Whitman Opens Pre-Sales of the 2025 Red Book

Whitman Publishing has announced that the 2025 Red Book, or by its official name A Guide Book of United States Coins, is now available for pre-order on its site. The 78th edition of the popular reference book is priced at $19.95 on the Whitman site in hardcover. This is the same price as last year’s release. Also, for American Numismatic Association members, there is a discount available for you to use at checkout. Check the ANA’s member’s benefits page to get full details. The Red Book is considered by many to be a must-have coin book each year.

As has been the case for several years, Whitman will offer several versions of the Red Book, including a large print version, a spiral-bound version, in hardcover, and a hidden spiral. You can check out all of them here.

2025 A Guide Book of United States Coins Red Book (Image Courtesy of Whitman Publishing)
2025 A Guide Book of United States Coins Red Book (Image Courtesy of Whitman Publishing)

Since 1946, coin collectors have trusted the Guide Book of United States Coins—known everywhere as The Official Red Book®—to help them learn about U.S. coins and build great collections.   Maybe you’re completing a set of Wheat cents or Morgan silver dollars by date and mintmark. Or maybe you simply have some old coins from Grandpa’s cigar box and want to look up their values. The Red Book is your guide. Grade-by-grade values, history for each coin type, detailed specifications, auction records, colorful photographs, accurate mintage data, and more await you.  The Red Book starts with foreign coins that circulated as money in the British colonies starting in the 1600s. Then it covers everything from early colonial copper tokens to popular classics like Mercury dimes and Kennedy half dollars, plus hefty Old West silver dollars, dazzling gold coins, and more. You’ll find 32,500+ prices for nearly 8,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles.  You’ll also round out your education in Proof and Mint sets, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold pieces, and coins and tokens struck for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands.  All of the latest U.S. coins are inside: American Women quarters, Native American dollars, American Innovation dollars, commemorative coins, and bullion coins (silver, gold, platinum, and palladium)—from precious-metal rarities to the change you find in your pocket.   The Red Book’s articles on grading coins, investing in rare coins, and how to spot counterfeits will make you a savvy collector. Its entertaining essays on the history of American coinage 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 (with more than 25 million copies sold).  

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