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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 30, July 29, 2007, Article 6

NEW BOOK: MILESTONE COINS BY KEN BRESSETT

Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing writes: "I'm pleased to announce
that Kenneth Bressett's new book, 'Milestone Coins: A Pageant of the
World's Most Significant and Popular Money', has arrived from the
printer."  Dennis attached the press release, which I've excerpted below:

"Whitman Publishing will debut a new book by Kenneth Bressett at the
ANA World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee, August 8. Milestone Coins: A
Pageant of the World’s Most Significant and Popular Money (176 pages,
full color, hardcover) will retail for $29.95.

"Milestone Coins shares the interesting stories behind more than 100
famous coins and tokens, as told by the award-winning author and
longtime editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins (the
best-selling “Red Book”). In ten chapters Ken Bressett covers the
breadth of civilization as seen in coinage—exploring every time period
and geographical area from ancient Greece to modern America.

"“Each of these coins has a story that appeals to collectors,”
said Bressett. “Some are rare ‘keys’ needed to complete a set.
Others are desirable for their beauty or historical connection.
In a sense, they are all classics that never go out of style.”

"The book’s chapters include:

The Ancient World — owls of Athens, Aeginean turtles, ancient
dekadrachms, and other artifacts of antiquity

Biblical Coins — the Widow’s Mite, coins of the Jewish revolts,
and others from the Old and New Testaments

The Roman World — coins of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Nero, and
other famous Romans

Money in Medieval Europe — early Christian coins, Byzantine copper,
coins of Genghis Khan and Richard the Lionhearted, and more

The World of Islam — coins of Saladin, glass money of Egypt, coins
of the Mamluk slave kings, and others

Merry Olde England — Celtic gold and tin coins, William the
Conqueror, Henry VIII and his wives, and more from “across the pond”

The Reign in Spain — gold coins of Ferdinand and Isabella, pieces
of eight, pirate coins, gold doubloons, and other Spanish treasures

Cathay and the Orient — knife money, square - hole cash, Automobile
dollars, and more from the mystical East

Emerging Concepts in Coinage—beard - tax tokens of Russia, Britain’s
giant cartwheel twopence, and other unique coins

Money in America — Pine Tree shillings, Civil War tokens, pioneer
gold of the Old West, Morgan dollars, and other classics."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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