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Coins and Currency: An Historical Encyclopedia

McFarland. 2d ed. ed. Jul. 2019. 406p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476677965. pap. $125; ebk. ISBN 9781476636658. REF
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everything from the Appledore hoard to wampum, historian and textbook author Snodgrass shines a light on coins and currency in this updated second edition. Well-sourced entries explore money facts and history from around the world, notable engravers, slang, counterfeiting, sunken treasure, and political impacts of monetary decisions. Helpful tables and occasional photographs accompany a chronology and glossary.
VERDICT This readable resource will appeal to historians, travelers, and those interested in stories of rumored lost treasures, as well as to the obvious numismatic audience.

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