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Values for all UK mainland coins from 1760 – 1970 in up to 5 different states of preservation. With this book as your guide and the knowledge you will gain, you can value your existing collection (the assistance of The Standard Guide to Grading British coins is also recommended), or purchase new coins without potentially paying too much for them.
This almost full-colour book* lists all known major varieties for every coin type, as well as mintage numbers where recorded for each date. It really is the best value A5 (21 x 14.8cm) paperback book a coin collector could own. And also has a firm following with boot-salers, antique dealers, auctioneers, metal detectorists, historians, and anyone who is likely to encounter or be fascinated by the British pre-decimal coinage.
* Some of the images are black and white (greyscale) as they originate from older publications. Note that the current page pictures shown here are from the previous edition.
Tane McManus –
Great overview book that is very well priced and contains all the information you need. It’s cheap price ensures you are not spending a fortune on information that is worth it. Clearly set out and well illustrated including colour photos and nice information about some of the bigger and more well known errors and varieties. The other pluses being mintage numbers and pricing that seems more realistic than the other more expensive catalogues out there.
One downfall is many of us less professional collectors will find many of their more recent and baser metal British coins will not be priced (eg: Most KGVI and Lizzies only have value in EF or more, so your usual F/VF stuff will be scrap value only!). Also apart from 1 or 2 rarities, the lowest prices are for fine and Kiwis like me find the Fair grading a bit hard as we are used to G and VG. Still for the price it is totally worth it.
Also bear in mind, this is a cheaper pulication and you get what you pay for, soft cover and cheapish paper – but just take care of the book – don’t throw it, dog ear it etc. Yet this is a plus as you can use it as the take it anyway pocket book, when you are buying coins to make sure you don’t buy the same coin twice or are not being ripped off by a seller.