The Official Red Book
A Guide Book of United States Coins – seven decades in publication and still going strong. Collectors around the country love the convenience of the book’s layout. It offers an encyclopedia of information about collecting U.S. coins. Many numismatists through the years have considered it an indispensable reference work in their library.
The Red Book includes all the grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data that turn a new coin collector into an educated numismatist. If you want to know how rare your coins are, you look them up in the user-friendly pages. How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You'll find prices for more than 6,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You'll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more.
Articles on the history of coin collecting in the U.S., investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy hobbyist; and entertaining essays about how coins were made and who designed them, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an insider’s view of "the hobby of kings."
Following is a list of just some of the features of the informative, entertaining, invaluable Red Book – the world's best-selling coin price guide.
- Nearly 450 pages
- 1,900+ images
- More than 7,000 listings
- More than 32,000 coin prices
- Updated Top 250 coin auction prices realized
- Spectacular photographs of 19th- and 20th-century Proof coins
- Updated bullion-value charts, which helps you interpret the precious metals markets
- A listing of American Numismatic Association coin clubs, by state
- Coverage of some of the record-setting multi-million dollar rare coin auctions
This handy guide distributed by Whitman Publishing, which provides a wealth of information, is available at coin shops across the nation, and book stores, both brick-and-mortar and on-line.