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Anyone have experience with this book? Right now I don't want to spend $40 on a world coin book but would like something cheap for reference.

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Have you looked into used versions of the Krause. I think they tend to be quite affordable.

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Have you looked into used versions of the Krause.  I think they tend to be quite affordable.

 

Having trouble finding some that aren't from the 80's and 90's. An '00-'04 would be just perfect.

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I've looked at blackbook, and it's basically slightly better than nothing (in other words, not very useful/inaccurate info. Could get better info on internet for free.)

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Have you tried www.half.com ?

 

 

No I didn't try half.com. Never heard of it until now.

 

Thanks for the info ccg. I found a few cheap Krause's off half.com that I'll be ordering soon.

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In addition to half.com try http://www.bookfinder.com also. It searches Alibris and other's and has been a great way for me to locate used titles from the common to the rare.

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Have you looked into used versions of the Krause.  I think they tend to be quite affordable.

 

Instead of buying one I went to the library and rented it for a month.......free. They have the 31-33 editions. Sadly I did not find one for 19th century coins :*( I'll just take it back and rent it the next day again :ninja:

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Ah yes libraries. Definitely one of the better uses of tax dollars. Although they generally need to stock more numismatic titles :ninja:

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Ah yes libraries.  Definitely one of the better uses of tax dollars.  Although they generally need to stock more numismatic titles  :ninja:

 

 

If nothing else, our library system here as a great collection of Krause catalogues. ;)

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Although they generally need to stock more numismatic titles  ;)

 

I understand that one. The selection of books was 3 Redbooks, 1 Bluebook, 3 Krause, and one book on coin investing. Tomorrow I'm stopping by the have them search the other three libraries in town for a 19th century Krause catalog.

 

While looking for the Krause another man came through and picked out the '06 Redbook and '05 Bluebook. I make the remark that the '06 Redbook is a fantastic book and he should enjoy it. Come to find out this man actually deals in coins! He was surprised by my age that I was closely looking at the books to make my decision. Sadly he had sold a large lot of 200+ pre-1940 German coins for dirt cheap just a week ago :ninja:

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I understand that one. The selection of books was 3 Redbooks, 1 Bluebook, 3 Krause, and one book on coin investing. Tomorrow I'm stopping by the have them search the other three libraries in town for a 19th century Krause catalog.

 

The good thing, at least here, is that all the libraries are part of a interlibrary loan system http://www.mnlink.org which includes the State Universisty system and the U of M. I just made a request last week so I'll find out how long it takes.

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The good thing, at least here, is that all the libraries are part of a interlibrary loan system http://www.mnlink.org  which includes the State Universisty system and the U of M.  I just made a request last week so I'll find out how long it takes.

 

I made a request for the 19th century book and a few others at both the local library (has like 10 branches) and the University.

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My library requests came today. Cleaning and preservation of coins and medals by Walter Gerhard and An Introduction to Repairing & Restoring. I have most of my chem supplies so I can go to phase III of my cleaning experiments. It's amazing how varied some relatively basic chemistry can turn out to be.

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This sucks. My college library has the books I want but they are for library use only. But the Standard Catalog of Paper Money is available to check-out.....hmmmm

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I use the 2006 edition alot right now but am going to get the current Red Book today .........I think it is much better.

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