Collectors’ Coins GB 1760-1970, 2015 41st Ed.
Important Milestone edition. The most significant CCGB in a decade!
As seen on TV! The previous edition was featured in the BBC comedy ‘Detectorists’.
ISBN (eBook version): 978-0-901170-35-4. Retail price: £4.50 / approx US$7.50.
Publication date (both versions): January 2014.
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For the first time in Collectors’ Coins GB 1760-1970, 2015 41st Edition, coverage has been extended back to 1760 (previously it started in 1797) to cover all British coins from the beginning of the reign of George III, up to 1970.
Values have been more thoroughly evaluated and updated than ever before – not just price trends, but each individual dated coin and variety has been adjusted to match (as best as possible) current values that the coins realise in the open market. As a bonus, four Victorian coin book-plates have been reproduced as an appendix.
The British Coin book containing enough general and specialised information to suit novice and experienced numismatists alike. Collectors’ Coins Great Britain is published annually.
See a page illustration. (page 15, showing the farthings of George III)
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)
Review: Douglas says: “This is a very well presented little book which I find perfect for pricing my modest collection of GB coins”.
Serialised in the Stamp & Coin Mart Magazine:
- In full colour*, now with coverage of all coins 1760 to 1968!
- Colour coded layout.
- New images added with permission from the British Museum.
- Section on gold guinea and sovereign based denominations.
- Thousands of updates – 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.
- Newly reported varieties have been listed.
The popular coin collectors handbook since 1972, and it still lists the most varieties and is still significantly 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British coins are a fascinating field, each coin a historical document, each type has a design depicting an element of British society or culture. The Royal family tree can be traced back on them, not 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.
Left: Victorian 1887 Sydney mint Young head sovereign, as shown on page 106.
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 to 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 after 1970, 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.
* Some of the images are black and white (greyscale) as they originate from older publications. Of all the images in the book, about 80% are in colour.