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    DescriptionThis is the definitive illustrated reference to the world's greatest coins and a professional guide to building a spectacular collection, featuring over 3000 colour images. This is the ultimate expert guide to coins and coin collecting. This is an in-depth introduction to the origins, anatomy and usage of coins looks at the birth of the world's first currencies. Practical advice on evaluating grade and condition that 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. This is a full-colour global guide to world coinage, from its origins in the 7th century BC to the present day, featuring coins and collectables for 200 countries. It provides an expert guide to understanding the value and identity of coins, with insights into dates, metals, denominations, shapes, mintmarks, and portraits. This 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. It includes over 3000 life-size colour 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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    Title
    The World Encyclopedia of Coins & Coin Collecting
    Subtitle
    the Definitive Illustrated Reference to the World's Greatest Coins and a Professional Guide to Building a Spectacular Collection, Featuring Over 3000 Colour Images
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James A. Mackay
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754823452
    ISBN 10: 0754823458
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: GB
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14110
    BIC subject category V2: WCF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    Abridged Dewey: 737
    LC classification: CJ
    B&T Approval Code: A18320000
    DC22: 737.4
    Thema V1.0: GB, WCF
    Illustrations note
    3000 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    LORENZ BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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).