Our highquality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of american and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. So i am having an issue with the prices listed in the red book and the blue book by r. Yeoman and kenneth bressett and published yearly by whitman. By the age of ten, toms dad would drop him off at coin shows within driving range, picking him up. A guide book of united states coins, first edition 1947, first printing. Originally published in 1946 by whitman books, a guide book of united states coins. Difference between red book and blue book coin community forum. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for collectible coins. Jan 17, 2017 the red book is vital and fairly comprehensive guide to us coins, i know dealers who dont consider coin a variety unless it is in there. The guide book and handbook got their nicknames and now. Bestselling annual guide prices 7,900 coins pelham, alabamathe 71st edition of the hobbys guide book of united states coins popularly known as the red book will launch at the whitman baltimore coin and collectibles expo on march 30, 2017. About whitman publishing whitman publishing is the leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. Get started with instant access to coin prices, history, and grading guides. The series, from 1947 to date, has developed into a specialty collection all of it own.
This book is more commonly called the red book, and is seldom out of arms reach. Oct 18, 2010 the red book was supposed to be the highest possible price. Look up coin prices and values to see how much your collection is worth. Ocial red a guide book of united states coins 2015 the ocial red book spiral r s.
A guide book of united states coins, 33rd edition 1980 by r. After the ana national money show in charlotte i wrote about meeting ken bressett, the editor of the red book. Red and blue book price list pdf, 20kb jims coins and precious metals buy sell appraisals coins jewelry bulliion mint errors stamps watches member. The official red book, a guide book of us coins 2018 by r. A guide book of united states coins, 34th edition 1981 by r. Usa coin book an easy and simple way to buy, sell, auction off and keep track of coins online. Colletti in the last two articles we took a look at various regular and special editions of a guide book of united states coins by r. Collectors around the country love the book s gradebygrade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, highresolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. Rightclick link above save link as choose location save. The official red book is and has always been the most up to date and accurate collection of retail prices for all u. My guess is that someone like bowers or the tpgs do have population estimates for most of the 3731 us coins minted for circulation. Both are impossible unless they can forsee the future. The larger size and increased page count combined make the deluxe edition five times bigger than the regularedition red book. Once in a lifetime opportunity purchase collection of 11,000 red and blue books for just 50c ea postpaid.
The official red book, now in its 66th year, is famous nationwide as the premiere resource for u. Red books, plans for landscape gardens by humphry repton. A guide book of united states coins the official red book, first compiled by r. It covers every canadian and provincial coinage and token series from colonial times to the present day, plus bullion, commemoratives, varieties, errors, and others. A guide book of united states coins 2017 spiral bound 9780794843894 r. Dave bowers a guide book of united states type coins gives estimated surviving populations for type coins. The red book has a lot more information and gives the prices that the coins sell for. The red book is vital and fairly comprehensive guide to us coins, i know dealers who dont consider coin a variety unless it is in there. From what i have seen the blue book is just rock bottom pricewise, maybe the same % under red book year to year, so they just print the same propaganda to give false hope that buyers could get no problem coins for those prices. The blue book was orignially supposed to be the lowest possible price a coin should, could, might. Between all formats, 24 million copies have been sold. Download your very own the world of coins book absolutely free. Rather than purchase my copy from a dealer, i could not pass up the opportunity to have. The red book is more than just a coin price guide to help make smart buying decisions, it serves as an outstanding.
A guide book of united states coins the red book is the longest running price guide for u. Red book us coin price guide the definitive reference for any united states coin ever minted. However it still isnt 100% accurate as some coins that greysheet has a price on is far too low as perhaps the coin has lots of interest lately and lots of people are paying much more than what. The red book 2018 is out the middle georgia coin club. The red book is recognized as the premiere resource for u. Rather already noted that using either for pricing is impossible. The 2011 has been out for about 6 months now so unless the people at whitman can forsee the future, any price they put on a coin is just a guess. The official red book features fullcolor, actualsize and enlarged photos, with historical details about each piece. One of the first 9,000 published copies of what would become the celebrated red book reference and a piece of numismatic literature history. With ken bresett taking on the title of editor emeritus and jeff garrett taking over as senior editor, they seem to be a bit behind in some minor, but for some of us. Discover the 11 best coin collecting books provident.
Connect with dealers, other coin collectors and put coins up on your wishlist look up coin prices and values and ask for coins on your wishlist to make offers for. Incomplete sets will often bring several hundred dollars. The black book is the wholesale version of the books above and shows relative wholesale values when you sell coins into the market. Nov 09, 2008 the red book has a lot more information and gives the prices that the coins sell for. The red book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty old west silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. The first edition, dated 1947, went on sale november 1946. Yeoman back to searchbrowse page for a larger image, click on lower right hand corner. Red book blue book grey sheet and actualized prices.
Official home of the red book the 1 price guide for us coins. The red book offers coin prices as well as hundreds of color coin photos, historic information on coins, and explanations of how to grade your coins. The red book is an invaluable tool for coin collectors and is still the most significant u. The red book, alternate name for the 3rd edition of the postscript language reference.
Red book coins pdf the official red book is online, offering its valuable info in an easy to browse site. Youll find prices for more than 6,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. In this book, well explore the reactions of alkynes pdf phenomenon of coin collecting and give you ways to. The black book is the wholesale version of the books above and shows relative wholesale values when you sell coins into the. This is the red book of canadian coins, a new reference authored by expert numismatist james haxby. Except for a oneyear hiatus in 1950, publication has continued to the present. The official red book a guide book of united states coins 2017. It features new and extensively updated content reflecting the current market for.
Jan 07, 2014 much more detailed and encompassing than the blue book, the red book is used by both collectors and dealers on a daily basis. The red book has been valued by hobbyists for more than five decades as a comprehensive reference to historical data and current retail prices for all united states coins. This is the first book anyone beginning to collect rare coins should purchase. The most common us coin value book is called a guide book of united states coins the official red book authored by r. A guide book of united states coins, 36th edition 1983 by r. The red book is the primary reference guide for coin collectors. A guide book of united states coins, also known as the red book, is the bestselling numismatic book ever, and it has been under annual publication since 1947.
Red book, us guide for risk assessment by national research council. Although the 72nd edition of a guide book of united states coins has been out since april, it seems like whitman is doing a bit of behind the scenes reorganizing for the future. It tells where the mint marks are as well as a quick guide to grading and numismatics. I am aware of the grey sheet, but given the frequency that i purchasesell coins less than 10 a year on either side i cannot justify the expense of the grey sheet subscription. The official red book a guide book of united states coins. Red book vs blue book us, world, and ancient coins ngc. This bestselling onevolume library helps you make smart buying decisions as you build your collection.
The official red book united states coins 2020 by r. The official ana grading standards for united states coins. A guide book of united states coins 1947 tribute edition. Originally a price guide, the red book has evolved to include information concerning historical background, photographs, dimensions, and. Home auctionarchive jewelry, watches, books numismatic books 1948 red book a guide book of united states coins 2nd edition r. Yeoman in 1946, is a price guide for coin collectors of coins of the united states dollar. The red book has been valued by hobbyists for more than five decades as a comprehensive reference to historical data and. The series of a guidebook of united states coins, more popularly known as the red book is very collectable. Books about coins, paper money, gold and silver bullion collecting coins, paper money, silver and gold bullion.
Even keep track of your coin collection in an online database. Billed as the biggest, most useful red book ever, the deluxe edition measures 7 x 10 inches and has 1,504 pages. Our preference is the spiral bound version because it lays flat, instead of folding closed like a bound book, while you look away at your coin. Along with its sister publication, the older handbook of united states coins the official blue book, it is considered an authoritative u. Updated yearly, red book coin values also explain the history of certain coins as well as select records for coins sold at auction. The official red book, mega red a guide book of united. The official red book a guide book of united states coins is 73 years young and going strong. A staple since 1947 and popularly dubbed the red book, this publication is released annually and has a bit of everything.
I think this is the best buy for anyone collecting u. I think the really main difference is many people collect the red book but ive never heard of anyone collecting the blue book. Red book of united states coins pdf the official red book is online, offering its valuable info in an easy to browse site. Greysheet is fairly accurate and many on the forums, dealers, etc use it. A guide book of united states coins, deluxe edition, 2nd edition. Bressett was at the whitman publishing booth autographing copies of the newly released 2008 red book. The official red book, mega red a guide book of united states. Difference between red book and blue book coin community. Another important thing to note is the red book now comes in a larger size for us old people. Coins for sale for susan b anthony type dollars items.
Aug 18, 2015 the red book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty old west silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. The red book is being sold already in april of one year and dated the following year. Much more detailed and encompassing than the blue book, the red book is used by both collectors and dealers on a daily basis. Kenneth bressett and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. The official red book by r s yeoman online at alibris. Red book, nickname for a guide book of united states coins by r. Aug 10, 2018 apr 27, 2007 ana, coins, red book, shows.
Youll find 32,500 prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. From what i have seen the blue book is just rock bottom pricewise, maybe the same % under red book year to year, so they just print the same propaganda to give false hope that buyers could get no problem. The red book is a wealth of info on the different series of coins. Use of this date at the bottom of page 5 separates the first printing from the second. I am aware of the grey sheet, but given the frequency that i purchasesell coins less than 10 a year on either side i. Books about coins, paper money, gold and silver bullion.
At the age of six he began with sea shells, and soon graduated to coins, the gateway drug to so many other fields of collecting. A guide book of united states coins, 35th anniversary edition 1982 by r. Between these two exceptionally wellwritten books many insights and reliable facts about rare coin collecting are presented. Whats the difference between the red book and the blue.1410 1161 239 504 1003 586 1270 444 1211 1068 216 1177 1518 1387 1073 1239 343 89 1092 768 492 418 524 798 89 160 1200 1107 888 501 969