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Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

Been paging through it, very helpful. I have a few other books coming in as well.

Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 6:43PM

    If you send it back, you might not pass the test.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A great way to start.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What series do you prefer to collect? What other books do you have coming? Love it when a collector gets the books first, or at least soon. Congrats. You will love them, as I do mine. Books, coins? Hard choice sometimes. I've got 4 new books on the way for early large and half cents and can't wait. Two were written by a mere child, compared to me. lol
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,573 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I get one every year. ;)

    Q: When does a collector become a numismatist?



    A: The year they spend more on their library than their coin collection.



    A numismatist is judged more on the content of their library than the content of their cabinet.
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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    Its a good-bad thing. Lots of great info but now im finding more coins i like.

    Ex: draped bust half eagle

    Now this could get expensive. :)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the large cent, i think ill start with the matron head 1816-1835 large cent.

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:

    @Shane6596 said:
    Its a good-bad thing. Lots of great info but now im finding more coins i like.

    Ex: draped bust half eagle

    Now this could get expensive. :)

    I was just admiring it, its out of my budget at the moment :)

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :)

    peacockcoins

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2024 edition, well my book should be worth more now, its old and MS

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    I like the large cent, i think ill start with the matron head 1816-1835 large cent.

    In that case here's a website/organization for you.

    eacs.org/

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, i was looking for that link. Someone posted it in another thread and i couldnt remember

    Successful BST transactions with....Coinslave87, ChrisH821, Walkerguy21D, SanctionII.......................Received "You Suck" award 02/18/23

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    rte592rte592 Posts: 1,451 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 8:01PM

    Had to go dig this one out.
    2017 the coin club got in on a preorder sale deal.
    It was cheap, but truth be told I don't get to look at it much...
    This book surely weighs five pounds.

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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 8:05PM

    I bought it
    None of the prices are even close to market

    **edit
    Let me add some value here
    Buy Walter Breen’s encyclopedia for reference
    If you want values, follow eBay list prices and reduce the price by 10%.

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    KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BustDMs said:
    I get one every year. ;)

    I get one every 10 to 15 years :blush:

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mega Red is too heavy for my hands to hold and takes up the place of 4 books in my library shelf. Gonna get rid of it for my new books.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rte592 said:
    Had to go dig this one out.
    2017 the coin club got in on a preorder sale deal.
    It was cheap, but truth be told I don't get to look at it much...
    This book surely weighs five pounds.

    you should post a side view, it is hard to tell that is 3 inches thick

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your next step?

    Varieties

    A World of exploration!
    You'll thank me later if you decide to go!
    Many Books of denominations




    Many variations of prices.
    The cheapest

    Good Luck
    :)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596... That is an excellent first step for an early stage collector... and a beginning, and great foundation for, your numismatic library. Cheers, RickO

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm about due for a new one, thanks for the reminder. (you did right buying one)

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was one of the first things I got when I first started collecting coins 35 years ago. I found it most helpful as a young collector. I'm sure you will too.

    Congrats and happy collecting.

    Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

    Successful transactions: Shrub68 (Jim), MWallace (Mike)
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    Eric_BabulaEric_Babula Posts: 413 ✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 - congrats on starting your numismatic library. What are the other books you have on the way?

    I have "collected" almost 20 coin-related books, thus far, including those Cherrypicker Guides shown above. More like "hoarding", kinda like my coin "collection"! But, since I had a job, family, life, I never devoted time to my hobbies, including reading all those books. Now that I'm retired, it's time to get reading! But, how does one find enough time to read all those books when you're reading the coin forums, and genealogy forums, and harmonica forums, and, and, and.....??? LOL!

    My Red Book is the 2004 edition. Anyone think I need an upgrade, or hasn't there been much change? I don't care about the pricing guides in it - can find that online.

    Rocking my "shiny-object-syndrome"!!!

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was one of my first books I picked up. Good stuff.

    Correction I actually picked up the 21 full red book and bought the 22 and 23 addendum. The big red book has way more data to look at.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s THE book to start out with!
    Have fun with this! :)

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some times. Some times people listen to our advice...........and it really is to their benefit.

    That book is THE thing to have.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,326 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    Its a good-bad thing. Lots of great info but now im finding more coins i like.

    This happens to everyone. The more you learn, the more things become interesting. Knowledge breeds interest.

    This is a good thing when you’re at a coin show. If you have many interests, there’s always something to buy! 😁

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    daltexdaltex Posts: 3,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Mega Red is too heavy for my hands to hold and takes up the place of 4 books in my library shelf. Gonna get rid of it for my new books.
    Jim

    I was of the opinion that Mega Red is especially valuable when it features a series in which you have a particular interest. Is that wrong? That is, is the additional information "worth" an extra book?

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