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Coin Books, Publications and Online Resources

There is a vast wealth of knowledge that is been published about coins and the coin collecting hobby. Some of these resources are books that can be purchased at your favorite coin shop. Others have been out of print for a while but still contain valuable information. Of course, the most current information can be found on a variety of websites on the Internet. Here you will find a compilation of some of the best coin collecting publications, resources and websites.
  1. Error Coins and Die Varieties Books and Resorces (10)

Book Review: American Silver Eagles
The revised and updated second edition of the American Silver Eagles: a Guide Book to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program by John Mercanti is a 166 page hardcover book that takes you behind-the-scenes of the U.S. Mint's silver bullion coin program.

Book Review: A Guide Book of United States Coins; Professional Edition
The Guide Book of United States Coins Professional Edition (5th Edition) is an expanded version of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins or “The Red Book”. Find out if you can benefit from this new best-selling book.

Book Review: American Gold and Platinum Eagles
Edmund C. Moy, retired director of the United States Mint has authored this authoritative guide on American Gold and Platinum Eagle Bullion Coins. This book review will help you determine if this book is right for your numismatic library.

Book Review: 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (Third Edition)
What makes a coin great? Jeff Garrett surveyed some of the great numismatists of our time to come up with a list of "The 100 Greatest U.S. Coins." You Can See All of Them in High Definition Color in This Book.

Book Review: 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins
What makes a great error coin? Nicholas P. Brown presents the top one hundred greatest U.S. error coins in beautiful full color pictures. But this book goes beyond the photos and explains how each one was created.

Book Review: 100 Greatest Modern U.S. Coins (Second Edition)
Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett have assembled a list of the most significant modern U.S. coins. This top 100 list of modern U.S. coins range from expensive rarities to simple and inexpensive coins that have changed the direction of coin collecting in America.

Book Review: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins
What are the greatest ancient coins of all time? Harlan J. Berk surveyed ancient coin experts to come up with a list of "The 100 Greatest Ancient Coins." You can see all of them in high definition color and learn how to start collecting ancient coins in this numismatic masterpiece.

Book Review: 2013 A Guide Book of United States Coins - The Redbook
A Guide Book of United States Coins (2013) also known as "The Red Book" by R.S. Yeoman and edited by Kenneth Bressett has been consistently published since 1947. This book review will quickly tell you if you should add this guide to your numismatic library.

Book Review: Cash in Your Coins, Selling the Rare Coins You've Inherited

If you've just inherited a coin collection, and have no idea how to sell it or even how to determine its value, then this book is for you. Beth Deisher masterfully guides you on the journey to liquidate the coins you've inherited.

Book Review: Making the Grade, 3rd Edition
Making the Grade is the latest coin grading book published by Amos Press (Coin World Magazine) and is reviewed in this article. Find out if you can benefit from this book if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced collector.

Book Review: The Official A.N.A. Grading Standards for United States Coins
Grading United States coins is a skill that any coin collector can develop with the right guidance and tools. The best resource to obtain is "The Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins." This book review will help you determine if this is the right book for you.

Book Review: A Guide Book of Canadian Coins and Tokens
Whitman Publishing (publishers of "The Red Book") has published their first guidebook to Canadian coins. Following in the tradition of other guidebooks, this comprehensive book has a lot to offer. This book review will help you determine if this book is right for you and help you find the lowest price for it.

Book Review: A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens - Official Red Book
The latest book by Q David Bowers covers Civil War tokens issued from 1862 until 1865. Find out if this book is right for your numismatic collection by reading this book review.

The Coin Collector's Survival Manual by Scott A. Travers
The Coin Collector's Survival Manual by Scott A. Travers is one of the most important coin collecting books ever written because it provides actionable advice that can make you money in coins right now, or save you from making terrible mistakes when you buy coins. This review will tell you why the Coin Collector's Survival Manual is my #1 favorite coin book.

A Complete Collection of U.S. Coins Red Books
Learn the story of the intrepid coin collector, who is also a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, who did something that only 500 people in the world can ever do (and that probably fewer than a couple dozen actually have done...) He collected a full set of every single Red Book ever published! Read his inspiring story here.

The Rarest Red Book Edition Ever - The 1987 ANA 40th Anniversary Red Book
The rarest Red Book in the entire collection of the coins price volumes is the 40th Anniversary ANA Edition issed for 1987. Only 500 copies of the special ANA edition were made, and they were given out at one single ANA soecial event in 1986. Learn more about the rarest Red Book of them all

Heritage Magazine
Heritage Auction Galleries publishes a free high-quality, glossy printed magazine about collectibles, including coins and other numismatic items. Find out how to get your free subscription.

Coinlink.com, founded in 1995, has evolved into one of the most comprehensive coin news and reference sites on the Web. The site makes my list because of its outstanding news aggregator, which is a cross between a news feed and a hundred-author blog. Coinlink is a true labor of love by longtime collector Scott Purvis.

Heritage Auction Galleries
The Heritage Auction Galleries Coin Web site contains an immense archive of auction results and coin photos from coins around the world, but especially U.S. coins. The site also features coin auctions and coin-related information. You don't want to miss this site! It's amazing! Learn more about Heritage Auctions on this page.

The Coin Community
The Coin Community Forum is one of the friendliest coin-related forums on the Web. It's family-friendly and they have plenty of in-house experts to help you out with your coins. Learn more about them on this page.

Million Dollar Nickels
Million Dollar Nickels, a book written by Paul Montgomery, Mark Borckardt, and Ray Knight, tells the story of the famous 1913 Liberty Head Nickels. The book is an engaging romp through the history of these illegally struck nickels, and tells the story of those who owned them, especially the Walton family. The Walton Specimen had been presumed lost for decades, and the story of its rediscovery is one of the most incredbile numismatic stories of our time.

Top 10 Coins Web Sites
This list is a mix of the best on the Web when it comes to coins and coin collecting. I tried to select the best site from each of several categories (such as coin forum discussion sites, coin news, coin blogs, price guides, etc.,) plus I tell you why I think these coin-related sites are worth your time to check them out. In a way, they could...

Everything You Can Imagine About Small Sized U.S. Dollar Coins
This site focuses entirely on small-module U.S. dollars of the past 30 years, including the Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, and Presidential Dollars. The site contains lots of insider information and little known details about the small dollar coins.

Silver Coin Forgeries & Other Information About Silver
Although most U.S. Coin Collectors are smart enough to realize that they're not going to buy an 1804 silver dollar for $300, that doesn't stop the counterfeiters from making them! Silver-Coins.org has an entire gallery of famous silver coins which have been faked, plus some World silver coin fakes, silver coin cleaning tips, and other topics of interest to silver coin collectors.

The Statehood Quarters Series
Every year, from 1999 through 2008, the United States Mint will issue five new Statehood Quarters. Find out which ones have been issued, when the next ones are coming, what the designs look like, and how many of each are being minted.

Complete Table of U.S. Coinage Mint Marks
Do you know what the W mint mark stands for? Look it up on this complete table of U.S. mint marks, and the mint locations they refer to, for coins produced by the United States Mint.

CONECA Listing of U.S. Coin Die Varieties
CONECA is the largest organization devoted to collecting U.S. die varieties. These are the types of valuable coins that anybody can find right in their pocket change. See if the coins in your change are on their list of collectible varieties.

Book Review: The Official ANA Grading Standards United States Coins 6th Edition
Grading coins is a skill that all coin collector can develop with the right guidance and tools. The best resource to obtain is "The Official American Numismatic Association Grading Standards for United States Coins."

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