The Cherrypickers’ Guide, Part II has Landed

The famous reference sold out quickly in 2023 and reprints are available once again!

by CDN Publishing | Published on March 15, 2024

Florence, Alabama — Whitman® announces the release of a second print run of the Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties: Volume II, 6th Edition. The wait is finally over for this highly anticipated reference, which originally debuted at last year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh.

“The Cherrypickers’ Guide was one of our best book sellers of the entire year,” said Whitman vice president of sales Dawn Burbank. When it released at the show, “collectors and dealers bought every advance copy we had. We couldn’t keep them on the shelves, and overall, we sold the entire print run of over 7,200 copies in just under four months.” Burbank added, “We expect the second print run to sell just as fast, based on pent-up demand for the wildly popular title.”

The 320-page spiralbound-hardcover Cherrypickers’ Guide can be ordered for $39.95 online now at, Whitman’s Ebay Store, Amazon, and will be available in bookstores, hobby shops, and other online retailers nationwide later this month. Ask your favorite coin or supply dealer for a copy!

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 State, D.C., Territorial, and National Parks series.

Cherrypickers’ Guide, Volume III to be released 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.

“I am very proud of the product headed to press later this month—the high level of community collaboration, updated content, and added features such as GSID have taken this high-demand product to the next level,” said Whitman Cherrypicker’s Guide production editor Brandon Hall. “The cherrypicking community should be very excited for the next volume!” Author Bill Fivaz believes “CPIIIv6” to be the “best Cherrypicker ever.”

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Title: Cherrypickers’ Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins, Sixth Edition, Volume II

Authors: Bill Fivaz, J.T. Stanton

Forewords: Kenneth Bressett, Q. David Bowers

Editor: Larry Briggs

ISBN: 0794848338

Binding: Spiralbound hardcover

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Pages: 320

Photos: 707

Retail $39.95 U.S.

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