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New Book About U.S. Classic Gold Coin from 1843 to 1839 "Buy the book before the coin." Sage advice if there is a book to buy. Every coin series in U.S. history has a book dedicated to it except one, Classic Gold. Minted from 1834 to 1839 and falling between the series of the old standard preceding it and the newer series that followed, Classic Gold quarter eagles and half eagles are betwixt and between.

No comprehensive and authoritative reference guide has been written about these beautifully designed coins. Their story has never been told, until now […]


Book Reveals Secrets of S.S. Central America TreasureNever before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America, the fabled "Ship of Gold," are revealed in an exciting new reference book written by acclaimed, award-winning rare coins researcher and writer Q. David Bowers with well-known numismatist Dwight Manley.

The new book, "America’s Greatest Treasure Ship: the S.S. Central America — the Second Treasure-Finding Journey," publicly presents for the first time a useful and intriguing complete inventory of the more than 15,000 U.S. and world coins and 45 historic assayers’ ingots retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean during the last recovery expedition to the legendary ship in 2014 […]


Heritage Auctions Offers Book About Saint-Gaudens Double EaglesThe definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections, written by Roger Burdette and edited by Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin and U.S. Coins Chief Cataloger Mark Van Winkle, is now available through the firm’s website,

Widely accepted as the most detailed resource ever compiled about these popular coins, the book covers every die variety available to Burdette, a multiple winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Book of the Year Award […]


Fuljenz Releaes Type III Double Eagles Reference BookAn important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors a date-by-date analysis of every coin in the series, historical vignettes and more than 100 full-color photographs.

The book was written by Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd. in Beaumont, Texas, who has won more than 50 awards […]


2016 Red Book of U.S. Coins Available March 26In the world of American coinage, there is perhaps no better printed resource than the "Red Book," as commonly called by collectors.

A valuable tool for the budding enthusiast to the most seasoned numismatist, the newest edition of the Official Red Book® – A Guide Book of United States Coins will soon be available […]


Kolbe & Fanning Announce 2013 New York Book AuctionKolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have completed the catalogue of their 2013 New York Book Auction, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Saturday, January 12, in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention.

The sale is composed of 271 lots of high-quality works covering the entire range of numismatics, with […]


Geoffrey Charlton Adams auction catalogue from 1906 with two photographic platesKolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced the discovery of a rumored, but never reported, Geoffrey Charlton Adams auction catalogue from 1906 with two photographic plates.

The sale, of "The Dixie Land Collection of Coins and Medals," was Adams’s thirtieth and final sale, held on Nov. 13-14, 1906 […]


The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the classic rarities in U.S. coinage, from a tiny mintage of "not more than 20 pieces," and now aficionados of the rare variety have a chance to deepen their knowledge of the fabled coins with Heritage Auctions’ new booklet, "The Surprising History of the 1838-O Half Dollar," by David Stone, Mark Van Winkle and edited by James Halperin […]


2013 Red Book of U.S. CoinsThere is one reference book that most coin collectors will not do without and the newest edition is now available. The Official Red Book® – A Guide Book of United States Coins appears in its 66th edition with the 2013-dated release which may be ordered directly from the issuer, Whitman Publishing.

The 2013 Red Book of U.S. Coins expands on an already impressive knowledge base offered in previous issues. Information contained […]


New Website of Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers

After months of planning and work, Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC are pleased to unveil their new and improved website. The firm also announce Mail Bid Sale 122, which features over 1400 lots of rare and desirable numismatic literature.

Numismatic researchers and bibliophiles are invited to visit and review new and enhanced features, including: […]