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BOOM!—Whitman Publishing Releases Fireworks Book

Whitman Publishing is releasing a new book by fireworks expert Dr. John Conkling. BOOM! America’s Ever-Evolving Fireworks Industry will debut at the 69th Annual Meeting and Convention of the American Pyrotechnics Association in San Diego, October 2–6, 2017. The richly illustrated 240-page hardcover book retails for $29.95. It can be pre-ordered from the publisher (at […]

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WANTED: Your Roosevelt Dimes

Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs of Roosevelt dimes, 1946 to date, including die varieties, to illustrate the fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins). Hobbyists who share their photographs will be credited in the book’s acknowledgments. Billed as the “biggest, most useful Red […]

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New 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 and longtime senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins. The full-color, 352-page softcover book is available online (including at Whitman.com) […]

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Fully Original Atlanta 1928 $5000 FRN Realized $129,250 at Auction

The auction room of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money bustled with activity the evening of August 2, as bidders eagerly competed for a diverse offering of collectible paper money. Prices realized for the auction totaled $2,300,756. All prices quoted include the buyer’s fee. The […]

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Two U.S. Pennies Equal Nearly $500,000

Two of the rarest U.S. coins ever discovered sold for nearly $500,000 at a public auction held in conjunction with the world’s largest coin show. A newly-discovered 1943 Lincoln penny shot to $282,000 because it was made of the wrong material and a 1792 Penny – lost for 130 years – sold for $211,500 Wednesday, […]

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