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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 15, April 14, 2019, Article 3


Peter Preston-Morley of Dix Noonan Webb in London submitted this information about the 2019 IAPN book prize awarded by the International Association Professional Numismatists. Thank you. -Editor

Peter writes:

This year there are 20 titles for consideration, and I attach a full list of them, including details of ordering information.

The Prize, which is worth Sw Fr 1,000, is awarded annually to the book voted by members of the IAPN as the most deserving, not necessarily from a commercial standpoint. Voting takes place at the IAPN's General Assembly, which this year will be held in Carefree, AZ, on Wednesday May 15th. The Prize was first awarded in 1982, when it was won by the late Dr Martin Price. Since then other winners have included Philip Grierson, Mark Blackburn, Robert van Arsdell, Robert Friedberg, Sabine Bourgey, David Vagi, Harrington Manville, Christian Dekesel, Sylvia Hurter, Italo Vecchi, Hugo Vanhoudt and, last year, the British scholar Paul Stevens.

Paper Money of Scotland book cover Monarchy Money and medals book cover

CALLAWAY, Jonathan and MURPHY, Dave. Paper Money of Scotland. The definitive guide to the paper money issues of Scotland from 1695 to the present day. 2 vols.
Pam West, Sutton, England, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-9543457-6-1, 978-0-9543457-7-8
Price: GBP 50. Order from or from

CHEEK, Jeremy. Monarchy, Money & Medals: Coins, Banknotes and Medals from the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen.
Spink, London, 2018.
ISBN 978-1-907427-91-6
Price: GBP 40. Order from

United States Proof Coins volume 4 covers The SIlver Damma book cover

DANNREUTHER, John W. United States Proof Coins. Volume IV: Gold. 2 vols, casebound.
John W. Dannreuther Publishing, Fullerton, USA, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-9998968-0-8
Price: US $250. Order from or

FISHMAN, A.M., and TODD, I.J., The Silver Damma. On the mashas, daniqs, qanhari dirhams and other diminutive coins of India, 600-1100 CE.
IIRNS Publications, Mumbai, India, 2018.
ISBN 978-81-938291-0-3
Price: US $107.95. Order from

Coins Minted by the Knights in Malta book cover Les-amis-des-monnaies book cover

GATT, John A. Coins Minted by the Knights in Malta. A comprehensive catalogue 1530 to 1798.
John Gatt, Melbourne, Australia, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-646-98799-6
Price: €200. Order from; or US $220 from Promotion: the-knights-in-malta/

JANKOWSKI, Lyce. Les Amis des monnaies. La sociabilité savant des collectionneurs et numismates chinois de la fin des Qing.
Maisonneuve & Larose, Paris, 2018.
ISBN 978-2-37701-030-1
Price: €30. Order from

The Coinage of Herod Antipas book cover Das Zürcher Probierbuch book cover

KOGON, Aaron J., and FONTANILLE, Jean-Philippe. The Coinage of Herod Antipas. A Study and Die Classification of the Earliest Coins of Galilee.
Koninklijke Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 2018.
ISBN 978-90-04-35961-1
Price: €102. Order from; or GBP 90 from

KUNZMANN, Ruedi and WEISENSTEIN, Karl. Das Zürcher Probierbuch. Das Zürcher Probierbuch der Familie Stampfer dokumentiert Münzproben der Stadt von 1549 bis 1680.
Battenberg Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany, 2018.
ISBN 978-3-86646-164-2
Price: €85. Order from

Plantation Tokens of the Dutch East Indies book cover Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire book covers

LANSEN, A.J., and van der BEEK, M.L.F. Plantation Tokens of he Dutch East Indies. 3rd edition.
A.J. Lansen, IJsselstein, Netherlands, 2018.
Privately published - no ISBN
Price: €29.50. Order from

LORBER, Catharine C. Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire. Part I, Ptolemy I through Ptolemy IV. 2 vols.
American Numismatic Society, New York, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-89722-331-7, 978-0-89722-332-4
Price: US $325 ($230 to ANS members). Order from:

Saint Patrick Coinage book cover Keltské mincovnictví book cover

MARTIN, Sydney F. Saint Patrick Coinage [for Ireland and New Jersey].
C4 Publications, USA, 2018.
ISBN 978-1-5323-6625-3
Price: GBP 75. Order from

MILITKY, Jirí. Keltské Mincovnictví ve 3. a 2. Století Pred Kristem v Cechách [Keltisches Münzwesen im 3. Und 2. Jahrundert vor Christus in Böhmen].
Archeologick´y ústav AV CR, Prague, 2018.
ISBN 978-80-7581-009-0
Price: €60. Order from

Contemporary Counterfeit Families cover Die Medaillen der preußischen Könige book cover

MOORE, Roger, ANDREWS, Eugene, and eight others. Contemporary Counterfeit Halfpenny & Farthing Families.
Colonial Coin Collectors Club, USA, 2018.
ISBN 978-1-64255-857-9
Price: US $73.95. Order from

MUES, Gunter and OLDING, Manfred. Die Medaillen der Preussischen Könige von 1786 bis 1870. Band I. Friedrich Wilhelm II, 1786-1797.
Battenberg Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany, 2018.
ISBN 978-3-86646-161-1
Price: €69. Order from

Monnaies Royales Françaises 1610-1792. book cover The Medals of Giuseppe Garibaldi book cover

PASTRONE, Francesco. Monnaies Royales Françaises 1610-1792. 5th edition.
Editions Victor Gadoury, Monaco, 2018.
ISBN 2-906602-47-2
Price: €39. Order from

PLATT, Jerome J. "Here We Make Italy or We Die": The Medals of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Risorgimento and Modern Italy.
Spink, London, 2018.
ISBN 978-1-907427-84-8
Price: GBP 50. Order from

RICHTER, Jürg. Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz book cover Monete Italiane Regionali. vol III book cover

RICHTER, Jürg. Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz. 2nd edition.
Battenberg Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany, 2018.
ISBN 978-3-86646-162-8
Price: €85. Order from

TOFFANIN, Alessandro. Monete Italiane Regionali. Stato Pontificio II.
Edizioni Varesi, Pavia, Italy, 2018.
ISBN 978-88-99155-08-7
Price: €120. Order from

GPL-SC-NRcover Badische Medallien (Baden medals) cover

YONAKA, Brad. A Variety Guide to the Pillar Coinage of the Guatemala, Bogotá, Lima, Potosí and Santiago Mints 1751-1772.
Agorocu Consulting Inc, Long Beach, USA, 2018.
ISBN 978-0-9986825-1-8
Price: US $36. Order from

ZEITZ, Joachim. Badische Medaillen: Schaumünzen, Dokumentieren Dreihundert Jahre Oberrheinische Geschichte bis 1806.
Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, Germany, 2018.
ISBN 978-3-7319-0400-7
Price: €99. Order from:

A great set of nominations! We've discussed a number of these books in The E-Sylum  over the past months, but some will be new to our readers, Check the list carefully - there may be some titles you'll want to add to your library. -Editor

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