Carlos Amaya forwarded this press release about his new book on Mexican Revolution coinage. Thanks, and congratulations!
I'm glad to present my newest work, “Compendio de la Moneda de la Revolucion Mexicana” (Mexican Revolution Coin Compendium) by Carlos A. Amaya Guerra. 11.0 x 8.5. Hard cover. 458 pages. Written in Spanish. Monterrey, NL. Mexico.
In 1976 when the Guthrie’s book described 411 coins, it wasn’t an effort to catalog all the Mexican Revolution coins. This book describes 916 coins (742 varieties and 174 errors and fakes) related to the period from 1913 to 1917 when the Mexican revolution coins were made.
The book is divided in chapters for each state (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Durango, etc.). In each chapter are an introduction of how the coins were minted and the biographies of the Generals and people involved in the minting of the coins. Then is presented each coin with a black and white 2” photo of the obverse and reverse, an description of the piece, the references of Guthrie, Krause, Gaytan, Howland and Sanchez books, and the prices in dollars in four grades (VG, F, VF and EF). Many coins have also the edge photos and close-ups to show some important parts of the coins to enable identifying them.
At the end of each chapter is a section that describes some interesting coins not mentioned previously, such as: enigmatic coins, errors, curiosities and fakes. There is also is an section with the color photo of each coin at the real size. The book has more than 1700 black and white photos and more than 1200 color photos.
For this first edition only 100 numbered copies were made.
For more information please write to:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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