Ron Guth is a recognized authority on United States and German coins. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant who has been involved professionally in numismatics for over fifty years as a collector, dealer, researcher, and writer. His books and articles have earned numerous awards, including the American Numismatic Association’s Heath Literary award and the Olga & Wayte Raymond awards, the Numismatic Literary Guild‘s Best Numismatic Investment Book and Best Book of the Year awards, and the Professional Numismatic Guild‘s Best Book of the Year award. In 2003, Ron received the prestigious President’s Award from the American Numismatic Association in recognition of his numerous contributions to numismatics. In 2021, Coin World named Ron as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Numismatics for the sixty-year period from 1960-2020.
Ron created the CoinFacts website (now PCGS CoinFacts) in 1999 and sold the website to Collectors Universe in 2004 (where it is now presented as PCGS CoinFacts. Ron served in various capacities at Collectors Universe, including Director of Numismatic Research, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service, and President of PCGS CoinFacts.
Currently, Ron serves as proprietor of GermanCoins.com and as Chief Investigator at the Numismatic Detective Agency, where he provides expert provenance on high-end coins.
100 Greatest U.S. Coins – Fifth Edition
by Jeff Garrett with Ron Guth
Foreword by Dell Loy Hansen
The first edition of this book came out in 2003 and was an instant hit. Though most of the coins in this book are either extremely rare or very expensive, there are collectors who have made it their goal to acquire as many of them as possible.
100 Greatest Women on Coins
by Ron Guth
Foreword by Charmy Harker
What started out as a simple question “How many different women can there be on coins?” turned out to be a massive project that had to be whittled down to the Top 100 Women on Coins (as selected by members of the Women in Numismatics organization). You’ll meet some familiar faces in this book, plus quite a few new names that may be new to you.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933
by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth
Foreword by Dr. Richard Doty
This was the first book I ever wrote. I was responsible for the First edition, published in 2001; my friend Neil Berman took over primary authorship for the second edition. It remains my best-selling book.
There’s a vast difference between pricing for raw and certified German coins, and this was one attempt at recording those prices. This was a bit of a vanity project that went out to only a few collectors, but it gave me a lot of insight into self-publishing and publishing-on-demand.
My involvement in the Chinese coin market began in 1996, when I went to Hong Kong to call an auction for my good friend, Michael Chou. Subsequently, I have edited several books for Michael Chou. This coffee-table book highlighted the best and rarest Chinese silver coins.
This is a detailed look at United States Proof and Mint Sets with lots of information that had never been published.
This book was a celebration of type collectors (those who seek to acquire one of each design type of American coins, a method that has become increasingly prevalent).