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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 9, March 2, 2008, Article 6

NOTES ON WHITMAN'S CATALOG OF MODERN WORLD COINS, 14TH EDITION

James Higby writes: "Thanks to Scott Semans for pointing
out the inclusion of KM numbers in the 14th edition of
Yeoman's Modern World Coins, which I had neglected to do
in my recent review.  I did notice them, and find them to
be of great utility in cross-referencing the coin types
with the Krause system.  I hope my readers will forgive
this oversight by one who had not written a book review
since his grade school days, which were in progress when
the very first edition of MWC appeared, just a few short
decades ago."

[I now have a copy of the Whitman Modern World Coins catalog.
There is little I can add to what our previous reviewers have
said, except to agree that its appearance was a welcome
surprise after a quarter-century hiatus.  Regular readers
will know by now that I've rarely met a coin book I didn't
like - to me, each offers a special perspective with its
own pros and cons.

I find the MWC cataloging system a pleasant compliment to
the SCWC arrangement.  To get a feel for the thoroughness
of the arrangement I checked the U.S. section of MWC (an
area I know better than any other country), and found that
it was an excellent at-a-glance overview of the country's
coinage of that era.  As such it can be a useful coin show
companion for collectors of world coins. -Editor]

 REVIEW: 'A CATALOG OF MODERN WORLD COINS, 18501964', 14TH EDITION
 esylum_v11n07a07.html

 SCOTT SEMANS ON WHITMAN'S CATALOG OF MODERN WORLD COINS, 14TH EDITION
 esylum_v11n08a15.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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