Various Coin Collection Books You May Want To Purchase

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Various Coin Collection Books You May Want To Purchase

If coin collecting is a hobby of yours, it is vital you look into the many different coin collection books that are on the market.  Whether you are looking for price guides, reference books, or basic information on how to become an expert collector, there are books out there for you.  So what are some of the top books for you to look into?

The first book you will want to look at is the 2009 version of The Official Red Book, A Guide Book of United States Coins.  This is a book that is revised annually so that you can stay up to date with all of your coins.  This is a terrific book as it is positioned for the beginner as well as the advanced collector. 

It includes full illustrated color pictures of each type of U.S. coin that has ever been made.  In addition, it has the average retail price guide for every U.S. coin that spans from 1616 to the present.  If you are a collect, this book has been considered the Bible of this industry.

Next on the list of coin collection books to purchase is The Official Blue Book, Handbook of United States Coins.  This to is revised annually so that you know what is going on with your coins.  The 2009 version is the 65th edition and it is filled with information you need to know.  Some things you will pick up with this book is information on grading and collecting tips, complete mintage records, important historical information, and all of the latest average dealer buying prices for coins since 1616.

For a more general book you may want to look at CherryPickers’ Guide.  Within this book you will also find important information pertaining the value of coins, rarity, interest factors, and cross reference listing numbers.  You will also receive information on important chapters on the Minting Process and the Classification of Doubled dies.

The last book to look at is ANA Grading Standards.  This is a comprehensive book that is extremely easy to follow and use.  You can quickly learn how to grade coins accurately and efficiently.  This is used by numerous collectors, dealers and investors all around the world.

Whether you are a die-hard collector or someone that has an interest in coin collecting, you may want to look into purchasing some coin collection books.  Many of the books listed in this article are revised annually so that you can keep up with everything going on in the industry. 

 

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