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I thought that it might be time for a list of Books on tokens, medals and other exonumia.
Here are the ones I have picked up so far along with a 3 ring binder of the newsletter jackpot (13 volumes) from the Amusement token collectors association. Great for the lists and descriptions of tokens every issue.
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Video arcade,pinball,slot machine, and other amusement tokens of North America, first edition 1984 S P Alpert and K E Smith
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Some are out of print and available on the secondary used book market. I will caution members here to don't jump on the first one you see. As some of the sellers on flea bay, amazon and the used books want really silly prices.
I have posted these sites before you can find them if you look and don't fall for the BS by the sellers.
The US token 1700- 1900 book I have seen asked almost $300.00 USD I paid under $30.00 plus shipping same with the other books
http://www.addall.com/ book search engine numerous world wide sites
http://used.addall.com/ book search engine numerous world wide sites
http://www.alibris.com/ an assortment of booksellers

 

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Could not agree more about your advice re pricing & shopping around.

http://www.krausebooks.com/standard-us-tokens-download

 

You can download it for $48, which might suit some collectors better than lugging the book about, or for $2 dollars more you can get it plus the addendum http://www.krausebooks.com/standard-catalog-us-tokens-4th-addendum-download-duo

 

"Standard Catalog of United States Tokens, 4th Ed. Author Russ Rulau covers United States tokens of 1700 – 1900 including Hard Times, U.S. Merchant, Patriotic Civil War, United States Trade, Civil War Store Cards, Civil War Cardboard Scrip, and Tokens of the Gay Nineties to name a few. With each listing you get:

  • Rarity ranking
  • Date issued
  • Metal composition
  • Size
  • Pricing in four grades of condition
  • Historic details of the token or the images on the token
  • Add this resource to your library of downloadable references and you'll be better for it."
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Here are some more Token books I just got today and one related one :LOL1:
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The start of the big version.
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this looks to be a real good one, I have included the contents page of the combined article that are in it. Higley Coppers,CWT,HTT,Large cents and counterstamps, etc.
It will be the first one I read.
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This is a recent one and I have seen it at some coin supply sites on the web.

I will update that the Instant Expert: Collecting Lucky coins, tokens and medals Deals with "LUCKY" exonumia of all kinds only. Descriptive copy was a little more broad in its scope.

 

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of course what the arcade tokens went in to

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