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World Coin Catalogs and Books about coins - You want to know the value of your coin?

If you don't know the value of your coins and if you have a lot of coins for which you want to determine the value the best way is to buy one of the following catalogs, which can be ordered if you click at the links:
Standard Catalog of German Coins : 1501 to Present Standard Catalog of German Coins: 1501 to Present
Author: George S. Cuhaj  with current values.

In this book you find the values of all German coins since the year 1501!

Every serious collector of German coins needs this book.

2011 North American Coins & Prices

Prices are rising sharply for U.S. coins, and the collectors need to keep up on present values with the most respected resource for updated pricing, North American Coins & Prices. This extensive reference offers collectors complete listings and prices for all U.S. coins, as well as listings and prices for Canadian and Mexican issues.

Coin collectors can always spot a good deal, so it's no wonder the three-in-one North American Coins & Prices is a top choice. Not limited by boundaries, more fellow collectors are expanding their collecting efforts beyond geographic definitions. With 45,000+ listings for the earliest of coins to the most modern from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, this book helps you define or refine your collecting interest. With updated values in up to 11 conditions and more than 3,000 illustrations, this new edition provides you with three complete references for the price of one.

  • More than 45,000 coin listings including U.S. Colonial issues to modern sets, Mexico Cob coinage to modern bullion, and complete coverage of Canadian coins
  • Current values - in up to 11 grades, for reliable assessment of collections
  • More than 3,000 detailed photos and illustrations for easy and accurate identification
  • Complete coverage of all North American coins gives collectors a one-stop source for researching coins
  • 648 pages

2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001 to Date

  • Covers all world coins from 2001 to date, including popular collector coins and sets, hundreds of new issues for African nations, complete 21st century European listings, bi-metallic and tri-metallic coins, and transportation commemoratives
  • Current values
  • Contains detailed listings that aid collectors in making smart purchases and maintaining accurate collections
  • Offers collectors 5,000 detailed images to use in easily identifying coins
  • 90,000 listings
  • 600 pages

2011 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901 - 2000

  • More than 1,000,000 up-to-date prices on world coins of the twentieth century (1901 - 2000).
  • about 50,000 clear photos for simple identification and grading assistance.
  • Only world coin book of its kind 
  • Current values
  • 2304 pages
Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 
(6th Ed)
Paperback - 1248 pages 6th edition (December 2009)
You get the values of all official coins of the whole world which were published 1801-1900. 

With current values!

Standard Catalog of World Coins : Eighteenth Century, 1701-1800 
(5th Ed)
Paperback - 1344 pages 5th edition (December 2010)
You get the values of all official coins of the whole world which were published 1701-1800. 

With current values!

Standard Catalog of World Coins
Seventeenth Century, 1601-1700 
(4th Ed)
Paperback - 1296 pages (December 2008)
You get the values of all official coins of the whole world which were published 1601-1700. 

With current values!

Photograde: A Photographic Grading Encyclopedia for United States Coins
by James F. Ruddy
The single most useful book you can own to learn the essentials of coin grading, Photograde was designated in 1972 as an Official Grading Guide by the American Numismatic Association. Photograde is:
  • designed for beginner and advanced graders alike
  • illustrates every regular issue U.S. coin type from 1793 to date
  • contains more than 1000 coin photographs, many enlarged to show details. Both obverse and reverse pictures of every grade for every coin listed
  • uses easy-to-understand terms and grading descriptions
  • includes special chapters on counterfeits and Colonial coins, and how to grade, clean, and store coins 

2009 Redbook a Guide Book of US Coins R. S. Yeoman's 2009 Redbook a Guide Book of Us Coins (Guide Book of United States Coins)

A Guide Book of United States Coins enters its 62nd year with no sign of slowing down! Americans nationwide look to this one-volume library to tell them how rare their coins are and how much they re worth. Collectors rely on it for its full-color photographs and detailed technical data. The Red Book covers the history and values of colonial and early American coins, half cents through silver dollars and gold, commemoratives, Proof and Mint sets, errors, Civil War tokens, territorial gold, state quarters, Presidential dollars, and other U.S. coins, with practical essays on grading, investing, auctions, and more. Pricing for more than 6,000 individual coins More than 700 full color photographs Updated values, mintages, and auction records Expanded coverage of commemoratives, sets, and other coins
New state quarters and Presidential dollars

The Everything Coin Collecting Book: All You Need to Start Your Collection And Trade for Profit

Are you one of the 125 million coin collectors in the United States? Whether you're a beginner or an avid collector, The Everything Coin Collecting Book is your accessible reference for this exciting and profitable hobby. Written by a well-known numismatic authority, this is only authoritative guide written in an approachable style for every reader.

Read The Everything Coin Collecting Book and you'll learn about:

  • Starting and maintaining a collection
  • Coin terminology
  • Grading and authenticating coins
  •  Rarity and coin values

Covering it all-from starting a collection, to selling and trading like a pro-this is the all-in-one guide you need to maintain a successful collection and trade for profit.

Standard Catalog Of World Gold Coins: Platinum and Palladium issues included (Standard Catalog of World Gold Coins) With over 1,200 pages, this hardcover volume covers gold coins, date-by-date, from the 1500s to present, including palladium, platinum and off-metal sister issues. Complete date/mint listings, actual weights, current values in five grades of condition, along with crisp obverse and reverse photos help make this extraordinary volume the most desired coin reference available.
Hardcover: 1218 pages
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Bowers Series: A Guide Book of Peace Dollars

A Guide Book of Peace Dollars is the 13th entry in Whitman's Bowers Series of numismatic references. It covers every date and mintmark of America's last 90% silver dollar, which began as a commemorative of peace after the tribulations of World War One. The book also studies the mysterious 1964-D Peace Dollar, as well as proofs, patterns, trial pieces, errors and misstrikes, countermarks, die varieties, and famous collections. Full Color, Softcover, 288 Pages, Fully Indexed.

The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2009 The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values is an indispensable reference book for anyone seeking the answer to the age-old question: ‘What’s it worth?’ Novice and expert alike will find it easy to use and packed with valuable information. And unlike other price guides, such as the ‘red book,’ this one truly tells it like it is: Its value listings accurately reflect the real market.” —John Albanese, founder, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
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