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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 38, September 18, 2022, Article 2

NEW BOOK: GUNMONEY, 3RD EDITION

Here's the announcement of the new edition of Phil Timmins' book on Irish Gunmoney. Thanks! -Editor

Gunmoney III book cover We are pleased to announce the new publication of Edition III of Gunmoney by Philip Timmins. All dealers and collectors of Gunmoney will find this updated reference book highly useful.

It is inevitable that any book concerned with the complex Gunmoney series of coins should require revision periodically. I thought Edition II would be a near complete and definitive listing for the subject. How wrong was I. Edition III incorporates many updates to each month, revised pricing and new chapters not included in the first or second editions of the book. This includes new chapters on the manufacturing practices of the Mints and on Gunmoney coin metallurgy which has increased the page count by 38 pages from Edition II. I appreciate that some may consider the book too detailed and others not detailed enough. I hope a balance has been reached for both beginners, collectors and dealers.

Gunmoney III crown 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 major variants. Some varieties in the book 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.

  Gunmoney III sample page 1 Gunmoney III sample page 2

Gunmoney was issued at both Dublin and Limerick and varieties at each Mint are identified. The book also includes 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. For easy use the book includes a comprehensive index, introduction, epilogue, chronology of events and a bibliography for the references used in the book.

Gunmoney III head Illustrations.
The book is extensively illustrated and all of the obverse and reverse images are enlarged to fully illustrate the different variants.

Description.
Full colour hardback; 294p; 170 x 250 mm; ISBN 978-1-3999-2942-4. This third edition is printed on 115gsm gloss paper in full colour.

Citation.
TIMMINS, P. (2022) 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.

Ordering.
Please contact Philip Timmins on timmins.phil@gmail.com with the address for shipment 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)
NEW BOOK: GUNMONEY, 2ND EDITION (https://www.coinbooks.org/v23/esylum_v23n16a03.html)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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