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The Complete Book of Heraldry. London: Anness Publishing Ltd, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Caley, Earle. Metrological Tables. Scientific Unit Conversion. London: Springer, Lawrence, L. Tye, Robert. York: Robert Tye, This is the definitive work on the history and development of monetary weight standards. It discusses the evolution of coinage and weight standards throughout the world and convincingly argues that rather than being random and haphazard, many monetary weight standards share common origins.
While seignorage, cheating, debasement, revaluation, and rival states all play a role in the wonderful confusion of human events, a few core threads of monetary weight standards wend their way through that history. An insightful and well presented book. Archibald, M. Metallurgy in Numismatics: Volume 3. London: Royal Numismatic Society, Beringer, C. London: Charles Griffin and Company, Burkett, Russell.
Glendora, California, International Correspondence Schools. Scranton, Pennsylvania: International Textbook Company, McDonald, Donald; Hunt, Leslie. A History of Platinum and its Allied Metals. London: Johnson Matthey, Smith, Ernest. London: The British Museum, Ansell, George Frederick. London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, Cooper, Denis. The Art and Craft of Coinmaking. This is the definitive work on the history of coin making tools and methods. Cooper describes in detail every facet of the coin making operation and how it evolved over the last years.
A rare and highly sought book well worth its high price. Coins and Minting. Haverford: Shire Publications Ltd.
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Doty, Richard G. The Soho Mint and the Industrialization of Money. London: Spink, History of the United States Mint and Coinage. New York: Sanford J. Durst Numismatic Publications, Lange, David W. History of the United States Mint and its Coinage. Lindermann, H. Money and legal tender in the United States. Originally published New York: G. National Executive Silver Committee. Originally published Washington, D. Stewart, Frank H. History of the First United States Mint. Lawrence, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, Inc. Taxay, Don. The U. Mint and Coinage.
Van Ryzin, Robert R. Crime of The Comstock Connection. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, Wiles, James, Ph. Springs, Colorado: American Numismatic Association, Griffiths, William H. Hewitt, Virginia. London: British Museum Press, Kranister, Willibald. The Moneymakers International. Chicago: Probus Publishing Company, Numismatic Fundamentals. Definitions, Classifications, and Notation. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.
Frey, Albert. Dictionary of Numismatic Names. Primitive Money circa BCE to present. Carradine, Ian; Price, Martin. Coinage in the Greek World. London: Seaby, Head, Barclay. Oxford: Clarendon Press, As this is now in public domain it is available in electronic form online or traditional printed book. This masterwork is the foundation upon which many later works built. Though it is worth noting that the metrology aspect has been substantially updated by Tye in his recent work Early World Coins and Early Weight Standards.
Hoover, Oliver. Klawans, Zander H. New York: Whitman Coin Products, A useful guide to identifying a wide variety of ancient coins. Mitchiner, Michael. Ancient Trade and Early Coinage. London: Hawkins Publications, The Early Coinage of Central Asia. Plant, Richard. London: Rotographic, Sayles, Wayne G.
Ancient Coin Collecting, Vol I. An excellent introduction to the art and history of ancient coins and the particulars of collecting them. Highly recommended. The subsequent volumes are all excellent starter guides to their respective subjects as well. These books provide a good foundation of understanding necessary to better appreciate, study, and collect ancient coins. An insightful guide to known forgers and their works. Sear, David. This is the standard reference for detailed identification, relative rarity, and valuation of ancient Greek coins.
Roman Coins and their Values. This is the standard reference for detailed identification, relative rarity, and valuation of ancient Roman coins. The corresponding books on Greek and. Byzantine coins are equally well regarded. Suarez, Rasiel.
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This eight volume opus covers a massive number of Roman coinage issues and, along with Sear is the standard reference for collectors of Roman coins. The latest version is available for sale, while older versions such as this one are available as a free download. Thompson, Margaret E. New Style Silver Coinage of Athens. New York: American Numismatic Society, Wildwinds is an ancient coin reference resource online at www. Ancient : Auction Catalogs. Roma Aeterna. Auction Byzantine Coinag e. Washington, D. A brief, but thorough overview of the nature and development of Byzantine coinage.
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Album, Stephen. Checklist of Islamic Coins. Soft spiral-bound. Wilkes, Tim. Medieval circa CE to Coins of Medieval Europe. An thorough overview of the coinage of medieval Europe. Hazlitt, W. London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co. Despite its age, this remains a valuable resource for collectors of medieval coinage and the foundation upon which many later works are based. Cappelli, Adriano. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Libraries, Robert A. The Early Dated Coins of Europe. Lhotka, John F. Chicago Coin Club. Survey of Medieval Iberian Coinages.
The Medieval Period and Nuremberg. Walker, Ralph S. Reading Medieval European Coins.
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New York: Attic Books, General: Medals, Jetons, and Tokens. Barnard, Francis Pierrepont. The Casting-Counter and the Counting Board. Castle Cary: Fox, Reprint of edition. Van Beek, Bert. Modern circa to present. Krause, Chester L.
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Standard Catalog of World Coins: Edition. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, Cuhaj, George S. Standard Catalog of World Coins: Hardbound and Electronic. Michael, Thomas ed. Judkins, Maggie ed. Standard Catalog of World Coins: Date. The Krause Standard Catalogs capture virtually every coin issued from to present day.
Each century is covered by a phone book sized volume containing black and white images of most coin series with brief summaries of each country, mints, and limited variety information. These are a must have for any collector of world coins. Unusual World Coins. This book attempts to capture many items that do not appear in the other Krause catalogs, specifically modern non-official and private issue commemoratives, medals, and fantasy issues associated with countries of the world.
Davenport, John S. Davenport's catalogue of talers was originally issued in multiple volumes. This single volume combines the catalog and pricing of all those books into one, but may not contain all of the detailed information of the individual volumes. The Dollars of Africa, Asia and Oceania. Galesburg: Large Size Silver Coins of the World. Deutsche Bundesbank - Frankfurt am Main. Early Modern Gold Coins. Friedberg, Robert. Gold Coins of the World. Galloway, Albert.
Lane, Roger deWardt. Yeoman, R. Modern World Coins A very portable world coin book that provides pricing for coins typical of each series rather than each individual coin. Ziebarth, Tim. Forrer, Leonard. For those researching medals and engravers this is always the first resource to consult. Details about many medallists and engravers in history are scarce, but the tidbits found here can be enlightening.
There are a number of more modern or country specific resources, but few are as comprehensive. Finding a link between an engraver and medal or other details listed in this work can unlock a number of other search paths that you may use to find even more information from other sources. General: Paper Money circa CE to present. Beresiner, Yasha. Softbound and Electronic. The standard reference on paper money up to The combination of the volumes for , Present, and Specialized Issues provides a comprehensive overview of paper currency.
Newer editions may be available. The standard reference on paper money since Pick, Albert. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. This work was the first comprehensive guidebook to world paper money and quickly became the standard book by which all paper money collectors organized their collections and made purchases. It has since been rendered obsolete by the Krause catalogs which use the same format and carried over the information and numbering system. Region - By Country. The Multiple Dirhems of Medieval Afghanistan. London: Hawkins Publications, Austria formerly Holy Roman Empire.
M ort, S. Coins of the Hapsburg Emperors and Related Issues to Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, Semple, Clara. Manchester: Barzan Publishing Company, Cross, W. Without question, the standard upon which any collector of Canadian coins builds their knowledge and collection is the Charlton Standard Catalog.
Volume 1 covers numismatic issues to present. A newer edition may be available. Toronto: The Charlton Press, Charlton, J. Haxby, J. Coins of Canada. Toronto: Unitrade Press, Hartill, David. Cast Chinese Coins. The definitive in-depth guide to spade and knife money as well as round cast coins of China. Kann, E. Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins Vol 1 of 3 up to Kann diligtently catalogued the coins of China.
His three volumes provide useful commentary on historical aspects of the coins and monetary systems along with greyscale images to aid identification. Oka, M. Silver Crowns of the Far East. Japanese with some English. Focusing on the large size "crown" coins of various nations is a popular method of collecting throughout the world. Coins from asia are generally more difficult for English speaking collectors to study as most books on the subject are in another language. For those seeking additional photos to aid in identification and study of crowns from China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, and other far eastern nations, as well as British colonial and trade dollars this book, though largely obsoleted by Krause, may provide some useful insights.
Schjoth, Fredrik; Hancock, Virgil. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, Inc. English and Chinese. This, in combination with the books by Hartill and Kann, is considered by many to be the authoritative work on coins of China. Schjoth was Norway's Consul-General to China. The first edition in was based upon Schjoth's collection and contains narrative and line drawings of the coins. Another reprinting of the original work in was produced by Andrew Publishing Company of London with a high quality binding, but without the enhancements found in the reprint.
Zhao Li Cheng. The color photographs of every coin make this catalog very useful for identifying modern Chinese commemorative coins. Mejia, Jose A. The Numismatic History of El Salvador. Jose Mejia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia. Gill, Dennis. Garden City: Dennis Gill, LeCompte, Jean. Monnaies et Jetons des Colonies Francaises. Monaco: Editions Victor Gadoury, This recent edition of the catalog of coins and jetons of French colonies contains black and white photos of each series. Mazard, Jean. Written in French. A general work on coins of France during the period.
However, the two volumes also identify the essai coins of France and serve the numismatic community as a primary reference for these. Pastrone, Francesco. Monnaies Royales Francaises - This recent edition of the definitive catalog of coins of France contains color photos of each series. Monnaies Francaises - Roberts, James N. New York: Attic Books Ltd. Sydney, Martin F. French Coinage Specifically for Colonial America. France: Medals, Jetons, and Tokens. DeHay, Pierre. Paris: Paris Mint, In the late s Pierre DeHay, then Director of the Paris mint, organized this multi-volume catalog of all dies currently in inventory.
These catalogs could be used to place orders for restrikes of the medals contained therein.
As the Paris mint held dies and restruck medals for much of the 19th and 20th century, these catalogs provide insight into which medals likely were or were not restruck if the dies are not listed herein, they were either removed after the original striking, rusted or destroyed, or struck elsewhere and thus Paris restrikes of that medal are unlikely. Gadoury, Victor. Maier, Nicolas. French Medallic Art Munchen, Germany: Nicolas Maier, English, French, German. This is the definitive work on Art Nouveau medals produced in France.
While no work contains images of every medal produced, the detailed history of medallic art in the late s and development of Art Nouveau and medallic art as a collectible artform is excellent. This work provide extensive biographies of the artists and images of many of their most famous works. A must have for collectors of French and Art Nouveau medals. The Low Countries and France. Rouhette, Thierry; Tuzio, Francesco.
Schein, Allan. Salt Lake City: Allan Schein, This book is focused on the Caballito Pesos of Mexico, but also contains useful information about the French medallic artist Charles Pillet and the coins and medals he engraved.