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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 13, March 30, 2008, Article 7

NEW BOOK: THE CANADIAN DICTIONARY OF NUMISMATICS BY SERGE PELLETIER

Serge Pelletier writes: We are starting to take advance
orders for my Canadian Dictionary of Numismatics.  AmEx,
MasterCard, VISA and PayPal are accepted.  I've attached a
review by World Coin News columnist Doug Andrews. Please
note that the hardbound copies will be numbered and signed
by the author.  Orders can be placed by email to:
bonavita@eligi.ca, by fax at: 1.613.599.7630, or by mail at:

 Bonavita
 Box 11447, Station H
 Nepean, ON  K2H 7V1

[The full text of Doug Andrews' review follows. Prices are
in U.S. dollars. -Editor]

Dictionaries tend to be dull recitations of definitions
peppered with a few facts and examples. "Enjoyment" is not
a word that often comes to mind when thinking about reference
books. Until now. Readers will be surprised as to how they
refer to The Canadian Dictionary of Numismatics, the latest
book by world-renowned coin writer, Serge Pelletier. The
result of about a decade of research, this work is as
meticulously documented as it is entertaining to read.
Entries are crisp, informative, and provide revealing
insights into the collection and study of coins, tokens,
and paper money.

The book is completely bilingual (with French and English
entries cross-referenced) and ably fills a void that has
always existed in Canadian numismatic publishing. This
all-new volume is 6" x 9" in size with 320 pages, 40 of
which are colour plates.

It is available in three formats : hardbound @ $90 post-paid
(ISBN 978-0-9808944-1-7) with an initial run of 25 copies;
perfect bound @ $45 post-paid (ISBN 978-0-9808944-0-0) with
an initial run of 500 copies; and perfect bound with CD-ROM
@ $60 post-paid (ISBN 978-0-9808944-2-4). The CD-ROM contains
a PDF copy of the dictionary.

Although the focus is on Canadian coin collecting, there is
extensive coverage of American, British, and French coinage.
The book is authoritative and thought provoking, and is sure
to become an eagerly sought after reference for both beginning
and advanced collectors, or those with everyday questions
about Canadian currency and its fascinating history.

Pelletier is the award-winning author of several books including
A Compendium of Canadian Municipal Trade Tokens and the six-volume
Standard Catalogue of Canadian Municipal Trade Tokens. He has
served as President of the Association des numismates francophones
du Canada and as Vice President of the Canadian Numismatic
Association. He was a contributor to the Canadian Numismatic
Correspondence Course, Parts One and Two, and has been published
throughout the world in most of the major numismatic periodicals.

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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