William T. Gibbs - Managing Editor
William was appointed the managing editor effective May 1, 2015. He
joined the Coin World editorial staff in 1976 as an assistant
editor for "Collectors' Clearinghouse" and later became a
senior staff writer before being appointed news editor. As managing
editor, he manages the day-to-day editorial operations for Coin
World, both print and online, and leads the editorial staff. He
also serves as chief copy editor for all Coin World
publications, including for all books published by Coin World
since 1985. He has been project editor of mulitple editions of the
Coin World Almanac. Bill began collecting coins at the age of
10 and soon discovered Coin World. As a teen interested in
numismatics and journalism, he identified a writing position on the
staff of Coin World as a dream job, which was realized shortly
after he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a major in
journalism. He collects store cards and medals depicting Adm. George
Dewey of Spanish-American War fame.
Steve Roach - Editor-at-Large
Steve Roach, Coin World’s editor-at-large, has been deeply
involved with numismatics for more than 20 years, starting as a young
coin collector in Michigan. Two years spent as a coin grader, nearly
three years at a major coin wholesaler and a stint as a paintings
specialist at an international auction house have given Steve a rich
understanding of the hobby, its market and the unique personalities
and exceptional objects that make collecting meaningful. He
joined Coin World in 2006 as a columnist, and has served as
associate editor and editor-in-chief. He received his bachelor of arts
degree from the University of Michigan, a juris doctorate from the
Ohio State University and is a Certified Member of the International
Society of Appraisers.
Paul A. Gilkes - Senior Editor, U.S. Coins
Paul is a senior editor and has been a member of the Coin
World staff since 1988. Paul covers the U.S. Mint beat and has
memorably reported for more than two decades on many of the hobby's
most important stories including the record sale of the Farouk/Fenton
1933 double eagle and the ongoing legal proceedings of the Langbord
1933 double eagles. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Grove
City College in Pennsylvania and collects autographs and memorabilia
from The Andy Griffith Show.
Jeff Starck - Senior Editor, World Coins
Jeff is a senior editor and was Coin World's 2003 Margo
Russell intern and joined the staff in 2004. Jeff has been a collector
since childhood and fondly remembers the challenges of completing
Whitman folders by pulling coins from circulation and searching rolls
from the bank. His current collecting interest focuses on
Missouri-related numismatics and exonumia. He is the primary writer
for the World Coins section in the monthly Special Edition and is
responsible for Coin World's coverage of world coins and weekly
International page. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from
Webster University in St. Louis where he was editor-in-chief of its
weekly student newspaper.
Fern Loomis - Editorial Assistant
Fern is the editorial assistant and proofreads each issue of Coin
World and its ancillary publications. A graduate of Ohio State
University, she taught English before joining Coin World in
1994. Fern was instrumental in the initial launch of Coin World
on the Internet. She describes herself as an accidental cat collector,
which precludes collecting much else.
Joe O'Donnell - Digital Content Producer
Joe O’Donnell, digital content producer, joined the Coin
World editorial staff in 2014. Joe writes web content, manages
Coin World’s social media accounts, compiles content for
daily digital eNewsletters, and contributes on occasion to the print
magazine. He has enjoyed interacting with Coin World readers
while covering the sale of coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard and the
50th anniversary Kennedy half dollar releases.
Many dedicated numismatic writers and researchers have served as
Coin World columnists since 1961. They have helped make
Coin World the leading publication of the entire numismatic
field and make up a literal "who's who" of the hobby.
Current columnists include:
David T. Alexander provides the details and history long
forgotten or previously unknown about the people and events behind the
images on medals and coins in "The Research Desk."
Q. David Bowers, acclaimed as the most prolific writer and
researcher in modern times, in "The Joys of Collecting,"
provides timely and fun-packed glimpses of collecting adventures and ideas.
Michael Bugeja, a coin collector since childhood and professor
of journalism, guides new and beginning collectors through fun-packed
and enriching experiences in "Home Hobbyist."
Allan Davisson, professional numismatist for more than 30
years, specializes in coins of England, Scotland and Ireland. He
serves as Coin World's retail pricing analyst for British coins
(1838 to current) and also provides commentary for "British
Beth Deisher, Coin World editor from 1985 until her
retirement in 2012, brings to light the "back stories" from
her 35 years of reporting on the collecting world in the column
"From the Memory Bank."
Mike Diamond, error coin specialist, is lead author of Coin
World's weekly "Collectors' Clearinghouse," which delves
into how errors and varieties are created in U.S. coinage.
Michael Fahey, senior authenticator at ANACS, shares his
expertise and tips in "Detecting Counterfeits" in the
regular pages of Coin World and also guides collectors in
learning to grade U.S. coins in his popular "First Grade"
column published in the Coin Values section of Coin World Monthly.
Michael Findlay, professional numismatist and Canadian coin
specialist, updates retail values for Canadian coins (1858 to date)
and provides market analysis for Canadian coins.
Arthur L. Friedberg, professional numismatist and expert in
U.S. paper money and world gold coins, serves as pricing analyst for
Coin World's Paper Money retail guide for federally issued
paper money and also provides observations and insight about the paper
money market monthly in "Paper Money Market Analysis." He
also serves as pricing analyst for Euro Values covering retail prices
for euro coins issued by 21 nations since 2002 and provides "Euro
Market Analysis" for updates published in Coin World Monthly.
John Kraljevich, a noted expert in Early American numismatics,
helps modern-day collectors explore coins and paper money of the
pre-federal era in "Colonial Americana."
Brad Karoleff shares in "Designs of the Times" the
fun and difficult-to-find information that makes collecting any of the
Bust series of the early United States so intriguing.
Rita Laws provides collectors with interesting facts and timely
ideas on how to form collections and where to find coins that depict
subjects and themes on coins and medals in "Going Topical,"
published monthly in the World Coins section of Coin World Monthly.
Susan Maltby is a museum conservator and an expert in caring
for and saving coins, paper money and other related objects.
"Preserving Collectibles" includes priceless tips and
practical ideas to help collectors safely store, exhibit and handle
their coins and paper money.
Joel J. Orosz is a charter member of the Numismatic Bibliomania
Society and co-author of The Secret History of the First U.S.
Mint, and enables numismatic bibliophiles with "Numismatic Bookie."
John Roberts, the director of attribution services for ANACS,
uses expert photography and his wealth of knowledge to uncover the
nuances of Morgan dollar varieties in "About VAMs."
Bill O'Rourke reveals the treasures he is finding as a result
of his searches of rolls and bags of modern U.S. coins in "Found
Scott Schechter is co-author of 100 Greatest U.S. Modern
Coins and writes the "Making Moderns" column.
Gerald Tebben goes behind the scenes and explores many offbeat
trails in bringing to the forefront the long-lost information that
makes coins so special in "Coin Lore."
David Vagi, ancient coins specialist, explores Greek, Roman and
Byzantine coinage with a fresh and inviting perspective in
"Ancients Today," published monthly in the World Coins
section of Coin World Monthly.
John Wexler guides collectors through the exciting and
sometimes frenzied world of coins displaying collectible differences
from "normal" coins in "Varieties Notebook."
Wendell Wolka, a paper money collector and educator for more
than 40 years, shares what makes paper money fun in "Collecting Paper."