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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 most comprehensive whisky guide ever written, now further expanded with more than 1,100 new entries. The world's best selling ratings guide to all types of whisky including Scotch single malt, blends, vatted malts, single grains, Irish, bourbon, rye, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, European and many others. Detailed, professionally analyzed and easy to understand tasting notes on over 4,500 of the World's leading and lesser-known whiskies. Specially designed for quick and easy reference in any liquor store or supermarket. Each Whisky evaluated by whisky guru Jim Murray in his unique, forthright, honest, amusing, fiercely independent and non-Pretentious style.

  • 384 Pages
  • 7.6" X 3.9" X 0.8"
  • Paperback
$19.95

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

If you’re a fan of the Official Red Book®—like millions of coin collectors nationwide—you’ll love the spiralbound hardcover 2015 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.

  • 448 Pages
  • Hard Cover Spiral Edition
  • Full Color
  • 7.9" X 5.7" X 1.1"

 

$19.95

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
    The 1947 first edition of R.S. Yeoman's Guide Book of United States Coins totaled 18,000 copies - a small quantity by today's standards. The "Red Book" quickly grew into the world's most popular numismatic reference, and one of the best-selling nonfiction books of all time. The 1947 Tribute Edition is an exact recreation of the first Red Book. Every page is exactly as it appeared back then: every word, every photograph, every coin value. It's like opening a time capsule of numismatic history. At the back of the book you'll find a full-color section comparing coin collecting of 1947 with the hobby of today. Hardbound; 288 pages.
    $17.95

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The American bison, popularly nicknamed the buffalo, is a part of our national history, romance, lore, and legend. In their day bison roamed the plains by the millions. These large and impressive animals, the icons of the American West, were popular subjects of prints, stories, and melodrama. The exploits of Buffalo Bill in the Wild West captivated generations of the young and old alike in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Heavy hunting decimated their populations, though, and before long the American bison was nearly extinct. Today the bison is cherished, and government and other entities have set aside preserves for their use. The danger of extinction has passed. Buffalo Coins: America's Favorite is the story, still continuing, of these wondrous animals.

    • 160 Pages
    • Paperback
    • 6" X 9"
    $14.95
    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.
    $19.95
    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
     
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