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English Silver Coinage since 1649

Rayner P A   English Silver Coinage since 1649
London 1992, fifth edition, 254 pages, over 3000 coins listed and over 400 illustrations. The book is most up to date and authoritative guide to English silver coinage since 1649 to the present day. It has not only been reset to make it easier to read but also extensively revised and extended to include details of modern issues, results of the latest research and more. Leading collectors, experts and the Royal Mint have contributed to make this new edition truly comprehensive and an essential reference book for anyone seriously interested in the English silver series. The introduction includes dates, varieties, comparative rarity, patterns and proofs. There is also a chapter on the history of milled coinage.

£25.00

The Face of the Realm

Wall J   The Face of the Realm
Every coin tells a story' that includes its history and its design. Coin designs are superlative examples of numismatic art, and together with the lettering that accompanies them they are redolent of British history. They represent 'The Face of the Realm'. UK coinage accordingly stands high in public esteem as a popular and enduring British institution. Until now, however, there has been no publication that deals specifically with its history and design. The period chosen from 1897 to 2002 happily encompasses all the coins that are most familiar to present generations, and the revolutionary transition from Imperial to Decimal. The complexity of the 135 distinct coins of this era is simplified by allocating them to four categories - Imperial and Decimal Circulating Coins, Value-Added, and Commemorative. A major undertaking is the illustration of every coin with photographic reproductions of exceptional clarity. The rich tradition of independent coin design in this country is under threat as a referendum on the adoption of the 'Euro' looms on the near horizon. We believe that this volume will appeal to all who value numismatic art and are enthralled by the history of our coinage, and be a positive contribution to that debate.

£19.99

The Gold Sovereign

MARSH M A   The Gold Sovereign
Jubilee Edition. 2002. 132 pages, 62 plates, several in colour. Casebound, gilt.The latest update of this standard work covering the history of the most famous gold coin. New varieties are incuded in this edition, including the latest Jubilee sovereign for 2002 and the bullion sovereign for 2000.

£19.95

English Pattern, Trial and Proof Coins in Gold

Wilson A & Rasmussen M   English Pattern, Trial and Proof Coins in Gold
The book attempts to catalogue all known pattern and proof coins in gold, together with off-metal strikes and unofficial fantasies, also in gold. Included are the English series from Edward VI to Elizabeth I (1547-1603) and the coinage of Great Britain from James I to Elizabeth II sterling coinage (1603-1968).

£85.00

The Herbert Schneider Collection Volume II [SCBI 57]

Woodhead P   The Herbert Schneider Collection, Volume II
The Herbert Schneider collection [SCBI 57] of English gold coins was formed over a period of some 50 years by one of the leading experts in the field. It is the finest collection in private hands and is outranked only by that of the British Museum. The completeness and quality of the collection makes it an ideal vehicle for a conspectus of English gold coinage. Volume Two includes coins from the reign of James I to the end of the use of gold coinage as a circulating medium. The introduction discusses for each ruler the back ground, the terms of the coin issues based on surviving mint documents, the numismatic classification, and the modern literature. The meticulous catalogue of the 674 coins gives full transcriptions of the legends and details of the classification and die-linking of each coin. Every piece is illustrated on the 55 plates making the Sylloge a valuable tool for identification and further study. An additional 3 plates illustrate the 23 coins which were not included in the first volume, in 1996. Peter Woodhead, FSA, is a former President of the British Numismatic Society. He has been a student of English coinage for over 50 years and is the author of numerous articles on numismatic subjects.

£60.00

The Soho Mint

DOTY R   Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume II, Part II
The Soho Mint and the Industrialisation of Money

£45.00

Benedetti Pistrucci

MARSH M.A   Benedetti Pistrucci
Benedetto Pistrucci Principal Engraver & Chief Medallist of The Royal Mint 1783-1855. Cambridge 1996. 134 pages, illustrated throughout, some in colour. Card covers. The fruit of 30 years research, this handy book covers the history of one of our most outstanding engravers.

£9.85

The Pingo Family and Medal Making

EIMER C   The Pingo Family and Medal Making
The Pingo Family and Medal Making in 18th-century Britain. 1998. 96 pages, illustrated throughout. Card covers. This book overturns the established view of the Pingos as Italians coming to Britain in the 1740’s, providing firm evidence of them actively engaged as clockmakers and engravers in London in the 1680’s and suggesting provincial English origins/It traces four additional generations of the Pingo family, and includes a catalogue of all their known work. Particularly prominent is Thomas Pingo Jr, who is believed to be the first medallist in Britain to establish his own manufactory for the making of medals. The Pingo story is both fascinating and remarkable, the more so for having taken some two hundred years to emerge.

£19.95

British Campaign Medals 1815-1914

Duckers P   British Campaign Medals 1815-1914
40 pp, 58 colour and 18 b/w ills. This book outlines the medals issued to British soldiers and sailors for military service across the globe. Their campaign medals have become a popular field for collectors since, apart from the artistic merit of some awards, most British medals were officially named, making it possible to research the military career of an individual. Collectors feel that they can hold in their hand, a real link with the people and events of the past and with famous incidents in Britain’s military history. Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is the Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.

£4.50

British Campaign Medals 1914-2000

Duckers P   British Campaign Medals 1914-2000
40 pp, 69 colour and 3 b/w ills.

This book surveys the medals awarded to British personnel for military service around the world and in two world wars. During the course of the twentieth century the role of Britain’s forces changed considerably – from imperial conquest and peace-keeping to full-scale participation in two world wars, campaigns for the withdrawal from Empire and finally service as a prominent member of the United Nations and NATO. The campaign medals awarded for these military actions have become a popular field for collectors, since the majority of British awards were officially named, thus making it possible to research the military career of an individual or regiment. Collectors feel that the objects in their collection give them a vivid and personal link with the people and events of the past and with major incidents in Britain’s military history. Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for many years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He has written numerous magazine and journal articles about medals and is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.

£4.50

British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000

Duckers P   British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000
64 pp, 80 colour and 16 b/w ills. Since ancient times soldiers have been honoured for gallantry in battle. Over the years and in different societies such honours have taken many forms but since the 1850s specific acts of bravery ‘in the face of the enemy’ by British and Imperial forces have been recognised by the award of a range of wearable decorations. These provide a visible indication both of the bravery of the recipient and of its recognition by the government and nation. Collecting awards for gallantry and researching them and their recipients have become a significant hobby within the world of militaria and numismatics; it provides enthusiasts with a feeling of real contact with those who experienced the dangers and excitement of the great events of military history and it helps to keep alive the memory of brave men and women who served their country around the world. This book surveys these British decorations and medals from their origins in the Crimean War of 1854–6 up to the end of the twentieth century. Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He has written numerous magazine and journal articles about medals and is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.

£5.99

British Orders and Decorations

Duckers P   British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000
56 pp, 114 colour and 10 b/w ills. This book introduces the insignia worn by members of British Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. These Orders have existed since the early Middle Ages and were initially intended to unite important noblemen in bonds of loyalty to their monarch or to act as impressive rewards for their services. Over the course of time, appointments to Orders were made to distinguished persons for services rendered to the sovereign or to the state and they have survived into modern times as another means of rewarding people of all classes and occupations for their contribution at international, national or local levels. The insignia worn by the various ranks within the Orders are often of the highest quality and exquisite workmanship and, like campaign medals and decorations, have become a popular field for collecting and research. Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years. He is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum.

£5.99

MANVILLE, H.E   Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume I
Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume 1, An Annotated Bibliography of BritishNumismatic Auction Catalogues from 1710-1984. London 1986. xviii, 420 pages, illustrations. Library Buckram. This listing of British numismatic auction sales for the early eighteenth century to almost the present day is a valuable resource to cataloguers and researchers. Until 1840, coins and medals frequently were included in more general collections – often made by well-known personages – and these catalogues offer a research opportunity into early collectors and their interests. The last half of the nineteenth century saw a greatly increased number of named and unnamed numismatic sales and, with a few notable exceptions, coins and medals from these collections have the earliest pedigrees cited for many outstanding pieces offered in the most important collections today.

£50.00

MANVILLE, H.E   Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume II, Part I
Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume 2, Part 1, Numismatic Guide to British & Irish Periodicals 1731-1991 (Archaeological). London 1993. 570 pages, illustrated. Library Buckram. This second volume of the encyclopædia is the next logical step after the index of British and Irish Numismatic Auction Catalogues. It is a bibliography of numismatic material in British periodicals. In addition to numismatic publications, those on archæology are included. After looking through many of the early news magazines, two also appeared to be essential sources, The Gentleman’s Magazine, the first magazine of any kind, with much numismatically-related material, and The Scots Magazine. The importance of the former lessened with the advent of The Numismatic Journal (1836) and The Numismatic Chronicle (1838). There was no such problem with The Scots Magazine, because it abruptly ceased publication in mid-1826. It is hoped that the present volume will be useful in suggesting where material on specific topics may be found but, as reflected in the title, it is intended only as a guide to the periodical (serial) literature. If it helps to point the way to the material in sometimes obscure sources and saves research repetition, then its purpose will have been fulfilled. Numismatists interested in most subjects of the past few centuries will have little concern for the archæological context, if any, of their material, but they cannot afford to ignore the historical and, indeed, social and economic context of the times, whether it be the dearth of mint silver in the latter half of the eighteenth century, the profusion of pub checks in the nineteenth, or the phasing-out of silver coinage in the twentieth. The news magazines reviewed here help to place numismatics within society. Legal specialists may be interested in the gradual revulsion against capital punishment for coinage offices and the different legal ways of dealing with the problem in England and Scotland. Economists may refer to the influx of bullion during the wars of the eighteenth century and its effect on European society. Historians may find bibliographic information not available elsewhere. Nineteenth century archæological publications frequently were combined with architecture, history, or geology and palæontology (‘field studies’) and sometimes numismatic references appear to have been included almost as an afterthought. Indexers in archæological periodicals, even when numismatically oriented (and many obviously were indifferent to coins), combine such a variety of styles that their usefulness for each periodical must constantly be re-evaluated. After the national archæological publications, entries are given principally under counties. In the past couple of decades, several purely archæological periodicals have begun publication. These invariably refer to, and on occasion exhaustively catalogue, coins found in ‘digs’. However, these citations are of little numismatic interest per se and have been omitted from this review. During the same time period, developments in physics and chemistry have had a significant impact on certain aspects of numismatics. Two publications, Archæometry and Journal of Archæological Science, are reviewed here.

£60.00

MANVILLE, H.E   Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume II, Part II
Encyclopædia of British Numismatics, Volume II, Part II, Numismatic Guide to British & IrishPeriodicals 1836-1995 (Numismatic). London 1997. x, 634 pages, illustrated. Library Buckram. The third book in this reference series continues the guide to British and Irish numismatic literature by examining numismatic periodicals. The comprehensive 142-page index of persons, places, events, and subjects is extensively cross-referenced, with notices of hoards under countries, counties, and towns, and includes, for example, headings such as controversies/disputes (sometimes heated). Taken together with Volume II, Part 1, researchers and librarians, now have a reference resource for thousands of subjects which, while concentrating on the British area, embrace the entire range of numismatics. Contents include complete indices for The Numismatic Chronicle and the British Numismatic Journal.

£60.00

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