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Beginers Library
« on: November 28, 2010, 01:56:10 PM »

As an aid to those of us new to detecting I thought it may be an idea to ask the more experienced users on the forum to list their favourite / most useful detecting associated reference books. This would certainly help me to whittle down my Christmas wish list. Any takers?

Regards   Mick


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Re: Beginers Library
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 07:02:05 PM »
Hi Mick
I find the two spinks books "Coins of England &The United Kingdom" and Coins of Scotland, Ireland And the Islands" very useful for Coin ID - around £25 each. There are also a series of artefact books by Greenlight Publishing available covering buttons, tokens, buckles etc these are around £15 each or you can save if you buy a few at once. The trouble is that I find some of the books cover a lot of artefacts we rarely see up here (or at least in my area) like Roman & Saxon stuff. The monthly magazines like Treasure Hunting & Searcher always have adverts for the books & usually have an inserted flyer advertising some of them. Joan Allen are advertising the 2010 book "Coins of England & the UK" at half price just now (£12.50 + £4.00pp)  Remember that the internet is also a great source of info too...... :)


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Re: Beginers Library
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 07:54:05 PM »
Would agree that the spinks books are good if you are finding hammered coins on your sites, also have to recommend European Metal Detecting Guide: Techniques, Tips and Treasures ( only because I'm in it lol  ;D )
It's amazing what you pick up from the internet, I've learnt loads over the last year just from being on forums.


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Re: Beginers Library
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 08:29:48 PM »
also the web site UKDFD  for help on id and use as a point of reference