Numismatic Books

The Numismatic Books section of CoinWeek provides resources on both contemporary and historic numismatic literature  and reference books as well as current titles that have just been published.  In addition CoinWeek's posts book reviews along with our own "First Read" commentaries. The age old numismatic advice to "Buy the Book... Before the Coin" is at the heart of this section of CoinWeek.

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2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

2018 Red Book Honors 1st U.S. Mint Director Rittenhouse, 225 Years of American Coinage

The classic hardcover version of the 71st-edition Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s popular “Red Book”) celebrates the 225th anniversary of federal coinage in Philadelphia. On its back cover is a commemorative gold-foil portrait of David Rittenhouse, first director of the United States Mint, who was appointed by President George Washington in 1792. […]

Bidding Options at Tomorrow’s Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Sale Make Buying Easy

Bidding Options at Tomorrow’s Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Sale Make Buying Easy

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are looking forward to our Sale 145, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon eastern time. The sale includes selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi and Tom Cederlind, and features rare and desirable works from around the world. With the launch of the […]

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Introduce Medal and Exonumia Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have released our first catalogue devoted to numismatic exonumia: tokens, medals, badges, scrip and related items that pertain in some way to the coin collecting field. Examples include tokens issued by coin dealers or collectors, medals depicting prominent collectors or scholars, badges produced for coin shows, “Good For” tokens or […]

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s April 22 Sale

More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s April 22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are holding their Sale 145 on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the live online auction beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind, Italo Vecchi and other consignors, and includes interesting and important material on ancient, foreign and U.S. numismatics. Some […]

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

NGC 30th Anniversary Red Book Promo

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Whitman have created a special NGC 30th Anniversary edition of the 2018 A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as the “Red Book”. Only 2,017 copies of the NGC 30th Anniversary Official Red Book® have been printed. Founded in 1987, this year NGC celebrates its 30th anniversary of […]

American Numismatic Society Awarded Funding for Humanities Open Book Program

American Numismatic Society Awarded Funding for Humanities Open Book Program

The digitization of the American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) backlist of monographs has been funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the joint NEH-Mellon Humanities Open Book Program. All of the ANS’s book-length publications through 2010 will be made available for free online for anyone to use. The ANS is one of the […]

Kolbe & Fanning: New Live Bidding App Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Kolbe & Fanning: New Live Bidding App Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are excited to announce that we have introduced a new app in partnership with Auction Mobility, our firm’s third-party online bidding platform. While Kolbe & Fanning have offered live online bidding in our auctions for several years, the move to an app-based platform provides a number of advantages for our […]

From Crime to Punishment –  Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

From Crime to Punishment – Counterfeit and Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit & Debased Currencies In Colonial and Pre-Federal America, by Dr. Philip L. Mossman “The Spanish Milled Dollar The Coin of Our Nation’s Founders” […]

Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 22 Auction of Numismatic Books

Kolbe & Fanning Announce April 22 Auction of Numismatic Books

Firm Using Auction Mobility for Live Online Bidding Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that their Sale 145 will be held on April 22, 2017. The 443-lot sale features selections from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi, as well as interesting and important material from other consignors on ancient, foreign and U.S. […]

Submissions Accepted for ANA Club Publications Contest

Submissions Accepted for ANA Club Publications Contest

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is currently accepting entries for the 2017 Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to member clubs that are current with their ANA dues and do not have an elected or salaried ANA officer as editor or assistant editor. Club publications must have been issued on a regular basis. […]

ANA: Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

ANA: Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition. The awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by May 15. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for […]

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

World Coins – A History of the Netherlands Gold Ducat, Part 3: The Importance of Primary Research in Numismatics

By Dariusz F. Jasek …..   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 The idea of this article is not to discredit other authors or publications mentioned here. However, without pointing out certain examples it would be impossible to explain how important it is to do primary research in numismatics. Of course, some mistakes are […]

Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15

Kolbe & Fanning Booksellers Buy or Bid Sale #3 Today Through March 15

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their third “Buy or Bid” Sale, which begins now and will close on Wednesday, March 15. The sale focuses on modestly priced books, giving collectors an opportunity to add to their libraries at minimal cost. The sale includes over 1,400 works on ancient, medieval and modern coins, as […]

New Red Book Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

New Red Book Celebrates 225 Years of U.S. Coinage

Best-Selling Annual Guide Prices 7,900 Coins The 71st edition of the hobby’s Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”) will launch at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 30, 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. To celebrate the […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning February 2017 Fixed Price Catalogue

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning February 2017 Fixed Price Catalogue

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce the availability of their February 2017 catalogue, featuring works on ancient, medieval and modern topics, the 36-lot PDF catalogue aims to include a wide variety of books and other material. To download the catalogue, visit our website at numislit.com. A few highlights from this offering include: A copy […]

Numismatic Books – Ninth Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World Published

Numismatic Books – Ninth Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World Published

By Coin & Currency Institute ….   The previous edition of Gold Coins of the World, by Arthur L. Friedberg and Ira S. Friedberg, was published eight years ago in 2009. That edition–the eighth–and each one before it descended from the original, groundbreaking 1958 work by Robert Friedberg, whose cataloging and numbering system revolutionized the […]

Kolbe & Fanning 2017 New York Book Auction Saturday, January 14

Kolbe & Fanning 2017 New York Book Auction Saturday, January 14

Kolbe & Fanning will be conducting our 2017 New York Book Auction this Saturday, January 14, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi and Tom Cederlind, as well as other properties pertaining to ancient, foreign […]

Kolbe & Fanning NY Book Auction Bidding Instructions

Kolbe & Fanning NY Book Auction Bidding Instructions

Kolbe & Fanning are looking forward to our 2017 New York Book Auction, which will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2016, beginning at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan in conjunction with the 2017 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features selections from the libraries of Italo Vecchi […]

Even More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 NY Book Auction

Even More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 NY Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning will be holding our 2017 New York Book Auction on Saturday, January 14 in the 18th Floor Norse Suite at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). The sale features 400 lots of numismatic books from around the world, including rare and desirable works from the […]

Kolbe & Fanning Offer Thian Album of Confederate Currency

Kolbe & Fanning Offer Thian Album of Confederate Currency

Online Catalogue Now Available for Bidding The catalogue for Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction has been posted to the firm’s online bidding platform at auction.numislit.com. Every lot is illustrated in color and absentee bids can be placed at any time prior to the sale. Live internet bidding will be available during the […]

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction

Kolbe & Fanning are pleased to announce that our 2017 New York Book Auction will feature a wide variety of numismatic books from around the world, including material from the libraries of Tom Cederlind and Italo Vecchi. The sale includes 400 lots covering ancient, medieval and modern foreign coins, as well as U.S. numismatics. A […]

Whitman Announces New Guide Book of the United States Mint by Q. David Bowers

Whitman Announces New Guide Book of the United States Mint by Q. David Bowers

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide Book of the United States Mint, by Q. David Bowers. The 448-page softcover book is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and at Whitman’s website for $24.95. The 23rd volume in the award-winning Bowers Series explores the heart of American coin collecting: the United States Mint […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

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Numismatic Books: Kolbe & Fanning Week-Long 50% Off Sale

Numismatic Books: Kolbe & Fanning Week-Long 50% Off Sale

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced that they are holding a massive 50% off Inventory Reduction Sale, applicable to over 1,400 books listed on their website. The sale runs from Sunday, November 13 through Saturday, November 19, and is available only to orders placed through numislit.com. Check out Kolbe & Fanning’s large online inventory […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your […]

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read: A Guide Book of Modern United States Dollar Coins

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Review by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …..   A new era in United States coinage dawned in 1971 with the launch of the Eisenhower dollar. It was the first dollar coin issued since the Peace dollar series ended in 1935. […]

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Sale: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22

Numismatic Books – Kolbe & Fanning Sale: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22

Kolbe & Fanning wishes to remind everyone that our 143rd sale of important numismatic literature will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016. The sale is arranged in two parts: –Part One, featuring 293 lots, will be conducted as a live online sale on Friday, October 21. Bidders may participate in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning

CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning

CoinWeek Podcast #43: Numismatic Books Old and New with Dr. David Fanning Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Numismatic Bookseller Dr. David Fanning is this week’s guest on the CoinWeek Podcast. Alongside partner George Kolbe – a noted numismatist in his own […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, […]

Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale

Numismatic Books – More Highlights from Kolbe & Fanning Oct. 21-22 Sale

Kolbe & Fanning’s 143rd sale of numismatic literature will be held on October 21 and 22, and bids are beginning to come in. The two-part sale features a remarkable library of early American auction catalogues, as well as a wide variety of works on foreign, ancient and U.S. coins. The sale is arranged in two […]

 
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