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MCCA VP Varza Dies at 58

Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta vice-president Glen Andrew Varza, Sr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Annette Zenko, Sugar Hill, Georgia; son, Andrew Varza, Jr., Shelton, Connecticut; granddaughters, Brooke Elizabeth Varza and Cora Lynne Varza; brother, William Varza, South Berry, […]

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New Security Chip-Embedded Slabs To Protect Against Counterfeiting

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is excited to announce its partnership with HID Global to begin embedding high-security Near Field Communication (NFC) chip technology in PCGS coin slabs. PCGS slabs embedded with NFC technology allow any collector or dealer with a modern smartphone to easily verify that the coin encapsulated within was indeed certified, graded, […]

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Book Explores the 100 Greatest Modern World Coins

100 Greatest Modern World Coins by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; foreword by Donald Scarinci. Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of a new book, 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, by authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker. The 168-page hardcover coffee-table book will debut in March 2020. Before then it can be pre-ordered online (including […]

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Learn to Discern: Grading U.S. Coins Seminar

Take the worry out of your numismatic purchases by becoming knowledgeable about how U.S. coins should be graded. Using the latest American Numismatic Association and market standards, instructors Kenneth Bressett, editor emeritus of A Guide Book of United States Coins, Bill Fivaz, co-author of The Cherrypicker’s Guide to Rare Coin Varieties, and Rod Gillis, ANA […]

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Bill Fivaz Will Update the Hobby on Cherrypicking Coin Die Varieties

Bill Fivaz, coauthor of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, will give an overview of today’s hobby and market at the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show on February 27, 2020, in Atlanta. Dennis Tucker and Bill Fivaz reviewing die varieties at a November 21, 2019, editorial meeting. “Cherrypicking” is […]

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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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