> `Collecting World Coins' is the dummed down version of `SCWC'. The only
> difference that I can see is that there are no commem's whatsoever in the
> former. IMHO you are well ahead with SCWC.
The 32nd edition of SCWC includes some 40 pages of copper-nickel Isle of Man
crowns, 25 pages of Marshall Islands "collector" coinage whose redemption
value is questionable, and 25 pages of similar material from Liberia. These
are the biggest listings, but one could add several dozen more pages that
are clogged with material that isn't intended for circulation as coinage.
Sure, I'm glad that someone is cataloging this stuff, but a newcomer to the
hobby might find it unnecessarily complicated. I believe that CWC addresses
the needs of the newcomer.
By the way, the listings of the 4 items produced under the rubric of Lundy
Island have been deleted from the 32nd, I suppose to make room for all those
"real" coins from IOM. Harrumph!