Dictionary of american biography, a useful 20 volume reference, especially when collecting manuscripts and autographs and attempting to learn about the authors. Can be an error that was made at the mint, or something that was done to a coin after the minting of the coin. The front of a leaf, the righthand page of an open book. The company was founded in 2008 in edinburgh by stuart douglas. Women collectors in their own words adventures in book. Exercising knowledge, taste, and critical judgment, the book collector.
Book collecting tips offers informational resources for all book collectors. Each coin book we carry is designed to meet a specific customer need, whether its a general information book about the history of coin collecting, an official red book title, or a particular guide for determining the value of certain metals and time periods. In this usage, obverse means the front face of the object and reverse means the back face. I figured there are dozens of terms used on these boards that need to be defined. All monies a business is owed in return for the provision of its goods or services. Explain the grading terms uncirculated, extremely fine, very fine, fine, very good, good, and poor. Ok, let me blunt youll need to know plenty more than just these 10 coin terms to really understand what youll need to know about coin collecting. A more complete guide to book sizes, book conditions and binding terms can be found through the aforementioned links. A second use is as a grouping of a particular date, type, or series. The obverse of a coin is commonly called heads, because it often depicts the head of a prominent person, and the reverse tails.
Sometimes called the heads side of a coin because many coins have a persons portrait or head design on the obverse. Time and history usually play out, and tradition takes over. And when you move, it is depressing to see how many boxes the books take. The red book also includes general numismatic articles on collecting and investing in coinage, making it a great tool to get beginners started. A purple label cgc graded comic that denotes restoration present in that particular book. Coin collecting books are a must have for the serious coin collector, or anyone wanting to learn about the hobby. Originally a price guide, the red book has evolved to include information concerning historical background, photographs, dimensions, and mintage data for every united states coin series. Discover the 11 best coin collecting books provident.
In a new collection of old stories, madeleine lengle is back according to madeleine lengle, who died in 2007, you have to write the book that wants to be written. Coin collecting albums for kids also contain many words and terms that are needed to be understood by kids. As articles are written, books are published, and numismatists have discussions, one side or the other will eventually emerge as the obverse. The following is a partial list of terms used in book collecting. If you dont want to break the bank on your book collection, heed these tips. There are many new coin books on the market today, as well as some old favorites that have been informing and guiding coin collectors for years. Coin collecting terms and coin collecting definitions used. A book with a signed bookplate will usually command a lesser price than a book thats been signed directly. It is by no means a complete numismatic reference list, yet one that many collectors will find useful. Collect and identify 20 bank notes from at least five different countries. Whether youre an experienced book collector, or new to collecting books, biblio is your source for not just uncommonly good books but also a wealth of information about collecting antiquarian and rare books, too. Book terms and book conditions used by book collectors. So you decide to get your books all organized, like a little library.
Glossary of book collecting terms book collecting tips. Means the book has been repaired preserving the original covers, including the spine. You can find coin books to cover a wide range of numismatic topics, from general interest coin collection books to books dedicated to specific types or denominations of coins. The mission of the abaa is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and. Nevertheless, they have subtly different connotations. The most complete list is contained in john carters abc for book collectors. Hopefully, our glossary will help you unravel some of the jargon used by book collectors and book sellers. For each year since the year of your birth, collect a date set of a single type of coin. This is the first full edition of a book collectors glossary. We are pleased to offer for sale this 1870 seated liberty silver half dime variety 4 legend on obverse graded and encapsulated as ms64 by ngc. The primary purpose of the site is to receive subscriptions to the book collector. In this book, she focuses on turquoisethe color and the stoneas the lens through which she examines nature and the land the southwest in particular. Coin collecting abbreviations and their meanings acronyms for coin collectors.
It can be difficult to define exactly what it means to be a book collector or what kind of activity counts as collecting. Fair debt collection practices act a 1977 federal law that serves to regulate. Welcome to coin terms a dictionary of coin collecting words where you can find the meaning of that coin collecting word or phrase. Obverse definition is facing the observer or opponent. Any publication meant to serve as a resource for those interested in learning about or collecting a specific type of item is considered a collectors book. Book terminology or book terms are the vocabulary used in book collecting to describe the many different parts of the book. Our guide to book collecting covers many of the basic elements of book collecting, from what to collect to caring for your book collection. Further volumes of iris wildthyme short stories have followed annually. Yeoman, unspoken by dee henderson, coin collecting for dummies by neil s. Collect and identify 15 different tokens or medals. Collecting coins, like any passion hobby or interest has built up a set of coin collecting terms. Modern book collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might havewhat to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and rarity of books, and more. If you prefer to try to price your collection on your own, a number of notable books will give you an idea about the worth or value of your book collection.
Ioba book terminology independent online booksellers. Collect and identify 50 foreign coins from at least 10 different countries. An illustrated glossary of numismatic terms for coin. The obverse of a coin is the front, main, top, or heads side of a coin, usually bearing a portrait.
The value of your book depends on many things, so a professional appraisal is important whether you are planning to sell the book or to continue collecting books of the same type. Software and apps for cataloguing your book collection. A thin piece of metal that has nearly become detached from the surface of a coin. The following list of numismatic reference material was compiled primarily by brandon kelley of anaconda rare coins and the members of the collectors universe pcgs forums. This seated liberty half dime is a variety 4 legend on obverse coin 18601873 made of. Scoutingbsacoin collecting merit badge wikibooks, open. We havent done any research, but we suspect that the quantity, variety, and availability far exceeds any other collecting field, such as. As long as people have been collecting, printed guides to popular items have been produced by a variety of sources, from. A collection is a group of things, often a group created by someone.
If you start a project on inkshares, nerdist may invite you to be in their collection. This page may contain affiliate links for which we receive a commission. Coin collecting terminology seems to be a language of its own. In fields of scholarship outside numismatics, the term front is more commonly used than obverse, while usage of reverse is widespread. Book terminology book terminology or book terms are the vocabulary used in book collecting to describe the many different parts of the book. With a handy dictionary of terms used in auction and dealer. They appreciate in value over time, and are a beautiful addition to your home. Cocked also refers to a book where the spine no longer remains at right angles to the covers. Words and phrases used by coin collectors, numismatic practitioners and students of numismatics. Creditandcollections terms from entrepreneur s small business encyclopedia. Book abbreviations abookman, a book man, book collecting. Therefore, im particularly interested in descriptions of book collecting by women themselves. Jun 14, 2014 at times any scarce or rare coin is referred to a key coin.
Theyre a must for the fan of particular author or genres a great way to show your appreciation for the books you love. Type set collection of coins of one denomination f. For anyone interested in book collecting, understanding the terminology used in the book buying and selling industry is essential. Autographed manuscript signed, all in the authors hand. Every time you look at your shelves more books have appeared. Hasler points out that since the advent of the gutenberg press, books have been printed in relative abundance. Popular coin collecting books goodreads share book. However, these are 10 coin terms and phrases i think you really need to master early on. Books about coins, paper money, gold and silver bullion. To some extent these two relatively vague but omnipresent terms are used interchangeably in the trade. A loose term implying collectible books rather than used books.
Books from your childhood, books about space, your favourite fiction series, books published by a specific small press, association copies, or books by your favourite author any of these are ideal. Comprehensive books written by expert coin collectors. This means that a book up to 500 years old book may not be as scarce, or as valuable, as you might hope. Index of illustrated book collecting terms on mywingsbooks.
Describing the condition of books can be complicated in the field of childrens and illustrated books. All monies a business owes a creditor for the provision of its goods or services. A book collectors glossary by carl noe scot kamins, editor. If chosen to be in the nerdist collection, here are unique terms in addition to the collections terms described above. Please read this section carefully as it contains the legal terms and conditions that you agree to when you use our site. Let us help with this glossary of book binding terms. Some of the terminology used in book collecting can be arcane, indeed. One of two book collecting guides written by allen and patricia ahearn. Home book collecting glossary of terms inscribed inscribed when a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been written in the book usually on the ffep or front pastedown and is generally accompanied by a signature. Antiquarian and rare book glossary of terms you should know. This seated liberty half dime has united states of america surrounding the seated lady liberty on the obverse of the coin. Looking for help understanding commonly used book collecting terminology, or abbreviations and references used in book sellers descriptions. A loose term implying collectable books rather than used books.
A unit of measurement to describe a width or length of 1100 of an inch, usually referring to the thickness of metal plating on a medal or coin. Frequently asked and book collecting questions vj books. Some people collect bookplates either loose or attached to books, often concentrating on those owned by notable people, or by designed by famous artists. Book collecting article about book collecting by the. The love of books is bibliophilia, and someone who loves to read, admire, and collect books is called a bibliophile. We pride ourselves on the selection of coin collecting reference books we carry. To us, book collecting seems to be more enjoyable than other collecting hobbies because the scope is broad and the availability of material is large. The coin collecting dictionary includes 546 terms used widely in the coin collectors community, and has received over 579841 search inquires. The following pages specifically give information on making a condition assessment of damaged books. An identifying inscription or emblem from the printer or publisher appearing at the end of a book.
Book collecting as an investment book collecting guide. The top, foreedge and foot of the book are colored with a decorative stain. Traditional definitions of book collecting have often neglected or even specifically excluded women. Not only will this allow the novice to correctly describe a book, this page will provide an easy reference to unknown book words allowing an intelligent decision before purchasing or describing a book to sell. Book collecting is the collecting of books, including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever books are of interest to a given collector. Please email us if you have any questions about book collecting current thoughts. Learn about numismatics with one of our comprehensive books about coin collecting. In normal transactions between two businesses, an invoice is rendered and payment is due. Find tips on collecting stephen king books at the featured book and more are available in our shop at 117 sw 6th ave in topeka, kansas or online at. This coin collecting glossary of terms and their definitions will speed you on your way to becoming a professional numismatist in no time.
If collecting coins only by date and mintmark has become less exciting over the years, i suggest doing some research into what varieties can be found for the series you collect. The terms key to the set or key to the series are also used as synonyms for key coin. If this breaks off, an irregular hole or planchet flaw is left behind. Sandell morse talks about her memoir the spiral shell and coming to terms with a patchy relationship to judaism by julia ann weekes nhweekend editor apr 23, 2020.
A glossary of coin collecting terms and their meanings. It is not complete, but is a work in progress, and a labor of love for those who collect books, published here as a service to those whove requested it. While this essay collection can be hitormiss for some people, id recommend it because of the artists eye that meloy has that she manages to convey on the page. The top, foreedge and foot of the book are coloured with a decorative stain. Date, mintmark, peripheral lettering, or other features sometimes are partially worn away.
In coin collecting terms the front of a currency note, generally the side with signatures. By accepting their invitation to join their collection, you accept and benefit from the attention and readership of the amazing nerdist. That being said, books dating back to 14501500 often prove to be of surprisingly great value. Now with more and more hobby information for the coin collector. Fine f a book that has no defects in book or jacket, but not as crisp as it was when new. All condition reports are subjective to some extent. Debtor an individual or company that owes payment to another individual or company the creditor. Boards the stiff material commonly referred to as the covers.
Usually the obverse side of a coin has the main design, date year of issue, and sometimes a mintmark. These basic numismatic terms, which are likely to cause the most. Book collecting, acquisition of books, not only as texts but also as objects desirable for such qualities as their age, scarcity, historical significance, value, beauty, and evidence of association with some important person. Coin collector words that start with the letter o oddity when something unusual happens to a coin it is sometimes called an oddity. In a new collection of old stories, madeleine lengle is. Books to own that will make your shelves beautiful bustle. The book is extremely popular with those wanting to delve into the more obscure aspects of coin collecting. Outside the field of numismatics, this is more commonly called the front. No hard and fast rule dictates which side of the coin is the obverse and which side is the reverse. This coin collecting glossary of terms and their definitions will speed you on your way to becoming a professional numismatist in no time when you are new to coin collecting, and you begin to visit coin shows or join a coin club, you will start to. You search around for some suitable software but most seems like its designed for the city library, not your humble book collection. As you find nicer copies of books in your collection, sell the lesser versions.
Also the emblem at the bottom of the spine on both the book and dust wrapper as well as a. Debt collection terminology a glossary of debt collection terms. When it comes to book binding, there are many descriptors that are used. Debt collection is a deliberate attempt by a business to collect an obligation that has become past due. This article is a collection of numismatic and coin collecting terms with concise explanation for the beginner or professional numismatics ancient greek. Clad clad coinage is a term used to describe coins that have a core of one type of metal and an outer layer of another metal or metals e. Creditor a person or organization that is owed money, after having provided products or services to a client on credit, in advance of receiving payment. Harmon was given very favorable terms to strike the coins and had 10 years to produce a quantity sufficient to repay the governments investment.
The most recent editions are book collecting 2000 and collected books. Book collecting can be a disease, as anyone who loves to read will tell you. Nixons on english bookbinding, some uncollected authors, and the series on book collectors of note. Creditandcollections terms small business encyclopedia. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates on new books, calls for submissions and special offers interested in the new sexton blake library. Coin collecting terms and coin collecting definitions used by coin collectors. Also, this term is commonly used to refer to the front of twosided paper money, medallions, flags, seals and drawings. Home dictionary of coin collector terms and definitions. You can collect any kind of books but make sure that you collect books that you love. Definitions of comic collecting slang and terms comics.
An illustrated glossary of numismatic terms for coin collectors. Obverses first book was a 2009 collection of short stories featuring the character iris wildthyme, first seen in the doctor who universe. Software and apps for cataloguing your book collection by rebecca rego barry on november 14, 2016 we received two letterswithin the same week. Examples iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii workout. Antiquarian, like antique, suggests something both old and collectible.
A glossary of book binding terms books tell you why, inc. Numismatics is the technical word for the coin collecting that includes collecting, studying and analyzing the money coins and paper currency. On an about good coin, only the main features of it are present. Collecting coins, paper money, silver and gold bullion score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Several of the long series are of special interest. Means the book was loose or out of its covers and it has been resewn or glued back in, usually with new endpapers. Invaluable as a reference tool since the most important facts of the book collecting world for this period have been reported in this periodical. Our glossary was designed to help visitors to our website understand unfamiliar book related terms. Abaa glossary of book terms antiquarian booksellers.
Information on the existence, location, and prices of collectors items can be found in author bibliographies, dealer and auction catalogs, and bookcollecting periodicals such as the colophon 193050, the book collecting world, and the antiquarian bookman. Collectors books and price guides collectors weekly. Are you looking for a specialized book on carson city morgan dollars or maybe overstruck greek coins. Find some of the common jargon booksellers and book collectors often use. Browse through our categories to find the exact book you are looking for on many topics of coin collecting. Unfollow coin collection book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. A passionate fan of various elements of geek culture e.948 70 678 405 1472 965 224 1593 1364 993 398 801 651 1573 717 638 648 1364 1261 1610 1636 1376 1174 376 1595 232 1451 995 1301 565 1592 511 455 773 240 420 1236 1290 881 180 350 351 1295 1279 143 681 253