By Kenneth Bressett (Editor) R. S. Yeoman
In 1946, a slender yet fact-filled ebook hit the pastime scene: R.S. Yeoman’s consultant publication of usa cash. This April, Whitman Publishing will unencumber the sixtieth Anniversary version of this cherished, best-selling pastime consultant, recognized in all places because the “Red Book.” The pink booklet costs greater than 6,000 cash, with approximately 30,000 person values. after all this complete pricing isn’t the single cause creditors have made the purple publication one of many top-selling nonfiction titles in publishing background. an exceptional origin and 60 years of numismatic scholarship have outfitted what many creditors name “the Bible of the pastime” –a unmarried source that teaches a bit of every thing approximately American cash; a reference full of evidence and figures that researchers return to time and time back. greater than seven hundred new full-color pictures, up-to-date mintages and coin values, new public sale documents, extra development items, improved insurance of Civil warfare tokens, and the most recent commemoratives, units, and different cash. complete colour all through; illustrated; 417 pages, edited through Kenneth Bressett.
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