Numismatic Reference List

(Reprinted with Permission)

The following list of numismatic reference material was compiled primarily by Brandon Kelley of Anaconda Rare Coins and the members of the Collector's Universe (PCGS) forums. It is by no means a complete numismatic reference list, yet one that many collectors will find useful.

US Coins - General
-Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of US and Colonial Coins, Walter Breen, (1988).
-The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection, John Dannreuther, (2004).
-The Official ANA Grading Standards for United States Coins, Kenneth Bressett, (2005).
-2008 Guide Book of United States Coins (The Redbook), R.S. Yeoman, (2008).

Half Cents
American Half Cents-The "Little Half Sisters", Roger Cohen, (1982).
Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857, Walter Breen, (1983).

Large Cents - Early Dates (1793-1814)
-Penny Whimsy, William H. Sheldon, (1959).
-United States Large Cents 1793-1814, William C. Noyes, (1991).

Large Cents -Middle Dates (1816-1839)
-United States Copper Cents 1816-1857, Howard Newcomb, (1944).
-United States Large Cents 1816-1839, by William C. Noyes, (1991).
-The Cent Book: 1816-1839, John D. Wright, (1992).

Large Cents - Late Dates (1839-1857)
United States Copper Cents 1816-1857, Howard Newcomb, (1944).
-The Die Varieties of United States Large Cents 1840-1857 - John R. Grellman, Jr., (2001).

Flying Eagle and Indian Cents (1856-1909)
-Enthusiast's Guide to Flying Eagle and Indian Cent, Q. David Bowers, (1996).
-Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide 1856-1858, Richard Snow, (2003).
-A Guide Book of Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents, Richard Snow, (2006).

LincolnCents (1909-Date)
-The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents, John Wexler and Kevin Flynn, (1996). 
-The RPM Book: Second Edition, Lincoln Cents, James Wiles, (1997). 
-The Standard Guide to the Lincoln Cent, Dr. Sol Taylor, (1999). 
-Looking Through Lincoln Cents, Charles D. Daughtrey, (2005).
-The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David W. Lange, (2005).

Two Cents
-The Two Cent Piece and Varieties, Myron Kliman, (1977).
Longacre's Two Cent Piece Die Varieties & Errors, Frank Leone, (1991).
-Getting Your Two Cents Worth, Kevin Flynn, (1994).

Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
-The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels, Kevin Flynn and Edward Fletcher,
(2005).

Half Dimes (1794-1873)
-The United States Half Dimes, D.W. Valentine, (1931).
-The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dimes. Al Blythe, (1992).
-Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837, Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey, (1998).

Shield Five Cents (Nickels) (1866-1883)
-The Shield Five Cent Series, Edward Fletcher, (1994).
-The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels, G. Peters and C. Mohon, (1995).

LibertyHead Five Cents (Nickels) (1883-1913)
-The Complete Guide to Shield and Liberty Head Nickels, G. Peters and C. Mohon, (1995).
-Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels, Kevin Flynn, (1999).

Indian Head (or Buffalo) Five Cents (Nickels) (1913-1938)
The Complete Guide to Buffalo Nickels, David Lange, (1992).
-Treasure Hunting Buffalo Nickels, John Wexler, Kevin Flynn, and Ron Pope, (1999).

Jefferson Head Five Cents (Nickels) (1938-Date)
-The Jefferson Nickel Analyst, Bernard A. Nagengast, (1979).
-The Best of the Jefferson Nickel Doubled Die Varieties, John Wexler, (2002).

Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Early United States Dimes 1796-1837, David Davis, et al., (1984).

Seated Liberty Ten Cents (Dimes) (1837-1891)
The Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Dimes 1837-1891, Kamal Ahwash,
(1977).
The Complete Guide to Seated Liberty Dimes, Brian Greer, (1992).

Barber Ten Cents (Dimes) (1892-1916)
-The Complete Guide to Barber Dimes, David Lawrence, (1991).
-The Authoritative Reference on Barber Dimes, Kevin Flynn, (2004).

"Mercury Head" Ten Cents (Dimes) (1916-1945)
-The Complete Guide to Mercury Dimes, David Lange, (1993).

Roosevelt Head Ten Cents (Dimes) (1946-Date)
-The Authoritative Reference on Roosevelt Dimes, Kevin Flynn, (2001).

Draped Bust Quarter Dollars (1796-1807)
-The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838, A.W. Browning, (1977).

Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars (1838-1891)
-The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of U.S. Liberty Seated Quarters, Larry Briggs, (1991).

Barber Quarter Dollars (1892-1916)
-The Complete Guide to Barber Quarters, David Lawrence, (1989).

Standing Liberty Quarter Dollars (1916-1930)
-Standing Liberty Quarters, J.H. Cline, (1976).
-Standing Liberty Quarters: Varieties and Errors, Robert Knauss, (2004).

Washington Head Quarter Dollars (1932-Date)
-The Complete Guide to Washington quarters, John Feigenbaum, (1994).
-The Best of the Washington quarter Doubled Dies- John Wexler and Kevin Flynn, (1999).
-A Guide Book of Washington and Statehood Quarters, Q. David Bowers, (2006).

Early Half Dollars (1794-1836)
-Early Half Dollar Die Varieties, Al Overton (Third Edition Edited by Don Parsley), (1990).
-The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars, Glenn Peterson, M.D., (2004).
-Bust Half Fever, Glenn Peterson, M.D., (2006).

Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
-The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert, (1993).

Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
-The Complete Guide to Barber Halves, David Lawrence, (1991).

Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)

-Walking Liberty Half Dollar, Dean F. Howe, (1989).

-The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Bruce Fox, (1993).

-Treasure Hunting Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Kevin Flynn and Brian Raines (2001).

Franklin Head Half Dollars (1948-1963)
-The Franklin Half Dollar,Lyman L. Allen, (1983).
-The Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars, Rick Tomaska, (2002).

Kennedy Head Half Dollars (1964-Date)
-The Kennedy Half Dollar Book by James Wiles, PhD, (1998).

Early Dollars (1794-1804)

The United States Early Silver Dollars from 1794 to 1803, M. H. Bolender, (1982).
Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars, Q David Bowers, (1993).

Seated Liberty Dollars and Trade Dollars (1836-1885)
-Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars, Q David Bowers, (1993).
-The Liberty Seated Dollar 1840-1873,Weimar White, (1985).

Morgan and Peace One Dollar (Silver) (1878-1935)

-The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of U.S. Morgan and Peace Dollars, Leroy Van Allen and George Mallis, (1992).

Eisenhower Head One Dollar (1971-1978)

-The Authoritative Reference on Eisenhower Dollars- John Wexler, Bill Crawford, and Kevin Flynn, (1998).

United StatesGold

United States Gold Coins: An Analysis of Auction Records (Volumes I-VI) David W. Akers, (1976).

-United States Gold Coins. An Illustrated History. Q. David Bowers, (1982).
-Early US Gold Coin Varieties, John Dannreuther and Harry Bass, Jr., (2006).

Commemorative Coins
An Illustrated History of U.S. Commemorative Coinage, Don Taxay, (1967).
Commemorative Coins of the US, A Complete Encyclopedia, David Bowers, (1991).
Commemorative Coins of the United States, Anthony J. Swiatek, (2001).

 

Pattern Coins

-United States Pattern Coins, Andrew Pollock, (1994).

-United States Pattern Coins: Complete Source for History, Rarity, and Values, J. Hewitt Judd, M.D. (edited by Q. David Bowers), (2003).

Error Coins and Varieties

-The Error Coin Encyclopedia,Arnold Margolis and Fred Weinberg, (2004).

-The Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Varieties of United States Coins (Volumes I and II), Bill Fivaz and JT Stanton, (2006).

Ancient Coins

-Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) (10 Volumes), Various Authors, Various Release Dates.

-British Museum Catalog (BMC) Coins of the Roman Empire (Volumes I-VI), Various Authors, Various Release Date.

-Roman Coins and their Values (Volumes I-III with Volume IV in preparation), David Sear, (2002).

-British Museum Catalog (BMC) Greek(Volumes I-XXIX), Various Authors, Various Release Dates.

-Greek Coins and their Values (Volumes I-II), David Sear, (1979).

-Byzantine Coins and Their Values, David Sear, (2000).


World Coin References

-2008 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 2001-Date, Colin R. Bruce II and Thomas Michael, (2007).

-2007 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901-2000, Colin R. Bruce II and Thomas Michael, (2006).

-Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801-1900, Colin R. Bruce II and Thomas Michael, (2006).

-Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1701-1800, Colin R. Bruce II, Thomas Michael, and George Cuhaj, (2007).

-Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1601-1700,Chester Krause, Clifford Mishler, and Colin R. Bruce II, (2003).

-Charlton's Standard Catalog of Canadian Coins, W.K. Cross, (2007).

- Coins of England and the United Kingdom2006, Spink, (2005).