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Whitman Publishing announces the release of the first three volumes in a new series of combination book-albums, trademarked under the name Search & Save. Each volume consists of a 64-page book bound with a Whitman Classic Coin Album page for storing and displaying a coin collection. The Search & Save volumes are intended for beginning to intermediate hobbyists, and as a fun way to introduce newcomers to active coin collecting. The first three books cover Lincoln cents, nickels, and State quarters. Each retails for $9.95 and is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online.

The Whitman Classic® Coin Album page has protective plastic slides that are inserted on each side of the page’s openings, holding coins firmly in place while allowing both obverse and reverse to be displayed. Many of the Search & Save coins can be collected from circulation. Others require some hunting at local coin shops, online, or at a coin show.

“Our goal with these Search & Save books is for the reader to learn about each coin, and to enjoy the fun of building their own personalized collection,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “When they’re done, they’ll not only have a valuable coin collection, but they’ll be able to tell each coin’s story and share them with their friends and family.”

Search & Save: Abraham Lincoln Cents—From Birth to Bicentennial, and Beyond features a colorfully illustrated chapter on the life of Abraham Lincoln, along with chapters on the Wheat cent, the Memorial cent, Bicentennial cents of 2009, the Union Shield cent, and other Lincoln coins and collectibles. A final chapter describes how to collect Lincoln cents, and the book’s album page provides openings for 15 different coins of different designs and alloys. These include the series’ first year of issue (1909); the Wheat cent of 1909 to 1958; the 1943 steel cent; the “cartridge case” cents of 1944 to 1946; bronze, brass, and copper-plated zinc Lincoln Memorial cents, in circulation-strike and Proof formats; the four special designs of the 2009 bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth; and today’s Union Shield cent, minted since 2010.

Search & Save: Nickels—150 Years of United States Five-Cent Coins, 1866 to 2016 and Beyond includes an introduction to America’s early silver half dimes and later nickel five-cent coins. Other chapters describe Shield nickels, Liberty Head nickels, Buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels, including those of the Westward Journey series honoring the Lewis and Clark exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. It explores hobby topics such as how to grade nickels. The book’s album page allows the collector to display 16 coins of different types and varieties, ranging from the earliest Shield nickels to today’s Jeffersons.

Search & Save: State Quarters–Including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories tells the stories of each of the 56 quarters minted from 1999 to 2009, with facts about each state and territory; significance of the images on the coins; and colorful illustrations of America’s people, wildlife, and landscapes. The book’s album page includes openings for 11 coins, allowing the reader to collect a favorite design from each of the years of issue. This volume is unique in that every coin studied can be easily collected from pocket change and by searching bank rolls.

Additional Search & Save volumes (on dimes and quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins) will debut in November 2016.

Because Whitman Publishing is the Official Supplier of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), ANA members receive 10% off the Search & Save books when purchasing directly.
 


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