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Sold-Out Cherrypickers’ Guide, Part II Gets Second Printing

Cherrypicker's Guide. Image: Whitman Publishing.
Cherrypicker’s Guide. Image: Whitman Publishing.

Whitman Publishing is releasing a second printing of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties: Volume II, 6th Edition. The sixth edition of the popular reference book originally debuted at the 2023 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“The Cherrypickers’ Guide was one of our best book sellers of the entire year,” said Whitman Vice President of Sales Dawn Burbank. “We sold the entire print run of over 7,200 copies in just under four months.”

The 320-page spiralbound hardcover Cherrypickers’ Guide can be ordered online for $39.95 USD at, Whitman’s eBay store, and Amazon, and it will be available in bookstores, hobby shops, and other online retailers nationwide later in March.

Few books have excited the coin-collecting community like the Cherrypickers’ Guide series. Since the first edition burst onto the scene in 1990, thousands of hobbyists have been searching for the rare die varieties described inside. This handy book tells you how to “cherrypick”–that is, how to examine coins that look normal at first glance but have unusual characteristics, such as doubled and tripled dies, overdates, repunched mintmarks, and other features that can reveal a common coin to be a rare and valuable variety.

With the close-up photographs and descriptions inside, you’ll learn exactly what to look for.

For this volume, Cherrypickers’ Guide co-authors Bill Fivaz and professional numismatist Larry Briggs feature more than 440 die varieties, including nearly 80 new additions. The book covers Capped Bust and Liberty Seated half dimes, dimes, and quarters; Barber dimes and quarters; Mercury dimes; Roosevelt dimes; twenty-cent pieces; Standing Liberty quarters; and Washington quarters – including the 50 State, D.C., Territorial, and National Parks series.

Cherrypickers’ Guide, Volume III Coming This Summer

The Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, Sixth Edition, Volume III is scheduled for release this summer prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money 2024 in Chicago. It will cover half dollars through federal gold denominations, bullion coins, commemoratives, and the Philippines. For the first time ever in Cherrypickers’, this volume features Greysheet-based pricing and GSID numbers that identify and link a coin across the entire family of Whitman Brands products, such as the Greysheet online pricing tool, CDN Exchange, and the Greysheet mobile app.

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Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, Volume II, Sixth Edition
By Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton; forewords by Kenneth Bressett and Q. David Bowers
Edited by Larry Briggs
ISBN 0794848338
Spiralbound Hardcover, 6 x 9 inches
320 pages, full color
Retail $39.95 U.S.

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Whitman Publishing is one of the world’s leading producers of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. The company’s high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage and currency, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders keep collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family.

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