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Whitman Publishing releases new Q. David Bowers book on the secrets of smart coin-buying

October 8, 2017 in Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest book by Q. David Bowers. Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace: Secrets to Being a Smart Buyer debuted October 1, 2017. The 320-page full-color volume is available online (including at the website of Whitman Publishing) and in bookstores and hobby shops nationwide for $14.95.

Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace shares Bowers’s more than 60 years of experience as a coin collector, professional dealer, award-winning author and researcher, and past president of the American Numismatic Association. He tells how to build a meaningful and significant coin collection on any budget, for… Full article at the source>

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Whitman Publishing releases expanded new edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

September 8, 2017 in Books, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Copper, Copper Coins, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Reference, USA Coins

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

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page full-color book is available online (including at Whitman.com) and from booksellers nationwide for $19.95.

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent, America’s longest-running coin series, first minted in 1909. Author Q. David Bowers, the nation’s most widely published numismatic writer, provides… 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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New Edition of Whitman’s Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars Reveals Previously Unknown 1964 Morgan Dollar

August 30, 2016 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, USA Coins

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, by Q. David Bowers. The 304-page book will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 27, 2016, for $19.95. Before then it is available for preorder (including online at www.Whitman.com).

The pricing, text, and certified population data in the fifth edition have been edited and updated. New research covers counterfeit error coins and other topics, including a numismatic bombshell: recent discoveries and photographs revealing the previously unknown 1964 Morgan silver dollar.

“The world of…Full article at the source>

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Modern Dollar Coins

July 19, 2016 in Antique Coins, Books, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Entertainment, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Reference, US Mint, USA Coins

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page book (number 22 in the popular Bowers Series) debuts July 26 and will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including at www.Whitman.com), for $19.95.

The Bowers Series is a popular Whitman Publishing library of numismatic books, each covering a different segment of the hobby. Volume 22 explores the full range of modern U.S. dollar coins: Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, Native American, and Presidential. These coins, the successors to the… 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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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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Kids and Coins Part Three

March 5, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion

By: Tom Becker From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

From The Coin Collector , Issue #124, March 11, 2002 This week I conclude an article written in 2002 by the late Tom Becker — an “infomercial” he called it at the time — about “Kids … Full article at the source>

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Kids and Coins, Part 2

February 18, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Tom Becker From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

From The Coin Collector , Issue #124, March 11, 2002 In this week’s blog I continue with an article written in 2002 by the late Tom Becker of our staff — an “infomercial” he called it … Full article at the source>

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Kids and Coins

February 4, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Young Collectors

By: Tom Becker From The Coin Collector , Issue #124, March 11, 2002

From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of having my teenaged grandsons, John and Matthew, accompany me to numismatic … Full article at the source>

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Watching Stock Market Bears

January 21, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Q. David Bowers From the Desk of Q. David Bowers (Stack and Bowers)

It seems like only yesterday, but it was 11 years ago in 2005 that Whitman published The Expert’s Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins. Since then it has been a best seller and has been … 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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Collecting Half Dimes: Q. David Bowers on an Interesting and Varied Series

July 29, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dimes, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Q. David Bowers News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Of the various denominations of silver coins, half dimes are among the smallest series in terms of different dates; they are also the most varied. Over the years, several numismatists have fallen in love with these coins, beginning with Harold P. Newlin, who in 1883 wrote a monograph on the series, complete with a good deal of sentiment—especially toward the rare 1802, obviously his pet silver coin of all time.

The first coinage of this denomination was the 1792 half disme, a “story coin” if there ever was one (this was another Newlin favorite in his 1883 text), followed by the Full article at the source>

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Adams, Ivy and Ruddy Now in PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

August 9, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Collecting, Conventions, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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August 8, 2014

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Adams, Ivy and Ruddy Now in 

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

 

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy.

The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry SM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money SM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois on August 8, 2014.

PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth announces the selection of century-ago dealer Edgar Adams as one of the three 2014 inductees into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth announces the selection of century-ago dealer Edgar Adams as one of the three 2014 inductees into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

“The Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics and who have handled great coins and great collections,” said Ron Guth, President of PCGS CoinFacts, the Internet’s most comprehensive resource on United States coins and a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Edgar Adams (1868 – 1940): Adams is familiar to most numismatists for his landmark reference books, United States Pattern, Trial and Experimental Pieces, co-authored with another notable numismatist, William H. Woodin, and Adams’ Private Gold Coinages of California, 1849-1855: Its History and Its Issues.  He also served as an editor of The Numismatist, published monthly by the American Numismatic Association.

Steve Ivy (1949 – present): At only the age of 14 in 1964, Ivy began advertising rare coins for sale in national publications. Six years later, at the age of 20, he opened a rare coin dealership in downtown Dallas. Since 1982 he has been Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions along with 2013 Hall of Fame inductee James Halperin.  Heritage now is the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world and overall, the world’s third largest auction company.  A marketplace leader, Ivy has served as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and as Chairman of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets (ICTA).

James F. Ruddy (1933 – present): Ruddy entered the rare coin business in 1953 under the name Triple Cities Coin Exchange in Johnson City, New York.  In 1958, he and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Q. David Bowers became partners in Empire Coin Company, and in 1971 formed  Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.  He retired from the coin business in 1977.

The great Q. David Bowers speaks about his former business partner and 2014 PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inductee James Ruddy at the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 8, 2014 at the ANA World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

The great Q. David Bowers speaks about his former business partner and 2014 PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inductee James Ruddy at the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 8, 2014 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

“The motto of our Hall of Fame is a quote by Sir Isaac Newton: ‘If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,’ and we believe that is certainly true in our hobby and profession,” said David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and a PCGS Co-Founder.

New inductees are determined by a vote of the 29-member PCGS CoinFacts Board of Experts and all living members of the PCGS CoinFacts Hall of Fame.  Additional biographical information about the 2014 and earlier Hall of Fame inductees is available online at www.pcgs.com/pcgscoinfacts/CoinDealerHOF.html

PCGS CoinFacts is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information. Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 27 million coins with a total market value of over $27 billion.

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