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A Guide Book of United States Coins 2011: The Official Red Book Hardcover – April 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Guide Book of United States Coins
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing; 64 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0794831486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794831486
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

Very informative and helpful.
Anna Szudrowicz
The guide book is one of those things that you buy before making a coin purchase.
Thomas J. Newman
This book is a must have for coin collectors!
Stevie G

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By D. Hendricks on May 18, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
The official Red Book is and has always been the most up to date and accurate collection of retail prices for all U.S. coins. It covers every U.S. coinage ever made including gold coins, commemoratives, tokens, bullion coins, proof and mint sets. This is the only book you'll need to put a retail value to your collection.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By NJR on July 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is the definitive coin book each and every year. Does not give currency information or foreign coin info, but for US coins it is simply the best.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By david vargas on July 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Book index is very user friendly, articals on grading coins very helpful.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By CoinzineDotNet on October 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The 2011 Red Book once again blows away all expectations! It is the industry standard for both beginning and experienced collectors. Now in it's 63rd addition, this year's Red Book added special sections for the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cents, the 2011 Presidential Dollar designs, and the new America The Beautiful Quarter program. There are also extended informational reviews on U.S. Private Issue tokens and colonial coinage.

The only issue with the Red Book is the annual nature. Unfortunately, most pricing is already obsolete due to a fast moving precious metals market. Overall however, the Red Book is definitely the best resource on the market for overall numismatic information.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Newman on July 1, 2010
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The guide book is one of those things that you buy before making a coin purchase. Best way to know what you are buying. A note on Amazon.com: Two days after placing my order, I was reading the email that my item had shipped. That is when the doorbell rang and the book was there. Way to Go, Amazon staff!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 18, 2010
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The Red Book is a collection of quick bits of history, illustrations, & price guides of U.S. coins. The saying goes "Read The Book" before you "Buy The Coin". This simple phrase has answered the myriad variables that go into numismatics. Considering how many coins that have been minted it's nice to have a ready resource. It has helped me many times deciding which coin to buy or which is best between 2 or 3 items. Published annually I can determine if the interest is up or down from last year. Sincerely, Danny Kolibas
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Barr on April 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
If you want to know how much your 1958 MS-67 Roosevelt dime is worth, or your 1981 MS-69 Lincoln penny, or perhaps your 1962 PR-69 DCAM Franklin half dollar, you won't find the answer in this book. As the title indicates, this is a guide book of United States coins. And a wonderfully engaging guide book it is, with lots of history and information on just about every US coin every minted. A sampling of valuations is provided for almost every type of coin, typically ranging from Fine to MS-65, with a PF value thrown in every now and again. For example, the Lincoln wheat back penny shows values for the following conditions: VF-20, EF-40, AU-50, MS-63, MS-65, and PF-65. Most serious collectors have slabbed coins ranging in condition from MS-60 through 70, and PF-60 through PF-70 DCAM, so this book is of no use if you are one of these collectors looking to value your coins. I'm one of these collectors, and I guess I was a little disappointed. However, it's a wonderful read with lots of info and goes into detail on things like where the mint marks are located and minting errors, with a lot of great photographs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Navy Seal on September 3, 2010
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Invaluable for the beginner and advanced U.S coin collector. These are the minimum prices you can expect to pay for most U.S. coins in various conditions. Also the book is loaded with helpful historical information and the pictures are beautiful. A must have for every Numismatist and Numismatist to be.
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