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What is new with the 2009 editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins


I've just returned from the Chicago International Coin Fair, held in Rosemont, Il.

I was very pleased at the activity during the auctions, on the bourse floor and with the attendance at various club meetings held during the event.

Stack's presented a one session sale on the Thursday evening at the hotel next door to the show hotel. It featured a great selection of Bristish gold and silver, especially issues of Charles I. Ponterio & Associates held a two session sale Friday and Saturday nights featuring coins and bank notes of the world, with a special selection of Central and South America.

The bourse was bussing at dealer set-up, and then for the early preview session. Many more Europeans and Asians were in attendance buying. Many of the preview attendies participated thru Sunday.

Public hours of Friday were very busy, as were Saturday buyers.

I was pleased by the level of activity at the show, and as to some of the questions I was able to answer about the books, namely:

That the Standard Catalogs volumes to be published in 2008 - 36th edition of the 20th Century World Coins book, 3rd edition of the 2001-present book, and 17th Century book, in addtion to 2009 U.S. Coin Digest, and the World Paper Money editions of Modern Issues and General Issues all will include a DVD of the book, in pdf format, bound into the back inside of the back cover!