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The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins—is 69 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. 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 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 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 (more than 23 million copies sold). • 448 pages • Convenient Spiral Bound Edition • Full Color • 7.7” x 5.5” x 1.2”
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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
Billed as the “biggest, most useful Red Book ever,” the Deluxe Edition measures 7 x 10 inches and has 1,504 pages. The larger size and increased page count combined make the Deluxe Edition five times bigger than the regular-edition Red Book. It prices 8,018 items in up to 12 grades each, with 50,205 individual values and 16,667 auction records covering circulated, Mint State, and Proof coinage. The book is illustrated with 5,753 images.

The Deluxe Edition covers American coinage from New England colonial times to the modern day—half cents through $20 gold double eagles, plus bullion, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, significant tokens and medals, error coins, and other numismatic collectibles. It follows the basic structure of the regular-edition Red Book, but each chapter is dramatically expanded with more historical information, more die varieties, detailed grading instructions with enlarged full-color illustrations, specialized advice on strike characteristics and other technical details, market analysis, and valuable guidance on collecting and investing in rare coins.

The book’s Senior Editor is Kenneth Bressett, Valuations Editor is Jeff Garrett, and Research Editor is Q. David Bowers. A 57-page introduction, “The Story of American Money,” is based on the work of the late Dr. Richard Doty, senior curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian.

Each year, the new Deluxe Edition will feature an in-depth focus on one or more coin series. The first edition includes a special 364-page section on copper half cents and large cents written by Q. David Bowers, with images, history, diagnostics, and pricing for 832 die varieties, 1793–1857.

For federal coins, detailed charts show each mintage; a summary of certified population data; average national retail prices in grades ranging from About Good to high Mint State and Proof; and three or more recent auction records for most coins. Enlarged close-ups of die varieties provide visual guidance. Extensive chart notes give the back stories and additional details on significant coins.

“This is the biggest numismatic reference Whitman has ever created,” said publisher Dennis Tucker. “Many of the Deluxe Edition's chapters could be standalone books themselves. The section on commemorative coins is 146 pages long. Pre-federal coins and tokens from the 1600s to the 1790s span 56 pages. U.S./Philippine coins of World War II and earlier are given a detailed 30-page treatment. And 364 pages of half cents and large cents are enough to make every reader a smarter buyer and collector.”

Special appendices include illustrated essays on misstrikes and error coins; rare and collectible numismatic books; bullion values of common-date silver and gold coins; the top 250 coin prices realized at auction; grading standards for U.S. coins; coin cleaning, preservation, and conservation; counterfeit coins in today’s marketplace; the dynamics of the rare-coin market; predicting the rare-coin market; and techniques of smart bidding at auction.

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The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins— is 69 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. 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 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 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 (more than 23 million copies sold). - 448 pages
$16.95
The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins— is 69 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. 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 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 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 (more than 23 million copies sold). - 448 pages
$19.95
The Official Red Book®—A Guide Book of United States Coins— is 69 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book’s grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. 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 32,500+ prices for more than 7,600 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 (more than 23 million copies sold). - 448 pages
$29.95
Add to your collection a book as rare as your finest coins. The 69th edition of the #1 best-selling coin guide is now available in a beautiful leather-bound Limited Edition. Each large-format volume is individually numbered and personally autographed by Senior Editor and hobby legend Kenneth Bressett. Handsomely constructed with gold-stamped lettering on the cover, gilt-edged pages, a hubbed spine, and silk page marker, the Limited Edition has acquired a collectible status in its own right. Print run is limited to 500 copies (past Limited Editions have sold out with 1,000 to 3,000 printed), so please act quickly. The leather-bound Limited Edition 2016 Red Book will make a wonderful addition to any library of fine books.
$99.95
Since 1986, the hugely popular American Silver Eagle coin has been collected by numismatists, stockpiled by investors, and treasured by silver buyers throughout the United States and around the world.

Now, no less an expert than John M. Mercanti—the designer of the coin’s reverse—shares his unique insight and perspective on these beautiful pieces of Americana. To create this book, Mercanti has drawn on nearly 40 years of experience working in the U.S. Mint, starting in 1974 as a sculptor-engraver and culminating with his 2006 appointment as the Mint’s 12th chief engraver.

Explore these coins from every angle: technical and artistic, historical and current, market-driven and hobbyist. The third edition of American Silver Eagles is a valuable addition to every collector’s and investor’s bookshelf.

Updated in the third edition: New information on the U.S. Mint’s individual coins and multiple-coin sets of 2014 and 2015. Updated market values and certified-coin populations. Expanded historical commentary. The latest mintage figures from the U.S. Mint. A check list and record file for collectors. Larger photographs in the catalog of John Mercanti’s numismatic works, with more illustrations.

• 176 pages

• hardcover

• full color

• 8.5 x 11 inches

$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 73rd edition has been expanded, with eight additional pages of content including updated prices and many new photographs. New sections include a glossary of coin-collecting terms, a bibliography for further research, an appendix on selling coin-like tokens and medals, a chart of the top 25 coin prices realized at auction, and an illustrated essay on how to grade coins, and how grade affects value. The Blue Book covers colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, Civil War tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and many other American coinage series. 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. The 73rd edition is expanded to 288 pages (16 pages more than the 72nd edition); available in classic silver-titled blue hardcover (library quality) or convenient softcover (for day-to-day use).
$9.95
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 73rd edition has been expanded, with eight additional pages of content including updated prices and many new photographs. New sections include a glossary of coin-collecting terms, a bibliography for further research, an appendix on selling coin-like tokens and medals, a chart of the top 25 coin prices realized at auction, and an illustrated essay on how to grade coins, and how grade affects value. The Blue Book covers colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, Civil War tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and many other American coinage series. 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. The 73rd edition is expanded to 288 pages (16 pages more than the 72nd edition); available in classic silver-titled blue hardcover (library quality) or convenient softcover (for day-to-day use).
$12.95
Americans love to collect the beautiful and historic Morgan silver dollar! No other coin conjures up so much of the romance and adventure of the United States. In this fourth edition of his bestselling book, the “dean of American numismatics,” Q. David Bowers, offers an engaging portrait of the country’s most popular classic coin. You’ll learn what to look for when you buy, how to grade your coins, how to cherrypick varieties, and ways to become a smarter collector. A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, fourth edition, also includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mint, a detailed look at the minting process, and a study of Treasury releases and other hoards, plus a section on never-circulated pattern coins, and a new chapter on errors and misstrikes.
$19.95
A Complete History and Price Guide By Q. David Bowers.
  • Contains over 250 pages
  • Year by year historical analysis of each Double Eagle minted
  • Comprehensive pricing for multiple grades
  • Complete mintage figures
  • Certified popluation reports
  • 8 page color photo spread
  • Softcover
$16.95
2nd Edition. This comprehensive 288-page full-color book details how to begin the ideal numismatic pursuit: a collection of United States coins by type. Major updates to the 2nd edition are: new market values, new certified-coin population data, updated "Market Price Performance" charts, new coins, new section on "Great Collectors and Collections of the Past", new historical illustrations, updated auction records and a bullion-value chart. Whether you decide to collect from the beginning of United States coins in the late 1700s, or if you choose coins from the 1800s and 1900s, this book will provide you the reference tools you need: mintages, grades, collecting tips, prices, and more, all in one essential historical reference and price guide. Author: Q. David Bowers. Softcover
$19.95
A Complete History and Price Guide. Silver and Clad Sets 1936 to Date. The 2nd edition of David W. Lange's book - now in beautiful full color - offers a definitive history of the U.S. Mint's Proof sets. They're all here, from the vintage years of 1936 to 1942, through the classic years of 1950 to 1964, the Special Mint Sets of 1965 to 1967, modern sets of 1968 to 1998, the 50 State Quarters Proof Sets starting in 1999, and others. David Lange. 256 Pages - 6x9 - Softcover.
$19.95
Lavishly illustrated in full color, A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels features enlargements for important overdates and other varieties, plus actual-size photographs of every coin in the Shield and Liberty Head series. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, lots of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified and field populations, historical and current market values, and auction records add to the book’s reference value. The chapter on five-cent pattern pieces, with brand-new research from experts in the field, is alone worth the “price of admission”! Four special illustrated galleries round out the text with a rollicking ride through the history of America’s favorite coin-from nickelodeons to “a good five-cent cigar”; from ice cream cones at Coney Island to silent movies “Down at the Bijou Dream.” Full color throughout; illustrated; 288 pages. Softcover. By Q. David Bowers; foreword by Bill Fivaz.
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By Richard Snow, Foreword by Tom DeLorey & Introduction by Q. David Bowers. Flying Eagle and Indian Head cents, minted from 1856 to 1909, were once the most popular, most widely circulated, most plentiful coins in everyday American life. Just about every kid had a pocketful of "Indian pennies," and older folks used them as well. Several of them could buy a newspaper, or candy, or a streetcar ride. Drop a cent into the slot, turn the crank, and you would be dazzled by an automobile racing around a track, or a boxing match, or a vaudeville show. Indian Head cents were anywhere and everywhere.

Now, in the fully updated 2nd edition of A guide book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, Rick Snow examines these beautiful coins by date, mintage, production, survivability, collecting challenges, and variety. His research is bolstred by the usual high-quality Bowers Series treatment: an engaging overview of the series by the "dean of American numismatics." Q. David Bowers; high-quality photographs in full color; market values in multiple grades, including Red, Red/Brown, and Brown Mint States; certified population data; and a wealth of background information. 288 Pages, Softcover, 6x9 inches, Full Color.
$19.95
The Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters—the most recent addition to Whitman’s Bowers Series of numismatic books—is an in-depth study of our nation’s most popular modern coin. It features the colorful historical research that readers expect from Q. David Bowers (the “dean of American numismatics”), including a biography of America’s first president, the early years of the quarter dollar, and the history of the Washington quarter series starting in 1932. Bowers shares secrets of being a smart buyer in today’s market. He analyzes each coin, date by date, from 1932 to 1998, and focuses a comprehensive section on each state quarter from 1999 to date. Certified and field populations, historical and current market values, and auction records add to the book’s reference value. Full color throughout; illustrated; 288 pages. Trade paperback. By Q. David Bowers; foreword by California state quarter designer Garrett Burke. Softcover
$19.95
This is the eighth entry in Whitman's Bower Series of numismatic titles. Lavishly illustrated in full color, the Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels features high-resolution enlargements for important overdates and other varieties. These popular coins are given the famous Bowers treatment: insightful study, plenty of fascinating historical background, and good storytelling. Certified and surviving field populations, and historical and current market prices add to the book's reference value. Appendices cover error coins, pattern Buffalo nickels, and the chronology of the nickel five-cent piece. Full color throughout; illustrated; indexed. Softcover. 288 Pages
$19.95
Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary (and the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth), Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic—our longest-running coin series.The book includes history, grading, varieties, a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, and a special appendix on error coins. Bowers even gives a sneak preview of what the U.S. Mint has in store with a 2009 redesign.304 pages. Full color. 6 x 9. Softcover. Foreword by Charles Daughtrey.
$19.95
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
Since the 1700's, Americans have used tokens and medals to encourage business, lampoon politicians, celebrate special events, pay fares, promote social causes, award the deserving, and scold the wicked. In the Guide Book of United States Tokens and Medals, award-winning author Katherine Jaeger explores these fascinating and collectible pieces of American history, from colonial times to today. Thousands of full-color illustrations, market values, and a grading guide add to the book's reference value. Essential reading for every coin collector and American history buff! Featuring images from the American Numismatic Society's Collection. By Katherine Jaeger, foreword by Q. David Bowers. 304 Pages, Full Color. Softcover
$19.95
Pre-Order Now. Ships November 1, 2010. By Q. David Bowers, with foreword by David Akers. An updated, revised new edition of this popular entry in Whitman's Bowers Series. This full-color reference includes a chronicle of the nation's smallest gold coin; an inside look at mints and the minting process; discussion of Proofs; advice on collecting gold dollars; tips on how to be a smart buyer; full-color illustrations; a coin-by-coin study of Type I, Type II, and Type III gold dollars, with valuations and population data; an appendix of auction prices; a selected bibliography; and more --- all written in an engaging and informative style. If you collect gold coins, you need a copy of this book. Full Color, 6x9 Format, Softcover, Fully Indexed, 288 Pages.
$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
By Frank J. Colletti, Forwords by Kenneth Bressett and Q. David Bowers.

The Guide Book of the Official Red Book of United States Coins offers a history of coin price guides, leading up to the best-selling numismatic reference of all time: the legendary "Red Book." Longtime collector Frank J. Colletti explores the foundation laid by R.S. Yeoman, and then studies each Red Book issued since 1946. Regular editions, special editions, authorized editions, and errors are all examined in detail. Colletti tells what to look for and how to build and care for a collection of Red Books. He discusses Red Book - related medals and other collectibles. Kenneth Bressett, Q. David Bowers, and other numismatists offer their personal recollections of the famous coin reference guide that has sold more than 22 million copies. 304 Pages, Full Color, 6x9, Softcover.
$18.95
 
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