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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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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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Book Explores Money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of Robert D. Leonard Jr.’s award-winning Curious Currency: The Story of Money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age. The 160-page hardcover book will debut March 12, 2019, two weeks before the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. It will be available from booksellers and […]

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Event Showcases Unique Currency Collection

The John T. Williams’ Historic Currency Lecture is part of the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Phoenix Files event, March 2-24, 2019. John T. Williams spent several years studying the history of money in America. His collection has grown into one of the largest and most important and comprehensive collections in the state. Join Williams as he […]

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Great American Coin Hunt

What is being called the largest grassroots campaign to build the future of the numismatic hobby, hundreds of coin dealers and collectors join forces with the goal to release hundreds of thousands of collectible coins and currency into circulation during National Coin Week 2019. Join us in making numismatic history. For more information, visit GreatAmericanCoinHunt.com […]

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Expanded Second Edition of Harlan Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the second edition of 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, by noted historian of the ancient world and professional coin dealer Harlan J. Berk. The 144-page hardcover coffee-table book will debut March 12, 2019, two weeks before the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show. It will be available from booksellers and […]

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