The Pattern book is pretty good. It's my second copy, I have the older blue one as well (1st edition), a lot more coins have been added to it, with updated pricing info as well.
I got mine on eBay for $9.00 at that price it's a steal. pacerpete was the seller, he might have a few more left. This was a hardback as well, downside - no color photographs. The newer layout is a bit easier to read, they changed the font, and typeset each section into a table format.http://www.ebay.com/itm/United-Stat...ht_500wt_836
It's still at $9.95 with free shipping, check out his other books some are really cheap, the ANA
grading guide is only $3.50, the NGC
grading guide is priced at $1.99, the Flying Eagle & Indian Head cent
$6.99 - great prices and he shipped really quick as well.
I also forgot to put up the Carson City Morgan dollar
book I got from him, to start it all off. That was about $10.00 then I contacted him to get a price on 7 more books with combined shipping, he was really easy to work with, but his inventory is going fast.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013! ANA
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