Discussion in 'World Coins' started by thomas mozzillo, Nov 26, 2019.
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Bull, I'd say.
I have a couple of editions of Spinks, buying one every 10 years or so. It's similar in concept to the Redbook but with pricing for fewer grades (which isn't a problem IMO). It also covers coins much earlier than the 19th century. I never looked up anything post-Geo V, so I can't comment on modern issues, but overall, it's a nice, general reference to have in the library and I believe it's reasonably priced
The Spink book is printed each year - Philip Skingley version is from years back, Emma Howard is current, so go for that.
There are still two books to consider by Spink: the pre-decimal one for everything from Iron age up to ~1970; and the decimal one for everything since 1971. For your 19th and 20th century silver the first one is the one you need, and go for the 2020 printing as that is the latest. (British circulation coins stopped having silver from 1947, so you won't need the decimal book unless you are into modern silver proof coins.)
Although they update every year, it is probably only worth getting a new one every 5 years or so as not much changes for these older coins each year.
The Bull book on Silver coins (English Coins since 1649) is a lot more specialised - if you are into collecting varieties then you need that one.
Thank you. Should be a great ride. Just looked at Great Britain Trade Dollars and found so many Chinese counterfeits listed on eBay. It seems as bad as the counterfeit US Trade Dollars.
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