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Burnett Anderson Memorial, Booster Awards Presented by ANA at Virtual Event

The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author, or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions to numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 108th Anniversary Convention, the award is intended to […]

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will reconvene in March 2021

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020
(Baltimore, Maryland) — The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020, due to Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Publishing releases A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Bowers and Martin

New Book Will Appeal to Coin Collectors and Other Hobbyists
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Q. David Bowers and Mary L

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Whitman Publishing releases A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Bowers and Martin

New Book Will Appeal to Coin Collectors and Other Hobbyists
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Collectible Postcards, by Q. David Bowers and Mary L

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Updated Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins debuts in a new second edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, second edition, by Q. David Bowers

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Updated Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins debuts in a new second edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins, second edition, by Q. David Bowers

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Exceptional Numismatic Writers Receive ANA Awards

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2020 literary awards – recognizing articles published in the 2019 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist – will be presented virtually on September 1 at 12 p.m. (MDT). The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr. George F. Heath in 1888, and this year marks its […]

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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

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Augsburger and Orosz selected as 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Clemy winners

August 18, 2020 — Respected researchers and award-winning numismatic authors Len Augsburger and Joel Orosz have received yet another prestigious award. They have been selected as the joint 2020 recipients of The Clemy, the highest honor given by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG)

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo forced to cancel November 2020 bourse at Baltimore Convention Center: “Save the date” issued for alternate venue

The bourse at the Whitman Expo, Baltimore, November 3–6, 2016.
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo scheduled for November 12–14, 2020, has been forced to move from the Baltimore Convention Center by Maryland’s ongoing mitigation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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Bob R. Simpson Part I Auction announced for September 17, 2020

Heritage Auctions to offer significant selections from one of the greatest-ever coin collections into 2021
Dallas, Texas (July 30, 2020) — Bob Simpson, the Texas energy executive and philanthropist, is as legendary in numismatic circles as the momentous United States coins he collects. And in coming months, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer some of the greatest rarities found in Simpson’s historic assemblage — or anywhere else in the world

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First Read: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins… Review by Louis Golino

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature … By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …..   If you are a collector of American coins, you probably have long considered those coins issued in copper-nickel since 1965 (as well as modern bullion and commemoratives) to be “modern” coins and […]

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PCGS Banknote grades ultra-rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon note

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The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction
(Santa Ana, California, July 9, 2020) — The finest-known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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New special-edition Red Book celebrating the 1920–2020 centennial of the Manila Mint is sold out!

The front cover, back cover, and spine of the 1920–2020 Manila Mint special edition distinguish it from the regular-edition Red Book. 260 copies were printed; 48 were damaged in transit, leaving 212 for sale to collectors

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It’s my 10th anniversary as a contributor to Coin Update and World Mint News Blog

Dear readers, it’s hard to believe, but this week marks 10 years since I first joined Coin Update and World Mint News Blog. My first submission in June 2010 was an interview I conducted with U

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Bowers on collecting: The latest book update

As you read these words I am immersed in writing a book for Whitman about the numismatic world from 1932 to date. In that year the world was in the depth of the Depression, and in America, many would consider the year and the beginning of the next to represent the point when the economy touched bottom

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

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

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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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1892-S Morgan dollar, Uncirculated, $15 — no haggling!

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

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PCGS considers additional members-only shows to offset COVID-19 effects

The following announcement is a message on May 5, 2020, from Brett Charville, President of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
The numismatic hobby, like seemingly every other part of our lives, finds itself at a crossroads

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British rarities rank among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U

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British rarities rank among the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation announced in April 2020 that its London affiliate, NGC UK, has certified a 1952 British penny. If an American collector focuses only on U

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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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Coin collectors get a fresh dose of the blues

The Best-Selling Blue Book Tells How Much Your Coins Are Worth
Of all the numismatic books Whitman Publishing has created over the years, including many recent titles that have already matured into standard references, the Guide Book of United States Coins—the “Red Book”—is by far the most popular. It’s hard to argue popularity when generations of coin collectors have bought more than 24 million copies in total!
The hobby community has another long-running annual price guide, though: one that deserves at least a tiara if not the record-holder’s crown

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Coin collectors get a fresh dose of the blues

The Best-Selling Blue Book Tells How Much Your Coins Are Worth
Of all the numismatic books Whitman Publishing has created over the years, including many recent titles that have already matured into standard references, the Guide Book of United States Coins—the “Red Book”—is by far the most popular. It’s hard to argue popularity when generations of coin collectors have bought more than 24 million copies in total!
The hobby community has another long-running annual price guide, though: one that deserves at least a tiara if not the record-holder’s crown

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Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo cancels June bourse, plans to reopen in November

Ongoing Public Health Crisis Has Restricted the Baltimore Convention Center
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, Will Hold its Auction in California.
(Baltimore, Maryland) — Maryland’s ongoing state of emergency, declared March 12 by Governor Larry Hogan to help control the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has closed the June 2020 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo bourse

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Jeff Garrett: The Great American Coin Hunt – 2020 Edition

By Jeff Garrett – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries ….. The last few weeks have been like no other in my 45 plus years as a professional numismatist. The routine of attending a coin convention every week or two during that period has come to a screeching halt. Like many others, I have had to re-invent […]

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Coins Q&A: Selling online

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Selling your coins yourself, in online auctions, can be fun if you have the time and talent to do it. This typically requires some skill with scanning or photography (buyers like to examine potential purchases)

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Coins Q&A: Selling online

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Selling your coins yourself, in online auctions, can be fun if you have the time and talent to do it. This typically requires some skill with scanning or photography (buyers like to examine potential purchases)

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Coins Q&A: Selling online

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Selling your coins yourself, in online auctions, can be fun if you have the time and talent to do it. This typically requires some skill with scanning or photography (buyers like to examine potential purchases)

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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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Free shipping on 2021 Red Books!

Pre-order your copy of the 2021 Official Red Book, the premier Guide Book of United States Coins, and we’ll ship it to you for free.
The Official Red Book, A Guide Book of United States Coins, is 74 years young and going strong

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CoinWeek Podcast #130: Discussing the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

 CoinWeek Podcast #130: Discussing the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan discusses the importance of 20th-century coinage and the selection process he and co-writer Hubert Walker used to select the 100 coins […]

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High-value “cherrypicker” coins take the stage at the ANA National Money Show

Cherrypickers’ Guide volume editor Larry Briggs, author Bill Fivaz, associate editor Brandon Hall, and publisher Dennis Tucker at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020.
Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, and Dennis Tucker, publisher at Whitman Publishing, along with Whitman Associate Editor Brandon Hall, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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The health of the hobby, 2020

For several years when I was a kid, my father and I would plant, nurture, and eventually harvest a big vegetable garden. It was something special he and I shared—my one older brother still living at home didn’t really take to it; my mother helped, but she focused mainly on her flower gardens

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The health of the hobby, 2020

For several years when I was a kid, my father and I would plant, nurture, and eventually harvest a big vegetable garden. It was something special he and I shared—my one older brother still living at home didn’t really take to it; my mother helped, but she focused mainly on her flower gardens

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Liberty Seated quarters

Collecting United States coins by mintmark varieties did not become popular until the publication in 1893 of Augustus G. Heaton’s Treatise on Mint Marks

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In God We Trust author William Bierly will sign books at the ANA National Money Show

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing author William Bierly will meet collectors and autograph copies of his new book, In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion, at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show, February 27 and 28, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. The 352-page hardcover book will be available at the show at the Stanton Books and Stone Mountain Supply booth

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Defining “greatness” among modern world coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker
(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Liberty Seated, Barber, Mercury, and Roosevelt dime photographs sought for new Cherrypickers’ Guide

Research materials at the May 2019 Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing will release the newest volume of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins at the August 2020 World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh

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Liberty Seated, Barber, Mercury, and Roosevelt dime photographs sought for new Cherrypickers’ Guide

Research materials at the May 2019 Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing will release the newest volume of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins at the August 2020 World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh

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Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… Over the last several months, a client of mine has taken a deep dive into collecting Morgan silver dollars. This client is quite studious and has spent considerable time learning the series. Every once in […]

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Strike gold in Atlanta: Y’all are invited!

The great state of Georgia is no stranger to organized numismatics. You might remember a few years ago when the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo—usually hosted in Baltimore three times a year—was held in Atlanta

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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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Donald Scarinci on the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Legendary 1884 and 1885 Trade dollars from the E. Horatio Morgan Collection to be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Baltimore Auction

1884 T$1 PR-63 PCGS. Images by Heritage Auctions

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to display the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation tribute to Benjamin Franklin’s Libertas Americana medal

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Santa Ana, CA (December 19, 2020) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that it will display an incredible tribute to the Libertas Americana medal, assembled by the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, at the upcoming Florida United Numismatists Convention in Orlando, January 9-11, 2020

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Bowers on collecting: Glories of the numismatic past

The Kring van Draiiorgelvrienden, a Dutch group of enthusiasts who collect and admire street organs, has as its motto:
While looking at the future, do not forget the glories of the past.
Similarly, in numismatics, we consider and try to predict the future while we are dealing with the present, and those who like history contemplate the glories of the numismatic past

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Dennis Tucker to present silver and gold medals at the February 2020 ANA Show

American Arts Gold Medallions on display at the West Point Mint. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Tucker)

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Bowers on collecting: A favorite coin

While poking around in my safety deposit box the other day, I paused to look at one of my favorite coins. I bought this in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction at the Whitman Coin Expo in March 2012, where it was described as follows:
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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Bill Fivaz will update the hobby on cherrypicking coin die varieties at the ANA National Money Show, February 27, 2020

Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and the market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta

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Bowers on collecting: Excitement!

All bets were off, the room was up for grabs, and the sky was the limit at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore last week. Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the official auctioneer, issued not one but seven catalogs and sold nearly 10,000 lots! Price records rose left and right, especially for colonial and early American coins

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“In God We Trust” — Giving numismatic thanks

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release 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

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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Who do you thank in a numismatic book?

“It takes a village to raise a child,” the old saying goes, and the same could be said about creating a good numismatic book. This brings to mind the most prolific numismatic writer of all time, Q

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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Bowers on collecting: Goal to go for the expo!

The Whitman Coin Expo opens in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday and continues through Saturday. If you plan to attend and want to say hi to me, track me down on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday morning

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U.S. Mint special release

As part of the limited mintage release of the 2019 American Silver Eagle one-ounce Enhanced Reverse Proof coin (San Francisco Mint), the United States Mint is making a limited quantity of the coins available to the public at the Whitman Coin Baltimore Expo on Thursday, November 14.
Want a chance to bring home one of these beautiful and highly anticipated coins? Quantities will be limited and only one coin can be purchased per household

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Who do you thank in a numismatic book?

“It takes a village to raise a child,” the old saying goes, and the same could be said about creating a good numismatic book. This brings to mind the most prolific numismatic writer of all time, Q

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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release 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

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

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Unexpectedly high demand leads the Guide Book of United States Coins back to press

(Pelham, Alabama) — In a sign of the strength of the coin-collecting hobby, dramatically higher than usual demand has caused Whitman Publishing to go back to press with the spiralbound version of the Guide Book of United States Coins, 73rd edition.
The Guide Book, published since 1946 and popularly known as the “Red Book,” is the best-selling annual price guide for the coin-collecting hobby

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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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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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release 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

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Winter Expo

NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, November 14 through 11:00 a.m

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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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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Bill Fivaz reviewing Cherrypickers’ Guide entries at an October 24, 2019, editorial meeting.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Die variety photographs welcomed for new Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz working on the upcoming Cherrypickers’ Guide, Sixth Edition, Volume II, at an editorial meeting on October 24, 2019.
(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing is calling on the hobby community for photographs of die varieties of U

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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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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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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Beth Deisher teaches families how to win “The Widow Game”

Beth Deisher’s Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited has been released in a new third edition by Whitman Publishing. The 304-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide

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In God We Trust: New Whitman Publishing book explores the Civil War and its effects on American money, banking, and religion

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Capturing the excitement of lost and found coin treasures

David Bowers’s 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

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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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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

From Stack’s Bowers Galleries
The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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Capturing the excitement of lost and found coin treasures

David Bowers’s 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

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More than one Oak Tree shilling to be found at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

From Stack’s Bowers Galleries
The Noe-13 1652 Oak Tree shilling is among the scarcest varieties from the Massachusetts silver series. It is typically found in heavily worn condition and often with surfaces problems

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Bowers on collecting: Here and there at the ANA convention

The last week and a few other days as well were spent in Illinois at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It was the most dynamic ANA convention since the 2000 event in Philadelphia

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Bowers on collecting: Here and there at the ANA convention

The last week and a few other days as well were spent in Illinois at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. It was the most dynamic ANA convention since the 2000 event in Philadelphia

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

By Q. David Bowers
Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

By Q. David Bowers
Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money

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Bowers on collecting: Suggestions for the U.S. Mint

Within a few days, I and thousands of others will be in Rosemont, Illinois, attending the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Collectors, dealers, journalists, and others will come from all across America and from many foreign destinations to enjoy a week of immersion in the art, history, and romance of coins, tokens, medals, and paper money

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The importance of good research and writing

In March 2019 Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker spoke about writing and research to eighth-grade students of Meadow Glen Middle School (Lexington, South Carolina). This is a transcript of that lecture

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The importance of good research and writing

In March 2019 Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker spoke about writing and research to eighth-grade students of Meadow Glen Middle School (Lexington, South Carolina). This is a transcript of that lecture

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Reflections on the silver coinage of 1916

The first volume of the “Bowers Series” of numismatic references—the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars—was published in 2004. As of 2019 that initial volume plus the two dozen that followed it have comprised more than 8,000 pages of information on U

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Reflections on the silver coinage of 1916

The first volume of the “Bowers Series” of numismatic references—the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars—was published in 2004. As of 2019 that initial volume plus the two dozen that followed it have comprised more than 8,000 pages of information on U

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Reflections on the silver coinage of 1916

The first volume of the “Bowers Series” of numismatic references—the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars—was published in 2004. As of 2019 that initial volume plus the two dozen that followed it have comprised more than 8,000 pages of information on U

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Chicago Coin Club releases limited edition 100th anniversary Red Book

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 their 100th anniversary of being chartered as an official organization in 1919

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Red Book recollections: P. Scott Rubin

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book. On April 9, the highly anticipated 73rd edition of the Red Book debuted

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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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Bowers on collecting: How to spot a potential candidate for coin collecting

By Q. David Bowers
Last week I was at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore, and in this blog I shared some thoughts about the new quarter eagle book I am now compiling

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Bowers on collecting: How to spot a potential candidate for coin collecting

By Q. David Bowers
Last week I was at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore, and in this blog I shared some thoughts about the new quarter eagle book I am now compiling

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Bowers on collecting: How to spot a potential candidate for coin collecting

Last week I was at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore, and in this blog I shared some thoughts about the new quarter eagle book I am now compiling. This week I return to answering questions sent by readers

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Barber coins and a new generation of collectors

By John Frost, president and journal editor of The 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 grade

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Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors

by John Frost, president and journal editor of The 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 grade. […]

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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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Bowers on collecting: America’s $2.50 gold pieces

For Whitman Publishing over the next few weeks, I’m putting the final touches on a new reference, A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins. This adds to the roster of gold studies in the “Bowers Series,” which, as of Spring 2019, includes two dozen titles

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Architect I.M. Pei and “what might have been” in American gold medals

This past week my brother-in-law, an architect, visited for a couple days, and at one point we talked about the famous Chinese-born and MIT- and Harvard-trained architect I.M

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NGC accepting submissions at Whitman Summer Expo

Stop by the NGC booth in Baltimore and drop off your submissions.
NGC will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels* at the Whitman Summer Expo, at the Baltimore Convention Center from Thursday, May 23 through 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

Left to right: Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker; Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz; professional numismatist Larry Briggs; and Whitman associate editor Brandon C. Hall, at SEGS Grading Service headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2019

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

Left to right: Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker; Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz; professional numismatist Larry Briggs; and Whitman associate editor Brandon C. Hall, at SEGS Grading Service headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2019

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Whitman Publishing holds Cherrypickers’ Guide editorial summit in Chattanooga

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) — An editorial summit was convened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 1 and 2, 2019, to plan the sixth edition, volume II, of Whitman Publishing’s Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The meeting laid out a comprehensive plan for updating the volume, which covers die varieties of U

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David W. Lange acquires massive “Midwest Collection” of vintage coin boards

In a very rare opportunity, vintage coin board collector and dealer David W. Lange has negotiated the purchase of more than 400 antique coin boards from the 1930s and ‘40s

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An Open Letter to Bill Hyder and the Token and Medal Society

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing, LLC ……   April 2019 Dear Bill, I’ve got something to vent about. Your article in the January/February 2019 issue of the Token and Medal Society’s TAMS Journal (“Merchant Token Ephemera From Wiley, Kansas”) makes me feel like I’ve been asleep for the past 15 years as a […]

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Pre-order your 2020 Blue Book for free shipping!

For more than 75 years, coin dealers have used the Official Blue Book to make buying offers. And when you pre-order your 2020 Blue Book today, you’ll receive free shipping on your entire order!
As a collector, you can use it to find out how much your coins are worth!

The Blue Book’s price listings offer a real-world look at the rare-coin market, gathered from dealers around the country

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CoinWeek First Read: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Second Edition

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. Believe us, writing books like this is hard work… Harlan J. Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins is the fifth title in Whitman Publishing’s groundbreaking 100 Greatest series and was the first to introduce readers […]

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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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Kenneth Bressett on 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.
The use of money today is so ubiquitous that we seldom give thought to why it functions the way it does, how it came to be, or what we would do without it

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Red Book recollections: Joel Edler

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book. On April 9, the highly anticipated 73rd edition of the Red Book is scheduled to debut

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Pleasure and Profit: The hobby and the market are two sides of the same coin for collector Bob Shippee

Robert W. Shippee’s book Pleasure and Profit: 100 Lessons for Building and Selling a Collection of Rare Coins was unique in numismatic publishing when it debuted in November 2014

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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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Bowers on collecting: Autobiography

Hello again! I am continuing to go through old Coin World columns and other items in connection with writing my autobiography. This week’s message is short and sweet:
In connection with the book, I hope to turn the manuscript over to Whitman Publishing this summer

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A brief history of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

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

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Bowers on collecting: Enjoying the Trip

I am continuing to go through old Coin World columns and other items in connection with writing my autobiography. I came across this, published nearly 20 years ago in Coin World in April 2001 (if you don’t subscribe to this newspaper you should; plus, you might enjoy my weekly “The Joy of Collecting” column, which has been running there since 1961! Also, see my 2019 comments at the end:
Enjoying the Trip
Coins are interesting
to collect in any market season

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Over $10.3 million of U.S. coins sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction

Official Whitman Spring Expo Auction totals nearly $21 million
Santa Ana, California — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo gathered collectors from all over the country to Baltimore’s inner harbor for the first of three exciting expo auctions in 2019. This event met with resounding success, with over $10

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Italo Vecchi praises “modern Renaissance man” Harlan Berk and the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

The second edition of 100
Greatest Ancient Coins, by Harlan J. Berk, debuts in March 2019, two weeks
before the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show

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Q&A with 2020 Red Book Senior Editor Jeff Garrett

Two weeks before National Coin Week on April 9, 2019, the 73rd edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (colloquially referred to as the “Red Book”) is set to debut. The 73rd edition of the Red Book will elucidate a variety of new coin issues throughout 2018 and early 2019, in addition to highlighting foreign coins that were circulated in the British American colonies

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Robert Leonard’s updated Curious Currency, second edition, explores money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Robert D. Leonard Jr

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A discussion with 2020 Red Book Editor Emeritus Ken Bressett

Two weeks before National Coin Week on April 9, 2019, the 73rd edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (colloquially referred to as the “Red Book”) is set to debut. The 73rd edition of the Red Book will elucidate a variety of new coin issues throughout 2018 and early 2019, in addition to highlighting foreign coins that were circulated in the British American colonies

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A discussion with 2020 Red Book Editor Emeritus Ken Bressett

Two weeks before National Coin Week on April 9, 2019, the 73rd edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (colloquially referred to as the “Red Book”) is set to debut. The 73rd edition of the Red Book will elucidate a variety of new coin issues throughout 2018 and early 2019, in addition to highlighting foreign coins that were circulated in the British American colonies

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A discussion with 2020 Red Book Editor Emeritus Ken Bressett

Two weeks before National Coin Week on April 9, 2019, the 73rd edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (colloquially referred to as the “Red Book”) is set to debut. The 73rd edition of the Red Book will elucidate a variety of new coin issues throughout 2018 and early 2019, in addition to highlighting foreign coins that were circulated in the British American colonies

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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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Red Book recollections: Jeff Ambio

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book. On April 9, the highly anticipated 73rd edition of the Red Book is scheduled to debut

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Whitman Publishing debuts expanded second edition of Harlan Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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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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New 2020 Official Red Book reports dramatic market changes; covers circulating, commemorative, and bullion coins

Best-selling annual guide prices nearly 8,000 items
(Pelham, AL) — 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) features extensively updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible coins, which has seen dramatic ups and downs in the past year

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New 2020 Official Red Book reports dramatic market changes; covers circulating, commemorative, and bullion coins

Best-selling annual guide prices nearly 8,000 items
(Pelham, AL) — 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) features extensively updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible coins, which has seen dramatic ups and downs in the past year

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New 2020 Official Red Book reports dramatic market changes; covers circulating, commemorative, and bullion coins

Best-selling annual guide prices nearly 8,000 items
(Pelham, AL) — 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) features extensively updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible coins, which has seen dramatic ups and downs in the past year

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Musings on A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents as the Third Edition Debuts

In the United States today, the Lincoln cent is the most popular “classic” collector coin. Uniquely, it holds that position while also being one of the most popular modern coins

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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 releases new updated edition of Robert Shippee’s award-winning memoir on collecting and investing in rare coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Whitman Publishing releases new updated edition of Robert Shippee’s award-winning memoir on collecting and investing in rare coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Whitman Publishing releases new updated edition of Robert Shippee’s award-winning memoir on collecting and investing in rare coins

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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Numismatics goes viral in the United States: The coming Great American Coin Hunt

Two months
from now, in late April 2019, the Great American Coin Hunt is planned to launch
as part of National Coin Week. Initially, the Great American Coin Hunt started
as an idea formed between several coin dealers, but has since evolved into a
viral, grassroots campaign that has taken off in the online numismatic
community with tens of thousands of enthusiasts planning to participate in the
phenomenon

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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Bowers on collecting: Collecting Civil War tokens

Last week I said this, on the personal side:
At the age of 80, I am selling my extensive collection of Civil War patriotic and store card tokens via e-mail catalogs. Included are tokens from under $100 to unique Gem rarities in the thousands of dollars

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Red Book recollections: Mary Sauvain

Coin Update continues its series dedicated to reflecting on the long history of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book, now in its 72nd edition. “Red Book Recollections” features personal reflections written by Red Book contributors, collectors, and others with the aim of providing different perspectives on the long-lived reference work

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Bowers on collecting: Some updates

This week’s
message is a bit on the personal side.
As editor of Mega Red, also known as the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, I with other Whitman staff members am putting the finishing touches on the 5th edition

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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 Publishing announces expanded, updated 6th edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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Whitman Publishing announces expanded, updated 6th edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

(Pelham, Alabama) — 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

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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 announces expanded second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coinage

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing will release an enlarged, updated second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers, in February 2019

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Whitman Publishing announces expanded second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coinage

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing will release an enlarged, updated second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers, in February 2019

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Whitman Publishing releases new third edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

(Pelham, Alabama)—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

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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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Whitman Publishing releases new third edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

(Pelham, Alabama)—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

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Bowers on collecting: Get ready for two new books!

For much of the past year, going into overdrive in late autumn, the Whitman staff has been working on two new standard references—the 2020 editions of A Guide Book of United States Coins and Mega-Red No. 5, the 1,500+ page, six-pound volume also known as the Deluxe Guide Book

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Updated sixth edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Paper Money is now available

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised sixth edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money is available now, in January 2019. The new book is a history and price guide of the paper currency of the United States dating from Civil War federal issues to present-day cash, plus related issues

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2019—an exciting year ahead for numismatic books!

BDear
fellow collectors,
I hope this note finds everyone well and that you are enjoying the new year.
As I write this, the first full week of January 2019 is coming to a close

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New third edition of Bowers’s Guide Book of Civil War Tokens includes expanded resources

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of a revised and updated third edition of the award-winning Guide Book of Civil War Tokens, by Q. David Bowers

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Bowers on collecting: Happy New Year!

As we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wish you and your extending family and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and numismatically enjoyable 2019.
The rare coin market continues to
be dynamic with many buyers, at levels that are in some series 25% or so lower
than they were at the height of the recent market, which I calculate as being
August 2013

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Bowers on collecting: Happy New Year!

As we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wish you and your extending family and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and numismatically enjoyable 2019.
The rare coin market continues to
be dynamic with many buyers, at levels that are in some series 25% or so lower
than they were at the height of the recent market, which I calculate as being
August 2013

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Happy Holidays to all our readers

This time of year seems to come sooner and sooner each year. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over, but it has been such an eventful year regarding coins and banknotes — circulation and commemoratives alike

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Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board is accepting applications

Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply
(Atlanta, Georgia) — 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

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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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