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 Posted 12/26/2019  8:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinSeeker2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question
Hi Folks,
OK, which book is better to get (and why?):

"Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States coins"
or
"The Official Red Book"

or, is there an ever better book that I did not see?


I'm not sure which one to get.



Happy Holidays!
Thanks!

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"Cherrypickers' Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States coins" 0% 0 Votes
"The Official Red Book" 0% 0 Votes
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 Posted 12/26/2019  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn70 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It all depends on what floats your boat. If you like varieties, then the CPG is indispensable. However, in only covers the 'best of' varieties and is only the tip of the iceberg to all the existing varieties that are out there. There are also many specialty books (and websites for that matter) for a specific coin series. The RedBook really is just a price guide on a retail level.
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 Posted 12/26/2019  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinSeeker2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much!!
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 Posted 12/26/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ngs428 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Red Book to me is a high level summary of many things. If you want a wide ranging book and you are a beginner the Red Book is a great choice. Take the prices with a grain of salt.

Understanding your knowledge level, interests and goals will help us point you to the best book.
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12/26/2019 10:40 pm
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 Posted 12/26/2019  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinSeeker2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! I'm looking for a good guide on Error Coins: DDO, DDR, RPM, etc
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 Posted 12/26/2019  11:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MontCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm looking for a good guide on Error Coins: DDO, DDR, RPM, etc


To the CCF!

While the RedBook does show a few varieties to look for, it is better for stuff like mintage numbers and other stats of all US coins. A must have for most US collectors and fairly inexpensive to buy.

The Cherry Pickers guide is Much more in depth when it comes to errors and varieties though. It is also split into 2 volumes depending on what series you are searching for and can be pricey to buy.

The RedBook comes out every year but the Cherry Pickers guide is no longer being published in book format. I believe you may be able to DL a digital copy though but not sure. There are some books still for sale on the net though.

There are many websites that cover variety and errors on US coins as well. Unless you absolutely have to have the book in hand this may be a viable option too.
Edited by MontCollector
12/26/2019 11:13 pm
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 Posted 12/29/2019  10:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both are published by Whitman Publishing so just go to the Whitman Website and check out all of the coin books they offer.
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