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2000 standard catalog of world coins
Krause, Chester L.
Personal Author:
2000 edition, twenty-seventh edition.
Publication Information:
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
1944 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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CJ76 .K7 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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More than a million real-world coin prices make this catalog one of the best selling coin references available. Now in it's 27th edition, this book boasts a whopping 47,000 photos. Every level of collecting interest will find the pricing useful for making informed purchases and assisting in identifying world coin trends.

Complete coverage of world coins and commemorative issues by date and mint since 1901 represents more than 570 coin-issuing authorities. No other world coin book covers such a breadth of information in such detail.

This comprehensive global encyclopedia also includes vital reference material for all collectors such as foreign exchange rates, identification charts, a complete how-to-use tutorial, coin size chart by millimeters, and a guide to international numerics. Over 56 pages of essential background information gives world numismatists the necessary tools for successful collecting.

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Library Journal Review

Prior to its 24th edition, this "standard" for identifying world coins from the late 18th century to the present consisted of one volume. Now part of a 4300-page four-volume series, this title covers only the 20th century, with its three companion volumes covering 1600-1899. This change was necessitated by the sheer amount of additional information provided by hundreds of contributing specialists, the proliferation of commemorative issues by Third World nations, and the expanded time frame. Following a 50-page user's guide to content, grading conditions, attribution aids, dating systems, and so on, the coins are arranged alphabetically by current government entity, from lowest to highest denominations. Catalog numbers are given a Krause-Mishler designation or one based on a standard reference (e.g., R.S. Yeoman). Dates of issue are separately listed under obverse and reverse photos (actual size) and include mintage, metallic contents, weights, notes on varieties, and current retail value in up to four grades of condition. Part of a large coin's reverse may be overlaid by the obverse photo, but this is less of a problem for identification than the small minority of photos that do not adequately illustrate details due to exposure. Recommended as a comprehensive reference source for both novice and experienced numismatists in both public and academic collections.ÄStanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.