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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 13, March 30, 2008, Article 5

AUTHOR BERK WILL DISCUSS ANCIENT COINS BOOK AT 2008 CHICAGO COIN FAIR

[Dennis Tucker of Whitman publishing forwarded the following
press release relating to an upcoming publication.  -Editor]

Harlan J. Berk, one of the nation's premiere coin dealers
and author of Whitman Publishing's new 100 Greatest Ancient
Coins, will give two presentations in Chicago on Saturday,
April 26, 2008.

Berk will talk about his new book, which covers numismatic
antiquities from Greece, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and
other parts of the ancient world.

His first presentation will be at 11:00 a.m. at the 33rd
annual Chicago International Coin Fair, at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel (River Road, Rosemont, Illinois), for the meeting of
the Chicago Ancient Coin Club.

His second presentation is an "Antique Show Booth Talk" at
the Artropolis International Antiques Fair at the Merchandise
Mart in downtown Chicago, at 3:00 p.m.

In 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, Berk tells the stories behind
100 coins ranked by collectors, dealers, historians, and
researchers as the most significant. He also describes how
to collect and enjoy ancient coins, aspects of the marketplace,
grading, conservation, and smart buying. The book is coffee-
table-size, 144 pages, with enlarged full-color photographs.
Retail price is $29.95. 100 Greatest Ancient Coins is available
for pre-order at www.whitmanbooks.com, and will be sold at
hobby shops and bookstores nationwide starting in late April.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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