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I noted with interest that some major catalogue is being published for Spanish Colonials and Republics. Is there any interest from Forum members? New works cataloging numismatica always catch my eye. For reference, see World Coin News, October 2020.

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  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

  • harashaharasha Posts: 3,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, maybe, but I have noticed that major comprehensive catalogues such as this one always are pricey. Possibly because of private printing?

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    How much did you just spend on coins???

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    How much did you just spend on coins???

    Enough to pay for my first house in cash plus my old Volkswagen Jetta

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    I won’t hesitate to spend $600+ on a book if I want it and think it will hold its value. And I do want this one. The problem is, he’s announced a printing of 500 copies, which leads me to believe he will be forced to drop his price dramatically at some point. I just don’t think that the market will take more than a couple dozen copies at his price. But I truly hope I’m wrong!

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:

    @pruebas said:

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    How much did you just spend on coins???

    Enough to pay for my first house in cash plus my old Volkswagen Jetta

    Of course MrEureka likes my post :)

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    I won’t hesitate to spend $600+ on a book if I want it and think it will hold its value. And I do want this one. The problem is, he’s announced a printing of 500 copies, which leads me to believe he will be forced to drop his price dramatically at some point. I just don’t think that the market will take more than a couple dozen copies at his price. But I truly hope I’m wrong!

    The market absorbed the John J Ford Franklin Hoard book at that high price. I saw one in your library. And I have one in mine. How many were printed, maybe 100?

    So I agree 500 copies is a bit much. KInda doubtful he will sell more than a handful in all of Latin America.

    Can someone please point me to the press release on the web? I haven't read that World Coin News rag in years.

  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pruebas said:

    @MrEureka said:

    @Boosibri said:
    If I am not mistaken, the cost of the book is something like $600 which is a bit...excessive.

    I won’t hesitate to spend $600+ on a book if I want it and think it will hold its value. And I do want this one. The problem is, he’s announced a printing of 500 copies, which leads me to believe he will be forced to drop his price dramatically at some point. I just don’t think that the market will take more than a couple dozen copies at his price. But I truly hope I’m wrong!

    The market absorbed the John J Ford Franklin Hoard book at that high price. I saw one in your library. And I have one in mine. How many were printed, maybe 100?

    So I agree 500 copies is a bit much. KInda doubtful he will sell more than a handful in all of Latin America.

    Can someone please point me to the press release on the web? I haven't read that World Coin News rag in years.

    Actually, I think Karl had to sell off a pile of unsold copies at "remainder" levels. Sad but true.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • AbueloAbuelo Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really do not know what this book is... any help will be appreciated.

  • harashaharasha Posts: 3,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I came across an ad in World Coin News, October 2020. An Emilio Ortiz is publishing a 2 volume catalogue detailing "almost the totality of Cuartillos ever struck" during the Spanish Colonial period and the subsequent republic period.

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  • realeswatcherrealeswatcher Posts: 338 ✭✭✭

    Does this soon-to-be book have an actual title yet? Zero info on Google that I find...

    Is this the 1991 Swiss Bank sale guy??

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @realeswatcher said:
    Does this soon-to-be book have an actual title yet? Zero info on Google that I find...

    Is this the 1991 Swiss Bank sale guy??

    I had the same question to myself

  • harashaharasha Posts: 3,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The title may be, "Spanish Colonial and Republican Cuartillos of the New World, a Detailed Catalogue."

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @realeswatcher said:
    Does this soon-to-be book have an actual title yet? Zero info on Google that I find...

    Is this the 1991 Swiss Bank sale guy??

    Yes.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • FilamCoinsFilamCoins Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭

    Is this considered a Cuartillo? Can you tell me anything about it like where it was minted and where it circulated?


  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The book was available at FUN for $395, including postage. At that level, it might actually sell!

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
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