The new book One Hundred Years of Solicitude: Collecting by the New York Numismatic Club is a 45-page softcovered catalog of a recent exhibit by that name at the American Numismatic Society in New York. The work is not a history of the club, but rather an illustrated compilation of many interesting numismatic items collected by members of the NYNC.
The book opens with a group of New York Numismatic Club medals, followed by sections on Ancient Greek Coinage. Roman Republican and Imperial coinage, and jewish and European coinages. Other sections cover coins and medals of the French and British pretenders. Several sections cover United States coins, tokens, and paper money. The final sections cover medals of the worlds.
Printed on glossy stock, the book's color illustrations are excellent. The book is well researched and written, as expected from any ANS publication. It's hard to pick a single favorite, but I enjoyed section XII: Bridge and Ferry Tokens.
John Kleeberg writes:
We have quite a few copies available. They can be obtained from our Secretary Treasurer, Constantin A. Marinescu, c/o Fortuna, 984 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075. The cost is $30 a copy, which includes postage and packing.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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