Researchers are working to update a standard work about paper money
The Mexican Coin Company, publishers of Mexican Paper Money
by Alberto Hidalgo, Duane Douglas, Cory Frampton and Elmer Powell,
announced April 24 that a 2015 edition would be issued in the coming
months. The catalog will only be available in digital format, the
“This allows us to provide robust searching and indexing
capabilities along with allowing this version to be directly connected
to additional resources on the Internet,” according to the firm, in a
statement from Frampton shared with Coin World.
Huston Pearson will join the four researchers to expand the book and
add detailed coverage of 20th century issues, Frampton said.
The Carefree, Ariz., company is now offering the hardcover 2010
edition of Mexican Paper Money at a reduced price, which
includes the 2015 edition on compact disc when it becomes available.
The special price of $70 plus $5 shipping is available for a limited
time. The 2010 book will ship immediately and the disc will be mailed
Researchers are asked to submit updates and missing information for
the 2015 edition.
“While the 2010 Edition fulfilled its ambition in becoming the
authoritative listing of all Mexican paper money, there were omissions
and some duplications and errors did occur,” Frampton said in the
announcement. “Please help us by telling us about any mistakes that
you may have noticed.”
For notes already in the book, Simons asks for information about
additional dates, series letters and overprints, mentioning plans to
expand the historical descriptions about issuers and specific issues.
Other desired improvements include adding images where no image is
currently shown; replacing existing black and white images with color
images; using images of high-grade, issued notes in place of specimen
images; finding images of notes that are in higher grades than those
currently in the catalog; and adding images and information for newly
Images should be digital scans at 300dpi or higher in tiff or jpeg
formats, said Simons.
Pricing data will also be updated, with the view to “provide
realistic market prices based on auctions, dealers’ sales and private
transactions. There will always be sales both below and above catalog
prices [but] we will be updating a significant percentage of the values.”
The Mexican Coin Company specializes in Mexican and Latin American
coins and paper money, primarily focusing on rarities dated prior to 1930.
To order the books or learn more about the firm, telephone it at
480-921-2562, email it at email@example.com or visit its website