Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing submitted this call for pricing contributors to their classic line of Red Books. -Editor
Whitman Publishing, producer since 1946 of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the annually issued retail price guide known as
the “Red Book”), announces a call for new pricing contributors. There is an application and screening process, after which newly selected
participants will contribute to the pricing of the 71st edition.
“Red Book pricing is compiled and analyzed from the contributions of nearly 100 of the hobby’s leading coin dealers nationwide,” said
Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “We use data provided by retailers and auctioneers active in the day-to-day business of buying, selling,
and trading coins. We also look for market insight from active collectors, investors, and wholesalers.”
Pricers in all denominations and series, including colonial coins and the tokens and medals covered in the Red Book, are welcome to
apply. “In particular this year we’re looking for specialists with experience selling modern (post-1964) coins, commemoratives, and
bullion,” said Valuations Editor Jeff Garrett.
Interested coin dealers and collectors may apply by requesting a copy of the “Red Book and Blue Book Contributor Questionnaire” from
publisher Dennis Tucker, by emailing email@example.com.
Pricing contributions are used in the regular-edition Red Book and also the Deluxe Edition, known as “Mega Red.”
Dealers with wholesale experience are also encouraged to submit pricing for the Handbook of United States Coins, the annual
wholesale-pricing guide known as the “Blue Book.”
Red Book pricing is done online through Whitman’s proprietary Web-based WhitmanMVP database system. There is a probationary period of
one year before pricers are listed by name in the Red Book, pending an editorial review of their contributions by Senior Editor Kenneth
Bressett, Valuations Editor Jeff Garrett, Research Editor Q. David Bowers, their special consultants, and the staff of Whitman
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
E-Sylum readers are more about the history and use of coins than their daily pricing and sales, but many of you have a foot in
both worlds and would be a natural for this role. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Whitman Publishing Issues Call for New
Red Book Contributors (http://news.coinupdate.com/whitman-publishing-issues-call-for-new-red-book-contributors/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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