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Mega Red 4th Edition - Who's Buying?

 
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 Posted 09/21/2019  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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After handling this book a couple of times I've come to the conclusion that it would have been a great two or three volume set....

Yeah, it's truly massive.
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 Posted 09/25/2019  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What's the difference between the Mega Red and the regular Red Book?
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 Posted 09/25/2019  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Expanded details, color printing and about 35$.
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 Posted 09/26/2019  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And about 4 pounds...
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 Posted 09/26/2019  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What's the difference between the Mega Red and the regular Red Book?


The historical reading in the Mega Red books is what sold me one the one I bought a few years ago (well..besides the very cheap price at Ollie's). I really don;t use the RedBook anymore and have not for years. With all the online resources, I admit I am surprised the Red Book is still in publication. I have a feeling the Mega issues were a smart marketing tactic to get more interest back into the publication.
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 Posted 09/26/2019  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Check chrisof4's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chrisof4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We discussed forged coins and how to identify them at the last coin club meeting. One thing I learned about the Red Book is it is not just a price guide. The photo of each coin is accurate to the actual coin dimensions, and the weight of the coin is listed under the pictures. This is true for the mega, and the smaller spiral bound version. That makes it a great tool for spotting fakes, assuming you have the coin in hand.
That also makes it a great reference tool for comparing the devices on a coin. Several times I have seen something that looked odd on a coin, and then I get out the Red Book, lay my coin next to the picture, and compare my coin to the reference photo.
This is probably old information for the old timers, but some of the newer members might find this helpful.
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 Posted 09/27/2019  10:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a good point, chrisof4. I would venture that most folks here don't even consider using the Red Book as a price guide, and if so, only for general/relative worth.
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 Posted 09/28/2019  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@chrisof4 very good point. Although an old timer I had not thought of this.
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