(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces a slate of new books and hobby supplies that will be available in 2023. The lineup includes titles on U.S. and world coins, tokens and medals, numismatic history, and memoirs, as well as archival-quality Whitman and H.E. Harris folders, albums, and other display and storage products.
Founded in 1916, Whitman is the world’s leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company will release new folders and albums for the American Women quarters and other United States Mint coins, and continues its Glorifier Series of magnetic-closure acrylic display cases.
Several volumes of Whitman’s best-selling “Bowers Series” will be updated in new editions in 2023. These include guide books on Morgan silver dollars; Liberty Seated silver coins; the dimes, quarters, and half dollars designed by Charles E. Barber; Franklin and Kennedy half dollars; Lincoln cents; and $20 double eagle gold coins.
The newest volume in the Bowers Series (no. 27), the Guide Book of American Silver Eagles, by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, is now available.
The 15th edition of R.S. Yeoman’s Catalog of Modern World Coins, 1850–1964, has been updated and fully revised by editor Arthur L. Friedberg and a team of pricing specialists from around the world.
The Guide Book of United States Coins and the Handbook of United States Coins—the hobby’s best-selling “Red Book” and “Blue Book”—will be released this spring in their 77th and 81st editions, respectively.
The 9th edition of Mega Red, the 1,504-page deluxe version of the Red Book, features a detailed coin-by-coin study of quarter eagle gold coins, along with its usual expanded coverage of every U.S. coin series.
The latest Cherrypickers’ Guide will debut in 2023—the 6th edition, volume II, covering die varieties of half dimes, dimes, twenty-cent pieces, and quarter dollars, 1800s to date.
The 2nd edition of James A. Haxby’s Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens will roll out for the holiday season. This follows on Harvey B. Richer’s 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens, published in 2022.
John Kraljevich’s Freedom Will Be Ours: Medals and Money in Black America is an exploration of the experience of Black Americans as commemorated by, described by, or related to numismatic material culture—tokens, medals, coins, paper money, privately issued scrip—and tangential but important items such as slave tags and military awards.
Famed collector and antiquities dealer Kenneth W. Rendell, a founding member of the Rittenhouse Society and a contemporary of Q. David Bowers, will share his memoirs in Safeguarding History: Trailblazing Adventures Inside the Worlds of Collecting and Forging History.
In the world of stamp-collecting, H.E. Harris & Co., a Whitman subsidiary, will publish a number of new philatelic supplements in 2023. Its annual US/BNA Postage Stamp Catalog will be available in November. Billed as “America’s Best-Selling Stamp Price Guide,” US/BNA covers stamps of the United States and U.S. possessions, the United Nations, and British North America (Canada and its provinces).
Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members can borrow Whitman books for free from the Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library, and also receive 10% off all Whitman purchases. Details are at www.money.org.
More detailed information will be released about individual new books and products as their release dates approach.
James Crandall says
How about creating a complete US Guide that includes MEDALS created by the United States Mint. I have a complete Presidential 34mm Bronze Set, am collecting the Presidential Silver Medals as they are released, I have the Ten Pewter Medals released for the Bicentennial, I have assorted medals in Coin and Currency Sets and Coin and Chronicles Sets and the 1972 through 1976 Bicentennial First Day Covers Medals.
Dennis Tucker, Publisher says
Hi James. The closest thing Whitman publishes at the moment (in January 2023) is “American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date.”
Two books that touch on the subject are the “Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals” and “100 Greatest U.S. Medals and Tokens.”
I do like the idea of a comprehensive guide book, in the Bowers Series style, that covers ALL U.S. Mint medals — bronze, pewter, silver, etc. It would be a very large book!
Art Wilkerson says
How about making a holder for the Philippines 1947 MacArthur 1 Peso and 1/2 Peso?