Dennis Tucker forwarded this press release about the new edition of the classic Redbook, A Guide Book of United
States Coins. Thanks. -Editor
68th-Edition OFFICIAL RED BOOK™
Debuts With Baseball Hall of Fame Coins
The newest edition of the Guide Book of United States
Coins (known to hobbyists as the "Red Book") debuted at the
Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 27, 2014. The 68th
edition, with a 2015 cover date, can now be ordered online
(including at Whitman.com) and is available in bookstores and
hobby shops nationwide.
The Red Book, used by collectors to identify and value their
coins, prices 7,600 entries in up to nine grades each, with more
than 32,500 valuations in total. Keeping up with the latest coins
from the U.S. Mint, the 68th edition has added pages in the
"Quarter Dollars," "Silver and Related Dollars," "Modern
Commemoratives," and "Gold Bullion" sections.
All of the Mint’s circulating coins have been updated with the
most recent data. The 68th edition includes 92 new coin issues
and 13 new sets, with information about the San Francisco Mint
"America the Beautiful" quarters (the only circulation-strike
quarters made in San Francisco since 1954), and new research on
The Red Book debuted at the Whitman Expo along with the U.S.
Mint’s latest commemorative coins: the National Baseball Hall of
Fame half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold piece. The coins are
featured in the book’s Commemoratives chapter. The cover of the
68th edition shows three classic American coins: the Buffalo
nickel, the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle, and the Kennedy
half dollar. The latter coin marks its 50th year of mintage in
Longtime Red Book contributors Donald H. Kagin and David
McCarthy, who work on the book’s "Colonial Issues" and "Private
and Territorial Gold" chapters, among others, were at the Whitman
Expo. They exhibited portions of the famous $10 million Saddle
Ridge Hoard of 1,427 gold coins recently discovered buried in
eight metal cans in California.
As in past years, collectors will benefit from the Red Book’s
recent auction records provided for significant rare coins.
Listed throughout the charts are more than 170 notable auction
results. Combined with the listed retail prices, the auction data
help advanced collectors understand the modern market for
In addition, the appendix of the "Top 250 U.S. Coin Prices
Realized at Auction" has been fully updated. Since the last
edition 13 more coins have broken the $1 million mark, for a new
total of 65. This includes five new coins that sold for more than
$2 million apiece since the 67th-edition Red Book debuted one
In a promising measure of the health of the hobby, the Red
Book’s numismatic bibliography includes 22 standard references
published within the past five years.
About the Guide Book of United States Coins
A Guide Book of United States Coins is the world’s most
popular annual retail price guide for U.S. coins, tokens, and
other numismatic items. More than 23 million copies have been
purchased since 1946, making it one of the best-selling
nonfiction titles in the history of U.S. publishing.
For the 68th edition, more than 140 professional coin dealers,
scholars, and other numismatic experts contributed their
knowledge under the direction of Senior Editor Kenneth Bressett,
Valuations Editor Jeff Garrett, and Research Editor Q. David
The 68th edition of the Red Book is available online and at
bookstores and hobby shops nationwide. In addition to offering a
Large Print Edition and several formats of the regular edition
(hardcover; spiralbound softcover; and spiralbound hardcover),
Whitman Publishing is also taking pre-orders for the
leather-bound Limited Edition (500 copies autographed by
Bressett). For more information and to order, the Whitman web
site is www.Whitman.com.
A Guide Book of
United States Coins, 68th edition
By R.S. Yeoman; senior editor Kenneth Bressett; research editor
Q. David Bowers; valuations editor Jeff Garrett
$19.95 spiralbound hardcover
$29.95 Large Print Edition
$69.95 leather-bound Limited Edition (500 copies)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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