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QUERY: UNUSUAL NUMISMATIC BOOKS
Speaking of Bavaria, David Klinger suggested a new E-Sylum topic: Unusual numismatic books. In 2004 he wrote an article for the MPC Gram about one unusual book he owns, and later posted a blog entry about it. Here are some excerpts. -Editor
This is an unusual book inside a "coin". The coin is two shells which fit together much like an old-time pill box (2" x 1/4"). The book is a 30 page fan-fold book with disc shaped pages and a ribbon binding. The pictures and text of the book depict heroes of the era (1914/16),and various battles and home front themes.
Obverse coin legend: LUDWIG III, KING OF BAVARIA
To read the complete blog article, see:
Unusual WWI Coin Book
Below is another image David forwarded. We have discussed a few unusual numismatic books in the past, but now's a good time to reopen the subject. Tell us your candidates for most unusual numismatic book! -Editor
This begs another general question: just what is a book? Webster says: A volume made up of written or printed pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers. Is a book of matches with printing on the paper matches really a book? How about an e-book (Kindle) etc.?
THE BOOK BAZARRE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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