Philip Mernick submitted this review of the new all-digital publication Coin Collecting Magazine. Thanks!
The new Coin Collecting Magazine is published, for download (no paper copy published) by the UK’s Warners Group who also publish the traditional style Stamp & Coin Mart. A single copy costs £2.99 or 4 issues for £9.99. It is available for e-readers PCs or MACs.
I initially had difficulty accessing the magazine and finished up paying for it twice because the log on site took your money but didn’t say how to find the purchased copy. When I did, eventually, work it out, I used the “New Reader” option of Microsoft Silverlight and obtained a colourful and stable copy that was easily magnified and paged through, with images that loaded quickly.
The first issue contains 62 pages with a fairly wide range of subjects (see below). Some of the authors, such as Tony Holmes, Brett Hammond, Richard Kelleher are well known within the UK coin scene but maybe not beyond. The articles were all interesting and well researched although possibly written some years ago, the article on Lincoln cents mentioning a future date of 2009.
It is competing with Token Publishing’s long established Coin News which offers a digital only option of £12 for 12 monthly issues as an alternative to its £38 per year for 12 paper issues plus free digital. I personally prefer to take my time browsing the paper pages in my favourite chair than looking at a computer screen but wouldn’t make a big deal out of it.
Contents of issue 1:
the Coins of Constantine
The English Civil war
The Lincoln cent
Soviet silver examined
Coins of the Roman Empire
Bar Kokhba revolt
Edward I coins
Italy’s Euro error
Banknotes of Uruguay
New Coin issues
English shillings explained
Canada’s controversial coin
Henry III’s gold florin
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ALL-DIGITAL COIN COLLECTING MAGAZINE DEBUTS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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