What is the best book for US coins and other foreign coins

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bushman74
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What is the best book for US coins and other foreign coins

Post by bushman74 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:40 am

What is the best book for realist pricing of US coins.

Some people have recommended the Red Book, however I find it lacking the quality or details that Charlton's has for Canadian coins.

They basically just show PL and SP for the majority of coins.

Also what do you recommend for other currencies. I have numerous coins from Africa and Europe dated from the 70's and earlier.

I also have some coins from Central America, USSR and parts of Asia.

Shylo
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Re: What is the best book for US coins and other foreign coi

Post by Shylo » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:57 pm

For web sites:

Numismedia for U.S. coins

Numista for world coin



For books... I have the world coin catalogs..... I'm pretty happy with the books... but given the sheer number of coins they catalog you basically only get mintage and some value figure.

My guess is that if you want something MORE in depth you may have to get each countries "book" on coins...

bushman74
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Re: What is the best book for US coins and other foreign coi

Post by bushman74 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:11 pm

Thanks for the input, I will check the websites out.

Will also possibly try the library to see if they have any of the books before buying.

Will also check with some of my coin club members.

henrysmedford
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Re: What is the best book for US coins and other foreign coi

Post by henrysmedford » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:22 pm

At great group for US coins is http://www.Realcent.org. You might ask there.

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