Saturday, August 01, 2009

2010 Red Book

Do you have a coin book and want to know its value? Leave a comment

A small round of applause to Amazon. I ordered the A Guide Book of United States Coins 2010: The Official Redbook on Thursday and it arrived in my mailbox this morning. No special rush delivery just standard shipping. Maybe I'm old fashioned but it amazes me to order something and get it in about 48 hours from across the country.

I got the spiral edition (Cloth Spiral is my preferences but...) because with my credit cards rewards and an old Amazon gift certificate the $15.35 final price came in at free. Trying to save money I will get most of my books this way, it will take longer but it is cheaper.

What's new?
  • 432 pages of pastel goodness each section is color coded but they changed it to a much lighter style.
  • Font change from non-serifs to serifs.
  • Story of SS New York was added.
  • 1720 20 Sols finally with pictures.
  • Some post-colonial value ranges were shrunk, while others were stretched.
  • Braided Hair has the large and small berries variety pictured.
  • Small cent pictures, 1875 dot reverse, 1886 variety 1 and 2
  • All 2009 coins added in sketch form.
  • Prices are listed in an Excel type pattern where one line is white and the other colored.
  • Ultra high relief added, but no value listed.
  • A couple of civil war tokens pictures were added.
  • 32 images of Philippine issues were reduced to 4 and a new caption of "Basic Design".
  • Error section blanks have dual values for rim or no rim.
  • American Arts Medal section was replaced with Significant U.S. Mint Errors showing the most valuable of errors.
  • Puerto Rico coinage.
Disappointments
  • Huge typo listing all the 2009 Presidential Dollars as 2008, page 229 for all to look and laugh.
  • Edge lettering on dollars are incorrectly said to include IN GOD WE TRUST for 2009 although that was/is not true.
  • No explanation of the edge lettering position although the pictures has them right-side up.
  • No 2009 mint or proof values.
  • Missing some 2009 gold bullion values.
  • No special offers from Whitman.
Overall
Only the rarest coins went up significantly, most modern commemoratives went down, most platinum went down.

If you have any of the Red Books from the last few years no need to upgrade.
If you do not own one buy this 63rd edition not an older version because it will last for years.

Do you have a U.S. coin and want to know its book value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

11 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

Man, if you could send me a comment with an email at which I can reach you (My comments are moderated, I won't publish it) that would be great. I need to touch base with you about something that is not coin related.

And, if you would rather not, you can say 'no' too :)

Anonymous said...

Another 2 dollar bill question. 1928 red star series c signed by Suliau? and Morgenthau?. Does it have any worth other than the original two dollars?

Man said...

2 dollar bill question. 1928 red star series c signed by Suliau? and Morgenthau?

It' Julian the other signature is correct.
It depends a lot on serial number and back number but they average about $30.00.

Kay said...

I have a 2004A $20 bill serial GJ72904444B. Wondering if the four 4's in a row make it worth keeping verses spending. It's clean, intact corners but it was folded in middle.

Man said...

2004A $20 bill serial GJ72904444B

No extra value.

Anonymous said...

1964 poor-aaverage kennedy half dollar
and first issue uncirulated gold on silver kennedy half dollar regular $2 bill?

Man said...

1964 poor-aaverage kennedy half dollar about $6.15

first issue uncirulated gold on silver kennedy half dollar regular $2 bill?
I have no idea what you are describing.

Anonymous said...

I have so many world coins of different dates and I need a website that can tell me what the price for that specific coin and date is. (Books are too expensive.) I use http://worldcoingallery.com/index.php but it only tells the value of the whole time that coin was minted, not dates. Do you know of a website that is practically made off of the books? Thanks for your time and effort.

Anonymous said...

hi i have a 1996 $100 star note #af00059122*, would like to know value?


thank you
manny

Man said...

Do you know of a website that is practically made off of the books?

Numismaster but you have to pay, get the books would be better.

Man said...

1996 $100 star note #af00059122* about $115.00