After starting I had to buy a red book

When I started detecting I didn’t know about all the coins that were in use before. I never collected coins or knew much about them. I started finding some large cent coins, a V and shield nickel, 3 cent trime and 2 cent. Later on a flying eagle cent and 3 cent nickel.
With all the different coins, tokens and buttons that I have found. My first detector that I bought was not bought for the intent of finding coins, it was for finding metal drags and stakes that I stashed for trapping fur bearing animals.

Bought one myself not long ago…

My old one was the Blue Book, from 2008, lol.

Uh…my red book is from 1981

Steve

I bought the red book to see what coins I had found, not to see the value of the coins.

Ditto.