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Another year has gone by.... and still no new Cherrypickers Guide

tincuptincup Posts: 4,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

Been looking forward to it for quite some time. Must be more to the story than just a covid delay.... ....perhaps not going to happen at all.

----- kj

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:
    Been looking forward to it for quite some time. Must be more to the story than just a covid delay.... ....perhaps not going to happen at all.

    Hope it will happen, but the repeated delays are worrying.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have seen information indicating it is on the way... but no definitive availability dates. I would hope there would be an announcement when it is released. Cheers, RickO

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    3stars3stars Posts: 2,282 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are there really that many new cherrypicks they need an annual edition? Seriously, I don't know.

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    BaronVonBaughBaronVonBaugh Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭

    At some point we will end up with a separate book for each denomination.

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,778 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Or a large size Breen's style encyclopedia. Come to think of it... why not? Would not be very portable, but what a reference.

    ----- kj
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    BaronVonBaughBaronVonBaugh Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe we could just get a kindle version.

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    BaronVonBaughBaronVonBaugh Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭

    @seanq said:

    @BaronVonBaugh said:
    At some point we will end up with a separate book for each denomination.

    Except there already are books for most denominations, written by specialists who also contribute to the CPG.

    This is a highly personal opinion, but I think the CPG lost its utility after about the 3rd edition. To me it should be something like a Hall of Fame, where only the best varieties are cataloged. In my collecting experience it acted as a gateway, piquing my interest in certain series so I could go pick up a more in-depth guide from a specialist author.

    I was disappointed in the 4th edition, when the book grew to two volumes, as I felt the authors cast too wide a net and included too many coins that weren't that special - so disappointed that I never bothered purchasing the second volume. I will also add that the massive production delays endemic to the CPG started with the 4th edition, and I believe that the effort to be all things to all variety collectors contributes to that.

    I will always treasure my dog-eared copy of the 3rd edition (and I kinda wish I hadn't given away my 2nd edition), and I am eternally grateful to the original authors for introducing me to variety collecting. I hope others are able to derive the same pleasure from the larger volumes that I did from the earlier ones.

    Sean Reynolds

    I agree with you. I have several books on varieties. My favorite: "The Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide" 3rd Ed. By Richard Snow. I do have a pair of the cherrypickers 5th edition and a 4th edition volume 1 proof.

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I second the notion that the Guide should be a reference for the top varieties of each series, but issued annually to keep up with market fluctuations. Varieties are a good lesson for growing with the hobby and the Guides are an invaluable resource towards that.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use the 4th Edition when I need to, not so often anymore, so I sold my 5th and 6th for 5 to 6 times what I paid for them. All 3 sold within a very short period of listing, 2 the same day and one about 2 weeks. Kept waiting on Vol 2 6th and it never came after waiting and waiting.
    Won't be bothering with the new one any longer.
    Jim


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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @3stars said:
    Are there really that many new cherrypicks they need an annual edition? Seriously, I don't know.

    Maybe - Nothing new worth looking for???????

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, being more of a generalist in coins, I like the CPG and will get the updated issue when it comes out. Cheers, RickO

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well no new Krause currency catalogs either.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BaronVonBaugh said:
    Maybe we could just get a kindle version.

    Amazon does have kindle versions of the 5th edition

    no pre-sales yet for 6th ed. vol. 2 at Whitman site so probably not on a slow boat from China yet

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    CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yesterday I got an Amazon request to approve an unspecified delay in shipment of Volume II, 6th Edition.
    I approved it and will wait,

    Perhaps @Dentuck has an update on timing.

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    nencoinnencoin Posts: 1,222 ✭✭✭✭

    From the other thread on this. I was just informed that they are launching it at the 2023 Pittsburgh ANA.

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