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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, for $29.95. The national motto “In God We […]

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Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures

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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2019 Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winners

Buy the book before you buy the coin.Aaron R. Feldman The Numismatic Literary Guild, a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2019 on Thursday, August 15, in Rosemont, IL. […]

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New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed

Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, the fabled “Ship of Gold,” are revealed in an exciting new reference book written by acclaimed, award-winning rare coins researcher and writer Q. David […]

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2019 West Point Quarters Coming to the Red Book

The United States Mint is randomly issuing rare and valuable quarter dollars into circulation this year. The coins are found in regular pocket change and can be worth hundreds of dollars each, according to the senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins, the best-selling price guide on American coinage. Only 2 million […]

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Recollections on the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins

The silver coins of U.S. Mint chief engraver Charles Barber have enjoyed a rise in popularity in recent decades. The Barber Coin Collectors’ Society was formed in 1989, saw slow but steady growth for several years, and then experienced a vibrant rebirth under the leadership of Phil Carrigan (as president) and David Lawrence Feigenbaum (as […]

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