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Whitman Books


Whitman publishes illustrated books for coin, currency and stamp collectors.

Cents  |  Nickels  |   Dimes  |  Quarters  |  Half Dollars  |  Dollars  |  US Paper Money  |  World Paper Money

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Whitman Book : Collecting Ancient Greek Coins
$29.95 On Sale!

By: Join Paul Rynearson

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.

Hardcover, Full color, 288 Pages.

Whitman Book : Official Redbook Price Guide of Modern U.S. Proof Coin Sets
$14.95 On Sale!

By:  David W. Lange

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 a definitive history of the United States Mint's Proof sets. They are all here, from the vintage years of 1936 to 1942, through the classic years of 1950 to 1964, the Special Mint Sets of 1965 to 1967, modern sets of 1968, and the 50 State Quarters Proof Sets starting in 1999.

Completely Illustrated with full-color and black-and-white photographs. 200 pages.

Whitman Book : US Pattern Coins - 9th Edition
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By:  J. Hewitt Judd, MD

The hardcover book is a complete resource for the history, rarity, and values of these popular experimental pieces, from 1792 to 2000. "United States Pattern Coins illustrates the trails, struggles, and backstage intrigue that preceded so many of the United States Mint's regular issues. This is a fascinating inside look at America's rarest coins." At 352 pages, the fully illustrated ninth edition is 16 pages longer than the eighth (published in 2003). Q. David Bowers, the "dean of American numismatics," with the aid of preeminent experts in the field, builds upon the strong foundation originally laid by Dr. Judd in 1959.

Whitman Book : Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins
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By:  Kenneth Bressett

Learn how to grade your U.S. coins quickly and accurately. Beginners, advanced collectors, and dealers will all find the text understandable and invaluable for grading coins.

        Every standard grade is illustrated and described in detail.

        Every coin is studied, from half cents to gold double eagles.

        Text descriptions of 30 levels help you pinpoint grades from poor to perfect Mint State.

        High-resolution photographs show you exactly what to look for.

        All 11 levels of Mint State are discussed in detail, as are proof designations.

        A special 16-page full-color section highlights toning and other areas of interest. (Spiral $16.95)


Whitman Book : The Expert's Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins - Paperback
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By:  Q. David Bowers

This book is a comprehensive insider's look at not only rare coins, but also tokens, medals, and paper money. At 34 chapters and nearly 700 pages, it covers everything from grading to determining values to techniques of smart auction bidding.

More than 1,300 photographs and illustrations, both black and white and in full-color galleries, complement the text, showing the people, places, and coins described. Bowers' engaging case studies, strategies, and insider tips make the book an invaluable "how to" for today's marketplace. Chapters are devoted to copper, nickel, silver, and gold coins; dynamics of the coin market; fads, trends, cycles, and predictions; conserving and protecting your collection; how to be a smart seller; and more. Paperback


Whitman Book : Whitman Guide To Coin Collecting
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By:  Kenneth Bressett

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 to care for your collection, grading, where to find valuable coins and how to identify counterfeit and altered coins.

Whitman Book : NGC Grading Guide For Modern U.S. Coins
$14.95 On Sale!

By:  Richard S. Montgomery and David W. Lange

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation grades countless coins and now shares years of experience and knowledge with all collectors. This instructional guide gives informative data on what to look for when buying graded modern U.S. coins. The book will teach you how to identify and grade coins. This 1st edition is ideal for any beginner or experienced coin collector.

Also features: Grading Tips / Census Reports

Spiral Binding 144 Pages


Whitman Book : Coins Questions & Answers - 5th Edition
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By: Clifford Mishler

Coins: Questions and Answers provides detailed answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about the world of money, giving readers a feel for the historical significance of coins - and covering challenging, interesting subjects that have puzzled collectors for decades. Filled with hundreds of photographs, the book answers questions about U.S. coins and paper money; Canadian, Mexican, and other world coins; tokens and medals; error coins; Confederate money; commemorative coins; collecting and investing; gold, silver, copper, nickel, and more.

Soft cover, 353 pages. Extensively illustrated.

Whitman Book : Mini US Checklist and Record Book

The checklist gives detailed photos, complete mint records, list regular issues, and recent proof sets. (Pocket Size)

Whitman Book : Handbook Of Ancient Greek & Roman Coins
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Edited Kenneth Bressett

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.

Whitman Book : Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 - 2nd Edition
$69.95 On Sale!

By: Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth  Foreword by: Dr. Richard Doty.

United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity boom in recent years. Thousands of new collectors have discovered their rich and fascinating 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.

Whitman Book : Money of the Bible - 2nd Edition
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By: Kenneth Bressett

The 2nd edition of Money of the Bible is updated with new photographs and new research. The book studies how the Bible was written, and its nature; commerce before coins; coins of Old Testament times; coins in the New Testament; first-century money and trade; coins mentioned in Jesus' parables and lessons; coins and the Passion of Christ; the beginning of Christianity; coins with Biblical themes; and how to collect Biblical coins. A foreword by Dr. Paul Rynearson and a detailed index round out the text and full-color photographs.

Hardcover, 120 pages, Coffee-table format (10x12 inches), Fully Illustrated in Color.

Whitman Book : Coins of the Bible
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By: Arthur Friedberg

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.

Whitman Book : Money of the World: Coins That Made History
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Authors: 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 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.

Hardback with dust cover, 320 pages, colored.

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