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Collectors' Coins GB, Pre-decimal Issues 1797-1970 Paperback – 2 Jan 2013

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Rotographic Publications; 39th Revised edition edition (2 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948964812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948964817
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.7 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Chris Henry Perkins, a member of the British Numismatic Trade Association, has been a coin dealer specialising in British Coins for a number of years. This is his 10th book for Rotographic. His main business remains Predecimal.com where he sells a range of British coins and accessories for collectors. He exhibits at some major coin fairs and is also involved with the Daily Mail and sometimes BBC 3CR radio as the reader/listeners coin expert.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. H. Perkins on 17 Feb. 2013
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There seems to be some confusion about the coverage of this book, so let me (the author) try to clear things up!

This book is ONLY pre-decimal issues 1797 to 1970.

It was the intention to remove the decimal coin coverage from Collectors Coins GB. Decimal coverage was reduced over time. In 2010 the coverage of decimals (which was literally just the last few pages) was frozen and not updated. In the 2011 book it was pointed out that decimals would be dropped in the next edition.

And as planned, in this edition (2012/13) the decimals have been removed. The book now concentrates entirely on the predecimal issues from 1797 to 1970. Prices for pre-decimal coins HAVE been updated and are not frozen.

There have been a huge amount of decimal issues in recent times, e.g. the 29x different 50p coins for the London Olympics! There are enough decimals for an entire book, and as most people collect either decimals or the older pre-decimal coins, that is exactly what I'll do. There will be two separate books, this one for pre-decimal coins and another for the decimals. Currently the title Check Your Change covers decimals in great detail up to 2010 but will be updated very soon to include coins up to 2013.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Riothedog on 30 Mar. 2013
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Full of use full info on Variants of coins of certain years IE minting mistakes and much much more info, with accurate values
not wishful thinking.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lt Col Val on 23 Mar. 2013
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This is an excellent catalogue. I am not interested in the coins monetary value, as this changes up and down, but in the types of coins produced in different years. I'm just a collector of some coins not one that has to have every coins so it is excellent for me and more purposeful collectors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MintMark on 21 April 2013
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Any collector of modern (but pre-decimal) British coins should have this book. The layout is clear, the colour photographs are excellent and the values are up to date. Many listed varieties are illustrated and described and each section starts with a commentary about that type of coin and its history. And the price is jolly reasonable!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. Otter on 15 Feb. 2013
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Wanting a book that covered all pre decimal coins, this one was perfect.all I wanted was an up to date version of an older one I have.this covered all and more of the information I required.
Well recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pollz89 on 15 July 2013
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Found this book very interesting to look through, nice pictures and details of coins. Would recommend for people with an interest in coins
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ANGELIKI KONSTANTINOU on 3 July 2013
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INTERESTING BOOK TO BUY, GOOD QUALITY, BEST BUY, GOOD PRICE FOR COLLECTORS LIBRARY, GOOD AUTHOR AND WELL SAID INSIDE DETAILS
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This is an easy book to read, it is well laid out and I refer to it several times a day! Coins through the ages are laid out in a logical order and values in various grades easy to find.
There are also sections describing the coins you may have, variations on them and pointers about the rarer ones.
This is not a book leisure reading, but as a reference, particularly if you are thinking of purchasing a coin, it is invaluable.
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