For many collectors, A Guide Book of United States Coins, or simply the Red Book, is a right of passage each year. Indeed some collectors collect the Red Book itself, a guide to United States Coins since 1946.
If you haven’t picked up the 2020 version of the book, you can still do so at a pretty low price. Amazon currently has the book available for $17.05 in hardback. That’s about a dollar off the regular price.
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The Official Red Book – A Guide Book of United States Coins – is 73 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 24 million copies sold).Whitman Publishing
While in this connected world we can easily get up-to-the-minute bullion pricing and even coin pricing, there is something comforting about having a Red Book handy. If you are new to collecting, pick one of these up. You’ll quickly figure out that it isn’t just about the pricing and grading guides in the book, but the detailed history of the coins we’ve had here in the United States.