As of October 2015, good beginner's guides for coin collecting are "Coin Collecting: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Coins," "Coin Collecting for Dummies" and "Guide to Coin Collecting." All receive positive user ratings at online retailers' sites.
At Amazon.com, reviewers say that "Coin Collecting: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Coins" contains helpful basic information. It covers topics such as coin storage, history and value. At the same website, "Coin Collecting for Dummies" earns an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. Reviews state that the book has many illustrations and is easy to understand.
"Guide to Coin Collecting" explains collecting terminology, authenticity and coin care. The book averages a 4.5-star rating on the Barnes & Noble website.