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Help us update the Numismatic Reference List!

Here's a challenge for the whole community: 


Over in the Getting Started section, we have a numismatic reference list that has lived on Money.org for quite a while. It's a good list, but it's a little stale (it was put together many years ago) and a little incomplete (it's mostly U.S. coins with a few world coins). 


Here's your challenge -- start a thread for the area of your choice (ancients, world coins, exonumia, etc. etc.) and list books you believe would be most useful to someone just starting out in your particular area of expertise. We'll pull the suggestions together here at HQ and update that list as y'all add content below. 

4 years ago

Hi,

 I'm not sure this is the spot to recommend a reference book, but here goes.
Buffalo Coins: America's Favorite.  The American Bison On Coins, Tokens, Medals and Paper Money.    By Q. David Bowers  2014

4 years ago

And by "start a thread," I mean leave a reply here. :)

4 years ago

Of course, everyone needs a copy of the Red Book in their library. Aside from that, everyone should have a copy of the latest edition and volumes of the Cherrypickers' Guide (these books are available from Whitman Pub.) There are so many good die varieties out there, and YN's especially could stand to do very well in this area, if you're willing to do the homework (trust me, I'm a teacher! lol) Everyone who collects coins is some type of cherrypicker, whether you realize it or not; comes in many forms!

4 years ago

I accept the challenge.  I send a list of good books in my library in a few days.

4 years ago

I would say deifinetley the Red Book, Coin Collecting 101 by Alan Herbert, The Everything Guide to Coin Collecting by Richard Giedroyc, and for YN's, Coin Collecting for Kids by Alan Herbert.

4 years ago

4 years ago

As a side to type collecting and theme sets, I love to collect Morgan Dollars. I have several volumes in my own personal library covering Morgan Dollars and I recommend them all. The first of the Morgan Dollar books I recommend is "A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars" by Q. David Bowers. Many refer to this book as the bible of Morgan Dollars. The second is like the first and it's "The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook" by Wayne Miller. This book is out of print but you can still get copies through Amazon and E-Bay. Interestingly, Q. David Bowers quotes Wayne Miller's very informative book in his own book. The next book is a relatively new book by Micheal "Miles" Standish and is entitled "Morgan Dollar, America's Love Affair With a Legendary Coin". Even though this next book isn't about Morgan Dollars per-se, it provides an in depth look into coining in the 19th century when the bulk of the Morgan Dollars were minted. That book is entitled, "From Mine to Mint" by Roger W Burdette and I whole heartily recommend it to anyone interested in the minting process during the 19th century. With this post, I am posting the covers of three of my books.

Gary

4 years ago

Forgot a great one: United States Pattern Coins by Whitman Pub.

4 years ago

For Flying Eagle and Indian cents:


The Guide Book of Flying eagle and Indian cents, 2nd ed, By Rick Snow
The Enthusiast's Guide to Flying Eagle and Indian Cents, By Q. David Bowers
The Flying Eagle and Indian Cent Attribution Guide, 3rd ed. by Rick Snow

4 years ago
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