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About Whitman Publishing Whitman Publishing is the leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. Our high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders assist in keeping collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family. Whitman is also the home of H.E. Harris postage stamp collecting supplies, including: albums, supplements, kits, books, and more.

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Official Red Book: A Guide Book of U.S. Type Coins, 3rd Edition

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Official Red Book: A Guide Book of U.S. Type Coins, 3rd Edition

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Third Edition: Expanded, Updated, and Revised

      • 32 pages more than the second edition


      • 250-plus coin types


      • Hundreds of full-color images


      • Values in multiple grades


      • Historical value charts


    • Now including a section on Philippine coins struck by the United States, 1903–1945
      Collecting United States coins by date and mintmark is a popular pursuit. However, even if you had an unlimited budget and 50 years to spend, you could not build a complete collection. Some coins are simply unavailable, residing permanently in museum holdings.
      Another popular way to collect U.S. coins is to gather one example of every type from the 1790s onward, or a specialty subset, such as twentieth-century types. In this updated edition of his award-winning book, Q. David Bowers explores more than 250 distinct coin designs, from the 1792 half disme up to today's American Innovation dollars, and every gold, silver, copper, steel, nickel, and other coin in between.
      Bowers guides you in forming a type-coin set of your own—a unique collection with personal significance. Along the way you'll learn about American history, the minting process, coin grading, secrets of being a smart buyer, and more.
    • coin specifications
    • retail market values
    • grading
    • secrets of smart buying
    • and more
      320 pages, full color, softcover. By Q. David Bowers, with a foreword by Eric P. Newman.

Winner, “Best Specialized Book on United States Coins” (Numismatic Literary Guild)