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 and a past governor of the Token and Medal Society. He is the author of “American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date.” His writing has appeared in national publications such as “The Numismatist,” “Coin World,” “Numismatic News,” “COINage,” and “Coins Magazine,” 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; 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.

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 honored by the governor of Georgia for his career in book publishing and his promotion of the state’s numismatic history.