- Series: 2nd ed
- Paperback: 1032 pages
- Publisher: Krause Pubns Inc; 2nd edition (September 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087341652X
- ISBN-13: 978-0873416528
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,038,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (2nd ed) 2nd Edition
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The problem is that, with the endless stream of non circulating coins being issued by governments (and in some cases, "governments" needs quotation marks. As does coins.), Krause is being forced to fit more and more into a volume which has already reached its limits on size, thickness, smallness of print, and thinness of paper. Something's got to give. Unfortunately, what has given is that the valuable reference material (such as original prices for coin sets) has vanished from its pages.
Maybe it is time to put the junk, like Marshall Islands and similar ilk, into a second volume which, like the pre-1900 issues volumes, gets updated only every two years or so. Or put on a CD-ROM.
Fact remains, though, this is an indispensible reference book for the coin collector and dealer. And mostways, it is pretty good.
There is no better does not mean that there cannot be a better one. Some remarks must be taken into consideration
- this is an American catalog so prices in your country (if you're not American that is) are most certainly different and there is no point to waste your time to prove Krause wrong. E.g. prices of German states' coins in Germany are 50 to 100% higher than in Krause. They are which means that if you are looking for them you move to eBay and look for them elsewhere but not in Germany. Foreign dealers treat Krause prices of foreign coins seriously.
- this is an American catalog which has a soft spot for American coins. Most foreign readers will be mildly amused by eighteen pages of remarkably uninspired designs of the US patterns (fortunately most of them are not shown) or twelve pages of "territorial gold".
- this is an American catalog so you may find some of coins from your country missing completely or missing a picture.
If you can accept all this, you will be happy with your purchase. If you can't, you should think if you won't be much happier with a more specific coin catalog but be sure that no other can give the kind of general view you find in this one.