Standard Catalogs

For some of the items we feature, we provide a "Standard Catalog Number." These are numbers which are assigned by the publishers of stamp, coin and other reference catalogs used by collectors as a standard way to refer to certain issues. In the shorthand of stamp collecting, for example, a "Scott US C76" refers to the 10-cent U.S. First Man on the Moon Air Mail stamp issued of September 9, 1969. These standard catalogs are available at many public libraries and are available for purchase at many book shops.

Within the U.S. the most popular catalog for stamps is the "Scott" catalog, and the most popular for coins is the "Krause". Such other catalogs as "Gibbons," "Michel" and "Yvert" are published in Great Britain, Germany and France, respectively.

The following Standard Catalog numbers are currently used in our site:

Short Name Catalog Name
Gibbons Gibbons Standard Postage Stamp Catalogs
Krause Krause's Standard Catalog of World Coins
Michel Michel Briefmarken-Kataloge
Pick Krause's Standard Catalog World Paper Money
Scott Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogs
Unicover Unicover's Own SKUs
Yvert Yvert & Tellier Catalogs of Stamps

Standard Country/Region Codes

For clarity, we use a modified set of the International Standards Organization's (ISO) two-character Country/Region codes. Also known as digraphs, these identify all of the nations of the world. In this way, the reference to "Scott MH 581" means "Scott Standard Catalog Number, Marshall Islands, 581."

The following is the current listing of modified ISO Country/Region digraphs we use at this site:

Sorted by ISO Digraph Sorted by Country/Region Name
ISO Digraph   Country/Region Name    ISO Digraph   Country/Region Name
*J Joint Issue AF Afghanistan
*M Mixed Countries AK Aitutaki
AC Ascension Island AL Albania
AD Andorra AY Alderney
AE United Arab Emirates DZ Algeria
AF Afghanistan AS American Samoa
AG Antigua and Barbuda AD Andorra
AI Anguilla AO Angola
AK Aitutaki AI Anguilla
AL Albania AQ Antarctica
AM Armenia AG Antigua and Barbuda
AN Netherlands Antilles AR Argentina
AO Angola AM Armenia
AQ Antarctica AW Aruba
AR Argentina AC Ascension Island
AS American Samoa AU Australia
AT Austria AT Austria
AU Australia AZ Azerbaijan
AW Aruba BS Bahamas
AY Alderney BH Bahrain
AZ Azerbaijan BD Bangladesh
BA Bosnia-Herzegovina BB Barbados
BB Barbados BY Belarus
BD Bangladesh BE Belgium
BE Belgium BZ Belize
BF Burkina Faso BJ Benin
BG Bulgaria BM Bermuda
BH Bahrain BT Bhutan
BI Burundi BO Bolivia
BJ Benin BX Bophuthatswana
BM Bermuda BA Bosnia-Herzegovina
BN Brunei BW Botswana
BO Bolivia BV Bouvet Island
BR Brazil BR Brazil
BS Bahamas BU British Antarctic Territory
BT Bhutan IO British Indian Ocean Territory
BU British Antarctic Territory VG British Virgin Islands
BV Bouvet Island BN Brunei
BW Botswana BG Bulgaria
BX Bophuthatswana BF Burkina Faso
BY Belarus MM Burma
BZ Belize BI Burundi
CA Canada KH Cambodia
CA Canada CM Cameroon
CC Cocos Islands CA Canada
CE Ciskei CA Canada
CF Central African Republic CV Cape Verde
CG Congo KY Cayman Islands
CH Switzerland CF Central African Republic
CI Ivory Coast TD Chad
CK Cook Islands CL Chile
CL Chile CN China
CM Cameroon CX Christmas Island
CN China CE Ciskei
CO Colombia CC Cocos Islands
CR Costa Rica CO Colombia
CS Serbia KM Comoros
CU Cuba CG Congo
CV Cape Verde CK Cook Islands
CX Christmas Island CR Costa Rica
CY Cyprus HR Croatia
CZ Czech Republic CU Cuba
CZ Czechoslovakia CY Cyprus
DD German Democratic Republic CZ Czech Republic
DE Germany CZ Czechoslovakia
DJ Djibouti DK Denmark
DK Denmark DJ Djibouti
DM Dominica DM Dominica
DO Dominican Republic DO Dominican Republic
DZ Algeria EC Ecuador
EC Ecuador EG Egypt
EE Estonia SV El Salvador
EG Egypt GQ Equatorial Guinea
EH Western Sahara ER Eritrea
ER Eritrea EE Estonia
ES Spain ET Ethiopia
ET Ethiopia FK Falkland Islands
FI Finland FO Faroe Islands
FJ Fiji FJ Fiji
FK Falkland Islands FI Finland
FM Micronesia FR France
FO Faroe Islands GF French Guiana
FR France PF French Polynesia
FX Metropolitan France GA Gabon
GA Gabon GM Gambia
GB United Kingdom GE Georgia
GD Grenada DD German Democratic Republic
GE Georgia DE Germany
GF French Guiana GH Ghana
GH Ghana GI Gibraltar
GI Gibraltar GR Greece
GL Greenland GL Greenland
GM Gambia GD Grenada
GN Guinea GP Guadaloupe
GP Guadaloupe GU Guam
GQ Equatorial Guinea GT Guatemala
GR Greece GX Guernsey
GS South Georgia GN Guinea
GT Guatemala GW Guinea-Bissau
GU Guam GY Guyana
GW Guinea-Bissau HT Haiti
GX Guernsey HM Heard and McDonald Islands
GY Guyana HN Honduras
HK Hong Kong HK Hong Kong
HM Heard and McDonald Islands HU Hungary
HN Honduras IS Iceland
HR Croatia IN India
HT Haiti ID Indonesia
HU Hungary IR Iran
ID Indonesia IQ Iraq
IE Ireland IE Ireland
IL Israel IM Isle of Man
IM Isle of Man IL Israel
IN India IT Italy
IO British Indian Ocean Territory CI Ivory Coast
IQ Iraq JM Jamaica
IR Iran JP Japan
IS Iceland JY Jersey
IT Italy *J Joint Issue
JM Jamaica JO Jordan
JO Jordan KZ Kazakhstan
JP Japan KE Kenya
JY Jersey KI Kiribati
KE Kenya KR Korea
KG Kyrgyzstan KP Korea (North)
KH Cambodia KW Kuwait
KI Kiribati KG Kyrgyzstan
KM Comoros LA Laos
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis LV Latvia
KP Korea (North) LB Lebanon
KR Korea LS Lesotho
KW Kuwait LR Liberia
KY Cayman Islands LY Libya
KZ Kazakhstan LI Liechtenstein
LA Laos LT Lithuania
LB Lebanon LU Luxembourg
LC Saint Lucia MO Macau
LI Liechtenstein MK Macedonia
LK Sri Lanka MG Madagascar
LR Liberia MW Malawi
LS Lesotho MY Malaysia
LT Lithuania MV Maldives
LU Luxembourg ML Mali
LV Latvia MT Malta
LY Libya MH Marshall Islands
MA Morocco MH Marshall Islands
MC Monaco MQ Martinique
MD Moldova MR Mauritania
MG Madagascar MU Mauritius
MH Marshall Islands YT Mayotte
MH Marshall Islands FX Metropolitan France
MK Macedonia MX Mexico
ML Mali FM Micronesia
MM Burma *M Mixed Countries
MN Mongolia MD Moldova
MO Macau MC Monaco
MP Northern Mariana Islands MN Mongolia
MQ Martinique MS Montserrat
MR Mauritania MA Morocco
MS Montserrat MZ Mozambique
MT Malta NA Namibia
MU Mauritius NR Nauru
MV Maldives NP Nepal
MW Malawi NL Netherlands
MX Mexico AN Netherlands Antilles
MY Malaysia NV Nevis
MZ Mozambique NC New Caledonia
NA Namibia NZ New Zealand
NC New Caledonia NI Nicaragua
NE Niger NE Niger
NF Norfolk Island NG Nigeria
NG Nigeria NU Niue
NI Nicaragua NF Norfolk Island
NL Netherlands MP Northern Mariana Islands
NO Norway NO Norway
NP Nepal OM Oman
NR Nauru PK Pakistan
NU Niue PW Palau
NV Nevis PA Panama
NZ New Zealand PG Papua New Guinea
OM Oman PY Paraguay
PA Panama PX Penrhyn
PE Peru PE Peru
PF French Polynesia PH Philippines
PG Papua New Guinea PN Pitcairn Islands
PH Philippines PL Poland
PK Pakistan PT Portugal
PL Poland PR Puerto Rico
PM Saint Pierre et Miquelon QA Qatar
PN Pitcairn Islands RE Reunion
PR Puerto Rico RO Romania
PT Portugal RU Russia
PW Palau RW Rwanda
PX Penrhyn SH Saint Helena
PY Paraguay KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
QA Qatar LC Saint Lucia
RE Reunion PM Saint Pierre et Miquelon
RO Romania VC Saint Vincent and Grenadines
RU Russia WS Samoa
RW Rwanda SM San Marino
SA Saudi Arabia ST Sao Tome e Principe
SB Solomon Islands SA Saudi Arabia
SC Seychelles SN Senegal
SD Sudan CS Serbia
SE Sweden SC Seychelles
SG Singapore SL Sierra Leone
SH Saint Helena SG Singapore
SI Slovenia SK Slovakia
SJ Svalbard og Jan Mayen SI Slovenia
SK Slovakia SB Solomon Islands
SL Sierra Leone SO Somalia
SM San Marino ZA South Africa
SN Senegal GS South Georgia
SO Somalia SW South West Africa
SR Suriname TF Southern and Antarctic Lands
ST Sao Tome e Principe ES Spain
SU USSR LK Sri Lanka
SV El Salvador SX St. Kitts
SW South West Africa SD Sudan
SX St. Kitts SR Suriname
SY Syria SJ Svalbard og Jan Mayen
SZ Swaziland SZ Swaziland
TC Turks and Caicos SE Sweden
TD Chad CH Switzerland
TF Southern and Antarctic Lands SY Syria
TG Togo TW Taiwan
TH Thailand TJ Tajikistan
TJ Tajikistan TZ Tanzania
TK Tokelau TH Thailand
TM Turkmenistan TP Timor
TN Tunisia TG Togo
TO Tonga TK Tokelau
TP Timor TO Tonga
TR Turkey TT Trinidad and Tobago
TT Trinidad and Tobago TX Tristan da Chuna
TV Tuvalu TN Tunisia
TW Taiwan TR Turkey
TX Tristan da Chuna TM Turkmenistan
TZ Tanzania TC Turks and Caicos
UA Ukraine TV Tuvalu
UG Uganda UX U.N. (All Offices)
UM US Minor Outlying Islands UU U.N. (Geneva)
UN U.N. (New York) UN U.N. (New York)
US U.S. UV U.N. (Vienna)
UU U.N. (Geneva) US U.S.
UV U.N. (Vienna) UG Uganda
UX U.N. (All Offices) UA Ukraine
UY Uruguay AE United Arab Emirates
UZ Uzbekistan GB United Kingdom
VA Vatican UY Uruguay
VC Saint Vincent and Grenadines UZ Uzbekistan
VE Venezuela UM US Minor Outlying Islands
VG British Virgin Islands VI US Virgin Islands
VI US Virgin Islands SU USSR
VN Vietnam VU Vanuatu
VU Vanuatu VA Vatican
WF Wallis et Futuna VE Venezuela
WS Samoa VN Vietnam
YE Yemen WF Wallis et Futuna
YT Mayotte EH Western Sahara
YU Yugoslavia YE Yemen
ZA South Africa YU Yugoslavia
ZM Zambia ZR Zaire
ZR Zaire ZM Zambia
ZW Zimbabwe ZW Zimbabwe

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