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This is the U.S. Coins Blue Book, the guide to U.S. coin wholesale prices.

This is the U.S. Coins Blue Book, the guide to U.S. coin wholesale prices.

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Definition: The Blue Book is the widely-accepted wholesale price guide for U.S. Coins. The formal title is, "Handbook of United States Coins", published by Whitman Books. The Blue Book price is generally the amount you can expect a coin dealer to pay you for your coins, whereas the Red Book value is the retail price the dealer plans to sell your coins for.

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Also Known As: Coin Wholesale Price Guide
Common Misspellings: Bluebook
Examples:
When we sell our extra coins to a dealer, he pays us the Blue Book value for them.
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