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Only 250 copies in print. Each Leather publication is individually numbered and signed by the authors. In Cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. United States Gold Coins have seen a popularity boom in recent years. Thousands of new collectors have discovered their rich and facinating history and appeal. Important collections, locked away for decades have come to light, and a new research has provided collectors and investors with a wealth of information previously unavailable. There has never been a better time to explore the wonderful field of United States gold coinage-and the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933 is your passport to that exploration. Full Color. 656 Pages. By Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, forward by Dr. Richard Doty. Leather Hardcover.
$99.95

Whitman's expanded version of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins (known within the hobby as the "Red Book") is now available in a fully updated fifth edition.

The 384-page volume, called the Professional Edition, is intended for intermediate and advanced collectors, numismatic researchers, professional coin dealers, auctioneers, and investors.

At 8.5 x 11 inches in size, the Professional Edition is 45% larger than the regular-edition Red Book. Its combination of more photographs, detailed higher-grade valuations, listings of additional varieties and rare early Proof coins, certified-coin population data, auction records, and other resources provides a wealth of information on every coin type ever made by the U.S. Mint.

$29.95
The 192-page is an illustrated catalog of useful and entertaining information with detailed photographs to identify your coins, and retail price charts telling how much they're worth.


Do you like American history, beautiful artwork, and stories of gold and silver treasure? Read the Almanac from cover to cover for an immersion in the coins and money of the United Stats, from colonial times to today. Have you found some unusual coins in Grandpa's old cigar box or a hidden stash in a desk drawer? Browse the Almanac to identify your coins, learn how rare they are, and find out what they're worth. You could be holding a valuable rarity! Are you a coin collector who wants to learn more about the hobby? Dig into the Almanac to study every U.S. coin type and find new avenues to explore.


Based on the expertise of more than 100 professional coin dealers and researchers. Also featuring amusing stories, amazing essays, and outstanding facts figures about all manner of rare and historical of the United States of America.


  • Contents include:
  • Introduction to U.S. Coins
  • Today's Rare-Coin Market
  • How to Grade Your Coins
  • Proof Coins
  • Third-Party Grading and Authentication
  • Collecting Colonial and Early American Coins
  • Half Cents and Large Cents
  • Small Cents
  • Two-Cent Pieces
  • Three-Cent Pieces
  • Five-Cent Pieces
  • Half Dimes
  • Dimes
  • Twenty-Cent Pieces
  • Quarters
  • Half Dollars
  • Silver Dollars
  • Trade Dollars
  • Gold Coins
  • Commemoratives
  • Proof and Mint Sets
  • Silver, Gold, and Platinum Bullion Coins
  • Tokens and Medals
  • Philippines Coins
  • Errors and Misstruck Coins
  • Plus essays on Famous Coin Collectors of the Past
  • Million-Dollar Coins
  • Treasures and Hoards
  • Shipwrecks
  • Cherrypicking Coins(Finding Treasures in Your Pocket Change)
  • Checking Your Coins for Authenticity
  • Cartoons
  • Bullion Value Charts
  • and more!

  • Includes a special expanded section on the famous Morgan silver dollar.
    $9.95

    Cash In Your Coins is for anyone who's inherited a collection (or hoard) of old coins. How rare are they? What are they worth? Should you sell? Where do you even begin?

    Your guide on this journey is Beth Deisher, an award-winning journalist and retired editor of Coin World, the hobby's premier news weekly. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience helping people understand and collect coins and paper currency, Deisher shows you how to identify what you own, how to create an inventory, how to pick out extra-valuable coins, how to value a large estate, "talking the talk" when you go to sell, the effect of the "fiscal cliff" and recent estate- and tax-related legislation, and other important and valuable lessons.

    Every coin collector should keep a copy of this book with their collection, to help their loved ones make smart decisions when the time comes to sell. 288 pages, softcover, full color.

     "With Beth Deisher's guidance you'll avoid costly mistakes and make decisions about your coins with more confidence."

    -Q. David Bowers, the "Dean of American Numismatics"

     Contents: "Can You Answer This Question?"  ∙  Preparing to Look at Your Coins  ∙  The Basics of Coin Identification  ∙  The Adventure Begins  ∙  Identifying U.S. Coins  ∙  Uncirculated and Proof Sets  ∙  Identifying U.S. Paper Money  ∙  If It's Not a U.S. Coin  ∙  Creating an Inventory  ∙  Determining Value  ∙  Independent Appraisals  ∙  Talking the Talk  ∙  Finding a Buyer.  Also:  Bullion value charts for silver and gold coins  ∙  Recommended reading  ∙  A convenient index.  With: Hundreds of full-color images  ∙  Real-world examples  ∙  Step-by-step instructions  ∙  Expert advice from one of coin collecting's most trusted authorities.

    $9.95
    By Rick Tomaska

    History • Rarity • Values • Grading • Varieties

    A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars is the 15th entry in Whitman’s bestselling Bowers Series of numismatic reference books. Franklin and Kennedy half dollars are affordable favorites of collectors. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this book features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. Mintages, specifications, market values in multiple grades (including Full Bell Lines for Franklin halves), inside information on set registries, and buying tips add to the book’s importance as a standard reference. A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars will deepen your appreciation and make you a smarter buyer and collector of these popular U.S. coins. 304 Pages, Full-Color, Softcover, $19.95
    $19.95

    Civil War tokens are tangible reminders of this country's history. These small, cent-sized tokens served as emergency "money" during the small-change shortage of 1862-1865. Today they are highly collectible, and A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens elevates the collecting and study of these once-shunned imitation cents to a new level of scholarship and accessibility. Novice and experienced collectors alike, as well as history buffs and everyone interested in the Civil War, will find this volume a fascinating and indispensable reference.

    • A wealth of information not in print in any other single source
    • Detailed historical background
    • Valuations
    • How to collect Civil War tokens and store cards
    • Nearly every known die illustrated and described
    • All known issuers discussed
    • Technical information
    • Legendary rarities
    • More than 2,000 full-color photos
    • 448 pages
    • Written by Q. David Bowers
    • Foreword by Fred L. Reed
    • Reminiscence by Dr. George Fuld
    $24.95

    The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins—is 68 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the convenience of the spiralbound edition. It opens up and lies flat on the table while you study your coin collection. And of course it 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. How rare are your coins? 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 investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, 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.

    • 448 Pages
    • Convenient Spiral Bound Edition
    • Full Color
    • 7.7" X 5.5" X 1.2"
    $14.95

    The Official Red Book®, now in its 68th year, is famous nationwide as the premiere resource for U.S. coin collectors. This best-selling “one-volume library” helps you make smart buying decisions as you build your collection. Millions of readers rely on it for real-world coin values, auction records, full-color photographs, detailed technical data, and up-to-date mintages. The 2015 edition of the Red Book covers the history of colonial and early American coins; official federal issues from half cents through silver dollars and gold coins; classic and modern commemoratives; Proof and Mint sets; error coins; Civil War tokens; pioneer (territorial) gold; every state and territorial quarter, plus the new National Park quarters; all of the presidential and Native American dollars; and more. You’ll benefit from its practical essays on grading, investing, auctions, and other hobby subjects—and of course, its pricing for 7,000-plus coins, in up to 9 grades each, gathered from more than 100 of the nation’s leading coin dealers! The 2015 edition features more than 1,900 full-color photographs to help you confidently identify your coins. Updated values, mintages, and auction records. Expanded coverage of commemoratives, sets, and other coins. The latest research on colonial coins and private/territorial gold. Photographs of Proof coins from the 1800s and 1900s. A listing of coin clubs. An essay on the new world-record $10 million coin. And much more—something of value for every collector, new or experienced. It’s no wonder more than 23 million copies of the Red Book have been sold since the 1st edition!

    • 448 Pages
    • Classic Hard Cover Edition
    • Full Color
    • 7.7" X 5.5" x 1.2"
    $16.95

    Go easy on your eyes so you can spot more treasures while you’re adding to your coin collection! The Official Red Book® is now available in a very popular LARGE PRINT edition, with easy-to-read large-size print and enlarged color photos. The best way to learn about your coins is with bold, easily legible text and high-detail photographs. The 2015 Large Print Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins is designed with this experience in mind. Each page is 45% larger than the classic red hardcover edition, and it has all of the coin prices, mintages, specifications, and historical information—everything you expect from the world’s best-selling coin price guide.

    • 448 Pages
    • Easy-To-Read Large Print Edition
    • Full Color
    • 11" X 9.25" X 1.5"
    $29.95

    Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins—the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK—to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book’s price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country. The new 72nd edition has been expanded, with updated prices, new sections, and many new photographs. Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more.

    More than 24,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more.

    • 272 Pages
    • Classic Hard Cover Edition
    • 7.6" X 5.0" X 0.9"
    $12.95

    Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins—the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK—to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book’s price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country. The new 72nd edition has been expanded, with updated prices, new sections, and many new photographs. Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more.

    More than 24,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more.

    • 272 Pages
    • Trade Paper Back Edition
    • 7.6" X 5.1" X 0.7"
    $9.95
    The Official Red Book®A Guide Book of United States Coins—is 67 years young and going strong. The new 2014 edition has 16 more pages than the 2012 edition! Collectors around the country love the convenience of the spiralbound edition. It opens up and lies flat on the table while you study your coin collection. And of course it 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. How rare are your coins? 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 investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, 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. Full color. 448 pages. Spiralbound softcover.
    • • 16 more pages than the 2012 edition (448 compared to 432)
    • • 1,900+ images
    • • More than 7,000 listings
    • • More than 32,000 coin prices
    • • Updated Top 250 coin auction prices
    • • New photographs of 19th- and 20th-century Proof coins
    • • Updated bullion-value charts
    • • A listing of American Numismatic Association coin clubs, by state
    • • Coverage of the record-setting $10-million 1794 silver dollar
    $14.95
    The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Dealer Buying Prices 71st edition (2014)


    Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins—the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK—to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book’s price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country.

    The new 71th edition has been expanded, with updated prices, new sections, and many new photographs.

    Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more.

    More than 24,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more. Softcover 272 pages.

    $9.95
    The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Dealer Buying Prices 71st edition (2014)


    Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins—the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK—to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book’s price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country.

    The new 71st edition has been expanded, with updated prices, new sections, and many new photographs.

    Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more.

    More than 24,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more. Hardcover 272 pages.

    $12.95
    If you’re a fan of the Official Red Book®—like millions of coin collectors nationwide—you’ll love the spiralbound hardcover 2014 edition. With its coil binding, the book opens up and lies flat on your desk while you examine your collection; and the hard cover is durable enough for taking to coin shows, reading on a train or plane, and the constant use you’ll put it through! (What book do you always turn to when you need to know a mintage, diameter, or other specification, or want to quickly look up a coin’s value?) Of course, the spiralbound hardcover edition is jam-packed with all the information you’ll find in the classic red hardcover—every page, each of the 1,900-plus photographs, all the pricing (for more than 7,000 coins), all the historical text, insightful essays, auction records, bullion values, and other Red Book data. “What is this coin, and how much is it worth?” You’ll find out in the Red Book, America’s best-selling coin hobby guide. Full color. 448 pages. Spiralbound hardcover.
    • •16 more pages than the 2012 edition (448 compared to 432)
    • •1,900+ images
    • •More than 7,000 listings
    • •More than 32,000 coin prices
    • •Updated Top 250 coin auction prices
    • •New photographs of 19th- and 20th-century Proof coins
    • •Updated bullion-value charts
    • •A listing of American Numismatic Association coin clubs, by state
    • •A new appendix on the record-setting $10-million 1794 silver dollar
    $19.95
    Whitman Publishing announces the fourth edition of its expanded version of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins (known within the hobby as the "Red Book"). The 384-page volume, called the Professional Edition, is intended for intermediate and advanced collectors, numismatic researchers, professional coin dealers, auctioneers, and investors. It includes auction records, certified-coin populations, more Mint State pricing, and other historical information and market data for serious buyers and sellers.


    • Recent auction data for coins listed
    • Spiralbound for convenient references
    • For intermediate and advanced collectors, numismatic researchers, professional coin dealers, and investors
    • Contains detailed coverage of every federal coin type, half cents through double eagles, plus classic commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, and bullion
    • Expert guidance on striking and sharpness characteristics — valuable information when comparing coins for purchase
    • Insight on availability and condition rarity for each type
    • Detailed grading instructions, including for the Mint State and Proof coins
    • Certified population summaries for every date and mintmark — including the number certified, the average grade, and the percent in the Mint State
    • Expanded valuation, including multiple Mint State and Proof levels, plus Full Brands, Full Bell Lines, Cameo / Deep Cameo, and other specialized designation
    • Additional die varities in every denomination, with close-up photographs for easy identification
    • Informative chart notes that expand on the history, characteristic, and market values of significan coins
    • Detailed research, estimated mintages, and market information on early 1800s - early 1900s Proof coinage, including gold
    • High-quality, full-color photographs (more than 1,600 altoghther) of both circulation strikes and Proof coins
    • Enlargements of key focal points and varieties — many more than in the regular edition
    • Coverage of the U.S. Mint's silver, gold, and platinum bullion coin
    $29.95
    Whitman Publishing announces the third edition of its expanded version of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins (known within the hobby as the “Red Book”). The 384-page volume, called the Professional Edition, is intended for intermediate and advanced collectors, numismatic researchers, professional coin dealers, auctioneers, and investors. It includes auction records, certified-coin populations, more Mint State pricing, and other historical information and market data for serious buyers and sellers.
    The Professional Edition is 45% larger than the regular-edition Red Book, at 8.5 x 11 inches, and is spiralbound for convenient reference. It retails for $29.95.

    Now Available!
    $29.95
    Whitman Publishing, LLC is proud to announce the release of the latest edition of one of America's most popular coin books: the Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties, Fifth Edition, Volume I. This volume covers all United States series from half cents through nickel five-cent piece. The book is a result of many years of cumulative research and finessing by the lead authors, Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, in cooperation with many collectors, scholars, dealers, and others in the numismatic community. It presents information unavailable in any other single source. By Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton, foreword by Q. David Bowers. Spiralbound Hardcover.
    $39.95

    The modern-day story of Carson City Morgan dollars starts in 1964, when an official audit of the vaults of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., uncovered an astounding three million of the coins from the late 1800s. The story of their birth, however, goes back much farther. This book chronicles the amazing history of the California Gold Rush, which brought hundreds of thousands of hopefuls to the rugged Wild West of the United States. Through that hope, two brothers stumbled across the greatest silver find in history, in what we now know as the State of Nevada. In the 1860s it was the birthplace of a mining industry that inspired the dreams of thousands and the creation of a camp that today is Carson City, Nevada, where eventually the U.S. Mint would start a branch and the famous "CC" Morgan dollars would be struck. Coins dealers and published researchers Adam Crum, Selby Ungar, and Jeff Oxman tell the story and present a rich study of each Carson City Morgan dollar, with detailed analysis for collectors, investors, and historians alike. The fully updated 3rd edition includes new photographs and ongoing research and market information.

    • 130 Pages
    • Hardcover
    • 6 1/4" X 9 1/4"
    $24.95
    Q. David Bowers, Foreword by Donn Pearlman. Q. David Bowers brings history to life by connecting America's commemorative coinage to the people, places, and events they honored, and to the artists, promoters, and politicians who brought them from raw concept to finished coin. A Guide Book of United States Commemorative Coins explains how to build a collection of commemoratives, determining authenticity, analyzing strike and eye appeal, being a smart buyer, realities of the marketplace, comparative rarities, full details, certification, establishing fair market prices, and more. 288 pages; full-color; Softcover.
    $19.95
    The U.S. silver dollar issued from 1921 through 1935 was a coin that commemorated the end of the most traumatic war in human history. In the Guide Book of Peace Dollars, second edition, award-winning author Roger W. Burdette explores these fascinating and collectible coins, covering every date and mintmark of America’s last 90% silver dollar. He also studies the mysterious 1964-D Peace dollar, as well as Proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors and misstrikes, countermarks, die varieties, and famous collections. Burdette explores the origins and history of the Peace dollar (including the American Numismatic Association’s involvement), early designs and casts, the coin’s production process, ways to collect, preservation, the market effect of hoards and meltings, and unusual examples. Other features include a coin-by-coin analysis with market values and certified population data, biographies of key participants in the Peace dollar’s story, a Van Allen–Mallis cross-reference, a glossary, a bibliography, and more.
    $19.95
    In the third edition of the best-selling and award-winning 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, numismatic author Jeff Garrett takes the reader on a personal guided tour of the nation's greatest coinage. "Each of the 100 Greatest was voted into place by leading coin dealers, researchers, and historians," says Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. Inside the reader will find prized and seldom-seen rarities - the unique and high-valued pieces that collectors dream about, like the 1913 Liberty Head nickel and the 1804 dollar (the "King of American Coins"). The book also explores more readily available and widely popular coins: pieces so beautiful or with such strange and facinating stories that everybody wants one. By Jeff Garrett. Hardcover, 144 Full Color Pages, Metallic-Foil Cover.
    $29.95

    A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars is the 15th entry in Whitman's bestselling Bowers Series of numismatic reference books. Franklin and Kennedy half dollars are affordable favorites of collectors. Lavishly illustrated in full color, this book features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. Mintages, specifications, market values in multiple grades (including Full Bell Lines for Franklin halves), inside information on set registries, and buying tips add to the book's importance as a standard reference. The new updated and revised 2nd edition will deepen your appreciation and make you a smarter buyer of these popular coins. Full Color, 288 pages, Softcover, and only $19.95
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    $19.95

    Michael "Miles" Standish, vice president and senior grader of PCGS, presents and engaging history and coin-by-coin study of the famous Morgan silver dollar. Featuring the recollections of legendary dollar dealer John Love, beautiful high-resolution photographs of the Coronet Collection (ranked by PCGS as the "Number One Finest Morgan Dollar Set of All Time"), certified-coin populations, retail prices in multiple grades, and other valuable contents for collectors, investors, and history buffs alike.

    • 160 Pages
    • Hard Cover
    • Full Color
    • 8.5" X 11"
    $29.95
     
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