December 2006 issue of COINage
|Type||Monthly special-interest magazine|
|Owner(s)||Entrust Global Group|
|Headquarters||4635 McEwen Road Dallas, Texas 75244|
COINage, a bi-monthly American special-interest magazine, targets numismatists and coin investors. Behn-Miller Publications, Inc. - under the joint ownership of Gordon Behn and COINage editorial director James L. Miller - originally published the magazine on a quarterly basis. In 1965 the magazine moved to a bimonthly publishing schedule, before moving to a monthly publishing schedule from 1966 until 2019.
COINage is a specialty publication catering to the numismatic market. Acquired by Entrust Global Group (E.G.G.) in May 2014, it has become the go to resource for all coin collectors — novice and expert — to learn about aspects of numismatics they weren’t aware of, such as identifying fakes, and the history behind what made a specific kind of coin a collectible.
It is published from Ventura, California. Maggie Judkins is the Editorial Director since May 2018
COINage focuses primarily on American coins, although articles on paper money and non-American coins have appeared. Some of the topics covered by the magazine include:
- Industry vertical
- Content published
- Distribution channels
- External links
This American specialty magazine has seen major changes in the frequency and format of publication in its more than half century existence. It also changed ownership in May 2014 when it was acquired by E.G.G. Earlier, there was no regular editor-in-chief for this magazine as a matter of official policy to prevent any narrowing of focus. It is now a monthly magazine with digital copies available to reduce carbon footprints.
In October 2019, the magazine changed from a monthly publishing format to a bi-monthly publishing one."Letters to Readers". COINage. Dallas, Texas: Beckett Media, LLC. October 2019.
COINage serves a narrow industry vertical — niche publishing
Anyone interested in learning about the value of different kinds of coins, and how to source authentic samples has a high utility resource by way of COINage. It is the market leader in numismatic publishing. The issues cover price guides, stories about long lost coins which surfaced later, and insights from hobbyists on old gold coins, which coins are classified as “best of breed”, how to strike the best deals online, and the kinds of coins which can be collected as opposed to which ones are dicey as investments. Coin collectors, and investors look to COINage for guidance, and information regarding historical pieces about the people, places, and events associated with COINage.
The primary distribution channel is the official website. However, subscribers source new and old issues from sites like Amazon, magazines.com, and magzter.com too. It has a Facebook page to connect to readers and potential subscribers.
The magazine is also distributed through specialty book stores and newsstands. Along with Coins, it was one of the top numismatic magazines by circulation, with 71,460 subscribers as of October 2009.
It was the winner in 5 categories for the 2016 and in 3 categories for the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards. Its special editions are collectors’ dreams.
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