Coins Great Britain 2012/13 (39th Edition)
PRE-DECIMAL ISSUES 1797 - 1970
Retail price: Six Guineas (decimal £6.30 / approx US$10.00).
containing enough general and specialised information to
novice and experienced numismatists alike.
Collectors' Coins Great Britain is published annually and
contains market values for all pre-decimal British coins from
the beginning of the introduction of steam powered coin
presses (1797) until 1970.
a page illustration. (2011 version)
As a collector of English Milled, I purchase your price
guide yearly, and I must say it proves its weight in gold every
time. (S Turner, Lincoln, UK).
think of one or two hard-backed and rather pricey books on
collecting modern coins that fail to provide their buyers
with so much as half the useful knowledge served up in
this slim A5 paper-back...Read
rest of independent review (for a previous
Serialised in the
the Stamp & Coin Mart Magazine:
full colour, now with coverage of all gold coins 1797 to 1968!
- Colour coded layout.
- New images added with
permission from the
- Full colour
- Section on gold
guinea and sovereign based denominations.
- Every single coin value has
been checked and amended where necessary.
- The book has been printed
using high quality, offset paper..
- Summaries of each coin type,
including the designer information and accurate weights and
- Extra price data from a major
- Newly reported varieties
have been listed.
The popular coin
collectors handbook since 1973, and it still lists the most
varieties and is still at least GB£5
cheaper than its nearest rival.
British coins are
a fascinating field, each coin a historical document, each type
has a design depicting an element of British society or culture,
and the Royal family tree can be traced back on them, non only in words,
but in pictures too. The fact these coins were spent by past
generations and treated just like we treat modern coins, gives an
insight into what people handled in days long gone. Coins can
teach many aspects about the past, they can also cultivate the
imagination, and who knows where that could lead.
Sydney mint Young head sovereign, as shown on page 96.
With the help of
Collectors Coins Great Britain, you can learn what's rare and
what isn't, and how many British coins of each type were minted each year. You
can see pictures of every king or queen, and every different
denomination. You can learn about the people that designed the
coins, including the designer that was actually born at the
Royal Mint premises. Learn how to distinguish
between different varieties, some of which can make a
substantial difference in the value of the coin.
you can see what all these different coins sell for in up to 5
different states of preservation. With this book as your guide
and the knowledge you will gain,
you can value your existing collection, or purchase new coins
without potentially paying too much for them.
This colour book lists all known major varieties for every coin type, as
well as mintage numbers where recorded for each date. It really is the best
value A5 (21 x 14.8cm) paperback book a coin collector could
own. And also has a firm following with boot-salers, antique
dealers, auctioneers, metal detectorists, historians, and anyone
who is likely to encounter or be fascinated by the British
Coins not covered:
Decimal coins, the Channel
islands, Isle of Man, non currency commemorative or military
medals, forgeries (contemporary or otherwise), commonwealth
coins (e.g Australia, Canada etc), Irish coins after the Irish
Free State was established and banknotes of any kind.