BUY THE BOOK BEFORE THE COIN headlined an advertisement in the March 1966 issue of The Numismatist. Aaron R. Feldman offered 25 titles, some of which were classics then as now: Sheldon, Beistle, and Bolender. Don Taxay's book on counterfeits (1964) was a new addition to our knowledge base. The Friedberg family was still in its first generation with Paper Money of the United States.
For my first book review, I will do the basic numismatic book that almost every numismatist has; the red book! This book is updated yearly and is published by Whitman Publishing. I would definitely, one hundred percent recommend this book to any collector, beginner or advanced. This book has info and price info for EVERY US coin ever produced (excluding some errors and varieties.) This book has all of the basic info to help collectors understand the coins they have and want. It also has price info to help prevent younger collectors from being ripped off. If you have one of the better versions of it, the book has colored, beautiful pictures of every coin described in it. On top of the regular US coins, it goes in-depth into pattern coins, territorial coins, colonial coins, tokens, Hawaii/Territory coinage, and much, much more. For SURE if you are a numismatist you NEED this book.