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. My current books can be bought from Lulu. Books are long-term projects so in the meantime, some of the research going into them can be found at Coin Curiosity.

A Treatise on Varieties of British Fractional Bronze 1860-1970

First Edition 2021

A new and up-to-date reference catalogue on the predecimal 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 27 new halfpenny varieties not documented in Michael Freeman's The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain.

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This book includes history plus 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 cross-referencing.

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Fijian Predecimal Silver Coins 1934-1967

First Edition - 2021

A reference catalogue documenting Fiji's predecimal silver sixpences, shillings and florins from 1934 to 1967 and their history.

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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 both patterns and circulating coins.

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Errata

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