HISTORIANS AND NUMISMATICS
An article by Sterling A. Rachootin, "Points to Ponder", in
the Spring 2001 issue of the Civil War Token Society Journal,
laments that "history books fail to give Civil War tokens due
credit and their rightful place in history".
You can say that again, replacing "Civil War Tokens" with
the more general "numismatic items." While there have been
some historians who were aware of numismatics, very few
history books (except perhaps those on the ancient world)
really address coins, paper money, or tokens in any meaningful
way. How can we numismatic researchers help ignite interest
in our subject among general historians?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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