Litterature and References
These books must be in your numismatic library to help you
Two references exist for the french coins of the 20th century:
The best thing, if you can, is to own the two books, and even more, to
have both but not the same year because they will complement each other.
- The GADOURY, "monnaies Franšaise (1789-2003)", created
by Victor Gadoury (dead now). You can find in this book coins from France,
Monaco, Sarre, medals and patterns. In my opinion the best one. There's
a new edition each two year, quote in euros since 2001 and with french
and monaco euros since 2003.
- The FRANC,
not so old, You can find the 5th edition. Colored and with more varieties
compared to the "Gadoury".
For people collecting "Úcus" or "euros" from french cities,
Bruno Brevet whom collect them told me that, Claude Feldmann wrote many books
about this subjet:
To quote the french banknotes:
An for those, crazy like me, whom collect world's coins or papermoney, they
need the following books edited by Krause editions:
These books look like thick phone directories. They are today split in different
parts, they are a bit expensive but absolutly necessary.
- the WORLD COINS.
- the WORLD PAPER MONEY.
For people having only few world coins, it's better to buy a second-hand book
or to join a numismatic club and to use the books of this club.
If you cannot ID a coin, the best thing is to use the Web. There's always someone
whom can do it, or also somebody to answer your question. You can also use the
following USENET forums:
A lot of collectors's sites have they own forum, do not hesitate to ask questions.
You will find some of them in my links page or on
some directory like Campi,
dedicated to numismatia.
- rec.collecting.coins (english), numismatic forum.
- uk.rec.collecting.coins (english), numismatic forum.
- rec.collecting.paper-money (english), forum for notes collectionnors.
- fr.rec.collections (french), forum about different kind of collections.
- rec.collecting (english), forum about different kind of collections.