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Best in Class
on April 27, 2011
I bought my first Redbook in 1972, and it is still the standard to be matched. I recently got back into coin collecting and naturally I searched for coin price guides on the interwebs... to my surprise, there didn;t seem to be any reliable look-up style websites that provide the detail and accuracy of the Redbook, especially regarding the history of the mintings. I have a worn-out old copper coin that I thought was unidentifiable, and sure enough the Redbook had it listed (turns out to be a 1700s colonial coin from Massachusettes), and it included the history and WHY they were minted. I am amazed that a book like this is still top dog over some internet solution. The spiral binding is GREAT, the book lays flat. The hard cover versions many moons ago didn't, and often the pages would come loose with heavy use.
If you need to price US coinage, this is the best 10 bucks you can spend.