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Got The Us Redbook, What For World Coins?

 
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 Posted 12/21/2016  02:11 am Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I received my 2017 RedBook today and couldn't be happier with the layout and info. My question is about world coins as I have a good amount of them. Is there a good beginning reference for World Coins that includes ID, composition and general value?

I saw the RedBook Modern World guide and from other posts have seen the Krause Catalogues recommended (but they're a little pricey compared to the $15 World RedBook).

Thoughts and/or suggestions?
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 Posted 12/21/2016  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Get a used Krause that is not necessarily the most current one. Those can be had very cheaply. The composition, mintage, size, weight, etc will be the same in the new book and the older book for the coins listed. As for values - I would suggest not using the book (any reference) to value your coins. Those are high and well out of date by the time the material is published and made it to the bookshelf. Try using sold searches on various auction companies to determine a more accurate value (as well as trend) on a coin.

However, you also mention you like the layout of the RedBook, and that also is important. Get the one you are comfortable with otherwise you may find frustration in using a particular book and then feel the need to buy another.
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 Posted 12/21/2016  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A used Krause world coins is the best bet if you don't want to spend too much. Almost all coin shops will have some old ones and they are usually very happy to sell them for $10-$20.

Note that if you are having one shipped to you, the cost of postage can be more than a used book would cost.

Also be sure to get the dates for the catalog you are looking for, because Krause has issued guides for specific periods, such as 1701-1800, instead of for "newer" coins.
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Krause often has sales. I would pick-up the digital version if you want to make even less expensive. I just looked 2016 1901-2000 (last year's model) was $33 with shipping of $4.
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Check out the Whitman Publishers Web Site. lots and lots of books to think about.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. To start with I found a good shape 2010 Krause for 20th-Century coins (which is the majority of what I have) for $7.39, free shipping on eBay.
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