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Watercraft on World Coins by Yossi Dotan

“In the realm of coins there are two major hobbyists, the collector and the numismatist. The former merely amasses coins for the pleasure of having them while the latter goes much further. The numismatist strives to uncover the history including... read more »


Money of the World: Coins That Made History

By Ira Goldberg and Larry Goldberg Money of the World: Coins That Made History illustrates how many coins were shaped by the development of Western Civilization-and how they sometimes helped shape it in turn. The Millennia Collection, illustrated... read more »


Striking Change – The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens

By Michael Moran from WHITMAN BOOKS President Theodore Roosevelt called the project his “pet crime.” In truth it was one of his greatest gifts to America. In 1905 Roosevelt challenged the brilliant and famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens:... read more »


Numismatic Art in America

Numismatic Art in America – Aesthetics of the United States Coinage, by Cornelius Vermeule. The coinage of the United States has no modern rival in aesthetic richness. Our numismatic heritage includes such masterpieces as the primitively... read more »


100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens

Katherine Jaeger and Q. David Bowers tell the fascinating stories of 100 of the greatest medals and tokens of colonial America, the early states, the Confereracy, the U.S. Mint, and dozens of private issuers. It’s all here: the history... read more »


James Crawford: Master of the Mint at Carson City

A new biography on the life of James Crawford, fourth superintendent of the Carson City Mint from 1874 to 1885, is now available in hardcover, from the award-winning author of The Mint on Carson Street, Rusty Goe. Packed with more information... read more »


Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan

Dennis M. Powers Citadel Press Books (2006) ISBN 0806527471 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (3/07) “Treasure Ship” is the story behind the story of the legend of the S.S. Brother Jonathan. The story is written in three parts.... read more »


Renaissance of American Coinage (1916-1921)

by Roger W. Burdette – Seneca Mill Press By 1905 dissatisfaction with bland, lifeless coinage designs prepared exclusively by engravers at the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia, prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to commission new coin designs... read more »


United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide

Whitman’s United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is a full-color, 224-page reference for identifying fake gold coins, from dollars to double eagles. Detailed text and high-resolution close-up photographs show specific diagnostics... read more »


Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint – By Douglas Winter

In 1992, the first edition of Doug Winter’s book Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint: 1839-1909 was published. It popularized these under-appreciated coins and introduced many new collectors to the field. In almost two decades, much has... read more »


Coins Questions & Answers

This book provides detailed answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about the world of numismatics, giving coin collectors a feel for the historical significance of coins. It is filled with hundreds of photos and interesting... read more »


Whitman Guide To Coin Collecting

This is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide that explains everything a new collector needs to know. You will learn about getting started in the hobby, mint marks, varieties, and what makes a coin valuable. It also contains information on how... read more »


History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage

In conjunction with the American Numismatic Association, author David W. Lange and researcher Mary Jo Meade present a fascinating look into the history of the United States Mint. From its roots in the pre-colonial eras, through independence... read more »


Official Redbook Price Guide of Modern U.S. Proof Coin Sets

NOW AVAILABLE Proof sets offer the collector a chance to enjoy United States coins at their finest. It’s no wonder they have reached new heights of popularity in recent years. In this detailed book, numismatic writer David W. Lange offers... read more »


Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle

A 1933 $20 double-eagle gold coin was auctioned in 2002 for $7.5 million, the largest sum ever for a U.S. coin. Like all other 1933 double eagles, it was produced by the U.S. Mint as President Franklin Roosevelt responded to a national banking... read more »