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Grading Coins by Photographs

No subject is more important to the rare-coin collector or investor than grading. Learning to grade the right way can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Now, award-winning professional numismatist Q. David Bowers has written a unique... read more »


A Guide Book of Gold Dollars

By Q. David Bowers with foreword by David Akers. A Guide Book of United States Gold Dollars is the latest entry in Whitman’s Bowers Series. It includes a chronicle of the nation’s smallest gold coin; an inside look at mints and the... read more »


Numismatic Photography by Mark Goodman

New Book Teaches Techniques and Tips on How to Photograph Coins (Irvine, CA) – As the use of the Internet and electronic visual media becomes more of a vital part of the coin industry, photographing coins, either raw or slabbed, has become... read more »


A Decade of Top 100 Insights by Michael S. Fey

Available from Wizard Coin Supply Here The book is a compilation of the last 10 years of Rare Coin Investments’ Top 100 Insights and Value Guide quarterly newsletter. It includes the first Fall, 1997 Value Guide with prices for Top 100... read more »


Early United States Quarters 1796 1838 by Steve Tompkins

In this monumental new hardbound work, printed and bound in the U.S.A., you will find 448 pages covering each year and the known die marriages for those years, along with background of the early mint. Included are quick finding charts and pictorials,... read more »


The Rebel and the Rose: James A. Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and the Lost Confederate Gold

By Wesley Millett and Gerald White The Rebel and the Rose has been nominated for the Jefferson Davis Award by the Museum of the Confederacy for outstanding narrative works. According to Museum director John Coski, the purpose of the award is... read more »


Collecting and Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars By Jeff Ambio

Part of the “Strategy Guide” series, this book is the perfect tool for the collector or investor of Walking Liberty Half Dollars. Jeff Ambio presents his seasoned knowledge and insightful tips for the most beneficial collecting and investing... read more »


Guide to Coin Collecting by David L. Ganz

From America’s leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Coin Collecting From the change in your pocket to the history of famous silver dollars, from understanding mintmarks and pedigree to assessing condition and grade, this is the only... read more »


The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse Collection

By James L. Halperin, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato and Gregory J. Rohan The ten and twenty dollar gold pieces designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens are generally considered among the most beautiful and artistically accomplished coinage of all time.... read more »


Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic—our... read more »


Money and Sovereignty as Expressed in Gold Coinage

by Douglas A. Mudd & Michael Fagin Money has attracted a major part of mankind’s attention since its invention in Asia Minor in the 7th century B.C. It has had many uses over the ages beyond its original development for purposes of long... read more »


Looking Through Lincoln Cents by: Charles D. Daughtrey

Pull a few pennies from your pocket. Take a close look. You may be holding an oddity that the U.S. Mint did not want you to find. Yet millions of them have found their way into general circulation. Many are worth hundreds of dollars. Experts... read more »



by Dr.Edward Dauer, Joanne Dauer and John Pettit Australia became a nation on January 1, 1901 when the six self-governing states officially became the Commonwealth of Australia. Queen Victoria passed away just three weeks later, on January 22,... read more »


Hobo Nickel Guidebook by Stephen P. Alpert

The Original Hobo Nickel Society has just published its Hobo Nickel Guidebook authored by Stephen P. Alpert, which presents an up to date guide to hobo nickels and their values. Both classic old hobo nickels and modern creations are presented,... read more »


Ancient Coin Collecting V, The Romaion/Byzantine Culture

By Wayne G. Sayles Ancient Coin Collecting V explores the civilized world after the fall of Rome through the coins of the Romaioi, Greek citizens of the Roman East. Their coinage reveals a society with strong religious undercurrents and divergent... read more »


Die Variety News – online bi-monthly magazine

The latest Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Die Variety News online bi-monthly magazine is now available in Adobe Acrobat© rich-text PDF (Portable Document File) which allows the viewer an extremely clear high resolution with dynamic zoom capability and... read more »


2008 Standard Catalog of® World Coins 1901-2000, 35th Edition

By Colin R Bruce II, Thomas Michael 2008 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 delivers comprehensive pricing compiled from data provided by 150 experts worldwide. One million price listings cover practically every coin minted from 1901... read more »


Obsolete Paper Money 1782 – 1866

Whitman Publishing has released of one of the most comprehensive, fact-filled, and interesting books on American paper money ever produced: Obsolete Paper Money Issued by Banks in the United States, 1782–1866, by Q. David Bowers. In 21 chapters... read more »


Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933

GARRETT, JEFF AND GUTH, RON, Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 Circulating, Proof, Commemoratives, and Pattern Issues, Whitman, Atlanta, 2006 In Cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity... read more »


Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalog

HOUGHTON, ARTHUR & LORBER, CATHERINE, Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalog 2002 Part I Vol. I & II, Classical Numismatic Group & A.N.A., Lancaster, PA & New York, NY, 2002 Profusely illustrated showing on nearly 100 plates... read more »