Series Is Presented Here As Four Variables--(1)-- Original Data, 1906-1930 (2)--Original Data, 1923-1948 (3)-- Original Data, 1947-1954 (4)--Original Data, 1954-1956. The Price For This Type Of Coal Was Deleted From The List Of The Prices Quoted, See Issue Of May-June, 1954, P. 11. The New Price Quoted Is For"Large Percentages Of Domestic Sizes, F.O.B. Car At Mine, To Retail Dealers" (Bls Code # 05-12-04). The Index Does Not Appear To Have Been Made Comparable For Both Quotations, No Annual Average Has Been Published For Bituminous Coal, 1954. A New Series Has Therefore Been Started, See Next Entry. Prevailing Price On A Day Including The 15Th Of The Month:"Run Of Mine, F.O.B. Car At Mine" (Bls Code # 05-12-02). Source: Bls, Prices And Price Relatives For Individual Commodities In The Revised Index: 1947-50, Group 5 (Feb. 1952); Same For January- November, 1951; Monthly Releases Thereafter.
This NBER data series m04190c appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04190c
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Bituminous Coal, Mines for United States [M0490CUSM349NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0490CUSM349NNBR/, November 29, 2015.