Here's the announcement of the new edition of Phil Timmins' book on Irish Gunmoney. Thanks! -Editor
Gunmoney: The Emergency coinage of 1689-91 for the Irish Campaign of James II.
by Phil Timmins
We are pleased to announce the new publication of Edition II of Gunmoney by Philip Timmins. All dealers and collectors of Gunmoney will find this updated reference highly
This book incorporates new features not included in the first edition. This includes a new layout with current prices for all variants together with a new chapter detailing the
off-metal gunmoney coinage of the period. GUNMONEY is a scholarly publication written for collectors, dealers and students of Irish numismatics. The book is extensively
illustrated and lists every denomination that was struck and their variants. Some varieties have never been published before.
The book is set out month by month, each of which begins with an account of that month's history of the campaign. It includes the coins mintage figures and details of the coins
issued that month. The war diary is followed with a table and images of the variants which fully describe and illustrate all of the denominations struck in that month. The table
of varieties sets out diameter, weight, orientation, edge type with reference number, rarity and an estimate of current prices. The table also includes remarks where necessary and
the known off-metal coins associated with that month.
The tables are followed with a full page of each denomination struck that month with the variants cross referenced to the table.
Gunmoney was issued at both Dublin and Limerick and varieties at each mint are identified in the book. There are also sections on the white metal coinage, off metal
coinage and the Hibernia coins of Limerick in 1691. This is an important book about Irish numismatics and it comprehensively addresses the Gunmoney series in a way never done
before. For easy reference the book includes a comprehensive index.
The author Philip Timmins has been interested in numismatics since his early 20s and for the past decade or so he has been studying and researching the Irish Gunmoney coinage.
Over the years he has assembled a database of descriptions and illustrations of thousands of specimens which includes all the varieties in the book. During his research he has had
access to important museum collections in order to take photographs and to verify details.
The book is extensively illustrated and all of the obverse and reverse images are enlarged to fully illustrate the different variants.
Full colour hardback; 256p; 165x245mm; ISBN 978-1-83853-260-4. This second edition is printed on 115gsm gloss paper in full colour.
TIMMINS, P. (2020) GUNMONEY: The emergency coinage of 1689-1691 for the Irish campaign of James II.
GUNMONEY: The emergency coinage of 1689-1691 for the Irish campaign of James II is recommended as an essential reference for all numismatics libraries.
Please contact Philip Timmins on email@example.com with the ship to location and a full quote will be provided.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: GUNMONEY (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n03a04.html)
BOOK REVIEW: GUNMONEY (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n07a04.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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