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Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by Dave8472 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:13 pm

Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Hi all, I have been a coin collector far longer than a Metal Detectorist and since getting in to this hobby I have bought quite a few reference books, I thought for anyone new I would do a mini review of some of the most useful ones for coins that are found while detecting. I am not going to do a blow by blow detailed report of what’s in them, as the book titles and the pictures say it all. Dave

Name : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom (2010 Edition shown)
Latest version (as of January 2016) : 2016 Edition
Colour/Black & White : Colour - High Resolution
Pages : 591 (2010 Edition)
RRP : £25


Probably the most useful book, is issued every year, typical price is £25 for the latest edition, but you can pick up older second hand one on eBay etc. However I would recommend getting at least the 2007 edition as it was the first one to have high resolution colour pictures in it, I get it every other year as there is little change between them apart from the valuations and the latest modern coins.
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Re: Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by GREGGOWREX » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:13 am

On the front cover of the book ...is that the coin that was shown on here recently :-/ :)
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Post by zendog » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:23 am

Brilliant book, especially like the fact that photos are actual size, a great help when ID'ing. A good read at any time, useful when compiling your wish list :D
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Post by liamnolan » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:21 am

jimmy the swing wrote:
GREGGOWREX wrote:On the front cover of the book ...is that the coin that was shown on here recently :-/ :)
same King but different coin mate I think
Lovely coin though! That other coin topic left many unanswered questions from the forum members, some top people working on it and I expect to see an outcome pretty soon, Liam ;)
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Post by Grifftron » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:55 am

Still waiting to hear back from 2 museums and the auctioneers that sold it for confirmation on its validity, long words for me at this time of the day that !!

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Re: Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by Bell-Two » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:01 pm

Thank you for this post, this is what I am looking for as a reference book. I may never make it to England to detect and find such wonderful items but I still like to read about the "Hammies" and other coins of that ilk. I will have to see about getting the Spinks here in the States.
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Post by Bell-Two » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:07 pm

I was able to locate a used copy of the Spinks for $19 US shipped. I am looking forward to learning more about your coinage of the past!
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Re: Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by Dave8472 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:34 pm

Bell-Two wrote:I was able to locate a used copy of the Spinks for $19 US shipped. I am looking forward to learning more about your coinage of the past!
You won't be disappointed, there is a lot of information in there, that is a good price ::g

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Post by Bell-Two » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:23 pm

Dave8472 wrote:
Bell-Two wrote:I was able to locate a used copy of the Spinks for $19 US shipped. I am looking forward to learning more about your coinage of the past!
You won't be disappointed, there is a lot of information in there, that is a good price ::g

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It came in today in very nice condition like new almost and I think it is excellent! 2011 edition.
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Re: Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:38 pm

Hi All,I bought the current 2014 edition about 3 weeks ago, it's on offer from Green Light Publications at the Special Offer price of £22.50. I agree, it is excellent! Cheers sweepstick47
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Post by lord lovell » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:33 am

i pop into waterstones have a flick though just to see says buying it ::g

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Post by Jason666X » Sat May 24, 2014 1:59 am

Hi all, just to let you know, but you can get the new 49th Edition that sells for £25 Hardback for £18 as an iBook. It's quite helpful in this format as you can have it on your phone and have it on you whilst out on a dig if you want to use it for when you find something. That's as long as you don't mind it as an electronic version and not as a book to grace your shelves!

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Re: Review : Spink – Coins of England & the United Kingdom

Post by Dave8472 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:38 am

Jason666X wrote:Hi all, just to let you know, but you can get the new 49th Edition that sells for £25 Hardback for £18 as an iBook. It's quite helpful in this format as you can have it on your phone and have it on you whilst out on a dig if you want to use it for when you find something. That's as long as you don't mind it as an electronic version and not as a book to grace your shelves!
Nice one, didn't know that ::g

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Spinks - Coins of England Books

Post by North » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:19 am

I have recently purchased and had delivered a Spinks Coins of England book for £2.81

OK it is a used book, the 40th edition and a 2004 copy, but it still contain most of the information that's in a new edition and for under £3 its a bargain. A 2016 edition costs £25.

If anyone is interested this is how to do it:-
1) Log onto http://www.amazon.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
2) Search for Coins of England 2004
3) Go through the check out and pay £2.81
4) Wait for the postman to deliver

There are also a few 2001 editions available
I hope this helps

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