35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Still the bible, but now flawed,
This review is from: Coins of England and the United Kingdom: Standard Catalogue of British Coins (Hardcover)
Yes, it's in glorious colour for the first time, and while it takes a little getting used to, it is a great improvement. Unfortunately, in bringing us this "luxury", Spinks have taken their eye off the ball and fallen down with the basics. The book clearly has not been given a final proof-read, and now contains far too may errors. Pictures are not always of the coins they are supposed to be, and some values have clearly been transposed. It smacks of a rushed job. This is still the English coin collector's bible, but for me it's credibility has been compromised, and while the new colour pictures are pretty, I will still be referring back to my copy of last year's edition to check things. If you are buying for the first time, you may wish to to consider buying the (now) cheaper 2005 or 2006 edition instead.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2010 16:17:54 BDT
Perceptive and very helpful.
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 16:38:49 BDT
This review was done back in 2007 and obviously doesn't equate to the 2010 edition
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