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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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Active Interest Media Acquires Krause Periodicals

North America’s leading participant media company today announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture, and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate markets that fit Active Interest Media’s vision for future growth,” said President & CEO Andrew Clurman. “These […]

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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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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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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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