The Official Red Book a Guide Book of United States Coins Spiral (Spiral)

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The Bible of United States Coins Catalog & Values Since 1946

New: Updated pricing and auction records, new research, new photographs, the latest U.S. Mint data, and more 472 pages, 2,000+ images, with more than 7,600 listings and 32,500+ coin prices.

Collectors have bought 25 million copies since the 1st edition The Official Red Book(R)―A Guide Book of United States Coins―is 77 years young and going strong. Since 1946 collectors around the country have trusted the book's grade-by-grade coin values, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth?

The 77th edition of 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 32,500+ prices and auction records for nearly 8,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles.

You'll also round out your education in classic and modern commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, Philippine coins struck under U.S. sovereignty, private gold, all the latest American Women quarters, Native American dollars, American Innovation dollars, bullion coins (silver, gold, platinum, and palladium), and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, third-party grading, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at "the hobby of kings." These are just some of the features of the informative, entertaining, invaluable Red Book―the world's best-selling coin price guide (more than 25 million copies sold). 2024 edition.



Contributors to This Edition 7

Welcome to Numismatics 8

How to Use This Book 11


Colonial Issues 28

Post-Colonial Issues 51


Contract Issues and Patterns 83

Half Cents (1793-1857) 88

Large Cents (1793-1857) 94

Small Cents (1856 to Date) 109

Two-Cent Pieces (1864-1873) 124

Three-Cent Pieces (1851-1889) 125

Nickel Five-Cent Pieces (1866 to Date) 127

Half Dimes (1794-1873) 139

Dimes (1796 to Date) 145

Twenty-Cent Pieces (1875-1878) 162

Quarter Dollars (1796 to Date) 163

Half Dollars (1794 to Date) 199

Silver and Related Dollars (1794 to Date) 223

Gold Dollars (1849-1889) 255

Quarter Eagles (1796-1929) 258

Three-Dollar Gold Pieces (1854-1889) 265

Four-Dollar Gold Pieces (1879-1880) 267

Half Eagles (1795-1929) 268

Eagles (1795-1933) 280

Double Eagles (1849-1933) 288

Commemoratives (1892 to Date) 296

Proof and Mint Sets (1936 to Date) 366


Silver Bullion (1986 to Date) 377

Gold Bullion (1986 to Date) 384

Platinum and Palladium Bullion (1997 to Date) 398


U.S. Patterns 404


Private and Territorial Gold 406

Private Tokens 430

Confederate Issues 437

Hawaiian and Puerto Rican Issues 438

Philippine Issues 440

Alaska Tokens 445


Appendix A: Misstrikes and Errors 446

Appendix B: Collectible Red and Blue Books 450

Appendix C: Bullion Values 455

Appendix D: Top 250 Coin Prices Realized at Auction 457




Product Details
ISBN: 9780794850142
ISBN-10: 0794850146
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 472
Language: English