The Gold Book
"This is the Gold Bible, an indispensable book!"
- Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director, The American Numismatic Society
"The definitive book on gold valuation."
-Dr. Kirwan Rockefeller, Director Continuing Education, University of California, Irvine
"The GoldBook is a valuable reference tool for anyone interested in participating in the precious metals market and wanting to own gold coins."
- David Lisot, Executive Producer, CoinWeek.com
"The book is well illustrated and organized for the novice, with many of the photographs printed in actual size."
- Terry R. King, ASA. Senior Appraiser
"This detailed, illustrated guide to gold coins and bars serves those interested in these objects for their trading rather than their numismatic value."
- Norman D. Stevens
Margaret Olsen's interest in coins and precious metals stems from her childhood. For over 30 years, as president of Westminster Coin & Jewelry, Ltd., in Westminster, Colorado, she has made them her profession.
Her enthusiasm for precious metals has led her to become a nationally recognized expert in the field. She is one of eight people in the country to qualify for senior status in numismatics in the American Society of Appraisers, where she is a senior accredited member and past president of the Denver chapter. She also is a member of numerous numismatic associations, including the American Numismatic Association. She is a sought-after speaker and spoke at the American Numismatic Association conference in New York in July 1997.
Olsen is co-author of "The Gold Book: A guide to Commonly Traded Gold Bullion Coins and Bars," and "The Platinum & Palladium Buyer's Guide." She served on the board of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, has received the approval of The Lloyds of London, is listed in Who's Who, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of the West and the World's Who's Who of Women.
Alison Matthews, co-author of "The Gold Book: A guide to Commonly Traded Gold Bullion Coins and Bars," and "The Platinum & Palladium Buyer's Guide," describes herself as a generalist. President of Westminster Publishing since 1992, she worked in the printing industry for 13 years before opening the publishing company.
Among the press's publications are "The Gold Book: A guide to Commonly Traded Gold Bullion Coins and Bars," and "The Platinum & Palladium Buyer's Guide," and the audio tape "A Chequered Life."
Matthews is a graduate of McGill University, Montreal, where she majored in liberal arts and anthropology. She also holds a degree in accounting. She was a founding member and a member of the board of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.