Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by CamaroDMD, May 30, 2020.
If someone could help me, please shoot me a PM. Thanks.
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Frank wrote the book on the red book .....yeah he did....
You see Frank is an CPA and part of his contributions is pricing....well that what I believed him to say....unless he now been given the key to the executives wash room.
If in fact that's the case has now a VP at Whitman . To those of you who have never had the pleasure....well he's a walking encyopida on coins.
And one other little ditty......he almost as old as Doug..... and once published a thread some 30 pages long trying to get Doug to give him a like.
The book was a better “pulse of the market” indicator in its earlier years. Every collector swore by it and eagerly anticipated every new edition to see where prices had gone. That sort of came to an end circa 1980.
Well to be fair, in its early years it was also about the only price guide. (Other than Standard Catalogue of United States Coins by Wayte Raymond)
I only have from 1st year  to date.
And only a few hundred copies.
well, perhaps more than a few hundred.
It was nice to read about your collection.
I have a full set, except for the 2019, which, because the ANA was in California I missed getting & having Ken sign for me, as is our tradition.
Also, except for the [I think] 1988, I have a full set signed by Yeoman.
The only known set of Red books signed by Ken Bressett, from the first year that he worked on the Red Book.
All known Special editions, some several copies. Authorized editions, many error copies. And much more.
Plus the old Star Coin Book.
Next time, not on the weekend.
There were some errors in the early editions that cause confusion, such as the real size of the "small 5" in the 1805 small 5 half cent with stems.
There are also some interesting commentaries about the role of gold in our economy. When the price was pegged, artificially high at one time, at $35.00 an ounce, it was supposed to bring stablity to our monetary system, even though it was illegal for Americans to own most forms of it. It was time when monetary policy seemed to be much simpler.
I'll trade you for a 'good' copy
Which year is it?
That was a wholesale buying pricelist that had no real bearing on actual market prices.
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