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Kiwi
Joined: 22-Sep-2016
Posts: 58
from what I gather these are very useful, I think they come on DVD now as I have seen on ebay. is this worth getting? Prices vary, but I think it would be a good idea to get one so I know what some of my coins are worth etc. Does anyone have a spare copy or advice on where to get a good copy? There is so much different versions on ebay I am a bit overwhelmed!
Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 1423
You should buy them here or on amazon:

http://www.krausebooks.com/

since you don't want pirated software, do you. Don't forget that those catalogs would and will NOT exist, if Krause is not paid for them/!\

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
Steve27
Joined: 22-Mar-2016
Posts: 957
First, I suggest you go to the bottom of this page http://www.krausebooks.com/coins-papermoney?cat=2485 and sign up to receive their "exclusive deals." They don't usually have really good deals until the end of November. Additionally, most of the information is already available at the NGC site: https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/
Jesse11
Joined: 30-Dec-2015
Posts: 880
When I'm online I use the NGC site which has the prices from the Krause catalogs (although sometimes - e.g., Canada - they are missing prices for lower grades). The print catalogs are useful, too, though, and I bought used copies of older editions for about $10 or $15. The coin values don't seem to have changed much since the old edition.
Oklahoman
Joined: 20-Dec-2015
Posts: 1098
The Krause Catalog is never good for price setting. At the point of publishing, the pricing could be a year out of date. This is similar to most catalogs that include pricing. Its value is that it provides the numbering that for now at least, is the world wide numbering system. It is pretty much a hard copy of what Numista provides for free.

Even so, I enjoy the published form. I have it going back to the early 1970s. On at least two occasions the catalog was published in hardback.

I love it dearly, and I hope it to remain the standard for a long long long time.
Sjoelund
Joined: 28-Mar-2012
Posts: 1423
Hi Oklahoman,

you're right of course, but please don't forget, that it's mostly numista taking their data from the SCWC.

Anyway, the important thing is the numbering system, which has to be central, but again that central place also has to be able to pay their salaries and everything connected to that, so they need people (us) to buy their products legally.

Sorry for insisting on this last point, which is very dear to me. Personally I don't have any hijacked SW on my computer and I'll never have.

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/
Oklahoman
Joined: 20-Dec-2015
Posts: 1098
Me either. Everything I have is legit and not pirated. I think that is terrible that there are those who would cheat. I have seen old catalogs for sale or even given away. It is not hard to get one. Here in the US anyway.

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