John and Nancy Wilson submitted this review of A Guide Book Of Canadian Coins and Tokens by James A. Haxby. Thanks!
A Guide Book Of Canadian Coins and Tokens, 1st Edition by Dr. James A. Haxby, 2012, Whitman Publishing, LLC,
Reviewed by: John and Nancy Wilson, NLG
A Guide Book Of Canadian Coins and Tokens, 1st Edition by Dr. James A. Haxby was released in 2012 and is another, "An Official Whitman Guidebook." This Hardcover, 464 page reference is fully illustrated and includes 1,600 full-color photos which include some enlargements. We think that this 1st edition of Canadian Coins and Tokens will stimulate greater interest in the collecting of Canadian coins and tokens.
This guide book covers all the Canadian colonial and provincial coinage from the coinage of 1670, along with modern issues from 1867 to date (coinage of the Dominion of Canada). It also covers the mintages and retail values in up to 12 grades. The major chapters are separated by the different color banners at the top of the pages.
Also included are circulation strikes, plus specimen coins, proofs, brilliant uncirculated along with other special-finish formats. Included are bullion coins, die varieties, commemoratives, misstrikes and errors, coin sets, patterns, and test tokens. The historical information, minting process and manufacturing facilities will be useful.
The book also has sections on grading and pricing, money before coins, French regime coinage, fur trade and other tokens. Of great importance the author has included auction records. One staggering price shown is the $1,000,000 paid for a gold Maple leaf 100 kg bullion coin in 2007. Authentication, third party grading and toning are also covered.
The most popular coin book ever written is the Red Book of U. S. Coins now in its 65th Edition. We think this 1st Edition Canadian Coins and Tokens book by Dr. Haxby will now become the most popular Canadian Coin book ever written. The small size of 6 by 9" makes it easy to carry to coin shows.
Dr. James A. Haxby has brought to the numismatic marketplace a reference that is bound to be a huge success and best seller. With the start of MLB it will be a "Grand Slam" for Whitman Publishing, LLC. For information on purchasing this book, which retails for $19.95 you can contact the publishers at: Whitman Publishing, LLC, 3101 Clairmont Rd., Suite G, Atlanta, GA. 30329, (800) 546-2995,
Wayne Homren, Editor
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