As seen on TV, being used by the Metal Detectorists club leader in episode 3 of ‘Detectorists’ on BBC4! 

PRE-DECIMAL ISSUES 1797 – 1970. AVAILABLE NOW

CCGB20143DsmallISBN (printed version): 978-0-948964-09-1. Retail price: Seven Guineas (decimal £7.35 / approx US$11.75).

ISBN (eBook version): 978-0-901170-21-7. Retail price: £4.35 / approx US$7.00.

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Publication date (printed version): December 2013.

Review: Douglas says: “This is a very well presented little book which I find perfect for pricing my modest collection of GB coins”.

New Look cover. Every section carefully updated. The full colour British Coin book containing enough general and specialised information to suit 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.

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Review: 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).

Review: I can 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 edition)

Serialised in the the Stamp & Coin Mart Magazine:

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  • In full colour, now with coverage of all gold coins 1797 to 1968!
  • Colour coded layout.
  • New images added with permission from the British Museum.
  • 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 sizes.
  • Extra price data from a major auction house.
  • Newly reported varieties have been listed.

The popular coin collectors handbook since 1972, 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British coins are a fascinating field, each coin a historical document, each type has a design depicting an element of British society or culture, and the Royal family tree can be traced back on them, non only in words, but in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.

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Left: Victorian 1887 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. 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.

Most importantly 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 pre-decimal coinage.

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.