The Official Blue Book: A Handbook of U.S. Coins 2013

Overview

Since 1942, The Official Blue Book® has been the annual reference used by U.S. coin dealers to make buying offers. Likewise, coin collectors use it to find out what dealers will pay for their coins. Its price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country.

Are your coins worth a fortune?

Find out here! The Blue Book has clear, ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$11.68
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$12.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $6.49   
  • New (3) from $8.98   
  • Used (7) from $6.49   
Sending request ...

Overview

Since 1942, The Official Blue Book® has been the annual reference used by U.S. coin dealers to make buying offers. Likewise, coin collectors use it to find out what dealers will pay for their coins. Its price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country.

Are your coins worth a fortune?

Find out here! The Blue Book has clear, easy-to-follow grading information for each series, and prices dealers are paying in multiple grades per coin.

Inside:

Average dealer buying prices for American coins from 1616 to today

Historical information and specifications on each coin

Actual-size photographs of hundreds of coins

Grading and collecting tips

How coins are produced

Detailed mintage records

Collectible Blue Books

American Arts gold bullion medals

Colonial and early American coins, federal coins, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, die varieties, state quarters, Presidential dollars, private and territorial gold, the Philippines, tokens, and much more!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794836825
  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Edition number: 70
  • Pages: 271
  • Sales rank: 1,368,590
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contributors 5

How to Use This Book 6

Collecting Coins 7

Pre-Federal Issues

Colonial Issues 18

Post-Colonial Issues 28

Federal Issues

Contract Issues and Patterns 44

Half Cents (1793-1857) 45

Large Cents (1793-1857) 49

Small Cents (1856 to Date) 57

Two-Cent Pieces (1864-1873) 68

Three-Cent Pieces (1851-1889) 69

Nickel Five-Cent Pieces (1866 to Date) 71

Half Dimes (1794-1873) 81

Dimes (1796 to Date) 85

Twenty-Cent Pieces (1875-1878) 99

Quarter Dollars (1796 to Date) 100

Half Dollars (1794 to Date) 121

Silver and Related Dollars (1794 to Date) 138

Gold Dollars (1849-1889) 154

Quarter Eagles (1796-1929) 157

Three-Dollar Gold Pieces (1854-1889) 163

Four-Dollar Gold Pieces or "Stellas" (1879-1880) 164

Half Eagles (1795-1929) 165

Eagles (1795-1933) 173

Double Eagles (1849-1933) 179

Commemoratives (1892 to Date) 185

Proof and Mint Sets (1936 to Date) 227

Bullion

Silver Bullion (1986 to Date) 230

Gold Bullion (1986 to Date) 233

Platinum Bullion (1997 to Date) 241

Other Issues

Private and Territorial Gold 244

Private Tokens 262

Philippine Issues 263

Appendices

A Bullion Values 266

B Collectible Blue Books 267

C American Arts Gold Bullion Medals 268

Index 270

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)