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John Spring’s fabulous book on the history of the coin trade

John Spring presents a book every serious coin collector should have in his library. It is a catalogue of all ... more ]

Guide to numismatics for advanced studies

On 128 pages Niklot Klüßendorf gives an introduction to numismatics to students and anyone interested in the subject... more ]

The Bible on Republican French Coins

Monnaies françaises has been France’s bible on republican French coins since it was first published in 1973 by Victor Gadoury...
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The Standard Catalogue of The Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales

New standard catalogue on provincial banknotes of England and Wales written by Roger Outing has been published... more ]

New Book on bibliophilic numismatic books

Christian and Yvette Dekesel complete their bibliography on numismatic books. Now, the first part of “A bibliography” of 18th Century Numismatic Books has been published... more ]

New Book on British Tokens

Over 3.000 tokens are illustrated in the new Token Catalogue edited by Galata Print Ltd.... more ]

A new Bowers book on collecting rare coins

Whitman Publishing has released a new book, “Collecting Rare Coins for Pleasure and Profit: An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Market”, by Q. David Bowers. The book is intended for those seeking to intelligently build a fine coin collection... more ]

Unusual World Coins in New Edition

Do you have to cope with coins from Micro-Nations? Or even with fantasy coin issues? Then you will know “Unusual World Coins”. Now Krause Publications has published the sixth edition of this classic guide providing up to date information... more ]

Krause Publications Unveils Decades Coin Folders

Krause Publications has released an innovative new series of coin folders that will be fun for children and parents alike: Decades coin folders... more ]

New Edition of “Grading Coins by Photographs”

Whitman Publishing is releasing a second edition of Q. David Bowers’s “Grading Coins by Photographs” which has been updated with hundreds of new high-resolution color photographs showing each coin type in multiple grades. more ]

Jane Austen to feature on Bank of England banknotes

The Bank of England confirmed that Jane Austen will figure on a new £10 note. When the Bank had decided to substitute the current £5 note with Elizabeth Fry by a new Winston Churchill motif concerns were expressed about no woman figuring on a note any more. more ]

Coins and tokens of French Indochina

Jean Lecompte’s reference book to coins and tokens of the French colonies has been divided into three – considerably more extensive – volumes. The first volume, coins and tokens of French Indochina has just been published. more ]

I.A.P.N. book prize for work on Siamese Coins

This year, the IAPN honoured numismatic authors Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs for their ground breaking work on Thailand “Siamese Coins from Funan to the Fifth Reign”. Their reference has quickly become the standard in the field of Thai coinage. more ]

Guide book to Celtic Numismatics in Switzerland

The most recent special edition of the journal Helvetia Archaeologica provides a popular overview of the Celtic coins in Switzerland. All aspects of Celtic numismatics are ... more ]

A new Celtic coin book

“It is very easy to use, not just for people with Dr. in front of their name, but for everyone, from schoolkids to scholars.” more ]

A new Dictionary of Coins in Gaul

This dictionary offers a comprehensive typology of the coins that circulated in mediterranean Gaul, from the earliest coins minted in Marseille to Augustus’ accession to power, in 27 BC... more ]

“Ancient British Coins” wins RNS award

The authors of Ancient British Coins - Elizabeth Cottam, Philip de Jersey, Chris Rudd, John Sills – have been awarded the Lhotka Prize by the Royal Numismatic Society. more ]

Fresh look on Gallic coins

This book written by Pierre-Marie Guihard analyses the monetary history of the Gallic’s people in the low valley of Seine between the beginning of the III century and the end of the first century B.C integrating monetary history into the society which made use of the coins. more ]

Australian money man catalogues British boar money

The formerly chief financial officer of Reader’s Digest in Australia has written a pioneering book cataloguing the earliest silver coins of the Corieltavi, a large Iron Age tribe of the East Midlands. It has been published by Chris Rudd. more ]

Call for contributions: Unpublished Anglo-Gallic coins

Do you have any Anglo-Gallic coins as yet unpublished? This is the last opportunity to get any new varieties into the book “A Catalogue of Anglo-Gallic Coins”. All contributions will be acknowledged. more ]

New book on Bulgarian Medieval Coinage

Vladimir Ovtcharov has published a new book on “Archaeometric analysis of Bulgarian Medieval coinage” as volume X in the series “Coinage and Coin Circulation on the Balkans” (CCCB). more ]

MEC Volume 6 published

Volume 6 of the Medieval European Coinage has just been printed. It covers the medieval coinage of the Iberian Peninsula. Ursula Kampmann presents this extremely important reference book. more ]

Emperor Maximilian on schaumünzen and medals

Two important publications written by Heinz Winter at once deal with the gorgeous presentation pieces of the ‘last knight’: the catalog of the collections of the KHM Vienna and two articles in the catalog of the exhibition on Maximilian in Mannheim. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at both books. more ]

Religion and Money: Economy of Salvation in the Middle Ages

The international project “Religion and Money: Economy of salvation in the Middle Ages” uses coin finds in churches and historical and literary sources to investigate the relation between religion and money. more ]

Collection of essays by Italian numismatist Attilio Stazio

To remember the important Italian numismatist Attilio Stazio (1923-2010) a volume is to appear which collects some of his most interesting but often quite widespread articles and essays. more ]

Judaea on coins

One of the most popular fields of collecting ancient coins are issues with motifs from the history of Judaea. Spink published last year an intriguing collection of essays presenting the most recent knowledge on these types. more ]

A generations’ work: the Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum

The Austrian Academy of the Sciences Press has published the first volume of a gigantic project dedicated to the Parthian coinage. Ursula Kampmann presents this epoch-making publication. more ]

New volume in Handbook of Greek Coinage Series

Volume 12 in the Handbook of Greek Coinage series is being at press and will be available soon. This volume represents the 7th of the 12 scheduled volumes of this important work being written by Oliver Hoover and published by CNG. more ]

The Lokrians of Opous

There is this wonderful coinage with the unpronounceable name: the starters with Demeter’s head on the obverse and fighting Ajax on the reverse. A monograph has now been published that enlightens us about the Lokrians of Opous. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at it. more ]

Elite and Coinage in Asia Minor

A coinage more lavishly illustrated and more colorful than the one of Asia Minor in Roman Imperial times is hard to imagine. Responsible was a wealthy elite which expressed its perceptions on coins. Robert Bennett has dealt with this topic, and Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at his book. more ]

Diva Faustina – new book on her coinage and cult

A new study by Martin Beckmann resolves the chronological difficulties of the coinage struck posthumously in the name of Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, until now undated by means of die study of Diva Faustina’s gold and bronze coinage. more ]

The coinage of Maxentius

Maxentius ruled between 306 and 312, as the last emperor who had a residence in Rome. His comprehensive coinage makes ample reference to the great past of the Eternal City. Now, a corpus of his coinage has been published which Ursula Kampmann introduces you to here. more ]

The coins of the Alexandrinian nomes

The egyptologist Manfred Weber and the numismatist Angelo Geissen published together a book on the Alexandrinian nome coins of Roman Imperial times. Ursula Kampmann discusses this remarkable product of an interdisciplinary cooperation. more ]

‘Italian Cast Coinage’ in new edition

Italo Vecchi has published an updated edition of his famous ‘Italian Cast Coinage’ of 1979. This catalog of all of the known types of cast coinage used in Rome and central Italy between the seventh to third centuries BC takes now into consideration the many specialized studies which have appeared in the last decades. more ]

A collector’s luck and courage

Calouste Gulbenkian was lucky enough to collect eleven of the famous medallions from the Aboukir hoard. And he did so even though their authenticity was disputed, then. Therefore today Lisbon possesses a numismatic treasure as Karsten Dahmen’s booklet testifies. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at it. more ]

Essays in Honour of Roberto Russo

In 2012, renowned coin dealer and numismatist Roberto Russo died. Experts mainly in numismatics of the Roman Republic have now presented a both fitting and lasting tribute. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at the festschrift. more ]

A scientific picture book on the Roman Republic

Anyone who loves coins of the Roman Republic will love this book. It compiles the coins of RBW Collection that had been auctioned off in three different sales and provides a perfect portrayal of the Republican coinage from the 4th cent. B. C. until the Battle of Actium. Ursula Kampmann has taken a good look at this book. more ]

New eBook Release: “The Complete Coinage of Domitian”

“The Complete Coinage of Domitian” by Rasiel Suarez is the latest entry in his eBook series on ancient Roman coinage. This new PDF is a complete overhaul of the section on emperor Domitian from the second edition of the highly acclaimed “Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins” released in 2010. more ]

Sear’s Roman Coins ‘Millenium Edition’ Completed

Every collector of Roman coins is intimately acquainted with David Sear’s handy book ‘Roman Coins and their values’. The author has expanded this book to an impressive five volume opus. Now the last volume was published. Björn Schöpe has taken a closer look. more ]

Spink publishes new books

Book publisher Spink has issued new books ranging from a beginner’s guide to Byzantine coinage to coins of the Late Roman Empire, medieval Britain, and a new volume of the prestigious Roman Provincial coinage series. more ]

Late Roman Bronze Coinage: Brucks famous book republished in English

Guido Bruck’s “Die spätrömische Kupferprägung”, published in 1961, has been reedited in English. Alisdair Menzies has taken over this meritorious project which surely will help many friends of Roman coinage to describe poorly preserved coins. more ]

The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine

Spink has published a new comprehensive catalogue and survey of the output of the London mint from AD 296 to 325, written by Hubert J. Cloke and Lee Toone. The book expands the number of known London types from the 617 recorded in the RIC to 1,037. more ]

New book on Byzantine solidus weights

Metrology is a rather dry subject – this view is held by many coin collectors. Yet still this field is the foundation of numismatics even ... more ]

The Corpus of the Nomismata, 976-1067

Franz Füeg certainly is no stranger to experts in Byzantine numismatics. He has published a new Corpus. It deals with the nomismata from 976 to 1067. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

The Byzantine Weights of the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva

Matteo Campagnolo and Klaus Weber have written a comprehensive and bibliophilic catalogue of Late Roman and Byzantine weights made of copper alloys. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Book on Danish mints in the 19th century

Michael Märcher, Curator at the Coin and medal cabinet of the National museum of Denmark, has published a comprehensive and important work on the Royal mints of Altona and Copenhagen in the 19th century. more ]

The “White Gadoury” is available again!

The 4th edition of “Monnaies royales françaises: Louis XIII à Louis XVI, 1610-1792” has been completely revised and comprises 363 numbers on 503 pages in full color. more ]

New edition of an oldie: The red Gadoury

Actually there is no need to introduce the red Gadoury, the book that comprises French coinage from 1789 to 2013. Now the 21st edition has appeared and Ursula Kampmann presents it briefly. more ]

Éditions Victor Gadoury Publishes Book on French Patterns and Piéforts

At last, the authors Michel Taillard and Michael Arnaud now present a comprehensive, new standard work of reference on French patterns and piéforts. The standard work of reference on modern French numismatics, the red-colored Gadoury, did not include those coins. more ]

22nd Edition of Gadoury’s Monnaies Françaises

There are some books, collectors can’t imagine to do without. Gadoury Rouge is one of those, dealing with French coins struck between 1789 and 2015. Its 22nd edition was completely revised and significantly enlarged. It now contains more than 100 new pages. more ]

Catalogue of the Coins of Augustus – As book or in the Internet

In 2009 the Museum August Kestner presented an exhibit on the coins of Augustus. Responsible for this presentation was... more ]

Important Catalogue on the Coinage of the Achaian League

Steve M. Benner, Achaian League Coinage of the 3rd through 1st centuries B.C.E.
Anyone wanting to identify coins of the Achaian League had to spend a lot of money so far. The existing catalogues were ... more ]

New numismatic publications available at the ANS

Two new publications of the ANS are now available for a special pre-order price... more ]

„All that glitters...: Contributions to Greek numismatics“

The Belgian School at Athens and the Numismatic Museum of Athens organize a conference on Greek numismatics... more ]

Important Book on the Economic History of the Kingdom of Ancient Macedonia

Yannis Touratsoglou, well-known Greek numismatist, has published a study, which is dedicated to one of the most important kingdoms of Antiquity... more ]

A Handbook on Electrum Coins

Joseph Linzalone, an American coin dealer, has published a book on the topic of his special interest: early electrum coins. Being a dealer he knows what collectors do really need: an elaborate catalog featuring the major types provided with excellent photos... more ]

Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection has been published as SNG 6

The Academy of Athens has published a new volume of the international series “Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum” entitled “The Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection. From Thessaly to Euboea.” more ]

A new Catalogue of the British Museum related to the exhibition „Medals of Dishonour“

Philip Attwood and Felicity Powell, Medals of Dishonour.
He who thinks only of the objects his bank displays in a red jewellery box when the subject “modern medals” comes up tends to overlook the fact that the modern medal has become ... more ]

Fundamental Publication on the English Numismatics of the High and Late Middle Ages

Ian Stewart, Lord Stewartby, English Coins 1180 – 1551
The new work of reference on English numismatics of the High and the Late Middle Ages was written by a renowned expert in the field who wrote ... more ]

New book on coins, medals and banknotes featuring the portrait of Edward VIII

Spink issues Joseph S. Giordano’s book “Portraits of a Prince”... more ]

New Book on British Commemorative Medals by Christopher Eimer

The eagerly awaited second edition of the standard work of reference issued in 1987 has been published... more ]

46th Edition of Coins of England & the United Kingdom

The 46th Edition of Coins of England & the United Kingdom will be published in December 2010... more ]

“Ancient British Coins” wins RNS award

The authors of Ancient British Coins - Elizabeth Cottam, Philip de Jersey, Chris Rudd, John Sills – have been awarded the Lhotka Prize by the Royal Numismatic Society. more ]

Coin Yearbook 2013 available

The Coin Yearbook is the independent price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby. It is the biggest-selling guide to UK coins in the world. Now the 2013 edition has appeared. more ]

Two books on the Brussels Hoard of 1908

London-based Auction house Baldwin’s has offered 101 of the rarest Henry III Pennies from the Brussels Hoard, a finding linked by its intriguing history to the auction house itself as two books now available from Baldwin’s explain. more ]

A numismatic glimpse inside English economic history

Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth-Century Britain – this is how David W. Dykes entitled his luxury volume dealing with English tokens and their place in the history of money. The bibliophilic publication is of interest not just to special collectors. more ]

The Coin Yearbook 2015

The Coin Yearbook 2015 is the independent price guide and collector’s handbook for the coin hobby including accurate up-to-the-minute valuations for all English, Scottish, Irish and Island coins. Also featured are sections on Celtic, Roman and early English hammered coins. more ]

50th Edition of Spink‘s Standard Catalogue “Coins of England”

It is an institution, perhaps comparable with the Jaeger in Germany: Spink’s Standard Catalogue on the English coinage. Ursula Kampmann writes the anniversary review. more ]

Spink publishes new books

Book publisher Spink has issued new books ranging from a beginner’s guide to Byzantine coinage to coins of the Late Roman Empire, medieval Britain, and a new volume of the prestigious Roman Provincial coinage series. more ]

New Book on Indian Coins

This book is an attempt to understand the contributions of the Traikutakas, a dynasty that ruled over North Konkan in the fifth sixth century CE, by considering various types of data and art history related to them focusing on the artistic developments in this region. more ]

Studies of South Asian Numismatics

This book “A Study of Coins” covers Numismatic studies of South Asia from earliest time to modern period. This is the first kind of study, which will highlight from the first Punch marked coins issued between 7-6 century BC to present era. more ]

Festschrift in honour of East Asian numismatics specialist Joe Cribb

Joe Cribb is a renown specialist of coins and paper money of Asia. In a new volume numerous other experts cover various of his interest fields with own contributions ranging from Greek coinage to minting technology in India...
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New book on the coinage of Jodhpur

Jan Lingen, an expert of Indian numismatics offers in his new monograph a comprehensive view on the coinage of Jodhpur state and is the result of a painstaking research of more than three decades and his vast expertise on the subject. more ]

Book on Coins of India with current prices 1835-2012

A new specialized study of coins of India from pre-independence era till date offers valuations, description, representative photos including proof and UNC sets highlighting the individual characteristics and composition of each of these coins. more ]

Book on Kushan’s coinage

A new book on Kushan’s coinage in the light of recent discoveries and interpretations has been published recently. Vidula Jayaswal has put together a list of contributions by various experts on the topic illuminating many aspects in regard. more ]

Book on East India Company Coinage

Dr. Paul Stevens' ‘The Coins of the Bengal Presidency’ is the first of a planned three part series on the coins of the East India Company, this will be the new standard reference work for the next generation of numismatists. more ]

Standard Guide to Indian Paper Money Revised

The Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money very effectively chronicles the evolution of Indian currency dating back to 1770 and captures the various nuances of modern day currency as well as interesting incidents that helped shape this sector over the years. more ]

Catalogue of Indian Coins

The new catalogue book ‘Specialized Study of Coins of India’ presents coins from pre independence era till date with valuations, description representative photos including proof and UNC sets highlighting the individual characteristics and composition of each coin. more ]

The Uniform Coinage of India

In 2012 Spink has published a catalogue of India’s uniform coinage between 1835 and 1947. Paul Steve and Randy Weir have created thus a new reference book one can no longer do without when describing these coins, as Ursula Kampmann states. more ]

Latest publications from Moneta in 2014

The publishing house Moneta (Belgium) has released several new or revised books. Moneta publishes volumes on numismatics, monetary history and coin finds, from antiquity to present times, in various languages. more ]

Huns in India

In Vienna, a new monograph on the coins of the Huns in India has been published within the framework of the interdisciplinary research project “The cultural history of the Western Himalaya”. Ursula Kampmann reviews Matthias Pfisterer’s work for you. more ]

Book on China’s Modern Coinage

A new volume collects the research papers of Richard Wright on ‘The Modern Coinage of China’, drawing them together from the various journals in which they were originally published between 1974 and 2003 into a newly set version. more ]

Minting in modern China

An absolute must-have for anyone interested in modern Chinese coins before the People’s Republic of China was founded is the collection of essays written by Richard Wright. Here you find a book review. more ]

Marco Polo Was in China

Are you looking for truly well-founded information on the Chinese economic system? Then forget all numismatic books. The best treatise has been written by a German sinologist. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at Hans Ulrich Vogel’s book. more ]

Giulio Bernardi receives Samir Shamma Award

Giulio Bernardi receives the Samir Shamma Award 2012 for his book on Arabic gold coins. This work made him also second in the choice of the International Association of Professional Numismatists in 2011. more ]

The Seljuqs in Baghdad

From Hindu Kush to Eastern Anatolia, from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf – the Seljuq Empire in the High Middle Ages surpassed everything in Europe back then. In 1055, Tughrul Beg, grandson of the eponymous hero, conquered Baghdad. This is the starting point of the exciting book written by Yahya Jafar, which Ursula Kampmann introduces you to here. more ]

Price guide for Islamic coins

Tim Wilkes makes the life of collectors of Islamic coins easier. With his neatly arranged price guide, he makes a complex collecting area accessible also for beginners. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at the book. more ]

British Museum publishes Catalogue of its Japanese Coin Collection

The British Museum’s collection of Japanese coins is one of the best outside Japan. Now, the British Museum has published its first catalogue of its collection of Japanese coins... more ]

New Moneta volume on Japanese money issue in the Meji period

The numismatic series Moneta continues the series of volumes on the money issue in Japan during the Meiji period with the fourth volume ranging from 1904 to 1912. The previous volumes being out of stock will be republished. more ]

New Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of a brand-new work on Canadian numismatics. The “Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens”, by Dr. James A. Haxby, is available now. more ]

Holey Dollar – New Book on Canada’s most exotic colonial-era coin

This is the first book-length study to be devoted to Canada’s most exotic and celebrated colonial-era coin, the Holey Dollar of Prince Edward Island and its accompanying Dump. Written by the expert Christopher Faulkner it is published by Spink. more ]

The Holey Dollars of the Prince Edward Island

Holey Dollar – that is what Canadian collectors dream of. Christopher Faulkner has published with Spink an elaborate book about this issue containing a catalogue of all known specimens. more ]

Volume 2 of Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money available

Whitman Publishing has released the second volume of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, by Don and Lois Bailey. The second book in the four-volume Encyclopedia, covers the modern coins of Mexico in depth. more ]

Two books on the Brussels Hoard of 1908

London-based Auction house Baldwin’s has offered 101 of the rarest Henry III Pennies from the Brussels Hoard, a finding linked by its intriguing history to the auction house itself as two books now available from Baldwin’s explain. more ]

Money and Church in Medieval Europe

In 2013, the project “Money and the Church in Northern Europe 1000-1200: Practice, Morality and Thought” was initiated. Its coordinators are Svein Gullbekk, Oslo, und Giles Gasper, Durham. From November 23 to 25, 2011, they hosted a conference whose proceedings have now been released. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Methodology of numismatics: new publication

Numismatics is one of the most valuable sources of ancient history. This volume includes 17 research papers in English and 16 in Hindi. They deal with different aspects of the subject under reference and provide valuable data for the furtherance of the numismatic study and history writing. more ]

MEC Volume 6 published

Volume 6 of the Medieval European Coinage has just been printed. It covers the medieval coinage of the Iberian Peninsula. Ursula Kampmann presents this extremely important reference book. more ]

Unexpected insights into the background of the creation of some Renaissance Medals

Ulrich Pfisterer, Lysippus und seine Freunde. Liebesgaben und Gedächtnis im Rom der Renaissance oder: Das erste Jahrhundert der Medaille
The book “Lysippus und seine Freunde“ is essentially a catalogue of works of the die cutter Lysippus the Younger alias Hermes Flavius de’ Bonis who created numerous ... more ]

Monograph on Renaissance artist Baccio Bandinelli

Nicole Hegener, Divi Iacobi Eques. Selbstdarstellung im Werk des Florentiner Bildhauers ... more ]

The British Museum and the Future of UK Numismatics

The proceedings of a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals in 2011 have been published recently. This book does not only cover topics of numismatics as a whole but also asks for the roles UK museums may play in developing the discipline in the 21st century... more ]

International Symposium on Roman Coins in the Renaissance

From November 16 to 18, 2011 various research institutes organize an international symposium in Berlin. The aim is to conduct a comparative analysis of the role and function of antique coins, and the reception, and (re-)construction of ancient culture and history in the age of the Renaissance... more ]

New permanent exhibition at Basel Historical Museum

Basel Historical Museum has opened its new permanent exhibition. Objects from collections dating back to the 16th century are focused in this impressive presentation. Among other objects Basel presents medals and coins from the property of Erasmus of Rotterdam... more ]

New Catalogue on Rumanian Essays

The two authors present a bilingual catalogue containing 460 pages with 196 numbers including patterns and actual coinage of Romania. Each object is ... more ]

Werner Kahle, Russland (Sowjetunion und Russische Föderation) – Medaillen mit nautischen Motiven

Numisnautik ist ein Spezialsammelgebiet, das sich ausschließlich auf Münzen und Medaillen mit ... more ]

MEC Volume 6 published

Volume 6 of the Medieval European Coinage has just been printed. It covers the medieval coinage of the Iberian Peninsula. Ursula Kampmann presents this extremely important reference book. more ]

New book on the Madrid Mint

The Friends of the Segovia Mint Association has just published another new book, written by Dr. Glenn Murray: “The Madrid Mint: Mintage Statistics and Assayers. In Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Mint’s Founding in 1614”. more ]

The Monetary History of Bern in the Middle Ages

After decades of research, a part of the much-anticipated monetary history of Bern, written by Hans-Ulrich Geiger, has now been released. Ursula Kampmann has taken a closer look at it. more ]

19th Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States

The nineteenth edition of Paper Money of United States, the standard reference book on United States paper money is being released by The Coin & Currency Institute of Clifton, New Jersey... more ]

New numismatic publications available at the ANS

Two new publications of the ANS are now available for a special pre-order price... more ]

Whitman Publishing Uncovers The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint

How did the son of a poor farmer grow up to buy a priceless treasure of American history? And why—if his mission was preservation—did he ultimately destroy it? more ]

Whitman Releases New Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

Rick Tomaska publishes a new important catalogue on US coins... more ]

Guide Book of United States Paper Money

Whitman Publishing Releases Third Edition of Arthur and Ira Friedberg’s Guide Book of United States Paper Money... more ]

New Book on Gold Dollars

Whitman Publishing Releases 2nd Edition of A Guide Book of Gold Dollars... more ]

New edition of the „Red Book“

Whitman Publishing Releases Second Edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, Professional Edition... more ]

New Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Now Available

A new edition of the most comprehensive English language world bank note guide is now available from Krause Publications... more ]

Strike It Rich With Pocket Change in 3rd Edition

Can You Spot the Errors in Everyday Coins? This book is a clear and simple guide to prepare any collector or treasure hunter to spot rare coins the average consumer normally would never notice... more ]

2012 U.S. Coin Digest Now Available

Everything a coin collector or dealer would need for collecting U.S. coins is in the 2012 U.S. Coin Digest. In the 10th edition of this reference, readers will find detailed listings for all circulating and non-circulating U.S. coins... more ]

New 2012 “North American Coins & Prices” Now Available

The twenty-first edition of “North American Coins & Prices” is now available from Krause Publications. It is a great starting point for collectors looking to expand their collections into New World issues, or to expand their horizons within current North American issues... more ]

New Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money

Krause Publications has released the 30th edition of the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money. It’s the only annual guide that provides complete coverage of U.S. Currency with today’s market prices and presented in full color... more ]

Whitman Publishing releases Photo Book on National Parks and Coin Collecting

Whitman Publishing has released America’s Beautiful National Parks: A Handbook for Collecting the New National Park Quarters... more ]

Cherrypickers’ Guide in New Edition

Whitman Publishing is releasing a new, expanded, and updated volume of the award-winning Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The fifth edition, volume II will be available in November 2011... more ]

Warman’s U.S. Coins & Currency Field Guide Available

Featuring more than 500 color pictures and current pricing, Warman’s U.S. Coins & Currency Field Guide is the most complete and compact guide on the market. Now the fourth edition is available. more ]

Book on Bank-Note engraving in the US

In a new ANS monograph “The Feel of Steel” Mark Tomasko provides an unusual look into the two-hundred-year history and the process of bank-note engraving in the United States, a beautiful art brought to its peak in America in the nineteenth century. more ]

Guide Book of Peace Dollars explores America’s last silver dollar

Whitman Publishing, LLC, announces the release of the second edition of the Guide Book of Peace Dollars, by award-winning researcher and writer Roger W. Burdette. It covers every date and mintmark of America’s last 90% silver dollar. more ]

New Edition of “Grading Coins by Photographs”

Whitman Publishing is releasing a second edition of Q. David Bowers’s “Grading Coins by Photographs” which has been updated with hundreds of new high-resolution color photographs showing each coin type in multiple grades. more ]

Guide Book of United States Currency in new edition

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the new fifth edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency, by Kenneth Bressett. The book covers large-size, small-size, and fractional paper money. more ]

New American Silver Eagle Book

Whitman Publishing released a book on the American Silver Eagles by John M. Mercanti, retired chief engraver of the United States Mint, and Michael “Miles” Standish, senior grader at PCGS. The book has been available since November 20, 2012. more ]

New Book on Abraham Lincoln

Whitman Publishing has released a new book by award-winning author Fred Reed. “Abraham Lincoln: Beyond the American Icon” has been available since November 19, 2012, the 149th anniversary of Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. more ]

New edition of Collector’s Guide to US Postage and Fractional Currency

The second edition of “The Collectors Guide to Postage & Fractional Currency” is available. The updated edition contains over twenty pages of previously unpublished information on the history of this aspect of America’s numismatic heritage. more ]

Almanac of United States Coins

Whitman Publishing has released the first edition of a new book, the Almanac of United States Coins. The full-color Almanac is designed as an illustrated catalog of useful and entertaining information for newcomers to the hobby as well as longtime coin collectors. more ]

New Book on Draped Bust Half Dollars

Heritage Auctions announces the publication of The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797, by Jon Amato, and edited by Jim Halperin and Mark Van Winkle. more ]

Free Uncirculated 1943 Steel US-Cents With Whitman WWII Books

Whitman Publishing is giving away Uncirculated 1943 steel cents to readers who order sets of its new “U.S. Army in World War II: European Theater of Operations” books. more ]

New Doty Book on Obsolete Paper Money

Whitman Publishing announces the release of a new book by Dr. Richard Doty, senior curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection: “Pictures From a Distant Country: Seeing America Through Old Paper Money”. more ]

Kolbe & Fanning to produce special Eric P. Newman Collection catalogues

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have been selected to produce special edition hardcover catalogues for the series of auction sales of numismatic items selected from the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society collection. more ]

20th Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States

The brand-new 20th Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States marks the 60th anniversary of the first release. The 2013-2014 version is in full color and available in multiple formats for the first time... more ]

New Book on Numismatics of the American West

Whitman Publishing releases ‘The Great American West: Pursuing the American Dream’, a 224-page hardcover coffee-table book by award-winning historian Kenneth W. Rendell. The book is about the American Dream illustrating its history with Western Americana. more ]

New American Gold and Platinum Eagles book

Whitman Publishing announces the release of A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs, by Edmund C. Moy, retired director of the United States Mint. The 224-page hardcover book has been available since November 26, 2013. more ]

New Third Edition of “Carson City Morgan Dollars”

Whitman Publishing has recently published an updated and revised third edition of “Carson City Morgan Dollars”, by Adam Crum, Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman. more ]

New Bowers book celebrates American bison in numismatics

Whitman Publishing released a new book, “Buffalo Coins: America’s Favorite - The American Bison on Coins, Tokens, Medals, and Paper Money”. The 160-page, full-color book by Q. David Bowers will be available from booksellers nationwide as well as online. more ]

Whitman Releases New Morgan Dollar Book by Miles Standish

Whitman Publishing has released “Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair With a Legendary Coin”, by Michael “Miles” Standish. Standish is vice president and senior grader of PCGS. His new book presents an engaging history and coin-by-coin study of the famous Morgan silver dollar. more ]

New Encyclopedia on Obsolete Paper Money from Whitman

Whitman Publishing releases volumes 1 and 2 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers on June 12, 2014. Volume 1 is “An Introduction for Collectors and Historians.” Volume 2 is the first of three volumes on the New England states. more ]

Whitman Publishing: New Edition of America’s 100 Greatest Modern Coins

Whitman Publishing releases the third edition of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, by Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. In this beautifully illustrated book, two award-winning numismatists take the reader on a guided tour of the post-1963 circulating, bullion, and commemorative issues so avidly sought by collectors today. more ]

2015 Edition of the “Red Book” out now

The newest edition of the “Guide Book of United States Coins” (known to hobbyists as the “Red Book”) has been published. More than 140 experts contributed to the 68th edition, which has a 2015 cover date. more ]

“Cash In Your Coins” – New Updated Edition From Whitman Publishing

Whitman Publishing is going to release the expanded, updated second edition of “Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited”, by Beth Deisher. The 304-page book will be available online from book sellers and hobby shops nationwide on September 13, 2014. more ]

World of John F. Kennedy in Medallic and Coinage Art

Whitman Publishing has released ‘The Kennedy World in Medallic Art’ by William R. Rice. In this monumental new book, Kennedy historian Rice offers fresh insight on the life and times of the president. more ]

New Edition of “Guide Book of United States Paper Money” from Whitman

Building on the scope of Robert Friedberg’s groundbreaking research, the “Guide Book of United States Paper Money”, fourth edition, is an engaging history and price guide of the paper currency of the United States. more ]

Two New Volumes in the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money

Whitman continues it new Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money with volumes 3 and 4 dedicated to Massachusetts. This project is a multiple-volume study of currency issued from 1782 to 1866, before the modern era of National Banks and the Federal Reserve. more ]

Whitman Publishing: New Bowers Book on Hard Times Tokens

Whitman Publishing releases a new Guide Book of Hard Times Tokens, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book debuts at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, March 26, 2015. more ]

New Bowers Book on US American Cents released

Q. David Bowers, the “Dean of American Numismatics”, has written a book on copper cents produced in the 18th and 19th century. Just released by Whitman Publishers, this work on the early pocket change of the US is highly interesting both to the expert and to the specialized collector. more ]

Expanded edition of the “Blue Book” published

The 73rd edition of the “Handbook of United States Coins”, also known as the “Blue Book”, was published by Whitman Publishing. The book has been fully updated and expanded by 16 pages, including three new appendices and a helpful glossary of coin-collecting jargon. more ]

New edition of «United States Paper Money Errors»

The fourth edition of United States Paper Money Errors by Fred Bart is now available. Bureau of Engraving and Printing errors have been added, nearly all of the 550 illustrations in the book have been changed, and for the first time, there is a section showing some notes in color. more ]

Guide Book of Mercury Dimes, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Liberty Walking Half Dollars

Whitman Publishing has released a guide book, written by Q. David Bowers, that deals with a classic subject of US American numismatics: the Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty quarters, and Liberty Walking half dollars. more ]

Giesecke & Devrient publishes book on engagement in the payment card business

The German publisher Gietl Verlag has recently published the third volume of the detailed corporate history of Giesecke & Devrient. This part is dedicated to the payment card business and illustrates perfectly how to make one’s own achievements known by telling simply a company’s history. more ]

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