Re: All general error reference books out of print?
- Just for the heck of it I looked on Amazon to see what might be available. The Herbert book is available from a number of sellers. I have no idea, obviously, whether they are selling them, but a new book is approximately $150 and a used book is $35.
If they are actually being sold, that makes the book a much better investment than the actual coins.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> It appears that the mainstays of the hobby, The Error Coin Encyclopedia (Margolis and Weinberg) and the Official Price Guide to Mint Errors (Herbert) are now out of print. The same may be true of James Wiles' book written for the ANA's short course in the subject.
> I guess new collectors will have to make do by scrounging up old editions of the former or relying on web-based sources of information.
> That's a pity. There's nothing like a book to get your feet wet. Although none of these books covered everything, and each has its share of mistakes, all were excellent introductions to the minting process and to most of the errors you're likely to encounter on a regular basis.