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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2019-W America the Beautiful Quarter

The Race for ‘First Week of Discovery’ is On!

In celebration of the U.S. Mint release of the 2019-W quarters into circulation, PCGS is offering a series of rewards and limited pedigrees to the first people to submit 2019-W quarters to PCGS for grading and encapsulation. The first qualifying 2019-W quarters of each release certified by PCGS will be attributed with a unique pedigree […]

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Cherrypickers’ Guide Editorial Summit Held in Chattanooga

Left to right: Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker; Cherrypickers’ Guide coauthor Bill Fivaz; professional numismatist Larry Briggs; and Whitman associate editor Brandon C. Hall, at SEGS Grading Service headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 2019. An editorial summit was convened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 1 and 2, 2019, to plan the sixth edition, volume II, of Whitman […]

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Token and Medal Society magazine cover

An Open Letter to Bill Hyder and the Token and Medal Society

From Dennis Tucker, Atlanta, GeorgiaTo Mr. Bill Hyder, Scott’s Valley, California 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 […]

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William Barber

William Barber Photo Found

William Barber was the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1869 until his death. (Photo: Liberty Seated Collectors Club.) The Liberty Seated Collectors Club and the Barber Coin Collectors’ Society are happy to announce the discovery of the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, and designer of the Trade Dollar […]

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F+W Media Files For Bankruptcy

Today we learned via Forbes that F+W Media, who publishes Numismatic News, files for bankruptcy protection. Forbes contributor, Tony Silber, reports: F+W Media, facing near-term liquidity issues with only about $2.5 million in cash available and $105.2 million in outstanding debt, yesterday filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, citing in […]

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