Collecting Modern British Coins
by Joseph Edmundson
Pelham Books, 1970, [First Edition], ISBN 720703328, black and white photographs in text, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, scuffing and small chips and tears to edges (see photographs)
“This book is concerned with British coins from 1837, when Victoria came to the throne, right up to the present time. The main advantages of concentrating on this relatively short period is that the coins are more easily accessible than those of earlier years, for many people still have Victorian, Edwardian and George V coins of their own, or have been given them by their parents or grand-parents, and furthermore, by judicious buying, excellent collections can still be made without the collector being involved in great expense.
The term ‘British Coins’ refers in this case, to those of the British Isles (including those of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Lundy) but not those of the Commonwealth.
The first part of the book gives advice on such topics as Looking After Coins, Handling, Storing and Recording, Coin Grading, Coin Sources, Buying and Selling, Numismatic Clubs and Societies, Simple Explanations of Numismatic Terms, and What and How to Collect, along with a simple but detailed explanation of the regulations concerned with the collecting of gold coins.
The second part of the book gibs short historical notes on the coinage of each reign of the period along with details of every type of coin issued, rarities, varieties and approximate values. An excellent bibliography is provided as also are the addresses of the leading numismatic societies and a selected list of the main coin dealers and auctioneers.”