Coins have played an important role in the development of human civilization since the first ones were created. The World Encyclopedia of Coins and Coin Collecting provides a comprehensive guide to the fascinating history of coins, from their earliest origins to the modern day. This updated edition is an essential resource for any coin collector, offering detailed information on the anatomy and usage of coins and practical advice for assessing their value and condition.
With step-by-step restoration and preservation techniques, collectors will surely find useful tips and tricks. The directory of countries and coins is particularly engaging, with lively histories of modern and ancient territories and fascinating stories of some of the most remarkable coins. With over 3000 life-size images of coins, this book will surely capture the attention and imagination of anyone interested in numismatics.