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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 12, March 23, 2008, Article 2

NEW EDITION: A GUIDE BOOK OF U.S COINS, 62ND EDITION (2009)

[Dennis Tucker forwarded the press release for the newest
edition of the classic Red Book, "A Guide Book of United
States Coins" by R.S. Yeoman and edited by Kenneth Bressett.
Whitman Publishing is accepting preorders for the book.  Here
are some excerpts from the press release highlighting some
new and recently added features.  -Editor]

For the 62nd edition, more than 130 professional coin dealers,
scholars, and other numismatic experts contributed their
knowledge under the direction of editor Kenneth Bressett,
valuations editor Jeff Garrett, and research editor Q. David
Bowers.

The 62nd edition includes 16 more pages than last year’s,
with no increase in retail price. New sections cover Puerto
Rican coins, American Arts gold medals, California souvenir
fractional gold pieces, the 2009 Lincoln cent redesign, the
upcoming Native American dollars, and the Blue Book as a
collectible. The book also features expanded coverage of
pre-federal / colonial coins, California gold, Hawaiian
plantation tokens, Special Mint Sets, pattern coins, and
the Libertas Americana medal.

In addition to nearly 30,000 individual coin prices in up
to nine grades per series, the 62nd-edition Red Book showcases
the Top 250 Auction Prices for U.S. coins. "We’ve tracked
auctions up through the March 2008 Baltimore Coin and Currency
Convention," said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. He noted
an increase of $34,000 compared to the 61st-edition list.
"Last year’s 250-ranked coin sold for $276,000," Tucker said.
"To make it onto this year’s list, the 250-ranked coin, an
1873-CC No Arrows quarter, sold for $310,000."

Continuing a popular format introduced last year, the Red Book
is available in a spiralbound hardcover format. "Sitting on
your bookshelf, it’s an attractive and durable hardcover Red
Book," said Whitman president Mary Counts. "With the hidden-
spiral binding, you can lay the open book flat while you study
your collection." Traditional hardcover and spiralbound books
are also available, and a leather-bound Limited Edition (3,000
copies) will be available later in the spring.

The 62nd edition of the Red Book will debut April 8, 2008. It
will be available online and at bookstores and hobby shops
nationwide. In addition to the regular edition, Whitman Publishing
is also taking pre-orders for the leather-bound Limited Edition
of this year’s Red Book, to be released later in the spring.

$14.95 spiralbound
$16.95 hardcover
$19.95 spiralbound hardcover
$69.95 leather-bound Limited Edition

[For more information, see the Whitman web site.  Below is
a link to the page for the spiralbound hardcover version,
a new feature introduced last year.  -Editor]

Red Book 62nd Edition

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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