Handbook of United States Coins-PR: The Official "Blue Book"
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 ... Show synopsis 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.