ANA Blog

10 Feb 2016

Book Review - Collecting Ancient Greek Coins by Paul Rynearson

Library | Michael Marotta

The newcomer to our hobby will benefit greatly from these insights, but this is not necessarily a book for beginners. While aesthetic enjoyment cannot be ignored, the purpose of the narrative is to help the buyer acquire the best values for the money. That this is a book for the mature collector is perhaps best illustrated by a reference to the 1957 movie, Boy on a Dolphin starring Sophia Loren, a film that “many readers will remember” – though perhaps many others will look it up on www.imdb.com and order it via Netflix.

20 Jul 2015

The Incredible Price Difference!

Coins-United States | Kellen

Recently, while at a used book store in Bellingham, WA, I came across a 1958 "Handbook of United States Coins: With Premium List". Shocked, I looked through the prices that were incredibly low. I bought the book so I could forever be stunned. Here are some of the 1958 prices compared to the 2016 Red Book:

24 Feb 2015


| Kenny

05 Dec 2014

Whitman Publishing Releases New Bowers Book on Hard Times Tokens

Tokens | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing announces the release ofA Guide Book of Hard Times Tokens, by Q. David Bowers. The 320-page softcover book (number 17 in the popular Bowers Series) will debut at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore,March 26, 2015. In the meantime copies can be pre-ordered from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online (including atwww.Whitman.com), for $29.95. The book can also be borrowed for free as a benefit of membership in the American Numismatic Association, through the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.

03 Dec 2014

*A Griffin In Her Desk* by James R. Clifford and Zee Ann Poerio

Library | Kepi

A Griffin In Her Desk is a journey from the classroom into the realm of mythical monsters, Greek gods and treasures. It's a great way to introduce children to ancient coins and an easy to read story. My book came signed by the author with a reproduction coin, a nice copy of the silver Drachm of Thrace, Abdera, circa 386/5-375 B.C This would make a great gift for the kids for the holidays! I really enjoyed it and I'm an adult : )

18 Sep 2014

Whitman Publishing Calls for Cherrypickers’ Guide Volunteers

Coins | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is calling for volunteers as it prepares the latestCherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins. The next book in the series will be the sixth edition, volume I, covering half cents, large cents, Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents, Lincoln cents, two- and three-cent pieces, Shield nickels, Liberty Head nickels, Buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels. The deadline for volunteered information isFriday, October 31, 2014.