Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1942, the Blue Book is the annual reference book that coin collectors across the country look to for the average prices that dealers will pay for their coins. The coin values listed within are compiled from data supplied from more than fifty contributors around the country, providing by far the most reliable information. Fully illustrated with detailed photographs of hundreds of actual-sized coins, this handbook contains mint records and prices paid by dealers for all U.S. coins from 1616 to the present time, including Colonials, Regular Issues, Commemoratives, Territorials, Gold, Proof Sets, and Mint Sets. It also includes basic coin collecting information such as how coins are produced, mints and mint marks, grading of coins, location of mint marks, preserving and cleaning coins, the history of mints, and detailed descriptions of all U.S. copper, nickel, silver and gold coins.
First published in 1942, the Blue Book is the annual reference book coin collectors across the country consult for the average prices that dealers will pay for their coins. The guide lists coin values compiled from data supplied from more than fifty contributors around the country, providing the most reliable information available.
- The only book showing current dealer buying prices in up to seven grades of condition
- Up-to-the-minute buying prices, including coverage of statehood quarters and Sacagawea dollars
- Detailed photographs of hundreds of actual-size coins for easy identification
- Useful mintage records and grading and collecting tips.
About the Author
R.S. Yeoman was the creator of the Red Book and the Blue Book, first published in the mid-1940s. He was a speaker, exhibit judge, and authority concerning U.S. and world coins, and the inventor of coin folders. He was a life member of the ANA, serving on the Board of Governors and receiving several awards for excellence in numismatics. He died in 1988.
Editor, Kenneth Bressett, is the author of numerous books and articles on coin collecting and various aspects of U.S. and worl coins. He is a member of the U.S. Citizens Commemorative Coins Advisory Committee, and was appointed to the U.S. Coin Assay Commission by President Lynden Johnson in 1966. He has received the Zerbe award, ANA's highest honor for service, and is a member of the National Numismatic Hall of Fame.