Manole19's Blog

14 Jan 2017

Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989

Coins-United States | Manole19

Heres is the link if anyone wants to look over this great book.
Not everyone has the money to invest in it.
Altough I agree with Mike,on this. 
Buy the Book Before the Coin.




Level 5

Seems like a great reference book. Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

I have checked out that book as well. It's very cool and an amazing reference book in deed.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

the book is a little outdated but i will check it out of the library first before buying it


Level 6

Borrowed that from that ANA library. Great reference book.

That's a big book and it's expensive based on my budget for books. I'll have to stick with The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins for now.

It's been said that Breen put in a lot of stuff which was unverified in this book, but what ha been verified is well worth it. Breen was a 'character" and you just have to accept it. Would like to someone like Q. David Bowers go over it with a fine tooth comb and update it. I'd buy a revised edition in a heartbeat.


Level 7

The book is good to a point. It is outdated. Just get the red book mega red they made 487 million of them in San Francisco that year. They put major varieties in the book not small ones. Once in a while up you will see one. That's why you need a book on trade dollers Tuesday email the library they will send you a book on what your looking for. Make sure you tell them what your looking for. After you find what your looking for you send it back.

Michael Kittle

Level 4

It's a great book, but much of the information is outdated and some of it should be taken with a grain of salt too... not a bad starting point when looking up coins or a series of coins, but to ensure you have the latest and accurate information, you should consult a more current source that focuses on that particular area of coins.


Level 6

This is a great book to have in your library.

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