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 1500s. 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, modern U.S. Mint medals, and coins and tokens struck for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands. All of the latest U.S. coins are inside: National Park 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, 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).