Dennis Tucker also forwarded this release about an useful new format for their classic "Red Book". -Editor Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins (by R.S. Yeoman, edited by Kenneth Bressett, now in its 63rd edition) is available for the first time in a large-print format. The new option measures 8.5 x 11 inches, with a glossy softcover and spiral binding.
“The new Large Print Edition Red Book is 45% larger than the regular edition,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “It has bold, easy-to-read print, and every photograph is enlarged in high detail. The book includes all the content of the regular edition—every price, mintage, and specification, and all the historical background text.”
Known among collectors as the “Red Book,” the Guide Book is the world’s most popular annual retail price guide for U.S. coins, tokens, and other numismatic items. More than 22 million copies of the Red Book have been purchased since 1946, making it one of the best-selling nonfiction titles in the history of U.S. publishing.
For the 63rd edition, more than 140 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.
I haven't seen a copy of this edition yet, but it sounds like a great idea. My own eyes aren't what they used to be, and bigger print is always better. I'm glad to know that the images are larger in this edition, too. I wonder if this is what the size of the book would have been anyway if the publisher hadn't kept with the original page size while year after year cramming more and more great information into the annual guide. -Editor The 63rd edition of the Red Book is available online and at bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. In addition to the Large Print Edition and several formats of the regular edition, Whitman Publishing is also taking pre-orders for the leather-bound Limited Edition (1,500 copies autographed by Bressett). For more information and to order, the Whitman web site is www.WhitmanBooks.com
Wayne Homren, Editor
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