The biggest Red Book yet: now 464 pages! For 70 years The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins - has been the definitive resource for everyone interested in U.S. coins. Hobbyists around the country love its 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.
"Mega red is the new expanded version of the hobby's best-selling guide book of United States coins (the red book), with more pricing in more grades than the regular edition, plus certified population data, more die varieties, and more auction records. It covers American coinage from colonial times to the modern day--copper tokens and half cents through $20 gold double eagles, plus bullion, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, significant patterns and medals, error coins, and other collectibles. It has everything you need to know about U.S. coins." --
An illustrated reference lists current prices for American coins—from 18th-century antiques through those of the 21st century—as well as advice on coin-collecting.
Shows and lists current prices for antique American coins.
Become a smarter buyer and collector of the popular buffalo and Jefferson nickels. Bowers provides historical background, grading, and collecting information.
Volume #19 in Whitman's best-selling Bowers Series covers two of the earliest U.S. coin denominations: half cents and large cents. These classic copper coins were made from 1793 into the late 1850s. In this colorfully illustrated book, America's popular early coppers are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data analysis. Bowersthe "Dean of American Numismatics" and the most prolific numismatic author of all timetells you everything you need to know to be a smart collector: how to evaluate quality, determine value, understand the market, and make good buys. Along the way, he explains why, in all of American coinage, half cents and large cents possess a special charm. You'll learn how the history of the developing nation shaped the coins' designs and production, and the effects the War of 1812 and other national events on their coinage. Bowers provides a wealth of information on each issue: mintages, existing populations, grading standards, values, auction records, keys to collecting and more. Historical background sets the coins in the broader context of American life from the 1790s through the 1850s. Hundreds of full-color images, careful analysis, and Bowers' engaging style make this book a treat for anyone interested in our nation's early history.
What are pattern coins? These rarely seen experimental pieces illustrate the trials, struggles, and backstage intrigue that preceded so many of the U.S. Mint's regular-issue coins. This guide offers a behind-the-scenes look at the history, rarity, and market values of America's rarest coins.
Covers American coins from 1616 to the present, including early coins and tokens, mint issues, private, state and territorial coins, commemorative issues, and proofs