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Whitman authors will speak at 2017 ANA “Money Talks” in Denver

August 2, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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Several Whitman Publishing authors are scheduled to give “Money Talks” presentations at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 1–5, 2017. The show is held at the Colorado Convention Center. Each “Money Talks” presentation is held in room 501 and is 30 to 45 minutes long, with time afterward for questions and discussion from the audience.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

“Collecting Modern U.S. Mint Silver Medals for Fun and Profit” — Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, author of American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, will share his research and insight, and will… Full article at the source>

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Book review: The Gold Indians of Bela Lyon Pratt satisfies coin collectors and American history buffs alike

August 1, 2017 in Antique Coins, Art, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

How often do you read a numismatic book outside of the fields you actively collect?

Some hobbyists stick to their favorite subjects—if they collect Morgan dollars, they read books about Morgan dollars, and don’t stray very far into Buffalo nickels, commemoratives, world coins, or medals and tokens.

Many other hobbyists are like numismatic sponges, happy to absorb as much knowledge as they can from all directions. We see this at Whitman Publishing all the time. Some collectors have favorite authors and would buy a Ken Bressett book whether it’s about U.S. paper currency, English coins, or money used in Biblical times. Some… Full article at the source>

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New Ken Bressett book on coin collecting will be available at the August 2017 Denver ANA Show

July 21, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest edition of the Whitman Guide to Coin Collecting: An Introduction to the World of Coins, by Kenneth Bressett. The 288-page softcover book debuted July 4, 2017, and is now available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $12.95. Mr. Bressett will autograph copies at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 1–5, 2017.

The guide, popularly known as the “Yellow Book,” includes chapters on coin collecting as a hobby; places to find coins; how coins are made; venues to learn… Full article at the source>

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America’s Native American dollar reaches for the stars in 2019

June 30, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint

By: Dennis Tucker Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

On June 21, 2017, a quorum of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee met at United States Mint headquarters on 9th Street in Washington, D.C. We had a full day of meetings that started at 8:00 a.m. and wrapped up at 4:45 p.m., with a break for lunch on premises.

Among our agenda items was reviewing and discussing designs for the upcoming 2019 and 2020 Native American dollars. This coinage series was launched in 2009 to memorialize American Indians and, in the words of its authorizing legislation, “the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans in the development…Full article at the source>

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The SS Gairsoppa and the Great Silver Treasure

May 16, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Ship Wrecks, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

In his richly illustrated new book The SS Gairsoppa and the Great Silver Treasure, Q. David Bowers explores the cultural scene and political and military developments that led up to the Second World War. Bowers, one of America’s preeminent historians, starts with the aftermath of the world conflict of 1914 to 1918. He colorfully describes the fabric of life in the United States and international events through the 1920s and 1930s. Then: the eruption of fresh hostilities in 1939 and immersion in a new global war. Ultimately Bowers’s focus is the 1941 maritime loss of a massive shipment of silver,… Full article at the source>

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Invigorating the Coin-Collecting Hobby: United States Mint Holds a Numismatic Forum in Philadelphia

October 15, 2016 in Blogs, Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, US Federal Reserve, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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From left: Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee members Dennis Tucker and Tom Uram; U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson; and CCAC Chair Mary Lannin.

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson convened a numismatic forum at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Philadelphia. In attendance were nearly 100 coin collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, journalists, authors, publishers, American Numismatic Association officers and staff, Mint officials, and others interested in the future of the coin-collecting hobby.

“The purpose of the event,” said Director of Corporate Communications Tom Jurkowsky, “is to gather leaders and stakeholders of the numismatic… Full article at the source>

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Numismatic Authors Will Share Their Knowledge at the 2016 PAN Show

September 23, 2016 in Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Four award-winning numismatic authors will appear as guest speakers at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Fall Coin Show, Thursday through Saturday, October 27–29, 2016. Clifford Mishler, Douglas Mudd, and Dennis Tucker are featured in the PAN Lecture Series, a free program starting Friday at 1:00 p.m. In addition, John Mercanti will speak at a dinner Friday evening. The show will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center outside Pittsburgh.

John Mercanti, retired chief engraver of the United States Mint, is the author of American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, recently released… Full article at the source>

More details about the show can be found online at www.PANcoins.org

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Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New Red Book Contributors

August 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Reference, USA Coins

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(Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after which newly selected participants will contribute to the pricing of the 71st edition.

“Red Book pricing is compiled and analyzed from the contributions of nearly 100 of the hobby’s leading coin dealers nationwide,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “We use data provided by retailers and auctioneers active in the day-to-day business of buying, selling, and trading coins. We also… Full article at the source>

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Reflections on the Exciting New Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

August 10, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Reference, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Whenever the coins of the United States are ranked for popularity, the famous Morgan silver dollar rises to the top of the list. Here at Whitman Publishing headquarters we clearly see its universal appeal. Hobbyists buy thousands and thousands of our folders, albums, and other holders to store and display their Morgan dollars. We get letters, emails, and phone calls about the hefty old coins. When we go to coin shows, collectors and investors are talking about them. As we work on each year’s edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”), we hear… Full article at the source>

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Whitman Author Dennis Tucker Will Share Collector and Investor Advice and Research on U.S. Medals at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

August 6, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Reference, USA Coins

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Dennis Tucker, author of American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, will give two talks at the 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim.

Thursday, August 11, at 4:00 p.m.—“Money Talks” presentation: “So-Called Dollars in the Mega Red Book,” with Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder. For the first time ever, an illustrated appendix on So-Called Dollars appears in the latest Mega Red, the deluxe edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins. Shevlin, Hyder, and Tucker discuss the importance of these… Full article at the source>

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Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned: The U.S. Mint’s Upcoming Palladium Program

July 13, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Palladium, Palladium Coins, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The legislated motifs of the palladium coin: Adolph Weinman’s Winged Liberty dime obverse, and the reverse of the 1907 American Institute of Architects medal, also by Weinman.

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee is a public group established by Congress to advise the secretary of the Treasury on designs for U.S. coins and medals and similar areas of national concern. Recently I reported on the design-review process and the open-forum question-and-answer session of the Monday, June 27, meeting of the CCAC. This was an interesting and productive meeting that covered 2018 “National Park” quarters, Barack Obama’s presidential medals, and other… Full article at the source>

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Coin Collectors Will Love A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

June 20, 2016 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker (left), author Q. David Bowers, and Mint Director of Corporate Communications Tom Jurkowsky at the West Point Mint, May 2014

 

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is releasing a new volume in the popular Bowers Series of numismatic references. The 320-page Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins will be available July 26, 2016, and will officially debut with a book-signing by author Q. David Bowers at the World’s Fair of Money, August 10, 2016, in Anaheim, California. It will retail for $19.95.

Modern U.S. dollar coins—those dating from the 1970s to today—are popular with collectors,… Full article at the source>

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My Numismatic “Origin Story”—And a Nice Surprise, Thirty-Plus Years Later

March 16, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Dennis Tucker (left) and Mike Tucker, with the inspiring Red Book.

 

I got hooked on coin collecting when I was about seven years old. My older brother Mike—who had started his service in the U.S. Marines when I was starting kindergarten—showed me a 1937 Buffalo nickel from his collection, and we looked it up together in a copy of the Red Book. That old nickel was about the neatest thing I’d ever seen. I was intrigued by the idea of grading (“Very Good” was better than “Good,” but not as good as “Fine”), and coin values being tied to their condition,… Full article at the source>

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Medal Collectors: The 2017 Red Book and MEGA RED Feature Popular U.S. Medals

March 11, 2016 in Books, Bronze, Collecting, Education, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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1920 Manila Mint medal.

Medal collecting today is a popular and robust segment of the numismatic hobby. These coin-like pieces are similar to tokens but typically are not issued as substitutes for money; instead they are “to be held and enjoyed, commemorating an accomplishment or individual, or perhaps promoting a cause,” as Q. David Bowers relates in The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins. They have been called “a mirror of history.”

Medals are a longtime pursuit of mine. I’ve studied them almost as long as I’ve been interested in coins. They make up a good portion… Full article at the source>

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New Members Join Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

February 18, 2016 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Quarters, US Mint, USA Coins

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New CCAC members Dennis Tucker, left, and Steve Roach, right.

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee was joined by its newest members Tuesday as the panel met to vote on designs for 2017’s Elegy Mounds and Ellis Island ATB quarters. Dennis Tucker and Steve Roach were officially welcomed by their CCAC colleagues at the start of the meeting, which served to launch their respective four-year terms.

Dennis Tucker takes over for outgoing member Dr. Michael Bugeja to fill a position created for individuals “specially qualified in numismatics.” Steve Roach will occupy a seat designated for a “representative… Full article at the source>

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Celebrating the Kennedy Half Dollar 100 Years After JFK’s Birth

January 2, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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For collectors, the Kennedy half dollar is one of the most popular modern U.S. coins, despite the fact that it hasn’t been minted for regular circulation in more than 10 years. The Philadelphia and Denver mints still produce the coins, but they’re available to the public only through direct purchase from the U.S. Mint (in rolls of 20 coins and bags of 200, or in annually issued Mint sets). When is the last time you got one in change? Probably never! And yet the Kennedy half dollar keeps its constant appeal. Here at Whitman Publishing we get emails, letters, and… Full article at the source>

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Notes From World War II: The HAWAII $1 Bill

December 29, 2015 in Bank Notes, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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face of HAWAII note, © 2015 Whitman Publishing, LLC

Do you have an old cigar box or wallet that Grandma and Grandpa tucked away with money and mementoes from World War II and the post-war years? You might very well find a curious $1 bill with the word HAWAII splashed across the front and back.

Where did these unusual notes come from?

“After the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, December 7, 1941, the future of the Hawaiian Islands was uncertain,” write Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman in 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. “The navy… Full article at the source>

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Did You Get a Gold Dollar in Your Stocking?

December 28, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Back in the olden days, gold dollar coins (minted from 1849 to 1889) were popular holiday and birthday gifts. Today the most common of these little coins is worth at least $300 in Mint State, so you’re less likely to find one in your Christmas stocking—but they’re still popular among coin collectors.

If you’re interested in U.S. gold, I highly recommend the second edition of A Guide Book of Gold Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, for an immersion in this fascinating and highly collectible series. Bowers shares tips for smart collecting: how to judge quality, determine value, understand the… Full article at the source>

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Money of the Bible: A “Numismatic Chronicle of Events” That Astounds and Enlightens

December 10, 2015 in Ancient Coins, Archaeology, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Money of the Bible has established itself as a most valuable reference and sumptuous art book dedicated to both numismatics and Biblical studies,” wrote Dr. Paul Rynearson in this outstanding book’s foreword. “You will discover fascination on every page.”

The remarkable volume by Kenneth Bressett was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild’s top prize of “Best Specialized Book, World Coins.”

It’s not only professional numismatists and researchers who give the book high praise. These comments are from reviews posted by everyday collectors on Amazon.com:

“Well worth the price and a GREAT coffee table book.”… Full article at the source>

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