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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 48, November 26, 2006, Article 5

NEW BOOK: NUMISWORTHY: OLD NUMISMATIC NEWS FROM NOVA SCOTIA

Ray Williams of Trenton, NJ writes: "A Canadian author contacted
me a while ago about a project he was working on.  It consisted
of extracting newspaper articles of numismatic interest in
chronological order from 1750 to 1800.  His name is Eric Leighton.
Eric has published his book with Lulu, an on-demand publisher.
You can download the book or order a hard copy.  The web page is

Full Story

[The complete title, in full-blown 18th century fashion, is:
"NUmiS WORTHY or Old Numismatic News Volume I, Being a Compilation
of Articles, Advertisements, Letters, Editorials, Notices, &c. &c.
Having Reference to, or a Bearing on: the Coins, Currency, Banking,
Exchange And Other Day to Day Numismatic News Arising Therefrom,
Found in the Newspapers of Nova Scotia for the Years 1752 to 1800."
-Editor]

Besides being of use to historians and researchers, the book is just
something nice to have on the coffee table.  You can pick it up and
read a few newspaper articles while waiting for the wife to finish
getting ready to go out...  Then you can leave it for a few weeks...
or get totally enthralled and finish it in a couple nights!"

I have a hardcover edition of Eric's book, "NUmiS WORTHY" and it
is a nice product.  I'm sure that print-on-demand publishing has a
future for our hobby.  Where a wonderful research book might not be
published because of very limited interest in the topic, it can now
be published for a very limited (or very large) distribution.

With respect to the contents of the book, here's what I wrote for
Eric to use in his book:

"In the pages of this book, one will get lost in 18th century America.
The author has compiled contemporary articles from Nova Scotia
newspapers covering a period of 48 years.  These articles relate to
numismatically important events from 1752 thru 1800.  From this
description, you would think that the book is about events centered
in the British Canadian colonies.  This is not the case as the
articles cover news from all across the British Empire and the
countries that she traded with.

The book?s topics are far too numerous to list, but those with an
interest in counterfeit coins, the counterfeiters, colonial commerce,
pirate escapades, governmental economic legislation, colonial paper
money, circulating coins and the day to day history of the 1700s,
should find this work invaluable.  Each article is a snapshot from
a distant time, placed in chronological order, important to the
researcher, historian, numismatist and student.

Sit down, take the phone off the hook, brew a cup of coffee and
drift back to a time where men wore buckles on their shoes and
three cornered hats, criminals were punished in the town square
pillory, highway men and pirates made travel a concern and news
from around the world came by masted vessels instead of satellites."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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