Im finally getting caught up from my travels of a very busy summer. I picked up two copies of George Selgins book Good Money from Scott & Lisa Loos at the ANA Convention and am in the process of reading it. I can tell you it is not a boring tome on economics but rather a ticket back in time to visit the period of the Industrial Revolution. We take for granted the availability of a steady source of currency to fuel our economy; some would say we have too much fuel.
As a Conder Token dealer and collector this book really makes these lovely bits of copper come alive from their birth till now. In view of how many tokens were produced, we can thank the likes of Boulton, Watt, and Wilkinson to name a few for some of the best coins, oops, tokens ever produced.
I have not as yet completed the book which has already given a lot of itself. Thanks, George Selgin for your hard work in making it a lovely read.
Dick Doty writes:
George Selgin sent me a copy of Good Money. It is simply a marvelous read. I'd recommend it to anyone!
I bought a copy of the book myself at the Baltimore ANA. It was such a whirlwind visit that it was my only purchase that day. I'm looking forward to reading it. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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