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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Coins and Coin Collecting: The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 images

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Coins and Coin Collecting: The definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 images
  

This is the ultimate expert guide to coins and coin collecting. An in-depth introduction to the origins, anatomy and usage of coins looks at the birth of the world's first currencies.

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ISBN 9781846810497
Published 31 December 2016 by Anness Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mackay, James
Availability Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781846810497
ISBN-10 1846810493
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Anness Publishing
Imprint Hermes House
Publication Date 31 December 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mackay, James
Category Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Seals, Numismatics
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 297mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Antiques & Collectables
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 944647

Description of this Book

Practical advice on evaluating grade and condition will enable the amateur to gauge the value of their latest acquisitions, and step-by-step techniques show how to restore and preserve coins of all ages. The fully-illustrated country-by-country directory contains concise and lively histories of modern-day territories and ancient regimes, plus engrossing stories of some of the most remarkable coins in existence. A global guide to world coinage, from its origins in the 7th century BC to the present day, featuring coins and collectables for 200 countries. Provides an expert guide to understanding the value and identity of coins, with insights into dates, metals, denominations, shapes, mintmarks, and portraits. A thorough introduction details the history of coin production around the world, from the origins of coinage in the seventh century BC, to its subsequent development by Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Napoleon, through to its role in today's society. Includes over 3000 images of wonderful coins, including the boat-shaped issues of ancient Byzantium, the bronze tokens of the Chinese dynasties, the emergency World War One issues, the Vatican coins, and many more.

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Author's Bio

Dr James Mackay was one of the world's foremost authors on collectables such as coins, stamps, antiques and bronzes, and wrote over 100 books and thousands of articles on the subject. He was co-editor of the annual Coins Yearbook and Banknote Yearbook (Token Publishing) and also wrote The Beginner's Guide to Coin Collection (Grange Books) and Value in Coins and Medals ( Johnson Publications). He is also the author of The World Encyclopedia of Stamps and Stamp Collecting (Lorenz Books).

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