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Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars Has Expanded

The updated and expanded new third edition of A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, by professional numismatist Rick Tomaska will be available nationwide on May 8, 2018,  and can be preordered online.

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Meet PNG’s 2018 Young Numismatist Scholarship Recipient

The Professional Numismatists Guild  has selected Michigan State University student Andrew Blinkiewicz, 21, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, as the recipient of their 2018 Young Numismatist Scholarship.

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222 years of U.S. dimes are featured in Whitman Publishing’s new 4th Edition of MEGA RED

The fourth edition of MEGA RED (the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the Red Book) will officially debut April 10, 2018, with retail pre-orders being shipped on that date. The 1,504-page MEGA RED retails for $49.95. It can be pre-ordered online and after April 10 will be available from booksellers […]

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$1000 Bill from The Joel R. Anderson Collection Sells For $960K!

During the Stack’s Bowers auction of  The Joel R. Anderson Collection, a rare 1863 $1000 bill sold for $960,000, one of only two known to be owned privately.

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Whitman Author Dennis Tucker Receives Numismatic Ambassador Award

In 1974, Krause Publications and Numismatic News handed out the first “Numismatic Ambassador” award. Whitman author and noted numismatist Dennis Tucker is one of the latest recipient of this honor, which he recently received from Florida United Numismatists.

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Q. David Bowers Launches New Weekly Column at Coin Update News

Numismatic legend and Whitman author Q. David Bowers has embarked upon a new weekly column at Coin Update News and Mint News Blog.

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Collecting Affordable Foreign Coins of the Colonial Era

Many wonderful numismatic clubs and organizations hold meetings at the Whitman Baltimore Expo, including the Colonial Coin Collector’s Club (C4). The Expo has great opportunities to collect and learn more about colonial coins!

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$10 Gold Eagles and Q. David Bowers’ New Book

Question: “What’s the best value in the United States gold coin market?” Answer? “That’s easy. Liberty Head eagles.” And no one better to write about them than legendary numismatist, Q. David Bowers.

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Q. David Bowers, Guide Books, and America’s $10 Gold Coins

A new book on U.S. gold eagles ($10 coins) will debut just before Thanksgiving 2017. Its author, Q. David Bowers, nicknamed the “Dean of American Numismatics,” has been studying U.S. gold coins for more than 60 years, and writing about them almost as long. He has examined more than 5,000 numismatic catalogs, read countless periodicals, […]

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Mastering Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars – Two of the Most Popular Series in American Numismatics

Today, Franklin half dollars (minted from 1948 to 1963) are avidly collected. Scarcely a month or two goes by without excitement in the auction room when a particular variety described as FBL (Full Bell Lines), perhaps of a date and mint that is very common without this feature and otherwise inexpensive, sells for in the […]

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