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:
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."
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 Market Analysis."
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.
professional numismatist and Canadian coin specialist, updates retail
values for Canadian coins (1858 to date) and provides market analysis
for Canadian coins.
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.
a noted expert in Early American numismatics, helps modern-day
collectors explore coins and paper money of the pre-federal era in
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 in Rolls."
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
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
Wendell Wolka, a paper
money collector and educator for more than 40 years, shares what makes
paper money fun in "Collecting Paper."