(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of a new book, 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, by authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker. The 168-page hardcover coffee-table book will debut in March 2020. Before then it can be pre-ordered online and from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide for $29.95.
In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning numismatic writers Morgan and Walker offer a guided tour of coins that have influenced the world and captured the imaginations of collectors since the early 1900s. Their exploration focuses on such factors as rarity, value, popularity, beauty, innovation, and historical significance.
“We start with the year 1901,” the authors said. “The 20th century was such a consequential period for numismatics that its coins deserve to be considered among their peers. This is an essential period to study in order to understand the present and future role of coins in society. Over the course of 100 coins, we embark on an effort to tell that story.”
In the book’s foreword, Donald Scarinci, ranking member of the U.S. Treasury’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, noted that modern coins bridge “the classic designs of the great 18th- and 19th-century engravers, like Pierre-Simon-Benjamin Duvivier and William Wyon, and the contemporary masterpieces of sculptors such as Herbert Wähner and Donald N. Everhart Jr.” He praised Morgan and Walker for setting each coin in context and bringing them to life. “100 Greatest Modern World Coins will inspire, inform, and entertain you,” Scarinci said. “Enjoy the journey and let it spark ideas for building your own significant collection.”
100 Greatest Modern Coins is coffee-table-size, published in full color, with related historical images and stories for every coin. It also includes perspective on market values, field populations, certified coins, quantities minted, specifications, auctions and private sales, museum holdings, coin artists, and more.
100 Greatest Modern World Coins
By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker; foreword by Donald Scarinci
ISBN 0794846335; hardcover, coffee-table (10 x 12 inches); 168 pages; full color; retail $29.95 U.S.
ABOUT WHITMAN PUBLISHING
Whitman Publishing is the world’s leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company’s high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage and currency, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders keep collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family.
Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members can borrow 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (and other Whitman books) for free from the Association’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library, and also receive 10% off all Whitman purchases. Details are at the website of the ANA.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Charles Morgan is an award-winning numismatic writer, industry analyst, and editor of one of the hobby’s most visited online publications, CoinWeek.com. At CoinWeek, he has written about and covered the entire gamut of numismatic topics. As the host of the CoinWeek Podcast, Morgan has dug deeper into the history of numismatics with some of the hobby’s leading personalities.
His main areas of collecting interest are numismatic literature and the coins and medals of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. He also collects U.S. coins, classic films, and comic books.
Morgan studied English at Susquehanna University and the University of Virginia and served in the U.S. Army as a Russian linguist. He lives in Virginia with his wife, two children, and a very temperamental Maine Coon cat.
Hubert Walker is the assistant editor of CoinWeek.com and along with Charles has written numerous award-winning articles and columns, both online and in print. He studied English at the University of Virginia, though he is also keen on history, music, and art. Hubert currently resides in Virginia; his cat does not.