"""It's in The Red Book"""

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by bhp3rd, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    Fellow CoinTalkers since I suggest new persons always get a Red Book I think I will start a new thread called of course,
    """It's in The Red Book"""
    My hopes will be to challenge new commers and old timers to find out what's really in that book.
    If you are like me and have a few Red Books as time goes by we always say get a Red Book but I also get to thinking I know what's all in there when in fact I really do not.

    So the """It's in The Red Book""" thread will consist of trivia I find or questions that can be answered or whatever from the Red Book.

    This just in hopes that it will force myself and maybe challege many of you to re-read or better get to know that, """It's in The Red Book"'' better and enthuse the new folks by practicing what we/I preach.

    So here goes - they may be easy or they may be hard and every CoinTalk member is invited to post, comment, question or exclaim wow!!!

    "Once there was coin and it was called officially a Half-Disme, there was also a Disme or silver 10 cent piece. All this happened before the first mint facilty building was even finished in July 1792 - George and Martha were there".

    """It's in The Red Book"""
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  3. jmc2010

    jmc2010 Collector of All Coins

    I will try my luck at this.

    In 1792 members of the house propossed coinage with liberty on the Obverse and Robert Birch was picked to engrave it. 1792 Disme
    (Silver only 3 known)(vf $650,000)(EF $950,000)
    (copper only 15 Known)(VF $135,000)( EF $225,000)(UNC $500,000)
  4. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    That is good study but my first post was not in the form of a question, just a fact.
  5. jmc2010

    jmc2010 Collector of All Coins

    Ok Just thought I would get more info on it.
  6. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    Go for it!!
  7. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    """It's in The Red Book"""

    I was born in 1866.
    I was to replace a silver coin.
    I once had silver in me and I was more valuble than silver.
    I'm a metal, a name, a denomenation and I'm not even mostly me!
    I'm really mostly copper, composition .750 copper/.250 me.
    I do always look like me.
    My metal has been in a one cent coin, a three cent coin and in me.
    In my current denomenation I've been minted for 144 years, except for 4 years I've been the same compositon.
    For all 144 years I've been the same weight, 5 grams.
    For buisness strikes I've had 10 different design changes.
    The man that made the forth series of me did not get his name on me until 1966.
    I'm still in production.

    Of course all know I'm a nickle, (or will soon) because """It's in The Red Book"""
  8. vipergts2

    vipergts2 Jester in hobby of kings

    It is amazing that there acually is such little nickel in a nickel.
    Also, now it's hard for me thinking about calling the first indian head cents nic's, as some did at the time, because they contained a fair amount of nickel.

    As per the red book, what was the compostition of the 1859 to 1864 IHC?

    Hope you don't mind me adding a question BHP.
  9. Bluetip84

    Bluetip84 Likes Toned Coins

    .880 Copper .120 Nickel
  10. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    12% and even then with so little it colored much of the other metal.
  11. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    Thanks, this is correct!
  12. Bluetip84

    Bluetip84 Likes Toned Coins

    I like this thread because the red book is such a good resource and although allot of people have it I am not sure sure they all READ it. Just last night i read the small section about Proof sets and learned a few things.
  13. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    Good for you and you are right, many just have it and assume they know what's in it including me.
    Soon to come hopfully much harder questions from,
    """It's in The Red Book"""

  14. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    """It's in The Red Book"""

    There are values listed in The Red Book for coins and values listed for???

    Let's see how many different values for items other than coins?
  15. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    fun thread, ben
  16. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    There are values for Red Books themselves :D
  17. Xenoyia

    Xenoyia Junior Member

  18. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Yep, Keep it up :)
  19. bhp3rd

    bhp3rd Die varieties, Gems

    That's 1, are there others?
  20. swhuck

    swhuck Junior Member

    The Red Book has been issued annually since 1947. Older books very definitely have value. In fact, we occasionally have first editions in Heritage auctions.
  21. Just Carl

    Just Carl Numismatist

    Oddly enough your rather on the wrong side there. The first edition was issued in 1946 with a date on it for 1947. And, per Dennis Tucker, Publisher, Whitman Books, the issuance of this Red Book has been to issue each Edition on the previous year ever since. That is the reason for each new one coming out in April. Example is the 2011 Edition is coming out this april.
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