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William Tilden Gibbs



Born in Sandusky, Ohio. Graduate of Bowling Green State University in 1976. Married Joyce E. Fahnestock September 8, 1984.

Employed by Coin World after October 1976. He began as an assistant editor for the "Collectors' Clearinghouse" 1976 to June 1978, staff writer 1978 to August 1985, senior staff writer 1985 to October 1986, and news editor 1986 to 2015 and managing editor after 2015.. His articles appear regularly in Coin World. Some have been reprinted in Penny-Wise, in the Rare Coin Review and one in translation for an Italian numismatic publication.

Gibbs collects numismatic items and memorabilia relating to Admiral George Dewey. He now owns the collection of Dewey items formed by George and Melvin Fuld. He had the only known complete collection of medals issued by Coin World.

Contributed “Numismatic Nomenclature” column to Coin World after January 1, 1986. Author of Coin World Guide to U. S. Coins, Prices & Value Trends. He was co-editor of the 4th and 5th editions of the Coin World Almanac and editor of several editions of Basic Knowledge for the Coin Collector. He has won four awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild including the 1989 "Book of the Year" for the Coin World Guide.

bio by correspondence, 1991

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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