Whitman Brands and Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Availability of Historic Whitman Titles

The classic journals from the 1960s are now available free on the Newman Portal.

by Len Augsburger | Published on April 5, 2024

The 1960s brought an intense public interest in coin collecting with the withdrawal of silver coinage from circulation. Coin stores appeared in nearly every city of a certain size, and increasingly thick numismatic publications were targeted at the collecting public. One of these titles was the Whitman Numismatic Journal, published monthly from 1964 to 1968. Edited by Ken Bressett, the Journal contained articles by Q. David Bowers, R. W. Julian, Neil Shafer, and other prominent writers. Whitman also published the Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser, which was aimed at retailers of numismatic supplies. This publication contains little-known tidbits on various Whitman products of the day, such as books like The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. More recently, David Lange used this publication as part of his extensive research into coin albums and folders.

Whitman and Newman Numismatic Portal are pleased to announce that both of these publications are now available with full-view on Newman Portal, with the Whitman Coin Journal posted at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/532083, while the Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser is available at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/535094. Ken Bressett noted “We greatly enjoyed producing these publications in the 1960s and I am pleased they are being shared with today’s collectors.”

Whitman Brands publishes the Red Book and is a leading dealer of coin collecting folders, albums, and supplies. The Newman Numismatic Portal is the world’s largest online numismatic library and includes over 70,000 auction sale catalogs, periodicals, reference works, and archival resources.

Link to Whitman Numismatic Journal on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/532083

Link to Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/535094

Link to Whitman Brands: https://whitmanbrands.com/

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Author: Len Augsburger

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The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) was founded in 1958 as a not-for-profit Missouri corporation. EPNNES acts a private, operating foundation. 

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