IOLA, Wis. (June 18, 2012) -- The 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 is now available from Krause Publications.
Edited by world coin experts George Cuhaj and Tom Michael, this top-selling, one-of-a-kind coin guide contains nearly 1 million values for coins minted around the world between 1901 and 2000. With few exceptions, the values stated in this new 40th edition have risen from the previous year, and in some cases, the values have increased substantially -- based on market demand. Cuhaj and Michael worked with more than 200 experts worldwide to compile information for this volume.
In addition to current values, this book also contains 60,000 actual-size illustrations of coins -- including the obverse and reverse. These illustrations are great for helping to accurately identify coins -- an essential part of grading and pricing coins.
With listings for gold, platinum, palladium and silver coins, this 2,400-page book also helps readers chart a course of success in today's turbulent precious metals market by providing:
-Total coin weight
-Actual precious metal content
Collector coins, sets, trial strikes, pieforts, patterns, token issues and more are featured in the 40th edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000.
The 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date is available at bookstores, and online atwww.shopnumismaster.com.
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Editor George S. Cuhaj is an 18-year veteran of Krause Publications' Numismatic Catalog Division, where he is also the editor of the Standard Catalog of® World Coins series. Cuhaj hails from New York City, where he was previously on staff with the American Numismatic Society, Stack's Rare Coins and R.M. Smythe & Co. He is a frequent instructor at the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminars.
Market Analyst Tom Michael serves as market analyst for Krause Publications coin catalogs, and has done so for nearly 100 world and U.S. coin catalogs. He has more than 20 years of experience researching and reporting on world coin prices and market trends.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows including the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database.