Series: Standard Catalog
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Krause Publ; 9 edition (October 19, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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I agree with many of the reviewers comments. This is a very useful book, it is a must for the serious small size currency collector. Quality control is a major problem however. There are just too many errors which cause confusion. I am surprised that KP books can't do a better job. These errors run through all of the editions 5, 6, and now 7. These errors cause one to question some of the pricing information. A typical example is in the 7th edition, 2004 A Atlanta star listing. 96,000 sheets? What does that mean? It has been widely reported that there was a printing of 9,600. I suggest Oaks, Schwartz and Lindquist take special care with the 8th edition and perhaps find a new editor.
An incredible book if your looking for a complete reference book to use on a daily basis. This reference book is updated every year which is very important to any Small-Sized U.S. Paper Currency collector. I find this book gives spot on values for each and every small-sized U.S. note that anyone could have an interest in collecting. I use this reference book like I use my right arm so that should tell you just how important this reference book is to my collecting. I purchase the revised book every year without question. No collector should ever be without this book. Well lets say any serious collector should never be without this book !!!
As an avid small currency collector for several years, this book is a must have! Very informative,pictures of each type of small currency. I feel it is an excellent tool for everyone who buys, sells and collects small currency.
This edition was updated significantly since the last one came out. More serial numbers and star notes are listed.Still it need more listing and better explanations of grading/pricing for each series. Also the values seem high, although not as bad as previous edition.
This long awaited 5th edition is, in my opinion, a great disappointment. Firstly, the photographs are of a very poor quality. Many are dull, out of focus and just plain worn out. After being continually recycled through five successive editions is it any wonder? To give you an idea, imagine photocopying a picture, then copying the copy and copying that copy and so on and so on. Do that five times and that's the kind of quality we're talking about. Also, the entire Two Dollar bill section has NO protographs what-so-ever. Obviously in their rush to get this edition out somebody forgot about the two dollar photos. There are also numerous typographical errors, information in the wrong columns and in some cases information missing altogether. The values quoted are another matter entirely. While most have shown a modest increase, a large number have remained static while an equally large number have gone backwards. While values can indeed go backwards in the real world it is hard to tell if this is a true reflection of a somewhat overheated note market stabilizing itself or if it is just another error. In addition, some of the "expanded" and "updated" sections are identical to the previous edition. Don't get me wrong, this is still a valuable reference for all small size note collectors, and one of the few devoted entirely to small size notes, but it seems quality control went out the window in the rush to get this edition out. It could have, and indeed should have, been a heck of a lot better.
This volume is even more complete in its listings than the previous editions. It has a better listing of modern uncut sheets, although quantities printed would be a much-needed addition. The book is clear, concise and valuable as a necessary element in the reference library of any collector of small-size notes.
This book is well made, has very nice color pictures of the currency, and is arranged in good order, and gives some values as a kind of guideline.The serial numbers are put in groups which can lead to confusion, this is the only reason for 4 star instead of 5.I am not a dealer in this,only a one who has interest in paper currency.The book may be of more use to a dealer who understands the grouping of serial numbers used here.
very handy when you are pricing paper money. a good starting point when doing so; obviously professional grading is the preferred, but hey, you gotta start somewhere! high quality pictures inside to compare yours with what the book has listed, and is easy to find your denomination and year inside the book.
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