Commonwealth Coins Books and Catalogues

The coins of the British Commonwealth have an interesting history and show a high level of complexity in their varieties. Although two coins may look the same at first glance, the production processes (and the continued attempts at improving those processes) have yielded countless minor design changes over the years, manifesting themselves as varieties. These books and catalogues are an attempt to be comprehensive and up-to-date references on what is currently known about these varieties. Books are long-term projects so in the meantime, some of the research going into them can be found at Coin Curiosity.

Varieties of British Bronze Farthings 1860-1956

Sixth Edition - 2021

A new and up-to-date reference catalogue on the bronze farthings of Great Britain including 4 new varieties not documented in Michael Freeman's The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain.

This book includes history and descriptions of all known obverse and reverse die varieties and all known die pairings of the farthings of Great Britain. Profusely illustrated with cross-references to Charles Wilson Peck's, Michael Freeman's, Michael Gouby's and David Groom's numbering systems for easy identification and translation.

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A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze 1860-1970

Coming soon

A new and up-to-date reference catalogue on the bronze third farthings, farthings and halfpennies of Great Britain and the 1/48th shillings and 1/24th shillings of Jersey including 4 new farthing varieties and 26 new halfpenny varieties not documented in Michael Freeman's The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain.

This book includes history and descriptions of all known obverse and reverse die varieties and all known die pairings. Profusely illustrated with cross-references to Charles Wilson Peck's, Michael Freeman's, Michael Gouby's, Malcolm Lewendon's, Iain Dracott's and David Groom's numbering systems for easy identification and translation.

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The Catalogue of Bronze Coinage of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia 1861-1864

First Edition - 2021

A reference catalogue documenting the bronze half cents and cents of Canada's provinces New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from 1861 to 1864, including patterns and circulating coins.

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