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The E-Sylum:  Volume 6, Number 17, April 27, 2003, Article 11

THE 960 REIS OVERSTRIKES BOOK

  In response to Ralf Boepple's query about the 2002
  book, "Os Recumbos de 960 Reis - The 960 Reis
  Overstrikes" by David Andre Levi,  Ron Haller-Williams
  writes:

  "I have seen this book, and I reckon it's very good - I
  intend to buy a copy myself.  By the way, the title is
  "Os Recunhos ..."    I would suggest Ralf get in touch
  with the author.

  "David is a regular contributor to the "moedas" e-group,
  which focuses mostly on Brazilian numismatics and is
  mostly (but not entirely!) in Portuguese.  Ralf (and others)
  could  join through its "home page" at
  http://www.egroups.com/list/moedas/

  In a message of 12 Aug 02, he says: "The book will be sold
  from 11 Sept. ... it is probable that some dealers are already
  acquiring it  and will sell it.  However, it can be ordered (in
  Brazil only) direct from me, through my personal email,
  which is amelialevy@uol.com.br

  The price will be 70 Reais {ABOUT US$20).  It will have
  a higher price for USA and Europe.  I don't yet know the
  price of Sedex {special, equiv. of FedEx}, which depends
   on the weight of the book {and on the distance, obviously}."

  His messages of 13 & 14
  Aug 02 are also of interest, possibly giving some details not
  mentioned in Westdal's review.

  14 Aug:   [It's English/Portuguese, which I think is called
  simultaneous translation, that is to say, the text in Portuguese
  is in the left-hand column and English on the right,  All the
  tables and captions of photos are in Portuguese, while
  using "numismatic" terms as much as possible. The terms in
  English (tables, captions) can be translated through a small
  glossary.

  There are 212 pages in total, the first 12 are not numbered
   (cataloguing data, acknowledgments, dedication, etc...),
   consequently the last page is {number} 200.  Approximately
  304 photos, that is to say, 304 PAIRS of coins,  between
  originals and restrikes.

  Size: It's larger than a normal book, ... 250mm high by 210mm
  wide {approx. 9.8 inches high by 8.3 inches wide}.  Could be
  a little more or less, I don't remember now.   Paper 115gsm,
  hard cover, coloured dust jacket. A luxury...]

  I don't think there's much more to say, except that in my opinion
  it seems to be more of a necessity than a luxury for those who
  are interested in this series, which includes some Bank of
  England pieces."

  It seems this book has pride of place in Spinks' "books" section
  at http://www.spinkandson.com/rel2/stock/books/home.shtml
  where it is priced at 30 (that's some $45)  plus  P&P or S&H.
  The page gives some further information, including identifying
  the cover coin and showing the print run (only 500, apparently).

  For those in the U.S. who prefer to order from a domestic
  dealer, Bill Malkmus writes: "I can supply some answers to
  Ralf Boepple's inquiry about two new books mentioned by
  Stu Westdal in the latest Ponterio catalog.   I talked to Stu
  today and he told me that the two books will be stocked by
  Ponterio, although they are not in at the moment.  The "960
  Reis Overstrikes" book will be $50; the Philippine
  counterstamp book will be $125 (both plus shipping).  If he
  has further interest, he can e-mail Stu at coins@ponterio.com.
  Keep up the great work!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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