Dennis Tucker

Dennis Tucker

Dennis Tucker is an award-winning numismatic researcher who has written and lectured nationwide on coins, medals, and other antiques and collectibles. A collector since the age of seven, he is a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association, a past governor of the Token and Medal Society, a Numismatic Ambassador, and secretary pro tem of the Rittenhouse Society.

Tucker is the author of American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, the standard reference on American Arts gold medallions, American Buffalo gold coins, First Spouse gold coins, America the Beautiful silver coins, and related U.S. bullion coins and medals.

His writing has appeared in national publications such as “The Numismatist,” “Coin World,” “Numismatic News,” “COINage,” “Coins Magazine,” and “Coin Update,” and in the journals of such groups as the Token and Medal Society, the Civil War Token Society, the Barber Coin Collectors Society, and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

He has earned the Extraordinary Merit Award from the Numismatic Literary Guild; the Forrest Daniel Award for Literary Excellence from the Society of Paper Money Collectors; the silver medal of the Original Hobo Nickel Society; the Speaker's Medal of the Chicago Coin Club; the Literary Award of the Token and Medal Society; “Numismatic Theatre” and “Money Talks” Speaker's Medals from the American Numismatic Association; and the Gloria Peters Literary Award from Women in Numismatics.

As publisher at Whitman Publishing he specializes in books on numismatics (the study of money), banking and financial history, the American presidency, U.S. political and military history, and other nonfiction topics. He is the company's chief numismatic project manager and relationship manager; a partner for Whitman authors as well as an advocate for collectors; and a liaison to the numismatic community and non-collectors alike.

Tucker grew up in Phoenix, New York, earned a degree in political science from the University of Rochester (New York), and started his career in corporate and nonprofit communications and publishing in that city. He moved south in 2002 and now lives with his family in Atlanta. In 2015 he was commended by the governor of Georgia for his career in book publishing and his promotion of the state's numismatic history. Although a “Darn Yankee” by birth, he holds the honorary rank of a Georgia Colonel and aide-de-camp on the governor's staff. He holds membership in the USO and the Academy of Political Science.