Whitman Publishing Wants Your Imperfect Coins

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The following is a courtesy post from Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update.

(Atlanta, Georgia)—Whitman Publishing is looking for sharp, high-resolution photographs or scans of “problem” coins to illustrate in upcoming books. Hobbyists who share their images will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments.

“Most of the time we show Mint State pieces with strong details, to give our readers a good understanding of each coin type or die variety,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “But coins with problems can be educational, too.”

The publishing firm is looking for coins with: PVC damage; bag marks; scratches; edge bumps, nicks, or dents; holes; or extreme wear.

Image files should be at least 300 dpi at two times actual size. Scans and cell-phone photographs are acceptable as long as the image is high-resolution and clearly illustrates the coin’s problem.

Collectors with images to share can contact Dennis Tucker at dennis.tucker@whitman.com.   ❑

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  1. says

    In reference to joe#2 says comments on the U.S. Mints same old, same old.
    Why not spice it up with a ASE 4 coin “different coin finish set” and have one of
    each coin from all 4 different mints

    Have a maximum mintage of 50,000 sets

    Sounds like a no brainer to me but what do I know

  2. cagcrisp says

    You Guys Wanting the 2017 “P” penny.

    Patience.

    There were 515.2 million “P” pennies made in January…

  3. earthling says

    If they would announce a low mintage limit on the P Pucks – like 14,000… they would see a 4 minute sell-out.

    Bump up the price a little bit and there would be no loss in revenue.

    Play them fools. They don’t know any better.

    💩

  4. data dave says

    Looking more and more like a gold coin increase tomorrow. Last change to get your gold at lower prices. I guess it will help the mint’s revenue with the 2017 gold proofs to be launched on Thursday. I’m probably only going to buy the 1/10 oz ($175 or $180) so it is only a $5 difference and right in line with the past 3 yearly prices of $175(2016), $170 (2015) and $180 (2014).

    Never had the funds to buy anymore than the 1/10 version.

  5. data dave says

    @earthling – I think they could play that game even up to 15K, but they might piss off the long time series collectors and hurt the sales in the long run. They need to do something with the series. The bullion Effigy puck was at only 19.5K last numbers I saw, 500 less than previous low.

  6. cagcrisp says

    16CA 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE GOLD PROOF 4,916 (1)
    16CB 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE GOLD UNC 5,150 –
    16CC 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SILVER PROOF 62,720 –
    16CD 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SILVER UNC 20,996 –
    16CE 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CLAD PROOF 40,254 –
    16CF 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CLAD UNC 21,019 –
    16CG 2016 NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 3-COIN SET 14,590 –

    16CH 2016 MARK TWAIN GOLD PROOF 13,266 –
    16CJ 2016 MARK TWAIN GOLD UNC 5,695 –
    16CK 2016 MARK TWAIN SILVER PROOF 78,536 (1)
    16CL 2016 MARK TWAIN SILVER UNC 26,281 (3)

  7. cagcrisp says

    16EA 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER PROOF 1 OZ 540,554 + 2,186

    16EB 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1 OZ 23,317 + 77
    16EC 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ 5,599 +26
    16EF 2016 AM EAGLE GOLD PROOF 4-COIN SET 17,198 + 44

    16EG 2016 AM EAGLE SILVER UNC 1 OZ 178,957 +1,108

  8. cagcrisp says

    17CH 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER PROOF 46,345 + 5,445
    17CJ 2017 LIONS CLUBS SILVER UNC 13,633 +1,513

  9. cagcrisp says

    16XA 2016 WALKING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .5OZ 61,341 + 196
    16XB 2016 MERCURY DIME 24K GOLD .1OZ 124,886 –
    16XC 2016 STANDING LIBERTY 24K GOLD .25OZ 88,303 +290

  10. cagcrisp says

    Two New Items for this week:

    17KA 2017 HALF-DOLLAR 200-COIN BAG (P&D) 3,224
    17KB 2017 HALF-DOLLAR 2-ROLL SET (P&D) 10,455

  11. cagcrisp says

    16SA 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – NIXON 2,494 +13
    16SB 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – NIXON 1,563 + 5
    16SC 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – FORD 2,301 + 19
    16SD 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – FORD 1,555 + 1
    16SE 2016 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 3,377 +12
    16SF 2016 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – REAGAN 1,825 +5

    JQ1 2015 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 2,619 +6
    JQ2 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – TRUMAN 1,845 + 4
    JQ4 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – EISENHWR 1,951 + 7
    JQ6 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – KENNEDY 6,567 + 14
    JQ7 2015 FS GOLD PROOF 1/2 OZ – JOHNSON 2,637 +5
    JQ8 2015 FS GOLD UNC 1/2 OZ – JOHNSON 1,747 + 2

  12. cagcrisp says

    16RA 2016 AMERICAN $1 COIN & CURRENCY SET 47,032 +93
    16RB 2016 ANNUAL $1 UNC SET 15,965 + 131
    16RC 2016 LIMITED EDITION SILVER PROOF SET 38,001 + 366

  13. cagcrisp says

    @data dave “Looking more and more like a gold coin increase tomorrow.”

    Tonight’s speech will set the tone for tomorrow’s trading.

    Good or Bad.

    Just watch the equity futures and you should get a good idea.

    Current Spot is only a couple of dollars away from No Gold Increase…

  14. 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air says

    Why are people paying outrageous prices for 2017 P penny rolls, I see them selling as high as $50 a roll.

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