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Standard Catalog of World Coins (2003): 1601-1700 (3rd Edition)
Standard Catalog of World Coins (2003): 1601-1700 (3rd Edition)
AuthorChester L. Krause
Number of pages1296
Dimensions10.8 x 8.8 x 2.9 in. / 27.43 x 22.35 x 7.37 cm.
Publication classPrinted

This formidable work manages to be comprehensive despite the scope and ambiguities of the period covered. The listings of coins themselves are in step with very recent numismatic discoveries. Accompanying photographs to many of the coinages are clear and fairly representative. Now, the length with which German issues are treated may surprise some, but this may be due to availability of records. Also, the prices quoted for most coins in general seem very approximate at best (particulary for issues from within many Spanish dominions), but this is only to be expected of a publication that must remain usable over several inflationary years. As a reference in identifying coins from the world of the 17th century, this Standard Catalog will stand one in good stead indeed!

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