Price Guides

Martinez Coin & Jewelry Exchange offers price guides, informational books and catalogs to help advise the collector. From novice to the expert you will gain insightful and helpful information regarding your numismatic holdings.  Martinez Coin & Jewelry Exchange relies on our main resources to help our fellow collectors. We carry or can order for you the Official Red Book of Coins and the World of Coins catalog series. If there are any other books you would like us to order, please call us at 925-335-9500.

The Officlal Red Book of Coins


The Official Red Book – A Guide Book of United States Coins, is 68 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the convenience of the spiral bound edition. It opens up and lies flat on a table while you study your coin collection. And of course it includes all the grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data that turn a new coin collector into an educated numismatist.

How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You’ll find prices for more than 6,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You’ll also round out your education in commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins. Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, private gold, and all the latest National Park quarters, Presidential and Native American dollars, Lincoln cents, and more. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at “the hobby of kings.”

These are just some of the invaluable features in the Red Book, the world’s best-selling coin price guide.

World of Coins


The world coin market is vast and volatile. You need a trusted and respected resource to make sense of it all. And this is it.For four decades “The World of Coins” has been the most important book on world coins.

The Standard Catalog of World Coins, offers information from experts worldwide and data from a variety of Internet sources, including popular on-line auction sites. With few exceptions, the coin values have risen over those in previous catalogs, and in certain cases, those values have increased substantially.

From collectors to dealers to researchers, everyone depends on this single reference. The Standard Catalog of World Coins has been the hobby’s central information source for over 40 years.

An impressive and immense work, each coin listing in the catalog provides:

  • Up-to-date values listed by date, mint-mark and grade
  • Globally accepted KM reference numbers
  • Clear descriptions of the coin’s design features

Coins minted in silver, gold, platinum and palladium offer the following additional information for charting a course in the turbulent precious metals market:

  • Total coin weight
  • Fineness
  • Actual precious metal weight

The Standard Catalog of World Coins is the coin catalog you’ve come to depend on and the one you can trust as the best value in world numismatics.