New Black Book
|A Guide Book of United States Coins (Red Book),
by R. S. Yeoman, is a pricing guide for United States coin
collectors, and is considered one of the most authoritative coin
The book is the longest running coin price guide.
The first edition, dated 1947, went on sale November 1946. After
the first three editions (dated 1947, 1948, 1949), the Guide
Book was not published in 1949; annual publication resumed in
1950 with the 4th edition (dated 1951–1952) and has continued to
this day. The book's all-time peak print run for a single year
was 1.2 million copies in 1965. The 70th edition, cover-dated
2017, was published in 2016.
The Red Book lists the retail value of all United States coins
from Colonial and pre-federal State Issues to all circulating
issues, as well as commemorative and modern-day bullion coins,
as well as other significant U.S. patterns, private and
territorial gold, Hard-times tokens, Confederate issues,
Hawaiian tokens and coins, Philippine issues and Alaskan tokens.
It also shows Issue Prices and Current Values of mint sets and
The values are divided by main coin grades.