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Books on World Coins

yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 23, 2023 6:54AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

My US coin library is pretty deep across the board. Everything from grading, counterfeit detection, Buffs, Morgans, and IHC's.

Aside from the Krause publications, what are your favorite world coin resources?

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you start getting into specialties at this point. Like ancient coins or coins from the Middle Ages, colonial coins. Do you have a target area you’re interested in?

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thinking graded world gold or Silver Dollar equivalent.

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  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s an area I haven’t looked into much. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the sources are in non-English languages.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have to feel most countries have some book specializing in country or area.

    I have a couple by Charlton on Canada

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I heard about this cool book by a cool dude called 'By Weight, Not by Coyne - An Introduction to Chopmarked Coins'

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are hundreds of books available and dedicated to most areas. The World market is much more expansive than the US market so there isn’t one book to rule them all.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2023 12:52PM

    @yspsales said:
    Thinking graded world gold or Silver Dollar equivalent.

    How about books on Great Britain coinage. There are tons of books on that countries coinage.

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChopmarkedTrades said:
    I heard about this cool book by a cool dude called 'By Weight, Not by Coyne - An Introduction to Chopmarked Coins'

    From a third party, this truly is a fantastic book. While it is of course focusing on chopmarks, it gives an overview of the history and minting process of many, many silver coins from many parts of the world and time frames. It's a fantastically written and approachable book containing a lot of information about world coins before the reader needs to decide to drill down to a specific type or country (and get a more specific book)

    By Weight, Not by Coyne: An Introduction to Chopmarked Coins https://a.co/d/13qbrsm

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh crap... wrong area of forum

    Thanks for the information.

    Ebay is world coin book nirvana

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2023 12:52PM

    Mexico is pretty well covered same as many Latin American countries but the books can be hard to locate since many only had a few hundred published. If you have any questions just ask I can give you a list of books depending on the series. But like I said there may be none at the moment for sale.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2023 12:51PM

    Another interesting country is Russia with the roubles. I don't know of any books maybe someone here can help. The series I like the most are from Peter the great and up to later 1700's.

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,833 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For world crowns, a set of Davenport catalogs would be very useful.

    For world gold, Friedberg is a great start.

    Andy Lustig

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  • SametsSamets Posts: 107 ✭✭✭

    I dabble in Russian coinage from 1917 to 1991 and there are many excellent books but are all in Russian.

  • 1984worldcoins1984worldcoins Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are hundreds or even thousands of books and millions of coin types, 2500 years since coins are minted all around the world. I made a book about a hundred different coin types made for Isle of Man, a little island, ONLY IN 1984! So you must be more specific.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭

    @1984worldcoins said:
    There are hundreds or even thousands of books and millions of coin types, 2500 years since coins are minted all around the world. I made a book about a hundred different coin types made for Isle of Man, a little island, ONLY IN 1984! So you must be more specific.

    I’m confused. Tell me more about your Isle of Man book. What does 1984 has to do with it?

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