A Penny Saved: R. S. Yeoman and His Remarkable Red Book

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  1. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    The Red Book is the standard reference today, but it was preceded by The Blue Book. Ken Bressett was first listed on the cover in 1957 but had been working as an editor at Whitman before that. In these page are the stories of Lee Hewitt, Glenn Smedley, Abe Kosoff, Q. David Bowers (of course), Waite Raymond (of course), and many others who made the hobby and whose careers intersected this cornerstone of numismatic knowledge for those who pursue American coins.

    The book just arrived today. I don't know if I want to read it as fast as I can or read it outloud.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Read it,Read it ! :hilarious:
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  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I have a copy coming, some day :)

    Ken is a great writer, and a great person to meet.

    If you attend the ANA [I'm not going this year-- too chicken] stop by Whitman and say hello.
  5. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    I visited with Whitman on the bourse floor two years ago in Chicago. I met Ken way back in 1996 in Cleveland.

    This is going to be a tough book to review. There's lot in here. It's like a history of US numismatics from 1940 to 2000.
  6. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Looked at a copy at the Cincinnati Show Friday, considered it but didn't buy it.
  7. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    @Mike Thorne Perhaps a good topic for your next article? Have you reviewed this book before?
  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Few people know it today, but Richard Yeoman also wrote an excellent article on the 1848 "CAL." $2.50 gold circa 1949. It was the "gold standard" for the subject many years.

    I am looking forward to buying this book in the not too far distant future.
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