Visiting New York? Don’t miss the “Books and Coins Road Show”

dennis-tuckerDennis Tucker, publisher of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (known as the “Red Book”), will give a presentation Friday evening, May 15, at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Public Library (34 Elm Street, Phoenix, New York). His illustrated talk will cover some of the most popular and fascinating American coins and paper money, including World War II steel cents, Morgan silver dollars, Buffalo nickels, and $20 gold pieces. Are those old coins in Grandpa’s cigar box worth a fortune? This will be a fun and educational lecture with time for questions and answers about U.S. and world coins. Tucker will give away copies of the Red Book, Cash In Your Coins, and other Whitman books, and will also share his story of growing up in Phoenix and eventually becoming the youngest publisher in the famous Whitman Publishing firm’s 99-year history.

The next morning, on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tucker will present a “Books and Coins Road Show” at the library, in conjunction with the ongoing Phoenix Community Garage Sale. Visitors are invited to bring in their coins and paper money for a free evaluation. Visitors with questions about their coins can email Tucker in advance at, or simply bring them to the Phoenix Public Library on Saturday.

The Century Club was started in November 1914 by eight young women in the Village of Phoenix, New York, who decided to work toward civic betterment by establishing a public library.

Tucker, now living in Atlanta, studied political science and history at the University of Rochester (New York). He was honored in January 2015 by Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia for his career in book publishing and his promotion of the state’s history. As publisher at Whitman Publishing, he specializes in books on numismatics (the study of money), banking and financial history, the American presidency, U.S. military history, and other nonfiction topics. He has been a coin collector since the age of seven, and has written and lectured on coins, medals, and other collectibles.