WORLD COIN & PAPER MONEY BOOKS
A lot of information (and misinformation) can be found on internet, but
much of the information about coins is best (or only) still be found in
There is an old saying in the coin hobby, "buy the book
you buy the coin". Related to it is another old saying
is power". Knowing what to look for in a coin can save you
of dollars - and perhaps even make you some money. There are
of collectors out there that "cherry pick" dealers because they read
book and know what to look for.
We are pleased to offer you a number of older, specialized, out of
print titles dealing titles dealing with subjects not easily found
Build yourself a reference library! You never knows when you
will find that weird coin or token that needs to be researched.
The books are all unused unless otherwise indicated , but the covers of
some may be a bit "shopworn" from being schlepped about in boxes for
the past 20 to 50 years
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COIN AND CURRENCY SUPPLIES
& MEDIEVAL COINS
WORLD COINS & EARLY WEIGHT STANDARDS by Robert Tye
An excellent reference on ancient and medieval coins of Europe, Persia,
India and China. Over 1,200 common or influential coins that
a collector may encounter are illustrated. It is especially
useful as a basic catalogue of the most often encountered Indian and
It also provides a thoughtful and well researched discussion on the
origins of coins, the spread of the use of coins, how various
weight and coinage systems developed and interacted with one another.
Included is an introduction to ancient and medieval denomination sets,
an overview of pre-modern systems of weight and their influence on
coins. Also included are a series of maps illustrating aspects of the
spread and development of coinage. It is a good reference for both the
beginning collector who wants to learn the basics and the specialist
who wants to understand how seemingly unrelated coin types and
denominations have common threads. 183 pages, 8.5x12"
BOOK-TYE EARLY WORLD COINS & EARLY
WEIGHT STANDARDS by Robert Tye
Speck & Huston
A study of the local coinage of
Great during the building of the new capitol city with an historical
introduction and rarity ratings. 12 pages + plate.
New but shopworn.
BOOK-CONSTANTINE CONTSTANTINE'S DAFNE COINAGE
Speck & Huston
OLD COINS OF
CHINA by Holger
small but complete identification guide book for Chinese cash coins
from 600BC to 1912AD. Best book if you just want to identify Chinese
cash coins by emperor and date without going into varieties. Features
line drawings of coins with reign title and reign dates, but not much
further information. Reprint. 26 pages and plates.
8.5", softcover. New
BK-Jorgensen Book: OLD COINS OF CHINA by
OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF THE ORDER OF MALTA
by Robert Morris
original full title is “Coins of the Grand Masters of the Order of
Malta or Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem with a Chapter
on the Money of the Crusades and an introduction, heraldic and historic
notes”. The book provides a history of the Order, its Grand
Masters and its coins from its founding in Jerusalem during the
Crusades until it was exiled by Napoleon in 1798.
70 + xvi
pages + 6 plates, soft cover.
BOOK-MALTA THE COINS OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF
THE ORDER OF MALTA
by Robert Morris
NITRATE MINE AND
RELATED TOKENS, by Elwin C
, (1980) Best reference on this series, including
unusual Vulcanite tokens. Illustrated. New, 46p. 8.5 x 11"
BOOK-NITRATE CHILEAN NITRATE MINE AND RELATED
TOKENS, by Elwin C
COINS OF GERMANY, Metal & Porcelain, 1914-1923 by
Richard Upton & The Emergency Money Society
5.5 x 8.5" cardcover. First published in 1970 and never
this is the most
comprehensive English language book on
German Notgeld coins. Includes municipal, porcelain,
transportation, and POW and private issues. Provides
descriptions and pricess but lacks illustrations. Prices are from
1970 but they are a good indication of relative scarcity.
standard "U" or "E" numbers used by many collectors.
BOOK-UPTON EMERGENCY COINS OF
OF WORLD TRANSPORTATION TOKENS AND PASSES, EXCEPT NORTH AMERICA By
Kenneth E. Smith,
First (and only) Edition, 1967. xvii +
268 pages + about 33 pages of indexes. Hard Bound.
Published by American Vecturist Association. This is the standard
reference on world transportation tokens. Includes detailed
descriptions, price and rarity guides.
BOOK-WORLD TRANSPO CATALOGUE OF
TRANSPORTATION TOKENS by Kenneth E Smith. $25.00
CATALOGUE OF WORLD FERRY, SHIP
AND CANAL TRANSPORTATION TOKENS AND PASSES, by Kenneth E and Kirk S
First (and only) edition, 1981, 202
Published by American Vecturist Association Extensive listing
including tokens of Australia, Canada, France, Germany,United Kingdom,
United States and many other countries. Many illustrations and
valuations (low by today's standards, but it is a good rarity guide)
BOOK-FERRY CATALOGUE OF WORLD FERRY, SHIP
TRANSPORTATION TOKENS... by Smith & Smith
OF WORLD HORSECAR,
HORSEOMNIBUS, STREETCAR, AND BUS TRANSPORTATION TOKENS, EXCEPT NORTH
by Kenneth E and Kirk S Smith
First (and only)
edition,, 1990, 183 pages, hardbound, Published by American Vecturist
Association Extensive listing of horse related
transportation tokens. Covers over 60 nations outside of
North America. Includes Illustrations, index by inscriptions and
valuations. Though valuations are out
of date they serve as a good rarity guide.
BOOK-HORSE CATALOGUE OF WORLD HORSECAR,
TOKENSTOKENS... by Smith & Smith
ATWOOD-COFFEE CATALOGUE OF
UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION TOKENS
, 6th ed.
By John M Coffee and Harold V. Ford.
Published by American Vecturist Association. (2007) 934 pages,
hardbound, Listing by state, territory and province, includes prices
and extensive token identifier. The Standard Reference for
U.S. Transportation tokens.
BOOK-ATWOOD-COFFEE ATWOOD-COFFEE CATALOGUE OF
UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION TOKENS $25.00
& MEDALS, A GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUES OF UNITED
STATES EXONUMIA, by Stephen E Alpert & Lawrence E. Elman,
Edition, 1992, 300p. softcover. Good general reference on
United States tokens and medals. Describes and
illustrates into various types and their relitive rariety, but
it is not detailed listing.
BOOK-ALPERT TOKENS & MEDALS
by Alpert & Elman $12.00
PORTRAITS OF THE DUKE OF
WELLINGTON by Christopher Eimer
illustrated with detailed descriptions and historical notes about the
medals and tokens issued depicting the hero of the Napoleonic
wars. The book lists some 274 pieces and includes comprehensive indexes
of inscriptions and legends; medallists and publishers; and general
subject-matter. Even if you don't have a Duke of Wellington medal, you
will enjoy the history and politics discussed in
book. Softbound, 9.8 x 7.9" (quarto). 138 pages, softcover.
ISBN 978-0907605522. Offered
elsewhere new for $49, Our price is only $12
BOOK-WELLINGTON MEDALLIC PORTRAITS OF THE
WELLINGTON by Christopher Eimer
COUNTRIES OF FORMER
YUGOSLAVIA, by Ranko Mandic
This book is a comprehensive 375 page softcover guide
covers the tokens and other exonumia issued in Bosnia and Herzgovina,
Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Yugoslavia. It
also includes an appendix of fantasy Euro coins issued in the name of
the republics of the former Yugoslavia. The book is a
complete revision of the author’s 2001 reference “Tokens of the
Yugoslav Lands”. Over 3,000 pieces are listed, including many of the
items that have not been previously cataloged. The book is in
English, Slovenia, Croatian and Serbian with prices in Euros.
The book contains over a thousand color pictures of tokens as well as
the people and places associated with those tokens. Additional photos
of exonumia would be useful. Tokens are arranged by country
and city. An extensive index aids in the identification of
tokens. Included are trade tokens, telephone tokens, transportation
tokens, amusment tokens and medalic tokens. Metallic, plastic and
cardboard tokens are listed. The book was published in
Masta Trade d.o.o. New 8.25" x 12" softcover ISBN 978-961-92291-5-6
BOOK-YUGO TOKENS OF THE COUNTRIES OF FORMER
YUGOSLAVIA by Ranko Mandic
PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, A
PICTORIAL PERSPECTIVE by Jeffrey Jerome Wing
These three richly illustrated volumes explore the symbolism, history,
propaganda and economics behind the designs used on paper
money. All three volumes are interesting,
informative and filled with obscure and
surprising information. I highly recommend them for anyone
interested in paper money, history, economics or politics or just easy
The volumes are
11", softcover, color and are 242 to 256 pages.
Volume 2 (Notgeld)
Notgeld notes, including politics, propaganda, inflation, superstitions
anti-Semitism on notes. Includes translations and explanations of the
designs of hundreds of Notgeld notes, both scarce and common.
A great book to help understand many of the colorful but
unusual designs found on German notgeld notes. Even if you
are not an active collector of Notgeld
notes, you should get Volume 2, you will be suprised at what you learn
and what there is on some of those notes.
The recently released Volume
on Christians as
well as Christian images (and some non-Christian images) found on
banknotes throughout the world. Also included are stories
some of the many educators, explorers, evangelists, activists,
scientists and medical professionals found on banknotes around the
world. It is a good read for anyone interested in history or
banknotes and a great reference for both Christians and non-Christians.
PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 2,
NOTGELD, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99
PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 3,
CHRISTIANITY, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99
PARAGUAY PAPER MONEY CATALOG
by Miguel Angel Prat
Mayans & Carlos Alberto Pusineiri Scala (1990). 162 pages, many
black and white illustrations, English and Spanish text. Includes
values in dollars.
BOOK-PARAGUAY PARAGUAY PAPER MONEY CATALOG
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