One of the latest new titles from Whitman Publishing was highlighted in an article in the November 2008 issue of The Whitman Review. -EditorWith Collecting Ancient Greek Coins, Dr. Rynearson provides an engaging introduction to many diverse aspects of these fascinating relics. He offers an expert.s valuable guidance to what he calls the .highly personal. act of building your own collection.
In more than two dozen essays, Rynearson teaches important lessons in how to get started, how to evaluate quality and value, how to grade ancient coins, and how to catalog and photograph your collection. He discusses forgeries in the marketplace, the risks of cleaning coins, and other concerns for the modern collector.
He shares a longtime collector.s wealth of knowledge on coin types, denominations, classifications, and valuations; and a historian.s enthusiasm for coin hoards, famous collections and collectors of the past, symbolism and references on ancient coins, and favorite books for further study.
Having laid a superb foundation, Rynearson next applies his lessons to what might be termed an .action guide. to assembling a personal collection of 25 distinct types of ancient Greek coins. He explores Athenian owls, coins of the Bible, Greek Imperial issues, and other evergreens.those classic coins that collectors have always appreciated, and always will.
To read the complete article, see: Collecting Ancient Greek Coins A Guided Tour Featuring 25 Significant Types (http://www.whitmanbooks.com/Default.aspx?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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