The sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is now available from Krause Publications.
Insightful data for each featured coin, collected and reviewed by a panel of more than 200 respected coin experts worldwide, fill the pages of this latest edition. Nearly 150 pages of new entries, featuring more than 2,000 new types and issues, ensure that collectors will have the largest source of information available on coins from all across the world.
Recent increases in the price of precious metals worldwide have drastically affected coin prices.
"Almost every coin struck with silver or gold content experienced significant change in value for this year's new sixth edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date," said numismatic market analyst Tom Michael, who was assisted on the book by editor George Cuhaj.
This latest edition will present collectors with the most up-to-date information on coin prices, allowing for well-informed decisions to enhance any modern-issue collection.
New mint issues from across the world, including the ever-growing array of bullion coins, are present. Complete with key coin specifications, the Standard Catalog also provides background about each country's monetary history and an incredible 10,000 actual-size coin illustrations. Both new entries and past updates are presented in the familiar, authoritative Standard Catalog style. The reference work includes coverage of collector coins, sets, trial strikes, pieforts and patterns.
The 2012 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is available at bookstores, and online at www.shopnumismaster.com.
Interested retailers should visit www.sellcoinbooks.com/world-coin-books/2011-standard-catalog-of-world-coins-2001-to-date-6th-edition for more information. For a review copy, contact Meghan McKeon at email@example.com.
Editor George S. Cuhaj is a 17-year veteran of Krause Publications' Numismatic Catalog Division, where he is also the editor of the Standard Catalog of® World Coins series. Cuhaj hails from New York City, where he was previously on staff with the American Numismatic Society, Stack's Rare Coins and R.M. Smythe & Co. He is a frequent instructor at the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminars.
Market Analyst Tom Michael serves as market analyst for Krause Publications coin catalogs, and has done so for more than 90 world and U.S. coin catalogs. He has more than 20 years of experience researching and reporting on world coin prices and market trends.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database.