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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 books.
There is an old saying in the coin  hobby, "buy the book before you buy the coin".  Related to it is another old saying "Knowledge is power".  Knowing what to look for in a coin can save you hundreds of dollars - and perhaps even make you some money.  There are a lot of collectors out there that "cherry pick" dealers because they read the 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 elsewhere.
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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ANCIENT  & MEDIEVAL COINS  

BOOK: Early World Coins & Early Weight Standards by Robert TyeEARLY 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 Chinese issues. 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" softcover.  New
Item BOOK-TYE EARLY WORLD COINS & EARLY WEIGHT STANDARDS by Robert Tye $25.00



CONTSTANTINE'S DAFNE COINAGE AND CONSTANTINOPLE By Speck & Huston.
A study of the local coinage of Constantine the Great during the building of the new capitol city with an historical introduction and rarity ratings.  12 pages + plate.  New but shopworn.
Item BOOK-CONSTANTINE CONTSTANTINE'S DAFNE COINAGE AND CONSTANTINOPLE BY Speck & Huston $8.00



Book: Old Coins of China by Holger Jorgensen. Chinese cash coin identification guideOLD COINS OF CHINA by Holger Jorgensen
A 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. 5.5" x 8.5",  softcover. New
Item BK-Jorgensen Book: OLD COINS OF CHINA by Holger Jorgensen $6.00



EUROPE


BOOK: The Coins of the Grand Masters of the Order of Malta by Robert MorrisTHE COINS OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF THE ORDER OF MALTA by Robert Morris
The 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.   New 70 + xvi pages + 6 plates, soft cover.
Item BOOK-MALTA THE COINS OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF THE ORDER OF MALTA by Robert Morris $10.00



READING MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN COINS by Ralph S. Walker 2nd edREADING MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN COINS by Ralph S. Walker  
2nd ed. (2000) A helpful book to read and identify medieval European coins.  Covers scripts used, legends, abbreviations and other information.  Also includes an extensive bibliography.  44 pages, soft cover 
Item BOOK-MEDIEVAL READING MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN COINS by Ralph S. Walker $10.00

TOKENS, MEDALS, ETC.

CHILEAN NITRATE MINE AND RELATED TOKENS, by Elwin C Leslie, (1980) Best reference on this series, including the unusual Vulcanite tokens. Illustrated. New, 46p. 8.5 x 11" cardcover.
Item BOOK-NITRATE CHILEAN NITRATE MINE AND RELATED TOKENS, by Elwin C Leslie $20.00


Book: Emergency Coins of Germany, Metal & Porcelain, 1914-1923 by Richard Upton and the Emergency Money SocietyEMERGENCY COINS OF GERMANY, Metal & Porcelain, 1914-1923 by Richard Upton & The Emergency Money Society,  200p. 5.5 x 8.5"  cardcover.   One of the only and the most comprehensive English language book on German Notgeld coins.  Includes municipal, porcelain, transportation, and POW and private issues.  Provides descriptions and values but lacks illustrations.  Values are outdated but they are a good indication of relative scarcity. Provides standard "U" or "E" numbers used by many collectors.
We have both the original original 1970 edition done by the Emergency Money Society and the 1999 reprint done by Numismatics International. They have the same content, just different binding. New, 1970 edition may be slightly shopworn.
Item BOOK-UPTON70 EMERGENCY COINS OF GERMANY, 1970 edition $25.00
Item BOOK-UPTON99 EMERGENCY COINS OF GERMANY, 1999 edition $25.00


Book: German Tokens, Part 1 - Germany, by Jerry F. SchimmelBook: German Tokens, Part 2 - Colonial issues, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and other areasGERMAN TOKENS by Jerry F. Schimmel.  Part 1, Part 2 & Price Supplement.  Part 1 is an 84 page listing of some 700 German homeland merchant, beer, military and other tokens by town.  Some USA military unit pieces are included.  Municipal notgeld are excluded. .  Includes indexes both by legend and Collector Topic.  Part 2  (1988) 156, pages. lists and prices over 1000 German language tokens, including Colonial, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and other areas.  Both volumes include many illustrations.  The Price Supplement includes prices for the items listed in part 1.  We offer the complete set, Part 1, Part 1 Price Supplement & Part 2
Item BOOK-GERMAN TOKENS GERMAN TOKENS, Part 1, Part 2 & Supplement $25.00


BOOK: Catalogue of World Transportation Tokens and Passes, Except North America, By Kenneth E. SmithCATALOGUE 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.
Item BOOK-WORLD TRANSPO CATALOGUE OF WORLD TRANSPORTATION TOKENS by Kenneth E Smith. $25.00


Book: The Atwood-Coffee Catalogue of United States and Canadian Transportation Tokens, 6th edTHE ATWOOD-COFFEE CATALOGUE OF UNITED STATS 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.   $25.00
Item BOOK-ATWOOD-COFFEE ATWOOD-COFFEE CATALOGUE OF UNITED STATS AND CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION TOKENS $25.00



Book: Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington, by Christopher EimerMEDALLIC PORTRAITS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON by Christopher Eimer. (1994)   Extensively illustrated with detailed descriptions and historical notes about the many 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
Item BOOK-WELLINGTON MEDALLIC PORTRAITS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON by Christopher Eimer $12.00



TOKENS OF THE COUNTRIES OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, by Ranko MandicTOKENS OF THE 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 Slovenia by Masta Trade d.o.o. New 8.25" x 12" softcover ISBN 978-961-92291-5-6
Item BOOK-YUGO TOKENS OF THE COUNTRIES OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA by Ranko Mandic $60.00


PAPER MONEY

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, 24th ed. by Tracy L. SchmidtSTANDARD CATALOG OF WORLD PAPER MONEY, MODERN ISSUES, 1961-PRESENT, 24th ed.(2018) Edited by Tracy L. Schmidt.   THE standard reference for modern paper money. Lists and prices banknotes issued by national governments since 1961. Includes over 15,000 pictures. 1232 pages,  softcover,  $75 cover price (ISBN 781440 248597)
Item BOOK-SCWPM-24 STANDARD CATALOG OF WORLD PAPER MONEY, MODERN ISSUES, 24th ed. $39.75



Book: Silent Witnesses: Civilian Camp Money of World War II. By Ray Feller & Steve FellerSILENT WITNEESSES: CIVILIAN CAMP MONEY OF WORLD WAR II, By Ray Feller & Steve Feller,  168p  8.5"x11" softcover.  (2007) A well illustrated of the World War II paper money, tokens, chits, postal history and more used in Ghettos, Concentration Camps, Internment Camps and Displaced Persons Camps.  Includes history, values and an extensive index.  ISBN 978-0-931960-68-0 
Item BOOK-SILENT SILENT WITNEESSES: CIVILIAN CAMP MONEY OF WORLD WAR II, by Ray & Steve Feller $45.00



PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, A PICTORIAL PERSPECTIVE by Jeffrey Jerome Wing

Book: Paper Money Messages, A Pictorial Perspective by JEffrey Jerome Wing, Volume 1, GlobalBook: Paper Money Messages, A Pictorial Perspective by JEffrey Jerome Wing, Volume 2, Notgeld
These two richly illustrated volumes explore the symbolism, history, propaganda and economics behind the designs used on paper money.   Volume 1 (Global) covers world paper money, and includes sections on images and symbols, hidden messages, commemorative notes, propaganda used on notes, World War II. Concentration camps, Military Payment certificates, slavery and an extensive chapter on world inflation.  Volume 2 covers German Notgeld, including politics, propaganda, inflation, superstitions and anti-Semitism on notes. Includes translations and explanations of the designs of hundreds of Notgeld notes, both scarce and common. Both 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 reading.  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.  Both volumes are 8.5 x 11", softcover, color and approximately 240 pages.
Item BOOK-MESSAGES-1 PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 1, GLOBAL, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99
Item BOOK-MESSAGES-2 PAPER MONEY MESSAGES, VOL. 2, NOTGELD, by Jeffrey Jerome Wing $49.99



Book: PARAGUAY PAPER MONEY CATALOG 1847-1989 by Miguel Angel Prat Mayans & Carlos Alberto Pusineiri ScalaPARAGUAY PAPER MONEY CATALOG 1847-1989 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. 
Item BOOK-PARAGUAY PARAGUAY PAPER MONEY CATALOG 1847-1989 $10.00




ODD & CURIOUS MONEY

Book: TRADITIONAL MONEY ON YAP & PALAU, by Charles OpitzTRADITIONAL MONEY ON YAP & PALAU, by Charles Opitz (2004)  44p, 8.5" x 11" softcover  Well illustrated book covering the history and cultural aspects of traditional money used Yap and Palau including the famous stone money by the leading expert on the subject.  Includes pictures of most of the stone money remaining on Yap. 
Item BOOK-YAP TRADITIONAL MONEY ON YAP & PALAU by Charles Opitz $10.00




CD: Odd & Curious and Traditional Money by Charles OpitzODD & CURIOUS AND TRADITIONAL MONEY by Charles Opitz.  CD (a disk, not a book) (2011)  Great reference on a wide range of odd and curious money. 840 pages and 2,800 images written for use with Acrobat or similar Reader. The CD is a bargain - the book costs $80 if you can find it.
Item CD-ODD ODD & CURIOUS AND TRADITIONAL MONEY by Charles Opitz $18.00



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