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What is the Official Red Book of coins?

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The Official Red Book of coins is a commonly used price guide for coin collectors. The full name of the book is "The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins."

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The "Official Red Book" is authored and edited by Richard Yeoman and published by Whitman Publishing. It is released in yearly installments and lists suggested retail values of a wide range of collectible United States coins. The book also contains auction records, bullion value charts, essays, research reports and full-color coin photographs. It has been in publication since 1947 and takes its name from the distinctive red cover it is always published with.

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