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Whitman Books Item Number:0794843921

The second Deluxe Edition MEGA RED is the latest expanded version of the hobby’s best-selling “Red Book” (more than 23 million copies sold since 1946). With pages 30% larger than the regular edition’s, and weighing in at 1,504 pages (more than three times the page count), the new Deluxe Edition MEGA RED includes more historical information, extensive grading instructions with enlarged illustrations, a special 330-page in-depth feature on Flying Eagle, Indian Head, and Lincoln cents, and valuable essays on collecting and investing in rare coins. MEGA RED has certified population data, more die varieties, more auction records, and more pricing in more grades than the regular-edition Red Book. It covers American coinage from colonial times to the modern day—half cents through $20 gold double eagles, plus bullion, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, significant tokens, errors, and other collectibles.

MEGA RED prices more than 8,200 items in up to 13 grades each, with 47,000 individual values, 15,800 auction records, and 6,000 images (2,400 of which are updated or new to the second edition).

Expanded sections and new features in the second edition include: an overview price-guide of foreign coins that circulated as cash in the British American colonies; coverage of the U.S. Mint’s 1980–1984 American Arts gold medallions; an 18-page illustrated history and price guide of So-Called Dollars; insight from Q. David Bowers on determining coin prices and values; advice on collecting and investing in modern gold and silver bullion coins; a state-by-state listings of American Numismatic Association clubs; more than 2,400 updated or new coin photos; a look at the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA and coin collecting; interviews with U.S. Mint coin designers; and more.

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