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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 24, June 11, 2006, Article 8

FAUVER BOOKS ON EXONUMIA REVIEWED

In the introduction to his upcoming auction #75, Joe Levine of
Presidential Coin & Antique Company writes about consignor Benj.
Fauver and the books he published on exonumia:

"Fauver was a collector of tokens; mostly those which appealed to
his fascination with American and European history. One of his
first interests was Civil War tokens. He was an early member of
the Civil War Token Society and served as its Treasurer for thirty
years. He was the voice behind “Horatio Speaks” a regular and
sometimes controversial column which appeared in the Journal
of the CWTS.

In 1982, he authored 'Exonumia Symbolism & Classification, A
Catalogue of Kettle Pieces and an Examination of the Symbolism
and Classification of Kettle Pieces and of American Exonumia of
the Hard Times, Compromise, and Civil War Periods'.

This was followed by his six part definitive study of American
Counters. Both of these efforts, especially the first, are much
more than mere listings of types and varieties. An attempt is
made to place the tokens in historical context and to explain
the symbolism of the devices used to ornament them. The result
is that the reader is intellectually challenged – no small feat
for a numismatic work in this field!"

To read the complete catalog, see: Full Catalog

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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