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Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner's Guide Paperback – August 22, 2013
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I have an interest in medieval coinage but am not totally immersed in it, I pick and choose. For that purpose the book is perfect for the non specialist and should be in any numismatic library. On a practical matter, the book saved me money right after I received it. The section on modern fakes illustrated a coin I was ready to purchase as original. The price of the book was well below the cost of purchasing a fake.
There is a dictum in the numismatic community: "Buy the book before you buy the coin." This book certainly qualifies as confirmaion of that dictum and is a great addition to my library. Buy the book.
The Collecting Medieval Coins: A Beginner's Guide is large in size, but light enough to easily handle.
It provides a wonderful amount of background information on these coins, as well as plenty of actual size, colorful photos of many coins, with additional enlarged photos that enhance the finer details of each piece.
Although listed as a Beginner's Guide, I think this includes more than enough data for experienced collectors. I would highly suggest that anyone use this book for teaching purposes too! You can quickly present various clear and well-ordered pages of coin information to other people you are working with.
The book is comprehensive at 386 pages, but it has a larger text font-size than most books, and is a pleasure for your eyes to digest.
When I opened this book, I instantly knew that I would be referring to the many different sections of this book quite frequently-- for the rest of my life! It is a fascinating treasure, that you will want to have handy- ALWAYS!
As anyone with an interest in medieval coins already knows, the reference books required to become a knowledgeable collector span many languages (how many can you read?), prices (if you’re lucky enough to even find them), and centuries (many primary attributions used today reference authors and works published in the 1800s). For the individual with limited resources, Mr. Torongo’s book provides a much-needed bridge over which the reader can cross into the diverse and complex field of medieval numismatics.
It is very well layed out. COLOUR PHOTOS!!! - Lots of them too! Yes there is a ton of info, but thats ok. You don't need to digest the entire book at once. A few pages a night works great. Great references and sources! I would recommend it to any beginner or somebody who has an interest in it.
All we need now is Amazon to have more accessability to these great books and have them available in all countries.
counterfiets. A lot history on kings, bishops and money mechanisms.