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Unexpectedly High Demand Leads the RED BOOK Back to Press

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 […]

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

Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, 2nd edition, illustrates stories of American troves great and small. 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. The 480-page hardcover book is available online and […]

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Celebrating a New Type of Coin Book

Whitman Publishing has released the third edition of Q. David Bowers’s award-winning Guide Book of United States Type Coins. The 320-page volume is available online and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. Here, Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker recalls the book’s creation and explores how it developed over the years. The first edition of the Guide […]

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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. Here, Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker recalls how the book came to be. Beth Deisher’s groundbreaking Cash In Your Coins […]

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“In God We Trust”: New Book Explores the Civil War and 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. It will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $29.95. The national motto “In God We […]

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Capturing the Excitement of Lost and Found Coin Treasures

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 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 publisher Dennis Tucker recalls how the book came […]

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George F. Kolbe Numismatic Library To Be Sold

The personal library formed by numismatic bookseller George F. Kolbe will be sold at auction on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The sale will be conducted by Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers and will feature a printed catalogue and live online bidding. The catalogue will be available by the beginning of October, but clients are advised […]

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Girl on the Silver Dollar

Girl on the Silver Dollar

Coin collectors have long believed Anna W. Williams was the model for George Morgan’s 1878 silver dollar design, but was she?  It was a time when any female who modeled for an artist was lumped with immoral and fallen women. The public morality enjoyed praise for allegorical female figures in painting, architecture and sculpture, but […]

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