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Wilson Dollar Medal Restrikes Celebrate Manila Mint 100 Year Anniversary

By Jeff Shevlin – So-CalledDollar.com …… This year, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Manila Mint, restrikes of the Wilson Dollar are being offered for sale. The restrikes have been struck using the original Wilson Dollar obverse die engraved by George Morgan. The Wilson Dollar was originally struck on the newly installed minting equipment […]

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The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional One for Gold Eagle

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins – the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle – will see new reverse designs on their bullion versions for the first time since both coins debuted in […]

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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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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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2020 American Samoa Quarter Preview

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. Though not the first coin to feature bats as a motif, the first new America the Beautiful National Parks quarter dollar to be released in 2020 certainly has a distinctive take on the flying mammal. Honoring the sensibly named National Park in American Samoa, the quarter will be released […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Viewpoint: A letter to the Token Medal Society

by Dennis Tucker
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 writer and researcher.
Thanks a lot! Just when I was starting to feel like I knew something about numismatics

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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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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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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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Celebrate Discovery and Innovation During 2019 National Coin Week

“Discover the Past, Envision the Future” To recognize the role of numismatics in discoveries and innovation, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Discover the Past, Envision the Future” as the theme for the 96th annual National Coin Week, April 21-27. The theme was provided by ANA member Dennis Tucker. The Association will host a variety […]

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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 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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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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ANA’s National Coin Week theme chosen

Dennis Tucker, publisher of the Red Book, has won the competition to determine the theme for National Coin Week in 2019.
“Discover the past, envision the future” was his winning suggestion.
Prize was a one-ounce 2018 silver American Eagle proof

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The crossroads of numismatics and deltiology: Mary L. Martin and Q. David Bowers

What do numismatics (the study of currency) and deltiology (the study of postcards) have in common? Much more than you might think. Both studies make extremely popular collectible hobbies in the forms of coin collecting and postcard collecting, respectively, and both are a method of preserving and studying history

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CCAC explains coin design process

By Dennis Tucker
On Aug. 16, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee gave a special two-hour presentation and panel discussion at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The title of the “Money Talks” presentation was, “Why Did They Do That? – An In-Depth Discussion of the Interaction Between the CCAC, Congress and the United States Mint

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The Dentuck ANA blog: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bowers, Burdette, Books, and Beards at America’s Biggest Coin Show
There’s something magical about the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money. For most collectors and dealers, this is the biggest “coin show” of the year

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Once obscure, American Civil War tokens now take the spotlight

In the early 1940s, young George J. Fuld was first bitten by the coin-collecting bug (as were many other Americans, during a boom in hobby interest that started in the Great Depression)

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Meet your favorite Whitman Publishing authors at the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money

Whitman Publishing authors will meet and greet collectors and sign copies of their books at the Whitman booth, #236 (next to the U.S

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: Salt River Bay National Historical Park

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of American Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of American Samoa

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The CCAC and the 2020 and 2021 America the Beautiful quarters: National Park of America Samoa

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Numismatic publishing: A look back at 2013

Whitman Publishing numismatic director Q. David Bowers; Mike Nottelman and Matt Dinger of “Coin Radio”; and Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, at the August 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money

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Numismatic publishing: A look back at 2013

Whitman Publishing numismatic director Q. David Bowers; Mike Nottelman and Matt Dinger of “Coin Radio”; and Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, at the August 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money

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U.S. medals and tokens featured in new MEGA RED, 4th Edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Collectors of exonumia (tokens, medals, and similar coin-like objects) will enjoy more than 50 pages devoted to their interests in the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Eight of the book’s twenty-five appendices feature American exonumia ranging from dime-sized tokens to dollar-sized and larger medals

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Numismatic publishing: A look back at 2013

In August 2013 Mike Nottelmann and Matt Dinger of “The Coin Show” interviewed Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. Their conversation, broadcast as Episode 66, touched on many aspects of numismatic publishing, writing, and research

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U.S. medals and tokens featured in new MEGA RED, 4th Edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Collectors of exonumia (tokens, medals, and similar coin-like objects) will enjoy more than 50 pages devoted to their interests in the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Eight of the book’s twenty-five appendices feature American exonumia ranging from dime-sized tokens to dollar-sized and larger medals

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U.S. medals and tokens featured in new MEGA RED, 4th Edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — Collectors of exonumia (tokens, medals, and similar coin-like objects) will enjoy more than 50 pages devoted to their interests in the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Eight of the book’s twenty-five appendices feature American exonumia ranging from dime-sized tokens to dollar-sized and larger medals

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The U.S. Mint’s World War I silver medals are outstanding

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Ken Bressett — my friend and mentor

In 1974 I had the great fortune of being awarded a scholarship to attend the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar. It was the first time I had flown on an airplane, and to say I was excited would be a huge understatement

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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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Third Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars expanded with new research and market analysis

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the updated and expanded new third edition of A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, by professional numismatist Rick Tomaska. The 320-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on May 8, 2018, for $19

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What happened to Kennedy half dollars?

On March 20, 2018, the United States Mint began its sale of 2018 Kennedy half dollar product options which include a 200-coin bag (product code 18KA) and a two-roll set (product code 18KB). These product options possess either the “D” or “P” mint mark, given their mint of origin, and what the Mint calls a “circulating finish” — though they have never been in circulation, and are available only through the Mint’s numismatic sales

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What happened to Kennedy half dollars?

On March 20, 2018, the United States Mint began its sale of 2018 Kennedy half dollar product options which include a 200-coin bag (product code 18KA) and a two-roll set (product code 18KB). These product options possess either the “D” or “P” mint mark, given their mint of origin, and what the Mint calls a “circulating finish” — though they have never been in circulation, and are available only through the Mint’s numismatic sales

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Numismatic publishing course is nearly sold out

Writers, editors, researchers encouraged to sign up now
An American Numismatic Association (ANA) course on writing, research, and getting published in the field of numismatics is almost sold out, according to ANA Seminar Manager Amber Bradish.
“Numismatic Publishing: A Practical Course on Writing About Coins” will be taught Sunday through Wednesday, June 17 to June 20, 2018, as part of the annual ANA Summer Seminar

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CCAC Selects Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Tuesday, March 13, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held its second public meeting of 2018. The agenda included the review and recommendation of designs for the 2019 American Legion centennial Commemorative Coin Program and the discussion of design concepts for Native American $1 Coins for 2021 through […]

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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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Numismatic ambassadorship: Inspiration to keep serving the hobby

Last week I received (in absentia) a wonderful honor—a Numismatic Ambassador Award.
I remember first reading about these awards when I was a young collector back in the 1980s

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U.S. half dollars featured in new Whitman Publishing Search & Save book

(Pelham, Alabama) — The sixth volume in Whitman Publishing’s library of collector book-albums is Search & Save: Half Dollars, is available now for $9.95 retail from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide as well as online

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Red Book recollections: Dennis Tucker

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 70th 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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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the concepts […]

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Modern US Coins – CCAC Discusses Apollo 11 Designs, ATB Quarter Concepts

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Wednesday’s meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (otherwise known as the CCAC) was relatively painless. Only two items were on the agenda, and neither required a vote: the review and discussion of finalist designs for the 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin program and a discussion of the […]

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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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Whitman Publishing Releases Expanded New Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page […]

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Whitman Releases New 7th Edition of Kenneth Bressett’s Guide Book of United States Currency

Whitman Publishing has released the new seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency, a guide to American paper money by Kenneth Bressett, former president of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and longtime senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins. The full-color, 352-page softcover book is available online (including at […]

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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 4th Edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publications …… The fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins will enjoy its public debut in a few short weeks. Look for it at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. In the meantime, if you’re a fan of modern U.S. […]

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CCAC Recommends Designs for Apollo 11, Native American $1, Congressional Gold Medals

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. At yesterday’s marathon meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), design candidate portfolios for several programs were reviewed and discussed, with committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury ultimately being made. The meeting’s agenda included designs for the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins, the Filipino […]

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Whitman Publishing 2nd Edition Guide to Gold Buying and Selling

On the Fourth of July, 2017, Whitman Publishing will release a newly updated second edition of its award-winning book GOLD: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today, by Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers. It is available for preorder online (including at www.Whitman.com) and will be sold at bookstores and hobby dealers […]

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Whitman Releases New Check List and Record Book of U.S. Paper Money

Whitman Publishing announces the release of an updated Check List and Record Book of United States Paper Money for collectors of American currency. The 256-page softcover book retails for $9.95 USD and is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online. The Check List and Record Book is designed as a convenient way for […]

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Whitman Offers Free JFK Book on Medal & Coin Art for President’s 100th Birthday

John F. Kennedy, the only American president ever honored on a circulating half dollar coin, was born May 29, 1917. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, Whitman Publishing is offering a free copy of The Kennedy World in Medallic Art: John F. Kennedy and His Family in Medals, Coins, Tokens, and Other Collectibles, […]

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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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New Red Book Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices 7,900 Coins The 71st edition of the hobby’s Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will launch at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 30, 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. To celebrate the […]

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Design Recommendations Considered for 2019-20 Native American $1 Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC)for the reverse of the 2019 and 2020 Native American $1 coins. Glenna Goodacre’s portrayal of Shoshone maiden and guide Sacagawea, a vital member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the interior of what is now the continental United States all the […]

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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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CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers

CoinWeek Podcast #39: Q. David Bowers Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Q. David Bowers is the most prolific numismatic writer in the hobby’s history – he is also the breaker of numismatic news this month – as he and Whitman have […]

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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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PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fall show theme is “The American Silver Eagle, 30th Anniversary”. Mr. Mercanti will […]

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PAN to Feature John Mercanti at Fall Coin Show

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) have completed arrangements to have retired U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti attend the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention to be held October 27-29 at the Monroeville Convention Center, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fall show theme is “The American Silver Eagle, 30th Anniversary”. Mr. Mercanti will […]

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CoinWeek Wins Record Nine Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

Numismatic Literary Guild Awards include Best Website, Best Video & Best Podcast By CoinWeek News Staff ….. On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced the winners of its annual writing competition at the NLG Bash, a dinner banquet attended by scores […]

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Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

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Young Numismatists 2016 ANA Literary Award Winners Announced

Young Numismatists  2016 competition! Each year the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatists Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to US$1,000 are given in three age groups named after Whitman authors and longtime hobby leaders Bill Fivaz (entrants aged 8–12), Q. David Bowers (ages 13–17), and Kenneth […]

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Coin Collectors Share Thoughts with CCAC in Colorado

By Dennis Tucker – Publisher, Whitman Publishing LLC …… Colorado is a beautiful state, and for coin collectors a very special one, rich with numismatic history and connections. Gold and silver mining became an important industry in the American West in the late 1850s and early 1860s, giving birth to many issues of private and […]

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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 – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis Tucker

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. As modern U.S. coins grew in popularity and became an important segment of the coin market over the last several decades, there was no real concomitant emergence of a significant numismatic literature about this burgeoning field. There are a few key works, like Eric Jordan’s Modern Commemorative Coins (2010), […]

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Two New Members Appointed to Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

The United States Mint is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The two new members will fill vacancies created by the expiration of appointments. Steve Roach was appointed to represent the interests of the general public, replacing Gary Marks. A numismatic journalist who served as […]

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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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