Richard S. Yeoman

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Richard S. Yeoman
BornAugust 15, 1904
DiedNovember 9, 1988(1988-11-09) (aged 84)
United States
OccupationCommercial artist

Richard S. Yeoman (or R. S. Yeoman; born Richard S. Yeo) (August 15, 1904 – November 9, 1988) was a commercial artist and coin collector who marketed coin display boards for Whitman Publishing. Hired by that company in 1932, he redesigned the boards in 1940 to the fold-out model that is currently sold.

He is best known for compiling two authoritative coin price guides, the Handbook of United States Coins (also known as the "Blue Book", published in 1942) and A Guide Book of United States Coins (or the "Red Book" or The Official Red Book), published in 1946.[1]

R. S. Yeoman retired in 1970, and his assistant, Kenneth Bressett, remains the editor of the Blue Book and Red Book. Yeoman (with Bressett) is still listed as the author of each edition of the books.


  1. ^ Tebben, Gerald (May 23, 2016). "Looking at the 'Red Book' at age 70". Coin World (2928). pp. 30–32. ISSN 0010-0447.

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