Coin collecting can be very daunting at times, but the authors of these books have given numismatists the knowledge they need to guide themselves through the world of coins. Making sure to include as much information as possible in these excellent reference books, collectors and coin enthusiasts can feel more at ease when completing their next purchase.
This must have book is an informative guide teaching every newcomer what they need to know. From collecting supplies, how to identify a fake coin, grading information, etc. If you have newbie collector on your Christmas list, this is the perfect book to place under the tree for them!
The Standard Catalog of World Coins
A comprehensive book, which profiles 21st Century collectible coins from across the world. With over 90,000 coins listed, this book covers everything from series, singles, bi and tri-metallic coins and even makes sure to include up-to-date market values for all five coin grades.
A Guide Book of United States Coins (AKA The Red Book)
No list, or collector for that matter, would be complete without A Guide Book of United States Coins, also known as “The Red Book.” The Red Book is likened to a collectors bible, listing everything one may need to know about United States coinage. The 69th Edition includes information for over 7,600 coins with over 32,500 prices for each grade the coins may come in and will even give you a crash course in the history of each coin.
The Official Red Book- Guide to Peace Dollars
Every nook and cranny of the United States Peace Dollars are covered in this informative numismatic guide. Included in the book is a study of the 1964-D Peace Dollar detailing everything from errors and mistakes, famous collectors, proofs, patterns, countermarks and die varieties. This is truly a must have read!
Numismatic Forgery provides an in-depth look into the world of creating coins, covering the principles and methods of creating privately manufactured coins. The book also includes keys to understanding how to spot counterfeit coins, perfect for any collector, beginner or not!
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