From the Mar. 22 Numismatic News E-Newsletter:
What is your favorite reference book, and why?
Here are some answers sent in from our e-newsletter readers.
My favorite book is really the series of books that cover world coins, the Krause Publications Standard Catalog of World Coins. Being able to look up any coin from the 1600s up to the present is extremely helpful. Information provided such as pricing in various grades, minting information, and geographic and political affiliation of each country is very important to my coin collecting hobby.
I hope that the current news about F+W does not affect this series of books. They are just too important to the hobby to fade away.
El Paso, Texas
Being an Oklahoma Token collector first, my favorite is Oklahoma Exonumia by Richard Chadwick.
My favorite was the Standard Catalog of Small-Size U.S. Paper Money but alas it is no longer being published.
My favorite reference is the newly released A Comprehensive Checklist of Vietnam Military Tokens by Sgt. Garry Arva.
It’s the easiest to use reference on the 2,000+ tokens currently known. This is to be used in companion with the CD that has the tokens as well as chits listed.
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