The Handbook of United States Coins debuted in 1942 as a resource showing how much coin dealers were paying on average to buy U.S. coins by type, date, and mintmark. For more than 75 years coin dealers have used the BLUE BOOK to make buying offers. As a collector, you can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The price listings offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country. The new 76th edition includes updated prices, special features, and many new photos. Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins, commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and other US Mint products. 24,000+ prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical info. Detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more