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Money That Changed The World: A History Of Gold Coins And Gold Currencies

Professor Svein H. Gullbekk is an internationally renowned numismatist who gives enthusiastic lectures about coins and medals across Europe. Dr. Gullbekk brings the enthusiasm and knowledge from his lectures into a just-published hard cover book, which is the first ever to detail the history of gold coins and gold currencies between two covers. I noticed when I was preparing for my lectures and speeches that it was difficult to find a single book which covered the whole history of gold coins and gold currencies. There were many books about a single country´s or region´s coins and coinage, but not one which in a readable, factual and simple way covered a more general perspective for gold coins and currencies, Gullbekk explains. Gold coinages and gold currencies constitute one of the building blocks of human societies, intrinsic to urbanization, state formation, the development of commerce, and the prosecution of war. Few artifacts follow the history of mankind more closely than the coins that for 2,500 years have been used by kingdoms, states and ecclesiastical magnates. Money that Changed the World A History of Gold Coins and Gold Currencies traces the history of these gold coins from the year 625 BC all the way to Hitler´s hunt for gold during the Second World War. This book is the result of many years of studies into gold coins and currencies. It is richly illustrated and intended not only for experts, but for any reader who is interested in history, culture and gold currencies. The hardback 9 x 6 inch book's 234 pages include 196 color illustrations.

Hardcover: 234 pages

Publisher: Scribendarius (January 31, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 8299945305

ISBN-13: 978-8299945301

Product Dimensions: 1 x 9.2 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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An excellent discussion, and a very attractive format. This is a book to savour and enjoy. A real treat which opens up the world of gold coinage in a helpful and expert way.

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