Recommended Books for Coin Collectors (note that we may use affiliate links).

Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022: Pre-decimal Issues

The Spink book is the one you’re most likely to find a professional coin dealer in the UK using to find details and prices of a given British coin.

The Spink books are split into two separate books; one for older coins and one for decimal. This book lists every major coin from Celtic to 1968, together with its price.

Coins of England is hardcover and 648 pages long, full of illustrations. It’s a reference book rather than a guide to coin collecting, but is a necessary purchase for anyone serious about British coins. It’s the handbook of British coins. Get it on Amazon UK

Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022: Decimal Issues

The last few years have seen a massive increase in the number of coins issued by the Royal Mint. So much so that Spinks created a separate volume for decimal issues.

This Decimal Issues volume has listings of all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint since 1971.

This is the decimal issues. Get if from Amazon UK.

Coin Yearbook 2022

A really good value book, costing less than a tenner. Easy to navigate, lists starting from hammered coins up to the present, prices and plenty of colour photographs.

Many other great features too, like glossary of coin terms, mintmarks, edge inscriptions, various directories, plus several articles.

I’ve bought a copy for years, so can personally recommend it.

Get it from Amazon UK.

Guide Book of United States Coins 2022: The Official Red Book

If you are interested in American coins then the Red Book is a must. The book has been published for over 75 years and lists all America coins from early colonial through to the modern day coins and even some commemoratives. The prices are comprehensive against many grades of coin, lots of images and useful information.Available as hardcover, paperback or spiral cover.  Get it from Amazon UK

2020 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Paperback

Impressive in size, scope and detail unparalleled in the market, the 2020 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, provides the most compelling and complete catalog to 20th Century coins in the world. 60,000+ images.

Get it from Amazon UK

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