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Do You Collect Old Redbooks

 
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 Posted 12/08/2016  12:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am sure there are some CCF members that have a lot of old Redbooks.

Just curious what some are picking up. Certain years ... all years?

Had some come in today, I am thinking of picking up 14 different years
for my coin library.

Not sure what a good price is .... any opinions?



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 Posted 12/08/2016  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is a price guide in the back of my 2006 that lists Red Book values. I have about 20 that I got at garage sales over the years. I did buy a new one from 1962 on the bay a few years ago.
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 Posted 12/08/2016  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was just looking at the 1962 ... I sure wish I could buy coins at those prices ..
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 Posted 12/08/2016  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am pretty sure just carl collects them. I only have a few myself. 1981, 1985, 1993, and 2000 in the original hardback. 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015 in spiral bound.
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 Posted 12/08/2016  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoy going back through them and seeing the history of how the hobby has changed. So although I don;t officially collect them, I do have quite a number of older ones. One is a 1948 (although I don;t know where that one is!), the next is 1959, then a run through most of the 60s, a run of 70s, and a few from the 80s.

After that are a couple here and there. Since slabbing has killed the concept of individual coins being worth individual amounts unless they are key dates or "slab worthy," aka - all is junk silver unless a key, the Red Book just has no real purpose to me anymore.

Its a good publication, and the histories in it are good, but its not worth my investing money into when I already have the histories from previous issues.

And, admittedly, I have always thought it strange to have a pricing book that never was close to actual prices. But the inflated values listed always served for a good comparison as to what was harder to find and what was not. I also liked the grading system they published with every coin type. Its how I learned to grade years ago.
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 Posted 12/08/2016  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
GR58,
What are the dates of the books in the pic?
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 Posted 12/08/2016  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few of the older ones:

- 1959 (probably a Christmas present in 1958?)
- 1964
- 1972
- 1981
- 1992
- 1999
- several from 2000-2017
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 Posted 12/08/2016  5:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add harpua to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I always keep an eye out for them at garage sales myself. Usually can pick them up for a dollar or less each. Gotten some nice looking older ones that way. I'm gonna have to remember where I put them.
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 Posted 12/08/2016  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice collection of Red Books GR58.

It will be fun looking back at the prices.
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 Posted 12/08/2016  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up one each of the different years.
1962
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1978
1979
1981
1988
1992
1999
2000

Also picked up some other items




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 Posted 12/10/2016  02:52 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've got too many books now! I just unloaded 19 of them for $10.00 on eBay a few months ago. I did keep my 1982 copy autographed by Q. David Bowers, Bill Fivaz, JT Stanton, Ken Bressett, Don Kagin, Rick Snow, and others. Too sentimental to let that one go. I've keep the most recent one on hand, as it's the quickest reference to use for looking up a quick fact on anything US coinage related.

Since I collect numismatic books, I have the "The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of The Official Red Book of United States coins" by Frank J Colletti, a must for collectors of the RedBook series.
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 Posted 12/16/2016  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
GR58, it looks like your trying to catch up with me. I have all of them from the first one to present. Also, the 1947 remake that Whitman published not long ago. All are the hard covered ones and most never opened. Each year I get two ringed versions for use and a hard covered one for the bookcase. Probably all end up at a Goodwill store someday.
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 Posted 12/16/2016  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking pickup! I love adding to the library. Thank you for sharing!!
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 Posted 12/16/2016  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHuntingDrew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a 1959, a 1964, and probably another 8 from 1970-2005ish

I think I have a pre-1959 one but not certain on that.

I pick them up as they are neat for the collection, but nothing I'd ever consider seriously collecting or anything, like getting ones in tip top shape, etc. If I can get them for free, or under $3, I'll buy em.
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