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The Official Red Book : Almanac of U.S. Coins, 1st Edition Whitman Book

by Whitman
Original price $9.95
Current price $8.00
SKU B00008
The 192-page is an illustrated catalog of useful and entertaining information with detailed photographs to identify your coins, and retail price charts telling how much they're worth.


Do you like American history, beautiful artwork, and stories of gold and silver treasure? Read the Almanac from cover to cover for an immersion in the coins and money of the United Stats, from colonial times to today. Have you found some unusual coins in Grandpa's old cigar box or a hidden stash in a desk drawer? Browse the Almanac to identify your coins, learn how rare they are, and find out what they're worth. You could be holding a valuable rarity! Are you a coin collector who wants to learn more about the hobby? Dig into the Almanac to study every U.S. coin type and find new avenues to explore.


Based on the expertise of more than 100 professional coin dealers and researchers. Also featuring amusing stories, amazing essays, and outstanding facts figures about all manner of rare and historical of the United States of America.


  • Contents include:
  • Introduction to U.S. Coins
  • Today's Rare-Coin Market
  • How to Grade Your Coins
  • Proof Coins
  • Third-Party Grading and Authentication
  • Collecting Colonial and Early American Coins
  • Half Cents and Large Cents
  • Small Cents
  • Two-Cent Pieces
  • Three-Cent Pieces
  • Five-Cent Pieces
  • Half Dimes
  • Dimes
  • Twenty-Cent Pieces
  • Quarters
  • Half Dollars
  • Silver Dollars
  • Trade Dollars
  • Gold Coins
  • Commemoratives
  • Proof and Mint Sets
  • Silver, Gold, and Platinum Bullion Coins
  • Tokens and Medals
  • Philippines Coins
  • Errors and Misstruck Coins
  • Plus essays on Famous Coin Collectors of the Past
  • Million-Dollar Coins
  • Treasures