Category Archives: Collecting Supplies

Coin Board News Number 57 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 57 — Winter 2021 Annual Update Issue   A YEAR OF MINIMAL CHANGE Yes, 2020 was a year in which we were all too distracted with a pandemic and a contentious presidential election to generate much action in the […]

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Coin Board News Number 56 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 56 — Fall 2020 COVID-19 DELAYS NEW BOOK Yes, after being twice delayed at the printer by the ongoing pandemic, Volume Three in my trilogy of comprehensive books detailing coin album publishers and their product lines has finally […]

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Whitman Coin Folders as Collectible Items

By David W. Lange ….. As a collector of vintage coin boards, folders and albums for nearly 40 years, my dream has been to publish all of what I’ve learned about these items that were so crucial to the development of the coin hobby as we know it today. This goal is being realized in […]

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Coin Board News Number 55 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 55 — Summer 2020 DISPATCH FROM THE BUNKER In the Spring issue I speculated that we soon might be under quarantine, and to varying degrees this has come to pass. Most coin shows have been canceled through July, […]

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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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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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New Reference Book for Classic Head Gold Coins Now Available

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

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New 2021 Official Red Book Will Debut April 7

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

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The Coin Books You Need to Succeed

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

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Coin Board News Number 54 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 54 — Spring 2020 Greetings from the Chairman of the Board! Spring brings the latest roundup of coin board developments, as well as a new list of boards for sale. In a related matter my book on Whitman coin […]

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Let’s Talk Loupes and Magnification (Video)

   CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down each of these coin viewing and magnification products and shows you what they look like in use. If you’d like to examine your coins using these fine products, you can do so by following these links to their respective product pages at CoinWeek Supplies. Your purchase supports […]

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Let’s Talk Coin Storage

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

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CoinWeek Launches CoinWeek Supplies

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

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Coin Board News Number 53 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 53 — Winter 2020   MARKET ACTIVITY The past quarter was unremarkable for the most part, though there were a few notable transactions. A four-piece lot of Oberwise boards sold on eBay for very strong money. All were in […]

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Coin Board News Number 52 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

  Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 52 — Fall 2019   MIDWEST COLLECTION STILL REVEALING TREASURES Not long after the last issue of Coin Board News was published, I finally finished cataloging the vast Midwest Collection of coin boards. There are some quite […]

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Coin Board News Number 51 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 51 — Summer 2019   The Midwest Collection! GIGANTIC COIN BOARD PURCHASE In April I negotiated a deal to purchase more than 400 coin boards, including titles from all seven original publishers of the 1930s-40s. This was no […]

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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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David W. Lange Acquires Massive “Midwest Collection” of Vintage Coin Boards

By Coin Board News …… 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. Far from a random hoard, this collection represents many years of careful selection by a discriminating individual in the Midwest. It […]

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Hoard of Historic US Coin Boards in Goldberg Auction

Nearly two dozen vintage coin boards, all at least 80 years old and most with a dozen or more historic U.S. coins in their respective slots, will be offered in the Pre-Long Beach auction conducted by Goldberg Coins and Collectibles in Los Angeles and online, June 2-5, 2019. The treasure trove of boards was hidden […]

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Coin Board News Number 50 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …..   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 50 — Spring 2019 IT’S BEEN A WILD RIDE… Yes, I’m congratulating myself on 50 installments of Coin Board News. Congratulations, too, to all of you who have followed it for the past 11 years. CBN Number 1 […]

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F+W, Publisher of Numismatic News, Declares Bankruptcy

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

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

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

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New 2020 Red Book Reports Dramatic Market Changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Third Edition of Lincoln Cents Guide Book

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

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Jeff Garrett: What to Give a Numismatist for Christmas

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

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

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

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Coin Board News Number 49 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 49 — Winter 2019 A MAN OF FEW WORDS Veteran readers of Coin Board News look forward to the Winter issue as the occasion for my annual updates of all of my books and a revised Value Guide […]

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Coin Board News Number 47 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Antique Coin Boards with David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com …. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 47 — Summer 2018 MARKET ACTIVITY There have been more than the usual number of Antique Coin Boards for sale this past quarter. Most of these sets are incomplete, lacking the keys, but the sheer number of coins adds […]

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Q. David Bowers – Fascinating Coin Treasures

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

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Kenneth Bressett Named First Red Book Editor Emeritus

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

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Coin Board News Number 46 – For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 46 — Spring 2018 AS I WAS SAYING… I recently sent out an email blast with regrets that the Spring issue of CBN would be delayed by my busy schedule. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the […]

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

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

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Coin Board News – Number 45

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 45 — Winter 2018 HAS IT REALLY BEEN 10 YEARS? Indeed, it has been 10 years since Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s was published by my own PennyBoardPress®. It has also been 10 years since the first […]

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Coin Board News – Number 44

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net …. For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 44 — Fall 2017 SHOPPING TIME! Fortune shined on my enterprise during the past few months, and I’m once again able to include a new list of coin boards for sale with this newsletter. Quite a few nice Colonial Coin & […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Coin Boards with David Lange – 4K Video

The story of coin boards is the story of the coin hobby in America. NGC Research Director Davie Lange is the hobby’s leading expert in vintage coin boards. Coin boards, introduced in the 1930s, brought a new way to collect coins and the general public quickly caught on. David Lange describes some of the earliest […]

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

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

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Coin Board News – Number 43

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 43 — Summer 2017 SOMETHING NEW I’ve had a number of coin boards come my way since the last issue of CBN, though not enough to justify a separate document. Instead, I’ll just list them here and hope that they […]

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

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

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Coin Collecting Advice: Building a Numismatic Library

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

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Coin Board News – Number 42

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 42 — Spring 2017 LOTS OF HAPPENINGS This issue has been delayed a few weeks for the simple reason that so much has happened just recently in the world of coin boards. Every time I thought I was ready to […]

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Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning February 2017 Fixed Price Catalogue

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

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Coin Board News – Number 41

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 41 — Winter 2017 BIG ANNUAL UPDATE ISSUE Yes, it’s that time of year again when I include a newly updated Check List & Value Guide for coin boards, as well as updated Revisions reports for each of my books. […]

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NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes Are Back

NGC Red & Gold Display Boxes are available now! Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) introduced a red and gold display box last year to much enthusiasm from collectors and dealers around the world. These attractive boxes are now back ― but only until January 31 or while supplies last! Paired together, red and gold symbolize good […]

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SAFE Collecting Supplies: Around the World in 3 Coins

By SAFE® Collecting Supplies …… Here at SAFE® Collecting Supplies we cover ample news and history about American coinage, but there’s a rich culture of currency extending beyond and before the good ol’ U.S.A. With that said, let’s delve into the world of international coin currency. Namely, we’ll tell three fascinating international historical coin stories. […]

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SAFE Collecting Supplies: Around the World in 3 Coins

By SAFE® Collecting Supplies ……   Here at SAFE® Collecting Supplies we cover ample news and history about American coinage, but there’s a rich culture of currency extending beyond and before the good ol’ U.S.A. With that said, let’s delve into the world of international coin currency. Namely, we’ll tell three fascinating international historical coin […]

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PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor – Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC …… PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different plastic-based products. Despite the fact that the chemical has been identified as a carcinogen and pollutant, it is widely used in an array of industries with relatively benign outcomes. […]

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PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor – Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ……   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different plastic-based products. Despite the fact that the chemical has been identified as a carcinogen and pollutant, it is widely used in an array of industries with relatively benign […]

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SAFE Collecting Supplies Offers Cases to Suit 2016 Mark Twain Gold Proofs

In an article recently released via their online store, the leadingcoin case supplier, SAFE® Collecting Supplies, shed light on the West Point Mint’s latest tribute—a 2016 Mark Twain $5 Gold Proof Coin. The coin comes 104 years after the American literary hero’s death. “Twain enthusiasts and numismatists often intersect, so it’s exciting for all of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought directly […]

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Coin Board News – Number 40

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 40 — Fall 2016 DRY SPELL CONTINUES Though I picked up a few boards for my own collection (see BOOK UPDATES below), there was very little in the way of items to place with my customers. A couple of pieces […]

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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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New So-Called Dollar Plastic Coin Holder Debuts at FUN – 4K CoinWeek Video

At the 2016 Florida United Numismatists Annual Winter Convention, CoinWeek met up with So-Called Dollar Expert Jeff Shevlin to ask him about the status of his next scholarly book on So-Called Dollars. While there, Shevlin shared with us a new line of Capital-style custom plastic holders for the So-Called Dollars of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International […]

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US Gold Coins – What are Coins with Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline “Coins with Character”. This has been the official motto of Douglas Winter Numismatics for many years, and I am often asked by collectors “what are coins with character?” There is no simple answer, but […]

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