Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present. an Illustrated Standard Catalog with Valuations (Google eBook)

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Coin & Currency Institute, May 1, 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 766 pages
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overs the entire history of world gold coinage form the 5th century B.C. through the modern coin issues of today. Part I, the section on ancient coins covers, in order, Ancient Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire and the Byzantine Empire. Part II lists the coins of the world in alphabetical order by country from approximately AD 600 to date. With current market valuations usually in the two most commonly encountered states of preservation. Tables of weight and precious metal content included with coins of each country.
  

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Five Stars a great reference used for a teleplay on gold coins I'm writing. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the topic lots of great photos.
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