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23 Apr 2018

Red Book Review

Library | NumisMATist

For my first book review, I will do the basic numismatic book that almostevery numismatist has; the red book! This book is updated yearly and is published by Whitman Publishing. I would definitely, one hundred percent recommend this book to any collector, beginner or advanced. This book has info and price info for EVERY US coin ever produced (excluding some errors and varieties.) This book has all of the basic info to help collectors understand the coins they have and want. It also has price info to help prevent younger collectors from being ripped off. If you have one of the better versions of it, the book has colored, beautiful pictures of every coin described in it. On top of the regular US coins, it goes in-depth into pattern coins, territorial coins, colonial coins, tokens, Hawaii/Territory coinage, and much, much more. For SURE if you are a numismatist you NEED this book.

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09 Apr 2018

Aaron Feldman:"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin"

Library | Michael Marotta

BUY THE BOOK BEFORE THE COIN headlined an advertisement in the March 1966 issue of The Numismatist. Aaron R. Feldman offered 25 titles, some of which were classics then as now: Sheldon, Beistle, and Bolender. Don Taxay's book on counterfeits (1964) was a new addition to our knowledge base. The Friedberg family was still in its first generation with Paper Money of the United States.

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03 Apr 2018

New Deluxe Red Book Being Delivered Today!

Library | Mike Burns

Hi everyone. Well today is the day I have been waiting for My Deluxe Red Book is being delivered today and I can't wait. I got hooked on them with the very first issue. This book is for 2019 and will feature dimes. Every year they go up in denomination. They have a paragraph on every dime. Half dimes mercury all of them. They have marvelous stories about everything going on in the hobby. Now some complained that the binding broke. I have not have that happen. It's fifteen hundred pages so I lay it on a table. It is heavy so if your not careful with it it might. I have learned different things from this series. For instance the So Called Dollars. I knew they were out there but didn't realize some were worth a nice price. The designs were different but I enjoyed them. I'm not a salesman like anything else in this hobby you buy which what ever book fits you and what you like. I just like this one. Anytime I can get more information I will get it. This book provides it for me. So it's that time of year again I suggest you order your Red Book when your ready. I was originally expecting next week. When I received the email it made my day. So order your favorite book from your favorite place. I don't say were I buy mine or the price. Like I said I don't force any place or book on anyone. It's the one your comfortable with and enjoy. So go to it get your favorite book early. I always have enjoyed the Red Book no matter what one I buy. There's alot of work that goes into that book and I try and take advantage of it. If I pick up a few things I will be happy. I know I will pick up more than that. Enjoy and buy the book before the coin. And down below there it is with 335 pages on Dimes! Click on Picture started to look already. Enjoy. Mike.

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28 Feb 2018

Love your Library

Library | CoinLady

One of the biggest benefits of ANA membership is access to the Library.

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07 Jan 2018

trying to contact lending library

Library | user_51858

What exactly do I need to do to contact the Lending Library?

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24 Dec 2017

Below The Pictures Say It All The Best To All

Library | Mike Burns

Hi. I'm not writing a blog today but posting a picture and a very special article that says it all. The very best to all of you. Yes Virgina There is Santa Claus!

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07 Dec 2017

OBSOLETE PAPER MONEY 1782-1866

Library | Longstrider

This book is a must have for anybody that is interested in collecting or studying obsolete paper currency between the years 1782-1866. It is written by Q. David Bowers with a forward by the late Eric P. Newman. These men are two of the greatest numismatists to have lived, in my opinion. They both are personal heroes of mine. The passing of Mr. Newman was a sad day for our hobby. This book takes us back through a time when our country had more than 100,000 different combinations of denomination and design for circulating notes at one time. It was so bad, that banks and merchants handling money, had books and pamphlets with hundreds of pages telling them how to identify counterfeits and value guides of all the different currencies. The first chapter covers Early American Paper Money. It ends on chapter 21 with Obsolete Bank Notes: A State-by-State-Guide.

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05 Sep 2017

The American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology Book Review

Library | The Coin Student

Now with this book over 25 years old, it is interesting to look back on the state of our great hobby with the perspective from the 90's. The Dynamic duo Carl W.A. Carlson and Michael J. Hodder team up to write a book on what the hobby looked like back in 91'. And if you ask me, things were pretty good back in 91'. Well, except that the Numismatist was not in color, sixteen years of coins that we have today were not minted at that moment in time and I was not born yet either. A great book for anyone inquiring on the history of our great hobby.

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