The 2018 edition of Coins of England and the United Kingdom is the 53rd update and revision of the long-time standard. Now edited by Emma Howard, the two-volume set is divided into pre-decimal issues in hardback and decimal issues in paperback. It totals 806 pages, with color illustrations throughout.
This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalog to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the present day, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations, and varieties. Under Elizabeth II the decimal issues are separated from the pre-decimal coinages, with all decimal coinage since 1968 listed in a separate volume.
The catalog includes up-to-date values for every coin, a beginner’s guide to coin collecting, numismatic terms explained and historical information about each British coin, from the earliest (Celtic) coins, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins, the coins of the Plantagenet Kings, the Houses of Lancaster and York, the Tudors and Stuarts, to the more modern milled coinage, minted for the first time in 1561 during the reign of Elizabeth I.
From the earliest of times, coins have been used by states or monarchs to communicate with people; Coins of England is therefore not only a reference book for collectors, but a fascinating snapshot of British history, illuminating its economics, technology, art, politics, and religion.
The book may be ordered from the Coin & Currency Institute, P.O. Box 399, Williston, Vermont 05495 for $48.50. $5.75 will be added to each order for shipping and handling to the United States. Major credit cards are accepted. Call toll-free 1-800-421-1866. Fax (802) 536-4787. E-mail: Order online at the website of the Coin & Currency Institute.
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