Recommended referrence material.

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  1. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    The Red Book has the best info, but the prices listed are not reliable due to the present fluctuating silver & gold market.

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  3. Exchequer

    Exchequer Buffalo Hunter

    The Blue Book has wholesale prices, in other words what you might expect a dealer to give you if you wanted to sell. The Red Book is retail prices. But as mentioned above, their prices are out of date at publication.
  4. Taylor101

    Taylor101 New Member

    I hate this: I want to buy like 1,000$ in coin books for reference but only have like $5!!!!! :smile
  5. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    For coin references, do not forget your local library. Its not the best since you cannot keep it, but there are tons of books on coins that are great educational reads. They are usually scarce at your local library, but with interlibrary loan they can be obtained.

    I would list, for "fun reads" for coin collecting, would be; many books by Bowers, Frank Robinson's "Confessions of a Numismatic Fanatic", and generally any book on a specific series you are interested in.

    Libraries are still a great boon, even in the internet age.


    P.S. Yes I know I am responding to a necro'ed thread, but thought it would help.
  6. Taylor101

    Taylor101 New Member

    Thanks! I have already checked out the whole library's stock on Numistmatic related items!
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Buy the condensed versions that have only the front and back covers.

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  9. Ben E

    Ben E New Member

    Its a joke silly :p
  10. Taylor101

    Taylor101 New Member

    Awwww!!!! I see!
  11. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Taylor - save your money and join the ANA. As a member you'll have access to the entire ANA Library and they'll mail the books right to your door.
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  12. Taylor101

    Taylor101 New Member

    I am...I was roll searching from fremont to la.....hehe
  13. Heblye

    Heblye New Member

    i find the forum is not bad. at the star, i visit just want to find a answer for my need, but now i find here is a good place for answer and question.

  14. vlaha

    vlaha Respect. The. Hat.

    I'd say the best single volume book on US coin collecting is QDB's "The Expert's Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins". In my opinion this is a book that every beginner should have as it contains massive amounts of history and overviews of most US coin series. It also has sections on cleaning(a.k.a. NOT cleaning), proper coin handling, and coin show etiquette.
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  15. DJman

    DJman New Member

    +POG That is a (NICE!) Franklin Half dollar in the picture.
  16. DJman

    DJman New Member

    So that means me ...Ok, I will buy the book. I need a good reference book anyway. I have many pennies that seem to have errors , some I know are errors. Some I am not sure.
  17. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    If you wish to have the best book on identifying known errors on small cents, (proper term), I would instead recommend The Cherrypickers Guide, Vol I. Vol I goes up to I think dimes, and Vol II everything else. Its the best reference for identifying errors and varieties sir. The QDB book is a great, informative book on US coinage and history, but not for your purpose.
  18. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Wish I bought that one first as well.
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  19. vlaha

    vlaha Respect. The. Hat.

  20. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    My reply was too vague...I mean I wish I bought Q. David Bowers' The Expert's Guide to Collecting and Investing in Rare Coins.
  21. uchihadesendent

    uchihadesendent collector and seller

    about this book

    The complete encyclopedia of Colonial and US Coins

    what is date date range of the colonial coins and how many pages of colonial coins are there? because I considering getting this book

    example (1778-1820)
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