The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of United States Coins - is 68 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the convenience of the spiralbound edition. It opens up and lies flat on a table while you study your coin collection. And of course it includes all the grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data that turn a new coin collector into an educated numismatist. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You'll find prices for more than 6,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You'll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins. Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at "the hobby of kings." These are just some of the features, invaluable Red Book-the world's best-selling coin price guide.
Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins - the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK - to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book's price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country. The new 72nd edition has been expanded, with updated prices, new photographs and data. Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more.
More than 25,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more.
Display your quarter collection in this educational Collector Map. Openings for all 56 National Park quarters. The National Park Quarters Coin Act of 2008 requires quarters, beginning in 2010, to have designs on the reverse depicting one national site in each state, the District of Columbia, and the five territories of the United States. Fifty-six (56) different designs will complete the program from 2010 through 2021. Color. Cover image.
Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will issue newly designed quarters featuring a national park or other site approximately every ten weeks—and this compact folder is the perfect place for collectors to store each new coin. Complete with historical information and details of the Congressional Act that initiated this special program, the folder will keep this commemorative series organized, accessible, and easy to show off.
The noteworthy sites will come from all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and five U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Coin folders have a long, distinguished legacy as being most people's first exposure to coin collecting hobby. Everyone either has or knows someone who has been given a coin folder as a child and gone on to fill it with cents, nickels, dimes, or quarters.
The state quarter program has been one of the most successful in the U.S. Mint's history. It has brought collecting to the mainstream. Riding on the coat tails of the state quarter program, the America the Beautiful series comes at a time when the public is familiar with searching and saving quarters from circulation. A total of 56 quarters honoring a national site from each U.S. state and territory will be issued from 2010 to 2021.
The State Quarter program has made coin collecting cool. What other activity requires treasure hunting skills and knowledge of history, and delivers a decade of excitement, the thrill of hunting for errors, and an interest in U.S. history, and state pride? Treat yourself and your favorite fan of State Quarters to this beautiful three-panel coin folder, with 60 slots and intriguing anecdotes about these history-making coins.
Pre-Order Now. Ships January 2010. Whitman Deluxe Edition National Park Quarters Folder, 2010 2021, 60 openings, single mint. The National Park Quarters Coin Act of 2008 requires quarters, beginning in 2010, to have designs on the reverse depicting one national site in each state, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. Fifty-six (56) different designs will complete the program from 2010 through 2021. Whitman folders are built from the safest archival safe materials known. 8.0" x 10.0" closed, 16.25" x 10.0" open.
The Easy to Use Beginner's Guide to Treasure Hunting with a Metal Detector.
This is an updated version of my original book with additional information. Have you been thinking about getting into the friendly hobby of hunting for treasures with a metal detector, but you’re not sure where to begin? Let’s Go Metal Detecting is a detailed review guide to help you get started.
You will find this book to be easy to read and understand. You will learn all you need to know to begin finding hidden treasures – maybe even some gold!
In the book we’ll cover:
• examples of various metal detectors, some for general detecting – others for specific treasure hunting, plus a few places to purchase a detector at a good price.
• other needed equipment and some that could be on your wish list. Hint there’s not a lot and it isn’t very expensive.
• the basic metal detecting terminology that every metal detectionist needs to know.
• the best way for you to get a good understanding of how to use your metal detector and have some fun with it.
• how to create a “Treasure Garden” in your backyard so that you can practice with your new machine.
• the information on the ethics and the “do’s and don’ts” of metal detecting. This information is important to get access to private land that may produce real treasure troves.
• how to find the right spots in your area to go on a metal detecting hunt and how to determine the places most likely to hold treasures from the past.
• dirt fishing and other good material about the sport you have chosen.
You are about to begin an exciting journey into the world of metal detecting.
When you get out in the field for your first treasure hunt with your new metal detector, you will only wish that you had gotten involved in this exciting hobby sooner. I must warn you it is addictive.
With “Let’s Go Metal Detecting” you’ll be ready for the sport of treasure hunting, so let’s get started on your exciting journey!
"I knew people were finding stuff with their metal detectors, but I had no idea they were finding treasures like this! Absolutely incredible!" Mike in Florida
"The incredible stories are well worth the cost of this book, but its the lessons learned from each story that make this book priceless!" Don in Texas
"After reading about the incredible monster gold nuggets that people have been finding with their metal detectors I had to pick my jaw up off the floor!" Ben in Indiana
"Incredible stories with priceless information anyone can learn from!" Bill in Montana
"I have been metal detecting for over 7 years. The incredible treasure stories in this book will have me hunting until they pull my metal detector from my cold dead hands."Jimmy in Texas
"My metal detector has seen more time in the closet lately. After reading these metal detecting stories, I realize it is time to dust it off and claim my own treasure. Unbelievable!"
Frank in Alabama
"Fascinating stories had me turning the pages all the way to the end. Amazing!" Bill in North Carolina
Veteran detectorist, treasure enthusiast and best selling author Mark Smith continues to provide great information to anyone interested in the great hobby of metal detecting. In his third book on the subject, he showcases the best treasures unearthed using nothing more than a metal detector. Each true story of amazing treasure discoveries will have you itching to get out there and find your very own piece of treasure. From monster gold nuggets worth millions of dollars to ancient buried hoards that consist of thousands of gold coins, the stories in this book will take your breath away!
But this book contains much more than treasure stories. Each story teaches a valuable lesson that anyone can learn from. It doesn't matter if you are interested in metal detecting or not. These stories will fascinate anyone who has even the smallest interest in treasure and adventure.
"There are incredible untold stories just waiting below the surface of the earth and all it takes is a metal detector to locate them. This book is loaded with some of the most incredible metal detecting stories in the world. If you are not already hooked on the idea of metal detecting, I can guarantee you will be once you are done reading these stories. Every single one of them is true. This is the reality of metal detecting. Jump right in. Dig in and prepare to be amazed!" Happy Hunting Mark Smith
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