Hardcover: 297 pages
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st U.S. ed edition (January 1985)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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As I was pulling the MacMillan Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatics out of the dumpster, this book flew past my head, hitting the man who lives in the other dumpster behind the Zero Public Library.The book was published in Great Britain in 1984. In spite of the German name of the author, his English suggests native origin and there is no note to the effect that any of this was translated, though readers frequently find that books seem magically to have gone from one language to the next, the way monarchs used to molt.In any event, the discarded text seems to me to still possess great value, possibly even if your computer isn't as indisposed as a plumber or spouse. As is the case with the MacMillan book, there is a great wealth of historical data here. And, of course, it's limited to coinage, whereas MacMillan covers "numismatics", which they seem to think gives them some conceptually wiggle-room. In any event, the entries in hard-coin Junge are very brief, telegraphic almost, and there is a preponderance of emphasis on the proper, rather than common noun. But nothing fitting is given short shrift, or at least not shorter. I found more entries here than in MacMillan, and, as MacMillan has no index, it may well be easier to find out what someone was talking about if you use the World Coin Encyclopedia. Roughly the same amount of illustrations as the MacMillan volume. Somewhat few pages, but the print is smaller.There is an extensive list of sources.
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