Whitman Publishing releases new gold “toolkit,” GOLD: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today

(Pelham, Alabama)—On the Fourth of July, 2017, Whitman Publishing will release a newly updated second edition of its award-winning book GOLD: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today, by Jeff Garrett and Q. David Bowers. It is available for preorder online (including at www.Whitman.com) and will be sold at bookstores and hobby dealers nationwide for $14.95.

The book’s contents include a foreword by Kenneth Bressett (senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins), and chapters entitled “Gold: What is it, and Why is it Valuable?”; “The Recent Gold Boom”; “Selling Your Gold”; “Buying Gold”; “Deal With the Experts”; “Avoiding Counterfeit and Altered Gold Coins”; “Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Questions”; “Glossary of Gold-Related Terms”; and “More Resources.”

The uniquely formatted 120-page hardcover book comes in a sturdy library-quality slipcover. Inside, the text and illustrations are accompanied by pullouts printed with valuable insider information. These include technical content such as weight-conversion tables, bullion-value charts, melt value by karat and pennyweight, and federal coinage specifications. “These pullouts are handy for taking to coin shows, pawn shops, flea markets, and other places where gold is bought, sold, and traded,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. They also include fascinating replicas of historical documents such as President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order 6102 of April 5, 1933, which recalled billions of dollars’ worth of gold coinage and stopped the hoarding of gold coins, bullion, and certificates during the Great Depression.

The book’s audience includes experienced coin collectors and investors, as well as newcomers who have never bought or sold gold but are interested because of mainstream news coverage. It covers the history of gold going back to ancient times; market trends since 1933; U.S. and foreign gold coins; modern and older bullion and trade coins; scrap gold, jewelry, and gold works of art; how to grade gold coins; the pros and cons of various buying and selling venues; using the Internet; pennyweights, karats, grams, fineness, melt value, and other technicalities; the market effects of recent world events; contact information for world mints that sell gold; and more.

Bressett, in his foreword, wrote, “Whether you intend to buy, sell, hold, or ignore this noble metal, you will have all of your questions and concerns addressed in this handy book. Through charts, insider tips, and clear concise directions you will be able to maximize the satisfaction of your transactions.”

The coauthors are award-winning numismatic researchers. Q. David Bowers is a coin dealer, auctioneer, and writer who serves as numismatic director for Whitman Publishing and research editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the best-selling “Red Book” annual coin-price guide). Jeff Garrett is known as a coin dealer and an active hobby promoter; he is the president of the American Numismatic Association and valuations editor of the Red Book.   ❑

Press release courtesy of Whitman Publishing.

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  1. KEITHSTER says

    It’s been easy to get all the Ozarks rolls I need from the bank unlike the last one. Thinking I may have gotten sloppy seconds on the medal as they took 5 days to ship after they said they had shipped ? Anyone checked that ordered an odd amount? May get a few of the unc’s today Well Good Luck All “>”>”>

  2. Gary says

    To all the Mint News Blog coin designers here, today is the application deadline to get a chance at designing the obverse of the 2019 Apollo 11 coins.

  3. cagcrisp says

    Gold and Silver not doing well Today considering the stock market sell off and the USD weakness…

  4. Xena says

    Well, maybe APMEX reads this. The Gold Walker is now on sale, and it’s not listed as bullion so ebucks bonus works. I don’t exactly know where the funds are coming from and I don’t have a job like Earthlings where I can work overtime and make it up. But I just made the purchase. Both excited to have all 3 now, and rather shocked at myself for spending that much money.

  5. sharks2th says

    @Xena – You’ll be glad in the long run you purchased the entire set. They are spectacular in hand. Let us know if you get nice examples when you receive them.

  6. Dustyroads says

    Xena, I bought all three of the tribute coins last year when they were released without having to touch my budget at all. In fact, I bought 3 Mercs, 1 is perfect. 2 SLQ’s, 1 is better than perfect, and 1 WLH, which appears to be perfect as well. The money just fell into my hands in different ways. I could have bought another WLH because the change in the way I managed one of the practices I was doing at the time saved me roughly $2,000.00. I bought one of the SLQ’s with some funds I earned doing 3 hours of work for a man who stopped me one day needing something done which involved the use of a large tractor, which I have. All the rest I bought with moneys that arrived in my mail from different sources, some of which I didn’t even expect. That of course doesn’t happen every year, in fact some years can be lean for me. I did buy the 2015 HR Liberty, which I still own in a fairly lean year. I think all of the above are great coins to own and will be highlighted more as time goes by. The USM needs to finally pull the mercy plug on the remaining tributes.

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