Attention coin enthusiasts and collectors! The highly anticipated ninth edition of Mega Red, the Deluxe Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, is now available for sale. This comprehensive numismatic guide, boasting a whopping 1,504 pages, is a treasure trove of information that delves deep into the world of U.S. coinage, offering updates and revisions across various coin series.
What sets the ninth edition of Mega Red apart is its expanded study of quarter eagle gold coins, the $2.50 denomination that was issued from 1796 to 1929. Over 178 pages, every type, date, and mintmark of these coveted gold coins is meticulously examined. From history and illustrated grading standards to mintage information, strike characteristics, and collectible die varieties, this edition leaves no stone unturned. Whether you’re an experienced collector or a newcomer to the hobby, this in-depth analysis is bound to enrich your understanding of quarter eagle gold coins.
Spanning from the Capped Bust coins of the 1790s to the Indian Head coinage just prior to the Great Depression, Mega Red covers all eight major quarter eagle types, providing a historical journey through these fascinating periods of U.S. coinage.
Mega Red’s content extends beyond quarter eagles, featuring more than a dozen appendices that explore specialized subjects within the numismatic realm. These include patterns, error and misstruck coins, counterfeits, American medals and tokens, the American Arts Commemorative Series gold medallions, and even a detailed study of So-Called Dollars contributed by numismatists Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder. Additionally, the book offers insights into the United States Mint’s upcoming coinage programs, allowing collectors to stay ahead of the curve.
Presented in a larger format measuring 7 x 10 inches, Mega Red boasts a staggering 1,040 pages more than the regular edition, making it five times bigger overall. With over 9,000 items priced across up to 13 grades each, along with 50,000 individual values and 15,000 auction records, this guide is a collector’s dream. The inclusion of thousands of full-color images, including many new to this edition, enhances the visual experience and aids in coin identification and appreciation.
From colonial times to the modern era, Mega Red covers a wide spectrum of American coinage. Encompassing half cents through $20 gold double eagles, bullion, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, error coins, tokens, medals, and more, this guide is a comprehensive resource for both seasoned collectors and newcomers to the world of numismatics.
The editorial team behind Mega Red is a lineup of esteemed experts in the field, with Q. David Bowers as Senior Editor, Jeff Garrett as Valuations Editor, and Kenneth Bressett as Editor Emeritus. The guide also features contributions from over 120 numismatists, bringing together a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
A standout feature of the ninth edition is the 2023 Coin Market Report by Jeff Garrett. In his report, Garrett expresses a positive outlook on the rare-coin market, highlighting the incredible information available to today’s collectors and how Mega Red exemplifies this wealth of knowledge.
Mega Red’s legacy of expanding focus on specific coin series continues with this edition. From copper half cents and large cents to nickel five-cent pieces, dimes, quarter dollars, half dollars, and more, Mega Red consistently evolves to cater to collectors’ interests.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector, an aspiring numismatist, or simply intrigued by the world of coins, the ninth edition of Mega Red promises to be an invaluable addition to your collection and a gateway to a deeper understanding of the rich history and artistry behind U.S. coinage. Order your copy today and embark on a numismatic journey like no other.