Series: Collecting World Coins
Paperback: 1152 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 15 edition (March 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.2 x 10.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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One of the best publications for coin collectors. Especially appeals to those collectors who collect coins in actual use (or intended for actual circulation) as opposed to coins which are just collectors pieces (proofs, commemoratives medals etc). This volume has 1151 pages, glue bound. It handles nicely, seems durable for a large "paperback". Has a handy "denomination Index" at rear, and at -- front lists the countries covered in alphabetical order. Has numerous conversion tables for dates (for example a complete Hejira calendar table. Most coins have a to-scale image provided, in grayscale. Book is accurate within reason; but problems may occur if the coin image is confused with a catalogue list: for example on page 386, concerning German 10 Pfennig, KM# 25's listing has an image just below it, and many users may connect this image with KM# 25. The image (without beads) actually belongs to KM# 26 which is below the image.The printing is clear, very well printed, even scale. 3 columns to the page. Each country listing has a useful introduction about that country. Coin prices often include 5 grades, from F12 to MS 63. Mintage numbers are included, including proofs, and brief descriptions for each coin. Each catalogue # is shown -- KM #'s and Y #'s etc. Tables included show Standard International Numeral Systems, has several pages of an instant coin type identifier, and a guide to international numerics. Coins shown begin with 1901, but if a coin type begins before 1901 (such as Great Britian's farthings) then those with Queen Victoria are included. The coin prices seem accurate and correct, they serve as a guide. All in all, a great value, and a very very useful book. A must have for the serious collector and others involved with International coins (a few commemoratives are included, by the way). This review made for the 15th edition, March 2015.Gary Dykes, webmaster of www.Biblical-data.org
I have been collecting foreign coins intermittently for the past 50 years. By "collecting" I mean keeping a handful of change whenever I traveled outside the country, or acquiring coins from friends and relatives who have traveled out the country. I never made an effort to buy any foreign coins, but I enjoyed accumulating a pile of coins from around the world. Recently I decided to try to organize my coins and find out exactly what I had, and to see if any of them might actually be worth anything. I purchased World Coins. I am extremely impressed with how much information Is contained in this book. I have been able to identify and evaluate every coin I've taken out of the shoebox so far. I still have more to examine, but so far it's turning out that the book is probably worth more than most of the coins I have. Regardless, I am very much enjoying the process. I am obviously not a professional collector, but I think anyone, hobbyist to professional collector, will find this book very helpful.
I am very satisfied with this book. It cleared up a lot of questions, that I had about some foreign coins.
It works out fine for what I use it for.
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