Numismatics 101

  1. Andrews, Peter – To Slab or Not to Slab (essential reading for collectors pursuing PCGS collections)
  2. The Purple Penny – PCGS vs Australian Grading Standards
  3. Drakesterling – What is PCGS?
  4. Corbin, Wayne – The Proclamation Coins 1788-1817; http://wcorbin.site.net.au
  5. Crellin, Andrew – What is a Proclamation Coin?; original source: JNAA 2005 Conference Papers, Vol. 17 Article 8. http://www.numismatics.org.au/naa-journals/2006/
  6. Robinson, Leslie – Numismatic photography;  video 1 & video 2. Software used is Paint.net. Screen capture with Screenhunter 7
  7. PCGS – Doctored Coins. Excerpt taken from The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection
  8. PCGS – Detecting Sophisticated Surface Alteration Techniques -from The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection
  9. NGC – Counterfeit Detection
  10. Fun times Guide Site – Variety Coins vs Error Coins

 

More Numismatics

  1. Lever, Fred – 1920 complete story
  2. Lever, Fred – 1919 Penny
  3. Holland, Paul – Australian Pre-Decimal Bronze Coinage Paul Holland
  4. Holland, Paul – Die Pairings, Curved Based Letters and Dots: Why are George V Pennies so Complex? Vol. 28, JNAA.
  5. Holland, Paul – The Perth Mint penny “mules” of 1955-1956
  6. Holland, Paul – The 1933/32 Overdate Penny
  7. Holland, Paul – Perth Mint Proof Coins – 1955 to 1963
  8. Robinson, Leslie – 1882 Melbourne, The Sixth Head Half Sovereign
  9. Sharples, John – Penny Reverse Master Dies of George V
  10. Sharples, John – Australian Coins 1919 to 1924
  11. Sharples, John – The 1930 Penny
  12. Sharples, John – Perth Mint Proof Record Coins – 1940-1954
  13. Sharples, John – A Catalogue of the Trade Tokens of Victoria – 1848 to 1862
  14. Bloom, Walter – The Proof/Specimen 1930 Penny
  15. Crellin, Andrew – The 1856 Type 2 Reverse Half Sovereign
  16. Crellin, Andrew – The 1858 RR Error Half Sovereign
  17. Briggs, David – 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin, from Florins 2nd Ed (warning: large file)
  18. Hermes, Lane, Lonic & McIntosh – The Discovery of an 18th Century Chinese Cash Coin on Elcho Island, Northern Territory Vol.25 JNAA.
  19. Fun Time Guide Site – US Error Coins List by Date and Denomination

 

Economics & Monetary Affairs

  1. Fergusson, Adam; Weimar Hyperinflation – “When-Money-Dies”
  2. Armstrong, Martin – The Panic of 1893
  3. Armstrong, Martin – The Panic of 1873
  4. Armstrong, Martin – EMU, Building the Foundation for the Next Great European Disaster (1997)
  5. Armstrong, Martin – The Long Depression – the First Great Depression
  6. Fendel & Maurer – Does European History Repeat Itself? Lessons from the Latin Monetary Union
  7. Velde, Francois – How the United States Adopted the Gold Standard
  8. Tildman, Freeman – A World in Debt
  9. Waterman, A.M.C – Economic Fluctuations in Australia; 1948 to 1964
  10. Reinhart, C & Rogoff, K: The Forgotten History of Domestic Debt – original source: https://tinyurl.com/Domestic-Debt
  11. Armstrong, Martin – First Sovereign Debt Default in the 4th Century BC
  12. Armstrong, Martin – List of Modern Sovereign Debt Defaults or Debt Restructuring
  13. Armstrong, Martin – Monetary History of Imperial Rome
  14. USGS – metal prices in the US through to 2010
  15. LeFevre, Edwin – Reminiscence of a Stock Operator  (a must read analysis for those wishing to understand market psychology)

History

  1. History of Civilizations in Central Asia – 700 B.C to 250 A.D
  2. The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville – source: https://archive.org/details/dli.granth.111146/page/n5/mode/2up
  3. Marx, Karl – The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850
  4. Marx, Karl – The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonoparte
  5. Golitsyn – The Perestroika Deception (a former KGB’s analysis of Perestroika as a Leninist end game for the West)
  6. Golitsyn – New Lies for Old; the Communist Strategy of Deception and Misinformation
  7. Gibbon, Edward – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (large pdf file)