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Nov 03 2021

Mint Master Covers Vintage Publications of Q. David Bowers

The November 2021 issue of The Mint Master, issued by the Utah Numismatic Society, includes a feature article on vintage house publications of Q. David Bowers. Doug Nyholm writes, “Q. David Bowers began his numismatic career in the early 1950’s and in April of 1958 his Bowers Coin Company merged with the Triple Cities Coin Exchange to form the Empire Coin Company. Shortly thereafter the 1st edition of Empire Topics was published with the date of May-June 1958.” Empire Topics was continued by The Bowers Review and Empire Review. Later Bowers house organs include the long running Rare Coin Review, Numismatic Sun, and the little known Paper Money Review (2006), of which two issues were published. Nyholm recently asked Bowers if he might ever issue another hardcopy newsletter. Bowers felt not, as the Internet has completely changed the landscape for such dealer publications. 

Link to The Mint Master on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/533919
Link to Rare Coin Review on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/512756
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