Steve Woodland submitted this review of Serge Pelletier's new book Numismatics for Everyone. Thank you!
Book Review: Numismatics for Everyone / La numismatique pour tous
by Steve Woodland, CD, P. Eng., FRCNA
Title: Numismatics for Everyone = La numismatique pour tous
Author: Serge Pelletier
Publisher: Lighthouse Publications (Canada)
Greyscale pages: 470
Colour pages: 64
Suggested retail price: 86.95 CAD; 79.95 USD; 78.95 EUR
Ever wonder about the meaning of something that appears on a coin, bank note, medal, or token? The answer can now
be found in Serge Pelletier's Numismatics for Everyone / La numismatique pour tous, the latest addition to his long list of
This new release is a bilingual English-French compendium of numismatics with over 16,000 entries that run the gamut
of the numismatic spectrum. The comprehensive volume was designed and written to appeal equally to collectors,
students, and researchers at all levels, from beginner to professional.
Published by Lighthouse Publications Canada, the book contains 470 pages of text and 64 plates of high-quality colour
images. Entries are organized alphabetically, with special sections on numismatic abbreviations, numbers and symbols,
world alphabets, and much more. Easy to read and understand, the text, images, and tables deliver an in-depth and
systematic overview of world numismatics.
This invaluable book is the result of some 25 years of research and compilation. It is a companion reference to Pelletier's
2008 The Canadian Numismatic Dictionary / Le dictionnaire canadien de numismatique and his defining series of
catalogues on Canadian municipal trade tokens.
Pelletier holds a B.A. in Translation, is a 31-year military veteran, and is currently the Canadian representative on several
international military terminology committees.
His numismatic writing, which includes hundreds of articles in numismatic publications worldwide, has been formally
recognized with awards from the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, Numismatics International, and the
Numismatic Literary Guild. He is also an award-winning editor at the regional and national level.
Pelletier is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, the Canadian Numismatic Research Society, and the
Ontario Numismatic Association. He is also a recipient of the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, the highest award in Canadian
The book is now available directly from the publisher at
https://www.lighthousecanada.ca and will soon be available
from your favourite dealer.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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