Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this note about the leather-bound Limited Edition Redbooks for 2015 and 2016. Thanks.
Whitman Publishing announces the release of the 2015 and 2016 Limited Editions of A Guide Book of United States Coins (the hobby’s
popular retail-pricing guide known as the “Red Book”). The 448-page leather-bound books will be available June 23, 2015, including online
at www.Whitman.com, for $99.95 each. Each is limited to a print run of 500 copies.
These special volumes are published in a large format (6.25 by 9.25 inches, compared to 5.25 by 7.75 inches for the regular edition).
Each copy is individually numbered and personally autographed by Red Book senior editor Kenneth Bressett. The Limited Editions are
handsomely constructed with red-leather binding, gold-stamped lettering on the covers, gilt-edged pages, a hubbed spine, high-quality
paper, and a silk page marker. A Certificate of Limited Edition is bound into each copy.
“Over the years, the Limited Edition Red Book has become a collectible in its own right,” says Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “Past
editions have sold out with 1,000 to 3,000 copies printed. This scarcity is multiplied by a low print run of just 500 copies each for the
2015 and 2016 editions.”
The first leather-bound Limited Edition Red Book was the 2005-dated version, introduced in 2004. Numismatic historian Frank J. Colletti
catalogs and discusses the early Limited Editions in chapter 5 of the Guide Book of the Official Red Book of United States
“As you might suspect, I am an avid collector of every issue and variety of the Red Book,” said senior editor Kenneth Bressett. “The
Limited Editions are the pride of my set and a highlight of my entire library.”
Rare books, auction catalogs, periodicals, and other literature comprise a specialized field of collecting in numismatics. Enthusiasts
are encouraged to join the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (online at www.coinbooks.org), an educational organization founded in 1979 to
support and promote the use and collecting of numismatic literature.
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A Guide Book of United States Coins, Limited Edition, 2015 (68th) edition and 2016 (69th) edition.
By R.S. Yeoman; senior editor Kenneth Bressett, research editor Q. David Bowers, valuations editor Jeff Garrett.
ISBN 0794842208 (2015 edition), 0794843220 (2016 edition).
448 pages, full color.
Retail $99.95 U.S.
For more information, or to order, see:
2015 Limited Edition Leather Red
2016 Limited Edition Leather Red
Wayne Homren, Editor
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