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Emperors and assassins, owls and turtles, gods and goddesses, brave heroes and villainous rogues--all of these and more await you among the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins. In this beautifully illustrated book, Harlan J. Berk, one of America's best-known ancient-coin dealers, takes you on a personal guided tour of the numismatic antiquities of Greece, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and other parts of the ancient world. Coffee-table-size, Hardcover, 144 pages, full color, with enlarged photographs and stories for every coin.
$29.95
The latest entry in Whitman’s “100 Greatest” collection, 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins is a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book that explores one of the hobby’s hottest collectible fields. Expert dealers, collectors, researchers, and historians have all weighed in on their opinions of the 100 all-time greatest examples of American coinage errors. The rarities, the classics, and the intriguing “how’d that happen?” specimens are here---and some interesting surprises, too. Authors Nicholas Brown, David Camire, and Fred Weinberg are three of the nation's most famous error-coin specialists, and they open the doors to the U.S. Mint to show you how and why error coins occur. With an engaging introduction by Q. David Bowers; plus full-color, high-resolution photos; and historical and current market values, 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins will delight collectors and non-collectors alike. Hardcover, 144 pages. Illustrated with more than 500 photographs.
$29.95
100 Greatest Women on Coins is the 10th entry in Whitman Publishing’s popular “100 Greatest” library. “This book is a celebration of women’s impact on numismatics,” says award-winning author Ron Guth. Each notable woman is described with an illustrated essay and colorful images of the coins on which she appears. Guth also discusses the long history of women featured on coins, and how anyone today can assemble a remarkable and meaningful collection. The book’s scholarly value is further expanded with a checklist for the specialist, and a bibliography for further research.

More than 700 queens, princesses, empresses, actresses, political and religious leaders, goddesses, and other women were up for consideration. They were voted on and ranked by members of Women in Numismatics to determine the 100 Greatest Women on Coins.

The 100 Greatest Women on Coins include real women such as Cleopatra, Martha Washington, and Elena Aladova; goddesses such as Athena, Demeter, and Nike; allegorical women (who represent an idea or nationality) such as Miss Liberty, Mother Earth, and Britannia; and women in art, such as La Pietà and Auguste Renoir’s Girls at the Piano. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on billions of coins during her reign. Queen Victoria was featured on copper, silver, and gold coins throughout her 64-year rule, the longest of any British monarch. These real women are joined by mythical women like Angels; monstrous women like Medusa; caretakers like Mother Teresa and Florence Nightingale; women from art and fiction, like Heidi and Anne of Green Gables; famous Americans like Dolley Madison and Marilyn Monroe; and other royals like Princess Diana and Queen Nefertiti.

100 Greatest Women on Coins is a celebration of the hundreds of women who have appeared on coins from ancient times to the present,” says author Ron Guth. “This is a book about mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, empresses, queens, ballerinas, athletes, goddesses, regents, allegorical figures, and the many forms in which women have appeared on coins. It’s the story of women who have made important contributions to history, politics, the arts, the sciences, and myriad other fields.”

The coins on which the 100 Greatest Women appear include valuable gold and silver pieces, unusual commemoratives, and super-rarities, as well as more common pieces that you can find in your pocket change.

The book includes a foreword by Charmy Harker, president of Women in Numismatics and a noted coin dealer, who calls it “a fascinating look into the important role women have played throughout numismatic history and throughout history in general.”

• 128 pages

• Hardcover

• Coffee-table format

$29.95
Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett.

Between these covers lie the most significant U.S. coins of the modern era—from one-of-a-kind rarities to coins you can find in pocket change, presented as you’ve never seen them before! In this beautifully illustrated volume, distinguished numismatists Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett take you on a personal guided tour of the most significant U.S. coins of the modern era. From humble Lincoln cents to costly platinum bullion coins, each issue was ranked based on rigorous research to determine which were worthy of becoming one of the 100 Greatest.
This revised and updated second edition features new additions to the list and dramatic, even surprising, changes in ranking. A new appendix shows how coins changed position on the list and explains the reasoning for the most extreme changes. You’ll learn the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate how these particular coins became desirable—and why they illustrate, better than any others, the high point of our nation’s coinage. An engaging book for collectors of all levels.

  • Hundreds of glorious, full-color photos
  • Mintages
  • Certified-population data
  • Market vaules
  • Fascinating stories and commentary

  • 128 Pages, Hardcover, with dust jacket, full color

    $29.95
    By Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers. Foreword by Kenneth Bressett.

    Take a personal guided tour with two of America's best-known gold specialists. Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers show you how to sell your gold without losing your shirt; how to make smart decisions when you buy gold; the best kinds of gold to invest in; traps and pitfalls to avoid; how to grade collectible gold coins; and much more. This interactive book includes handy pullouts with valuable insider information-take them with you when you buy or sell! Bullion value charts, coinage specifications, weight conversion tables, and much more. 120 Pages, Full Color, Hardcover, In Library-Quality Slipcase.
    $12.95
    In Cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity boom in recent years. Thousands of new collectors have discovered their rich and facinating history and appeal. Important collections, locked away for decades have come to light, and a new research has provided collectors and investors with a wealth of information previously unavailable. There has never been a better time to explore the wonderful field of United States gold coinage-and the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 is your passport to that exploration. Full Color. 656 Pages. By Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, forward by Dr. Richard Doty. Hardcover.
    Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1934 - Jeff Garrett & Ron Guth
    $69.95
    Numismatic scholar John W. Dannreuther has written a monumental study of the gold coinage of the early United States. This book is built on the original notes made by researcher Harry W. Bass Jr. as he studied his extensive collection of early U.S. gold. Expanding on Bass's ground breaking work, Dannreuther has crafted a systematic treatise on the intricacies of these fascinating coins. By John W. Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass Jr., Foreword by Q. David Bowers. Hardcover.
    $49.95
    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 for nearly 200 frequently encountered counterfeits. California fractional gold and commemoratives are also studied. The text includes expert advice from professional graders, authenticators, and dealers; more than two dozen "rules of thumb" (with illustrations); a glossary; an appendix of genuine U. S. gold coin specifications and tolerances; and another appendix of physical traits of genuine gold coins, with photo close-ups. The United States Gold Counterfeit Detection Guide is the first book of its kind for U. S. gold collectors, and promises to be a standard reference in the field. Full color throughout; illustrated; 224 pages. By Bill Fivaz; foreword by Randy Campbell. Spiralbound Softcover.
    $19.95
    By Eric P. Newman and Kenneth Bressett. The Tribute Edition includes a faithful reproduction of the original printing of The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. Added to this groundbreaking work are 64 pages in full color, expanding the subject with research from "The Fantastic 1804 Dollar: 25th Anniversary Follow-Up" (also by Newman and Bressett), along with more recent research by Q. David Bowers and other famous numismatists, and an updated registry of known examples. Beautiful full-page plates and colorful illustrations enliven this new section. The 1804 dollar continues to make headlines today, as it has for decades. This commemorative book will be eagerly sought by collectors. 208 Pages (including 64 in color), Hardcover, 6"x9".
    $19.95
    By J. Hewitt Judd, M.D., edited by Q. David Bowers. Pattern Coins: rare, mysterious, and beautiful. These seldom-seen experimental pieces illustrate the trials, struggles, and backstage intrigue that preceeded many of the U.S. Mint's regular-issue coins. Q. David Bowers offers a fascinating inside look at the history, rarity, and market values of America's rarest coins. Hardcover, Full Color, 352 Pages. Hardcover.
    $39.95
    Award-winning author Bob Leonard has collected odd and curious money for more than 45 years. He has written 17 studies on specific unusual monies, earning literary awards from the ANA and the Numismatic Literary Guild. In Curious Currency Leonard engagingly explores the lessons that elephant tails, woodpecker scalps, neck rings, Yap stones, cocoa beans, whatle teeth, and other odd and curious monies have for our economy today. By Robert D. Leonard Jr., Foreword by Kenneth Bressett. 160 Pages, Full Color, 6x9, Hardcover.
    $12.95
    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: The United States is the best nation on Earth, but its coins are atrociously hideous. Why can we not produce coinage as beautiful as that of the ancient Greeks?
    Striking Change offers a fresh new look at the life of Saint-Gaudens—the man and the artist —and the remarkable partnership he forged with Theodore Roosevelt to reinvigorate the country’s numismatic art. Author Michael Moran explores Saint-Gaudens’s coin designs in the context of his monumental sculptures and American culture of the time. Through first-person accounts, behind-the-scenes conversations, and explosive public drama, we come to know the larger-than-life personalities involved in this renaissance of fine art. Striking Change illuminates the politics, the genius, the struggles, and ultimately the triumph of an extraordinary American journey. Size 6" x 9", Hardcover with dustjacket. Fully Illustrated. 480 pages, including 32 in full color.
    $24.95
    This book contains replica coins from Biblical times. Included in the book is a Widow's Mite, Gold Daric, Lepton, Tribute Penny, Shekel and Half-Shekel.
    Written by Arthur Friedberg, you will see how each coin reflects the politics of its time. The coins will be presented in a mostly chronological order. It would tke many hundreds of pages, far more than in this book, to present a comprehensive catalog of the coinage. This is rather a compendium of the money of biblical times, consisting mostly of those coins that would be most significant in the eyes of the reader. Hardback, Color Illustrations, 106 Pages.
    $19.95
    This book shows how to read Greek coins and covers methods for determining dates on Roman coins. It is profusely illustrated with sections on symbols, city names and mythological characters. Edited Kenneth Bressett. Softcover.
    $14.95
    Build your own collection of ancient Greek coins with an expert's valuable advice. Join award-winning author Paul Rynearson as he applies engaging lessons to collecting 25 different types of ancient Greek coins. You'll explore Athenian owls, money of the Bible, Greek Imperial issues, and other classic coins. Soon you'll be ready to take your own journey to ancient Greece, and create a unique, highly personal, and rewarding coin collection. 288 pages, hardcover, full color.
    $29.95
    Overstruck Greek Coins is intended for serious collectors of ancient coins, but it is intriguing enough to appeal to general collectors and historians. It is the first book-length study to explain how Greek coins were overstruck, when they were overstruck, and why they were overstruck. Its revelations offer new understanding to students of ancient history. 288 pages, Full Color, 6x9 inches, Hardcover. By David MacDonald, Foreword by Harlan J. Berk.
    $39.95
    A Catalog of Modern World Coins, 1850-1964. The 14th edition of R.S Yeoman's classic guide book has been fully updated with new photographs and retail valuations by coin type, in up to four grade levels. Editor Arthur Friedberg and his team of experts from around the globe provide an accurate snapshot of the exciting world-coin market. This handy volume is perfect for today's hobby: small enough to easily hold, carry, and read, but packed with photos, data, and valuations---the high-quality content and design that have made Whitman Publishing a hobby leader since the 1930s. "Who Should Read A Catalog of Modern World Coins?", Collectors looking for an accurate book on world coins, New hobbyists attracted to coins by the recent hot market, Dealers looking for a convenient type-coin guide - "OFEC" (One From Every Country) coin collectors, U.S. coin collectors looking to branch out into an interesting new field, Token and medal collectors intrigued by the connection to world coinage, Casual collectors and travelers with unidentified coins from other countries. "What Will I Find Inside?", A complete listing of coins of all countries from 1850 to the mid-1960s, Each type and date of coin grouped in chronological order, High-quality images in actual size, for quick identification, Retail values for circulated, Uncirculated, and Proof coins, Individual listings of rare and significant dates, with valuations, The official Y-number catalog system used to identify all world coin types. 544 Pages, 6x9, Softcover, B/W.
    $19.95
    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 throughout the book, tells the history of Western Civilization through significant coins of the realm. Each coin had to meet certain criteria before it could be added to the collection. Authors are Ira Goldberg and Larry Goldberg. Hardback with dust cover, 320 pages, color; Retail $49.95.
    $49.95

    Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 67th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by Senior Editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, a hubbed spine, and silk page marker, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. Print run is limited to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2014 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books.

    $69.95
    Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 66th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. Print run is limited to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2013 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
    $69.95
    Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 64th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2012 edition to 1,000 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2012 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
    $69.95
    Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 64th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2011 edition to 1,500 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2011 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. Full Color.
    $69.95
    Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 63rd edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, and a hubbed spine, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. We've lowered the print run this year, limiting the 2010 edition to 1,500 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2010 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to your personal library of fine books. 432 Pages, Full Color. Hardcover
    $69.95
    The 62nd edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful Limited Edition. Each large-format (6"x9") leather-bound edition is individually numbered and personally autographed by longtime editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. With gold-stamped lettering on the cover and gilt-edged pages, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. The print run is limited to 3,000 and past Limited Editions have sold out, so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2009 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to any collection. 432 Pages, Full Color. Hardcover
    $69.95
     
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