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Publication Date: June 18, 2010
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Another issue of the 21st century World Coins Catalog proves yet again that the whole idea was aimed mainly at selling the same thing twice to the same group of customers. The 2011 issue still is not big enough to justify the separation from the 1901-2000 volume (no, there is no need to list prices for trial strikes in the latter volume!) while the editing leaves far too much to be desired.The list of flaws is quite long but let's be general here. The more recent issues of most countries are not brought up to date (strangely enough Ukraine is well done but its neighbour Belarus is not to such a degree that in some cases some coins from a series are listed and some are not) and this applies to a quite strange degree to countries living on coin production (and quite popular among collectors) such as Isle of Man or Gibraltar (current circulation issues introduced in 2005 are still not listed!). The prices show little connection with market reality or are not given at all (Monaco 2007 issues). Mistakes from earlier volumes are not corrected e.g. there were two Polish 2 zloty commemorative coins issued in 2005 and 2007 missing from 2010 issue and guess what? They are still missing. The same coins are listed twice. The sequence is sometimes quite inexplicable i.e. the latest coins are listed as the first. Etc etc.Conclusion - unless you are a dealer and you need it for your business (and you can deduct the cost for tax purposes) don't buy this volume. You will find more specific and up to date information on new coin issues on the Internet and more data on their prices on eBay. To make matters worse Krause apparently decided that adding a CD was too much and cancelled it in this editions, you have to buy it separately in effect paying twice for the same faulty material.You will have to make your decision but I am not very likely to buy 2012 issue.
OK, so these books are basically canonical lists of all the coins on the planet. In tribute, I will say a few words in canonical list format.1. Do not, under any circumstances, pay list price for these things. It has been my experience that your local library book sale is probably giving these away for a dollar. Since they're reference guides, libraries turn these over every single year. Don't pay $50 when you can get them for $1 at the annual booksale. They'll be a year out of date but who cares.2. Remember, the prices listed here are RETAIL prices. If you take your collection to the coin shop to sell it you'll get ... well, not the prices listed.3. These don't change all that much from year to year and when they do it's generally to reflect a change in the price of gold or silver.
Book was everything I expected and need (information).what more can I say.the presentation was done with ease of access for the user.
I was disappointed that the DVD-ROM discs were not included with this edition. The last edition I bought included them.
excellent reference book
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