Your favorite Coin Book

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  1. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for different Coin books to read....yes, I collect those too.. haha. Aside from the Red Book that we all know and love whats your favorite coin book? The latest one that I purchased is below in the photo....my favorite so far. 20200726_222722.jpg
     
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I enjoy books that delve into the historic background like Roger W. Burdette's From Mine to Mint and Robert R. Van Ryzin's Crime of 1873: The Comstock Connection. ~ Chris
     
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  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    The book I grab most often is the Red Book (mine is a 2018).
    Everything since 1964 I'm not particularly knowledgeable about so I have to check the facts so I don't put my foot in my mouth.
     
  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am like @kanga ..... I have accumulated a number of numismatic resource books. But my Redbook is always close at hand.
     
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  6. Long Beard

    Long Beard Active Member

    While I have many, many in my library it's tough to pick a favorite. From Mine to Mint by Roger Burdette is a fascinating read about the early minting process. Early Half Dollar Die Varieties by Al. C. Overton an excellent reference source on the series. To name a few, and nearly all first editions. But my go to is Coin World's Making The Grade, an extremely detailed guide for grading raw.
     
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  8. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    I'm reading From Mine to Mint but it's awfully dense, academic, and scholarly for me! I think I need a cartoon version of how coins are made, LOL!
     
  9. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    How does Making the Grade compare to the ANA Grading Guide, if you are familiar with that one? I have the latter. Any reason to also have the former?
     
  10. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    Any magazines you like?
     
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  11. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    Speaking of the Red Book, do you any of you use the Mega Red Book? It's pretty awesome! More detail about each coin type, larger photos, higher graded prices, etc.
     
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  12. cpm9ball

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    Roger is very detail-oriented, and it helps him because he lives just outside of Washington, D.C. with access to the National Archives.

    On the other hand, Van Ryzin's "The Crime of 1873" is a very "slow" read because it is loaded with ton's of footnotes. ~ Chris
     
  13. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Roger's books are also filled with lots of footnotes, for which I am thankful, they contain a ton of extra information. And I'm glad he uses footnotes instead of endnotes. When you run into a note indication in the text it is a heck of a lot easier to drop to the bottom of the page to read it instead of flipping to the back of the book and tracking it down.
     
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  14. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    My favorite, outside of the Red Book, is A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars by Quite. David Bowers, sixth edition. It was the second book I bought, and I like it because for each year there is a capsule review of what's going on in America that year.
     
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  15. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I don't know. Favorite to me denotes a book that I would sit down and read, while "Most used coin book" is a reference book that I use consistently. The "Most used" for me is the Red Book, Large Print Edition. I keep it next to my chair and refer to it often, especially after reading CT as someone will bring up some coin I know little or nothing about. For enjoyment, it has to be The Authoritative Reference on Buffalo Nickels, by Wexler, Pope and Flynn.
     
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  16. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    "Coins" and "Coin World" are my favorite magazines....if you consider Coin World a magazine
     
  17. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Red Book of Patterns
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    There are a number of great books on various topics but my go to book is the R. S. Yeoman Red Book.
     
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  19. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Although there are a lot of reference books my favorite is the Mega Red Book secondly would be my subscriptions to Numismatic News,Coins, and United States Coins Price Guide Red Book. I only purchase the Mega Red Book every other year simply because it takes more than a year to create the newest version. Hope it helps good luck be safe wear a mask!
     
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  20. Rick B

    Rick B Well-Known Member

    Coins magazine?
    How about Coin World magazine?
    I'm looking to subscribe to a coin mag, besides the NN which I have already.
     
  21. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Living in Europe I come across more World coins than US so this gets more use than the red book. It has a comprehensive US section, is 8cm thick with over 2300 pages and 50,000 FULL SIZE coin images
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