “Le Rouge” (The Red) in French. The 24th edition, […]

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Capturing the Excitement of Lost and Found Coin Treasures

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications …… Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released in a new second edition by Whitman Publishing. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Whitman […]

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The Coin Analyst: Girl on the Silver Dollar and the Merging of Greco-Roman and American Visions of Liberty

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Girl on the Silver Dollar by Roger W. Burdette (Seneca Mill Press, 2019) * * * Ask most collectors of the Morgan silver dollar issued from 1878 to 1921 who the model was for the image of Liberty that appears on the coin’s obverse, and they will likely say […]

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Second Edition of The Early Dated Coins of Europe, 1234-1500 to be Released This Fall.

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The appearance of a date on a coin is something so obvious to the layman that it is taken for granted. It will no doubt then come as a shock to discover that the custom of placing the year of minting on coins is absent for most of coinage […]

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New Edition of Directory of Circulating World Coins Available in October

All You Need to Know About the Circulating World Coins   Directory of Circulating World Coins by Currency Publications Ltd. ……   A specialist new publication provides details of every circulating world coins, taking in around 1,500 different global designs and denominations from the Afghani to the Yan and Zloty, providing an invaluable resource for […]

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Chicago Coin Club Offering Limited Edition Red Book, 13 oz Gold Medal for 100th Anniversary

By Chicago Coin Club …… The Chicago Coin Club, in conjunction with Whitman Publishing, has released a special edition Red Book® A Guide Book of United States Coins. This special edition Red Book is just one of many ways the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919. […]

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Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost – President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ……   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the bug, and soon took this new hobby of mine seriously. Like several of my friends, I started with Lincoln cents, and I assembled most of the collection by sixth […]

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David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

By David W. Lange for Whitman Publishing …… Like most numismatists of my generation, I discovered the hobby of collecting coins through the Lincoln cent series. My introduction occurred at a very tender age, around six or seven, and I have my older brother Doug to thank for that. In the early 1960s, coin collecting […]

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Ken Bressett Comments on the 2nd Edition of Whitman’s Curious Currency

Ken Bressett, Editor Emeritus of the Guide Book of United States Coins, shares his thoughts on “odd and curious” (primitive) money, and on Curious Currency: The Story of Money From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, Robert Leonard’s newly updated book on the subject. * * * By Ken Bressett for Whitman Publishing …… […]

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A Brief History of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing, LLC …… Whenever the classic coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver dollar rises to the top of the list. Every day at Whitman Publishing we see evidence of its universal appeal. Hobbyists buy thousands upon thousands of coin folders, albums, and […]

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F+W, Publisher of Numismatic News, Declares Bankruptcy

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   F+W Media (the parent company of Numismatic News), along with eight other companies affiliated with F+W, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief on Sunday, March 10 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Citing print publication industry decline, bad capital investments and mismanagement, the company found itself […]

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Whitman Debuts Expanded 2nd Edition Harlan Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, by noted historian of the ancient world and professional coin dealer Harlan J. Berk. The 144-page hardcover coffee-table book will debut March 12, 2019, two weeks before the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show. It will be available from booksellers […]

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New 2020 Red Book Reports Dramatic Market Changes

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices Nearly 8,000 Items – Covers Circulating, Commemorative, and Bullion Coins The newest edition of the coin hobby’s annual Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will debut on April 9, 2019, two weeks before National Coin Week. The 73rd edition (with a cover date of 2020) […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases 2nd Edition of Rare Coin Collecting and Investing Memoir

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins, by Robert W. Shippee. The 328-page book will debut at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, February 28, 2019. After that, it can be ordered from booksellers and hobby shops […]

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Whitman Publishing Announces Expanded, Updated 6th Edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newly expanded and updated sixth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide in early March 2019, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online). The sixth edition’s […]

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Whitman Announces Expanded 2nd Edition Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins

Whitman Publishing will release an enlarged, updated second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers, in February 2019. The 400-page book, volume 20 in the popular Bowers Series of numismatic references, will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at Whitman.com), for $29.95. The second […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Third Edition of Lincoln Cents Guide Book

  Whitman Publishing has released an updated and revised third edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. It continues in the popular tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series numismatic guides, which number more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page full-color book is available now, in January […]

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New Book on World War II Prisoner of War Money in the United States

Groundbreaking New Book on the Money Used by World War II Prisoners of War in the United States By Coin & Currency Institute …… It is an often forgotten piece of World War II history that between 1942 and 1946, 425,000 Germany, Italian, and even some Japanese prisoners of war were held at 700 POW […]

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Highlights of the Kolbe & Fanning January 26 Numismatic Book Sale

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers announce our Sale 151, which will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The 500-lot sale covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics, and includes selected items from over thirty different numismatic libraries, offering something for virtually all interests. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 167: an exceptionally well-preserved […]

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Jeff Garrett: What to Give a Numismatist for Christmas

A coin, book or membership can make a memorable gift By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… If you’re like everyone else, you are probably searching for holiday gift ideas to please that “hard to buy for” friend or relative. It seems like the world revolves around something electronic these days, and there […]

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40th Anniversary Book of Royal French Coins Available From Editions Gadoury

By Coin & Currency Institute …… The 40th anniversary edition of Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, by Francesco Pastrone, a standard reference book on the coins of the Kings of France beginning with Louis XIII (1610)and ending at the French Revolution, has been released and is now available to collectors in North America with delivery in […]

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Whitman Publishing’s Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board Accepting Applications

Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply Whitman Publishing is accepting applications for appointment to its Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board (CNAB). The CNAB was established to advise the publisher and editors of Whitman Publishing on topics relating to Canadian coins and tokens, medals, paper currency, and related numismatic items. These include colonial and provincial coinage; […]

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One Week Left in Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #8

  Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their eighth “Buy or Bid Sale,” which began on Saturday, November 3 and will close on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue […]

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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 […]

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Eric P. Newman Collection Final Sales Feature Numismatic Library and Archives

The final sales of material from the numismatic collections formed by Eric P. Newman are being sold by Heritage Auctions in November 2018. Sale X will include the final offering of important paper money, while the two catalogues comprising Sale XI will include the remaining coins, mechanical counterfeit detectors and related items, as well as […]

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July 14 Sale Features Highlights of John W. Adams Library

Selected highlights of the magnificent numismatic library carefully assembled by prolific author John W. Adams are featured in Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers’ 150th auction, to be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Adams Library is well known for including one of the finest collections of American numismatic auction catalogues ever assembled. Exceptional runs […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Ephemera Sale #3 Closes Tomorrow

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are conducting our third Numismatic Ephemera Sale, which closes on Friday, May 18, 2018. The sale includes 100 lots of numismatic memorabilia, short sale catalogues, photographs, letters, brochures, leaflets, booklets, and so on. A few numismatic highlights include: Lot 203: A scarce early G. Frederick Kolbe numismatic literature list from […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Ephemera Sale #3 Closes Friday, May 18

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are announcing our third Numismatic Ephemera Sale, which will close on Friday, May 18, 2018. The sale includes 100 lots of memorabilia, short sale catalogues, photographs, letters, brochures, leaflets, booklets: all sorts of material that doesn’t necessarily fit well in a book auction but which is interesting nonetheless. Items in […]

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Q. David Bowers – Fascinating Coin Treasures

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Hoards and finds are endlessly interesting. My Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures book published by Whitman has been a best seller. I was delighted when I unexpectedly received this from the Midwest Book Review, a firm that makes recommendations to libraries and others: […]

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Kenneth Bressett Named First Red Book Editor Emeritus

Kenneth Bressett, longtime editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”), has retired into Whitman Publishing’s newly created position of Editor Emeritus. The 2019 (72nd) edition of the Red Book, available now from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, features a 10-page illustrated tribute to Bressett. In addition, the […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #6 Closes Today

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers’ sixth “Buy or Bid Sale” will close later today, Friday, April 6. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning […]

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Over Two Centuries of U.S. Dimes Featured in New 4th Edition of Whitman’s MEGA RED

The fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”) will officially debut April 10, 2018, with retail pre-orders being shipped on that date. The 1,504-page MEGA RED retails for $49.95 USD. It can be pre-ordered online and after April 10 will […]

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Books About Gunmoney, Ancient Chinese Coins Among New Arrivals at Kolbe & Fanning

The following are a few highlights from among the books just in at Kolbe & Fanning: MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN COINAGE. 8 BRITAIN AND IRELAND C. 400–1066 The most recently published volume in the hugely important MEC series, and one of the most important, covering the coinage of the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and Ireland. MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN […]

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Latest Numismatic Books Arrive at Kolbe & Fanning

Kolbe & Fanning have been adding new publications to our website and restocking other recent works in an effort to expand our online retail offerings of numismatic books. Recent additions include: All currently available volumes of the Monete Italiane Regionali series published by Varesi. New publications by the American Numismatic Society (ANS), including Brian Stickney’s […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers – 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage Special Editions

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced the availability of a limited Special Edition produced on commission for last year’s NLG Book of the Year winner 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage , written by Pete Smith, Joel J. Orosz, and Leonard Augsburger. Thirty copies of the book have been hand-bound in green quarter morocco with […]

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What Would You Like to See in the Next ” Bowers Series ” Book?

Q. David Bowers joined Whitman Publishing as the company’s numismatic director in 2003. This was at the start of a modern renaissance in American numismatic book publishing. Since that time, Whitman has published hundreds of new books for the hobby, ranging from 64-page monographs to 900-page encyclopedias, and recently the 1,504-page Mega Red. Many of […]

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Groundbreaking Research Leads to New Rick Tomaska Book on Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing …… I first met Rick Tomaska (virtually, through email and phone conversations) in the early weeks of 2005, not long after I came aboard as publisher at Whitman Publishing. Editorial work was under way on the 59th edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s […]

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Q. David Bowers: Numismatic Books & the Appeal of Double Eagles

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Double eagles have always been one of my favorite series. The first one I ever owned was an 1855-S when I was a teenager in the early 1950s. Graded perhaps EF-40, it was fascinating to hold. Where had it been in the past hundred years? How […]

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Kolbe & Fanning New York Numismatic Book Auction January 13

Numismatic Book Auction to be held at NYINC Kolbe & Fanning will be conducting our 2018 New York Numismatic Book Auction this Saturday, January 13, at the New York International Numismatic Convention in the Empire State Ballroom I of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan (109 E. 42nd Street), beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern Time. The sale features highlights from the library of William […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Publish December Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their December fixed price catalogue, featuring rare and out-of-print numismatic books from around the world. Including works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue offers a wide variety of material. To download the catalogue, visit our website at numislit.com. The catalogue is […]

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Kolbe & Fanning’s New York Book Auction Now Accepting Bids

The catalogue for the 2018 New York Book Auction, to be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, is now available through the firm’s online bidding platform at bid.numislit.com. The catalogue, featuring highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd along with other properties, is also […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #5 Ends Tonight, Dec. 11

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers fifth “Buy or Bid Sale” will close tonight (Monday, December 11). The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for downloading from the Kolbe & Fanning website […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Buy or Bid Sale #5 Open Through Dec. 11

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their fifth “Buy or Bid Sale”, which begins now and will close on Monday, December 11. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. There will be no printed catalogue. The PDF catalogue is available now for […]

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21st Edition of Friedberg’s U.S. Paper Money to See October Release

By Coin & Currency Institute …. Sixty-four years after its introduction, the 21st edition of Paper Money of United States, the standard reference book on United States paper money, is being released by the Coin & Currency Institute. In 1953, the late Robert Friedberg (1912-1963) broke new ground when the Treasury Department granted permission for […]

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Whitman Releases New Q. David Bowers Book on Secrets of Smart Coin-Buying

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest book by Q. David Bowers. Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace: Secrets to Being a Smart Buyer debuted October 1, 2017. The 320-page full-color volume is available online (including at the website of Whitman Publishing) and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide for $14.95. Inside the Rare Coin […]

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Heritage Auctions Releases 1802 Half Dime Book

The 1802 half dime is one of the great rarities in U.S. numismatics. It is without a doubt the key date early half dime. Despite its notoriety as a classic numismatic rarity, less is known about the 1802 half dime’s mintage and survival rate than that of many other rare American coins … until now. […]

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New Standard Work on Coins of Queen Isabel II of Spain Now Available

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are proud to announce the availability of Pat O’Connor’s new book The Coins of Isabel II of Spain: A Detailed Study of the Coins, Patterns, and Medals of Her Reign. This exhaustive yet easy-to-use reference work covers all of the coins issued during her reign (1833-1868), providing full color illustrations […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 7 Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be holding our Sale 147 on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The 500-lot sale includes material from the libraries of William A. Burd and Q. David Bowers and covers ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some highlights of the sale include: Lot 42: Gallatin’s beautiful volume on Syracusan decadrachms Lot 91: […]

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A New Book for the Serious Coin Collector: Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing …… “Buy the book before the coin” is good, solid, often-quoted advice for newcomers to the hobby. Frankly, it’s guidance for a lifetime of collecting; we should all heed it well beyond the beginner stage. And fortunately for today’s hobbyist, this advice has never been easier to follow–thanks […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2017 ANA Show

Complete List of Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) ……   BOOK OF THE YEAR The work having the greatest potential impact on numismatics – 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, by Pete Smith, Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger BEST SPECIALIZED BOOK United States Coins (tie) – The $2½ and $5 Gold Indians of Bela […]

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Whitman Publishes Expanded 2nd Edition of Guide Book of Buffalo, Jefferson Nickels

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new second edition of the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95 USD. Bowers will autograph copies at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair […]

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New Ken Bressett Coin Collecting Book Available at Denver ANA Show

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest edition of the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting: An Introduction to the World of Coins, by Kenneth Bressett. The 288-page softcover book debuted July 4, 2017, and is now available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $12.95. Mr. Bressett will autograph […]

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Whitman Releases New Search & Save Coin Books on Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars

Whitman Publishing announces the release of two new volumes in its series of combination book-albums trademarked under the name Search & Save. Each new volume consists of a 96-page hardcover book bound with a Whitman Classic Coin Album page for storing and displaying a customized coin collection. The Search & Save volumes are intended for […]

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Coin Collecting Advice: Building a Numismatic Library

Assembling the correct numismatic library for your level of engagement in the hobby is very important By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… One of the most sage pieces of advice ever given in numismatics is “Buy the book before the coin”. The legendary numismatist Q. David Bowers is credited with coining the […]

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From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” These words […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning February 2017 Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their February 2017 catalogue, featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue aims to include a wide variety of books and other material. To download the catalogue, visit our website at numislit.com. A few highlights from this offering include: A copy […]

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Coin Board Collecting – Special Book Offer

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   Time flies, and there are now three titles now published under the PennyBoard Press imprint: Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s: A Complete History, Catalog and Value Guide Coin Collecting Albums: A Complete History & Catalog, Volume One – The National Coin Album & Related […]

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Coin Board Collecting – Special Book Offer

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   Time flies, and there are now three titles now published under the PennyBoard Press imprint: Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s: A Complete History, Catalog and Value Guide Coin Collecting Albums: A Complete History & Catalog, Volume One – The National Coin Album & Related […]

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Numismatic Books: Kolbe & Fanning Week-Long 50% Off Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that they are holding a massive 50% off Inventory Reduction Sale, applicable to over 1,400 books listed on their website. The sale runs from Sunday, November 13 through Saturday, November 19, and is available only to orders placed through numislit.com. Check out Kolbe & Fanning’s large online inventory […]

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First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. A new era in United States coinage dawned in 1971 with the launch of the Eisenhower dollar. It was the first dollar coin issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. Unfortunately […]

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Famous Coin Counterfeiter Thomas Wyatt’s Larcenous Letters of Deception – 4K Video

At the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek’s editors stopped by the table of numismatic bookseller Kolbe & Fanning to take a look at an intriguing collecting of letters from known counterfeiter and numismatic forger Thomas Wyatt. In this 4K CoinWeek Exclusive video, Dr. David Fanning discusses the contents of the letters […]

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Whitman: New Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars Sold Out

Early Sellout Reflects Strong Hobby Interest in Recent 1964 Morgan Discovery Whitman Publishing announces that the fifth edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars is temporarily sold out due to high demand. More copies are scheduled to arrive in mid-October. “Collectors can call our Customer Service number at 1-800-546-2995 to order […]

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Whitman Publishing: Exploring the Mints of the United States

The United States Mint is at the center of American coin collecting. It is the wellspring, the mother lode, of the little copper, silver and gold objects of material culture that numismatists collect, study, and catalog. The Mint is the sole manufacturer of the nation’s legal-tender coinage, and its products are used every day by […]

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Whitman Releases Expanded Edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded second edition of A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins, a volume in its popular Bowers Series of numismatic titles, available November 1, 2016. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other best-selling “Official Red Book” […]

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New Guide Book of Peace Dollars Explores America’s Last Silver Dollar and the Mysterious 1964-D Coinage

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and revised third edition of the Guide Book of Peace Dollars, by award-winning numismatic researcher Roger W. Burdette. The 288-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com). […]

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New Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars Reveals Previously Unknown 1964 Morgan Dollar

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95 USD. Before then it is available for preorder – including on Whitman.com. The pricing, text, […]

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Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors

Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after which newly selected participants will contribute to the pricing of the 71st edition. “Red Book pricing […]

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First Read: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …. The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt by Allan Schein The period of our nation’s monetary history that began shortly after the turn of the century and ran until about 1932 or ’33 […]

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Numismatic Books – Whitman Publishes Paper Money Counterfeiting and Technology Reference

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing, by Robert “Bob” McCabe. In 480 pages this narrative covers the origins and development of paper and printing; the formation of engraving companies in America, particularly in the melting pot of Philadelphia; the […]

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Bela Lyon Pratt Quarter & Half Eagle Gold Coin Book to Debut at ANA World’s Fair

New book on classic Indian Head U.S. gold coins by author of Mexican Beauty: Un Peso Caballito By Allan Schein ….. Author Allan Schein announces the release of his newest numismatic book, The $2½ & $5 Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt. 18 months in the writing this 415-page book contains more than 700 images […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. The Bowers Series is a popular […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95. The Bowers Series is a popular […]

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Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

The second edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, popularly known as MEGA RED, debuted at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 31, 2016. Larger than the regular-edition Red Book, and with more pages, Mega Red retails for $49.95. It can be ordered online (including at Whitman.com) […]

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So-Called Dollars Debut in Whitman Mega Red Book

Deluxe Edition of The Guide Book of U.S. Coins will showcase So-Called Dollars By Jeff Shevlin …… According to Kenneth Bressett, editor for the Red Book, “The growing interest in medal collecting has prompted the publishers of Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins to acknowledge the important role medals have for today’s collector community, […]

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Coin Books – Pre-Publication Offer on New Coin Album Book

Numismatic researcher and author David W. Lange has written a new book that is being published by his own imprint, PennyBoard Press™. Listed at $49.95, this deluxe, hardcover, 144-page book is being offered at the pre-publication price of $45 until May 1, the expected date of delivery. Shipping is $10 for priority mail within a […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction features remarkable rarities and important works from around the world. With the celebrated RBW Library on Roman Republican coins serving as its foundation, the sale’s offerings span the numismatic spectrum. Some highlights include: Lot 42: the very rare catalogue of the Carlos de Beistegui collection Lot 54: […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2016 New York Auction

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction to Feature the RBW Library Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York Book Auction will feature the celebrated RBW Library and other important properties. Focusing on Roman Republican coinage, the RBW Library includes both the essential standard works on the subject as […]

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10% off on Books from Kolbe & Fanning for New NBS Members

By CoinWeek…. Numismatic booksellers Kolbe & Fanning are offering a 10% off all books on their online store for anyone who becomes a new member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) during the month of November. If you share Kolbe & Fanning’s love of numismatic literature but aren’t familiar with the NBS, the nearly 40-year-old […]

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More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest sale will be taking place this Saturday, November 7, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. Featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties, Sale 140 features numismatic literature from around the world. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 18: Byzantine Coins at Dumbarton Oaks, Volumes One through […]

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Whitman Publishing Announces New Book on Coin Hoards and Treasures

Whitman Publishing announces the release of Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures: Illustrated Stories of the Greatest American Troves and Their Discoveries, by Q. David Bowers. The 480-page hardcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at http://www.Whitman.com), for $39.95. It can also be borrowed for free as a […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Sale 140 on Nov. 7

Kolbe & Fanning’s latest catalogue has been published. Our Sale 140, featuring selections from the library of Stephen Epstein, among other properties. The sale features numismatic literature from around the world, and will be held beginning at noon eastern time on Saturday, November 7. Some highlights from the sale include: Lot 15: Beaupré’s rare work […]

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KOLBE & FANNING TO OFFER MARGO RUSSELL LIBRARY

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are pleased to announce that we will be offering the numismatic libraries of Margo Russell and Raymond Hale, along with other properties, in two upcoming sales. Margo Russell is a name well-known to many in this country. She served as the Editor of Coin World from 1962 to 1985, having […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List of Russian Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have published a new fixed-price list focusing on Russian numismatic literature. The 300-item PDF catalogue can be downloaded or viewed on the Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com. The catalogue includes material from the library of Quentin Archer, generally consisting of modern books, periodicals and auction catalogues on Russian coins […]

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First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature…. Review by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read: A Guide Book of United States Coins: Deluxe Edition by R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett You can’t blame Whitman for trying to shake things up with its venerable Red […]

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Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo 2014 Coin Show Report: Part 1

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek… The first day of the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, which runs from October 30 to November 2, kicked off quietly at 9:00 AM, with auction lot viewings by numismatic literature sellers Kolbe & Fanning and rare coin auction house Stack’s Bowers. A steadily increasing number of Early Birds soon began […]

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The Numismatourist Book Describes Numismatic Museums Around the World. VIDEO: 3:18

Howard Berlin, Ph.D., Author Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Imagine traveling the world and going in all the great numismatic museums. That is just what Howard Berlin has done and he has written a book describing the different collections. This new book will inspire you to travel and learn more about numismatics. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American […]

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First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin by Michael “Miles” Standish The mighty Morgan dollar, as Michael Standish notes in his important new reference book on the most widely collected classic American […]

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Excerpts from the E-Sylum: Updating Betts of American Colonial Medals

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, Tony Lopez and Skyler Liechty, check in to let readers know that they are working on an update to C. Wyllys Betts’ landmark work, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Here […]

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CoinWeek and Its Writers Win Eight Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… Plaques, dinner, and humor dished out at Numismatic Literary Guild Bash… The Numismatic Literary Guild Bash is a chance for some of the industry’s brightest and most talented writers to get together, talk about all things numismatic, and tell jokes. Lots of jokes… usually of the eye-rolling, […]

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10 Selections from the New Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price Book You Have to See…

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek… At CoinWeek, we love numismatic literature. This is why, when we saw the new Kolbe & Fanning Fixed Price List for Select Numismatic Books, we had to put everything aside for a few moments while we took in the book’s 92 amazing offerings. Many of the books […]

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Kickstarter Campaign for 3rd Edition Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. Rick Snow, numismatic author and owner of Eagle Eye Rare Coins in Tucson, AZ, is offering readers a special pre-publication deal on the upcoming 3rd edition of the Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide. First published in 1992 as simply Flying Eagles and Indian Cents, the “Snow” book started […]

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Cool New Coin Books for Collectors. VIDEO: 3:56

Wayne Herndon, Wizard Coin Supply Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Buy the book before the coin is some great advice for collectors. There are coin supply companies that specialize in numismatic literature with titles about all kinds of coins. See in this video some of the news books released for collectors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNlQYQUp99Q Copyright © CoinWeek July […]

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First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, by Edmund Moy Edmund C. Moy, who served as Director of the U.S. Mint from 2006 to 2011, has probably had […]

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Michael Bugeja’s New Book Offers Tips to Sell Coins Online

Numismatic writer and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee member Michael Bugeja has assembled a new, updated work–Online Coin Auctioneering–intended for estate auctioneers considering or already selling on a portal such as AuctionZip, iCollector or Proxibid. The advice in this new work also pertains to eBay and coin dealer auctions. Bugeja writes that all online coin auctions, […]

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New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues Available

A new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues is now available from Krause Publications. A network of more than 80 international paper money collectors and dealers work with editor George S. Cuhaj to ensure that the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money – Modern Issues, is the most comprehensive resource available for proper […]

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First Read: American Numismatic Auctions to 1875: Volume 1

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….. American Numismatic Auctions to 1875: Volume 1: American Numismatic Auctions 1738-1850, by John N. Lupia III John N. Lupia III’s American Numismatic Auctions is a revised and expanded edition of Part […]

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First Read: American Numismatic Auctions to 1875: Volume 1

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….. American Numismatic Auctions to 1875: Volume 1: American Numismatic Auctions 1738-1850, by John N. Lupia III John N. Lupia III’s American Numismatic Auctions is a revised and expanded edition of Part […]

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First Read: U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek……   U.S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles: The Gilded Age of Coinage by Q. David Bowers with Robert Galiette It’s easy to take Q. David Bowers for granted. The Hobby’s […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: 1804 Dollar Presentation + Mt.Gox No More + New Book from Miles Standish

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. CoinWeek Gets Exclusive Rights to Film 1804 Dollar Presentation As reported last week, author and researcher Mark Ferguson will be giving a major presentation on the Dexter 1804 dollar at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The event will take place on April 24th at […]

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New 1804 Dollar Discoveries to be announced at CSNS Book Release Presentation on April 24th

Numismatic researcher Mark Ferguson has announced an April 24th presentation at the Central States Numismatic Society, where he plans to announce new findings he has uncovered while studying the famed “King of Coins”, the 1804 dollar. The event will take place at 6:00pm and will kick off the release of Ferguson’s new book, The Dollar […]

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Numismatic Book Dealer John Burns Remembered. VIDEO: 9:06

Interviewer: David Lisot, with Allen Berman, Charles Davis, Wayne Homren, John Kraljevich, & Del Parker. Numismatics lost a good friend and soul with the untimely passing of numismatic book dealer John Burns. John had been in the trade for decades and could be found at many conventions with his inventory of modern and antique books […]

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First Read: Two Morgan Dollar Books

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature….  Carson City Morgan Dollars: Featuring the Coins of the GSA Hoard, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman (3rd Edition) © 2014 Whitman Publishing, LLC. 130 pages, full color, hardback. […]

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Numismatic Quick Hits: Liberty “V” Murder Mystery + John W. Adams + Special Labels for 57th Street

by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. How many times has the United States employed Roman numerals on its coinage? The silver three-cent piece debuted in 1851 and announced its value by employing the Roman numeral III on the reverse. When the three-cent nickel came along in 1865, the III was retained. In 1881, Mint […]

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French Patterns and Piéforts the Subject of New Victor Gadoury Book

It is a futile attempt to look for patterns and piéforts in the standard work of reference on modern French numismatics, the red-colored Gadoury, because the well-known author considered in 1989 this topic much too important to be dealt with merely in the appendix of his catalog. Roughly a quarter of a century after this […]

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Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Reprints Released

Siatras International Bookshop, a major source of export-quality academic books from Greece, has announced a series of reprints of important Greek numismatic titles. The series is called: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG). The first volume of the series SNG consists of two huge facsicles (29×38 cm, cloth spine); of which, a few brand new copies of the first edition […]

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New 2015 Red Book for Coin Prices Released at Whitman Expo. VIDEO: 2:31

Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing Interviewer: Charles Morgan, CoinWeek.com…… The Guide Book of United States Coin aka “The Red Book” has been a primary source of coin prices since. The 68th edition for 2015 was released at the March Whitman Expo. CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan talks to publisher Dennis Tucker to find out what this new edition […]

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Ike Group Announces DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

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Ike Group Announces Eisenhower Dollar DIVA Coin Catalog. Video: 2:32

Andy Oskam, President, Ike Group Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… Eisenhower dollars continue to be a collecting series of interest to collectors especially to members of the Ike Group. Issued from 1971 till 1978 this series of dollar sized coins represents one of the least expensive series of collectible series of coin with a plethora of […]

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