Guide to British Commonwealth Coins?

Guide to British Commonwealth Coins?

Post by Taylor Kingsto » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 04:43:22



  Back a few decades ago, there was "The Guidebook and Catalogue of
British Commonwealth Coins" by Remick, James, Dowle & Finn, which gave
values for coins from all the former British colonies: Australia, New
Zealand, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Jamaica, Malaya, various
African countries, etc. As far as I can make out, though, it's been out
of print for about 25 years.
  Is any comparable book being produced now? What would anyone
recommend as a good reference for market values on Commonwealth coins?
 
 
 

Guide to British Commonwealth Coins?

Post by Bob » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 07:39:44


You would need a book of the same size just to cover the Isle of Man.
Then there are the issues of the Cook Islands, Canada, New Zealand,
Australia, etc.

The greed of these countries in spewing out dozens of NCLT issues a
year has precluded the possibility of this being revived; no one would
ever attempt such a collection now.  The Krause-Mishler catalogs are
still attempting to keep up, but I predict that it won't be long before
the Isle of Man (perhaps a few others too) have a catalog all to
themselves.

Bob Leonard

 
 
 

Guide to British Commonwealth Coins?

Post by Jeff » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:39:36



Quote:
> You would need a book of the same size just to cover the Isle of Man.
> Then there are the issues of the Cook Islands, Canada, New Zealand,
> Australia, etc.

> The greed of these countries in spewing out dozens of NCLT issues a
> year has precluded the possibility of this being revived; no one would
> ever attempt such a collection now.  The Krause-Mishler catalogs are
> still attempting to keep up, but I predict that it won't be long before
> the Isle of Man (perhaps a few others too) have a catalog all to
> themselves.

> Bob Leonard

Bob is right.

The Australian standard, MacDonalds, is a paperback about an inch thick.
Whilst I acknowledge (and often grizzle about) my country's propensity for
producing oceans of dreary NCLT, I don't doubt that other Commonwealth
countries are just as bad.

The combined volume (the book, that is) would be huge - unless, of course,
it just gave prices for circulating (or "once"-circulating) currency.  Then
I'm sure a slim volume could cover the lot.

--
Jeff R.
25 April
Lest We Forget

 
 
 

Guide to British Commonwealth Coins?

Post by Jud » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 11:01:51


Besides the MacDonalds that Jeff mentioned, there is also the Renniks.
For New Zealand you might want to check out the new Howard Mitchell
reference. Seaby is a good reference, or number of references as well.
KM is still probably the best, but they have omitted a number of NZ
coins.