A world view like other! For more than four decades, the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, has provided the most comprehensive resource to 20th century coins on the market. Backed by a worldwide network of numismatic experts and the most authoritative coin database in the world, the tradition of excellence continues with this 42nd edition. Massive in size and striking in scope and detail, this highly respected reference offers invaluable information to the beginning or serious collector, researcher, academician, or coin dealer. Like the world it reflects, the Standard Catalog is ever-changing. For the first time it provides numeric grades for all coin types, as well as values for up to three conditions of proof quality, including PF63 and PF65. As always, the catalog is organized by country, with each listing providing: * Up-to-date values listed by date, mintmark and grade * Globally accepted KM reference numbers * Clear descriptions of a coin's design features In addition, coins minted in silver, gold, platinum and palladium offer information for charting a course in the turbulent precious metals market: * Total coin weight * Fineness * Actual precious metal weight With coin values heading in all directions as the collectible coin market settles into its next phase, this may be the most important edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins to come along in years. Add it to your library and collect with confidence.
George S. Cuhaj has been on the editorial staff of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money and the Standard Catalog of World Coins for nearly 20 years. He is lead editor for the online product NumisMaster, cataloging new issues. Cuhaj also is the lead editor on the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money and Canadian Coin Digest, among others. He was formerly a cataloger for the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. Thomas Michael has maintained world coin values in all Krause Publications' world coin references for more than 25 years. His interest in numismatics stretches back to childhood and has lead him to be a part of the production of more than 100 price guides, many of them award winning.