Whitman Publishing Will Debut 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens and the latest Mega Red and books by Ken Bressett
Coin collectors have a chance to meet hobby legends Kenneth Bressett and Jeff Garrett, and the newest Whitman Publishing author, Harvey B. Richer, at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, held August 16–20, 2022. Whitman authors will visit with collectors and sign copies of their books at the Whitman booth at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois.
Ken Bressett is editor emeritus of the Guide Book of United States Coins (popularly known as the “Red Book”), which celebrates its 76th edition this year; the Handbook of United States Coins (the wholesale-pricing Blue Book); and Mega Red (the 1,504-page expanded version of the Red Book). More than 25 million copies of the Red Book have been sold since it debuted in 1946. Many hobbyists collect the Red Book itself, including varieties, special editions, and autographed volumes.
Among Bressett’s newest titles is A Penny Saved: R.S. Yeoman and His Remarkable Red Book, a richly illustrated volume that tells the history of Whitman Publishing and the Red Book, along with a biography of its original author (R.S. Yeoman), and an autobiography of Bressett himself. His latest book, Bible Lore and the Eternal Flame, is an archaeological study of the Old and New Testaments, from the earliest cuneiform writing to pottery, oil lamps, glass, and—of course—coins and other money.
Jeff Garrett, a professional numismatist and former president of the ANA, took over from Bressett as senior editor of the Red Book and the Blue Book in 2018. He also serves as valuations editor of Mega Red, which is edited by another hobby legend, Q. David Bowers.
Harvey B. Richer’s new book 100 Greatest Canadian Coins and Tokens enjoys its United States unveiling at the ANA show, after debuting in July along with an impressive Bank of Canada exhibit at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association convention in Ottawa.
“Autograph sessions at the Whitman booth give collectors a unique chance to chat in person with some of our favorite hobby writers,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “We invite collectors to bring their cameras and take pictures. The ANA World’s Fair of Money is a place to make wonderful memories.”
Whitman Publishing is located at booth #1900, right next to the United States Mint display. Whitman is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association. As a benefit of membership in the ANA, members receive 10% off all Whitman purchases.
Press release courtesy of Whitman Publishing