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Coins & Medals

Coins & Medals

In early times. the exchange of commodities was carried on by barter. Barter, however, was a slow and cumbersome process. It was open to two great objections: Those who wished to buy might have nothing which: those who wished to sell cared to take in exchange; and secondly, it would require much time and haggling to decide the relative values of the different articles.

Hence it was gradually found that trade would be greatly facilitated by fixing on some object or objects which might be used as standards of value, and might be accepted, not for use, but to be again exchanged.

In countries where there were no true coins various other things have served as a standard of value. In the Hudson's Bay Territory beavers' skins have long been used in this manner. In ancient Europe cattle were the usual medium of exchange, whence the Latin word pecunia (money, from pecus, cattle). In our own language the word "cattle" or "chattel," came to include all property. In Africa and the East Indies shells are, and long have been, used for the same purpose.

On the whole, however, pieces of metal were found most convenient for the purpose. They were easily carried, easily identified, and easily divided. They did not decay, and could easily be weighed. Hence, names for weights often passed into names for coins - the hekel, the livre, the lire, the pound, and so on.

More interesting and useful information, including the history of coins and money of various countries, can be found on our low priced coins and medals, e-books collection on cd.


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35 Antique books about old coins and vintage medals digitised. Distribution via download link

Over 35 antique old coins and vintage medals books from the 19th and early 20th century, digitized into one collection. Distribution via download link. All books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format.

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Interesting subjects of this old coins and vintage medals collection:

  • Systems of coinage of various nations - Argentine Republic, Austria ....... to West Indies.
  • Counterfeit coins: sensible tests, mechanical tests, chemical tests.
  • Specific gravity of gold and silver
  • The shape and size of coins
  • The impressions on coins
  • Gold and silver bullion
  • Early coins of America
  • English & Irish coins
  • Collecting coins & medals
  • Greek coins
  • Japanese coins
  • Indian coins
  • Mughal coins
  • Gold and silver coins of the ancients
  • Unique and remarkable coins
  • Value of coins
  • History of coinage collectors and collections
  • And much more....

This collection of books about old coins and vintage medals will be distributed via a download link. The download link will be provided within 1-5 hours after your payment has been received.

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35 Antique books about old coins and vintage medals digitised on CD

Over 35 antique old coins and vintage medals books from the 19th and early 20th century, digitized on a low-priced cd. All books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format.

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Interesting subjects on the CD:

  • Systems of coinage of various nations - Argentine Republic, Austria ....... to West Indies.
  • Counterfeit coins: sensible tests, mechanical tests, chemical tests.
  • Specific gravity of gold and silver
  • The shape and size of coins
  • The impressions on coins
  • Gold and silver bullion
  • Early coins of America
  • English & Irish coins
  • Collecting coins & medals
  • Greek coins
  • Japanese coins
  • Indian coins
  • Mughal coins
  • Gold and silver coins of the ancients
  • Unique and remarkable coins
  • Value of coins
  • History of coinage collectors and collections
  • And much more....

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This collection of books about old coins and vintage medals is also available via download links.

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This bundle contains three antiques book collections with 100+ digitised antiques books. Distribution via download links:

  • 40+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about  precious metals, silver, gold and platinum.
  • 25+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about jewellery and precious stones.
  • 35+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about coins and medals.


All books are available via download links. The digitized antique books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format and zoomable.

The "Precious metals" book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about precious metals in the 19th and early 20th century:

Standard marks, duty marks, tax marks, date marks, plate workers' marks, spoon marks, makers' marks, assay marks, finenes marks. Various standards of gold and silver. Art work in silver and gold: Standing cups, dram cups, two-handled cups, beakers, tankards, flagons, mugs, teapots, chocolate pots, coffee pots, spoons, forks, candlesticks, porringers, sconces, candle brackets, snuff boxes, tobacco boxes, sugar boxes, bowls, sauce boats, jewish synagogue silver, church silver, etc. History of precious metals gold, silver, platinum. Assaying of silver, gold. Goldsmith & silversmith makers' marks. Celebrated European Coldsmiths. Old English silver and plate. Oriental silverwork - Malay, Japanese, Chinese. History of English goldsmiths. Church (plate) silver. Alloys of gold and silver. The hallmarking of jewellery. Assay towns of the United Kingdom. Manufacturers. Hallmarks for jewellery. Historic silver and gold objects. Plate, Pewter, Brittanica silver. And much more....

The "Coins and Medals" antique book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about coins and medals in the 19th and early 20th century:

Systems of coinage of various nations - Argentine Republic, Austria ....... to West Indies. Counterfeit coins: sensible tests, mechanical tests, chemical tests. Specific gravity of gold and silver. The shape and size of coins. The impressions on coins. Gold and silver bullion. Early coins of America. English & Irish coins. Collecting coins & medals. Greek coins. Japanese coins. Indian coins. Mughal coins. Gold and silver coins of the ancients. Unique and remarkable coins. Value of coins. History of coinage collectors and collections. And much more....

The "Jewellery" antique book collection contains out-of-print books from the 19th and early 20th century:

The magic of jewels and charms. How to make jewelry - practical instructions from a practical manufacturing jeweler. Notes on some of the antique and renaissance Gems and Jewels in her majesty collection at windsor castle. Precious Stones - a book of reference for jewellers. 20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers Jewelers and kindred trades. An encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith. Diamonds - Precious stones for jewellers and gem-loving public. A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls in which their importance is considered and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing diamonds. Treatise on gems in reference to their practical and scientific value - A useful guide for the jeweller, lapidary, artist, amateur, mineralogist, and chemist, accomanied by a description of the most interesting American gems, and ornamental and architectural materials. Catalogue of the jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the departments of Antiquities British Museum. Catalogue of the mediaval, ivories, enamels, jewellery, gems and mscellaneous objects bequeathed to the museum by Frank McClean. Catalogue of the valuable collection of Old English and Foreign Silver and Silver-gilt plate, Jewels, Bijouterie and Object of Vertu, Old Italian and French Bronzes, Majoliea, Limoges, Enamels,C collection of Venetian and German Glass Old Swiss Stained Glass, ox-Wood Carvings, and a variety of other objects of Art chiefly of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Chats on old jewellery and trinkets. English Jewellery. The Jeweler's handbook containing practical methodes for galvanizing, electro plating and coloring with gold, silver and copper on all kinds of metals. Jewellers' silversmiths' and kindred traders' accounts for manufacturing jewellers, wholesale jewellers, retail jewellers, diamond merchants, silversmiths, electro platers, gilders, watch manufacturers. Jewellery. Useful alloys and memoranda for goldsmiths, jewellers, etc - A private handbook. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins and Medals - Ancient and modern - Watches, Diamonds, Jewellery and Silverware. Etc. etc.........

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This bundle contains three antiques book collections with 100+ digitised antiques books on 1 DVD:

  • 40+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about  precious metals, silver, gold and platinum.
  • 25+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about jewellery and precious stones.
  • 35+ digitized antique books from the 19th and early 20th century about coins and medals.


All books are available on 1 DVD. The digitized antique books are in easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader .PDF format and zoomable.

The "Precious metals" book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about precious metals in the 19th and early 20th century:

Standard marks, duty marks, tax marks, date marks, plate workers' marks, spoon marks, makers' marks, assay marks, finenes marks. Various standards of gold and silver. Art work in silver and gold: Standing cups, dram cups, two-handled cups, beakers, tankards, flagons, mugs, teapots, chocolate pots, coffee pots, spoons, forks, candlesticks, porringers, sconces, candle brackets, snuff boxes, tobacco boxes, sugar boxes, bowls, sauce boats, jewish synagogue silver, church silver, etc. History of precious metals gold, silver, platinum. Assaying of silver, gold. Goldsmith & silversmith makers' marks. Celebrated European Coldsmiths. Old English silver and plate. Oriental silverwork - Malay, Japanese, Chinese. History of English goldsmiths. Church (plate) silver. Alloys of gold and silver. The hallmarking of jewellery. Assay towns of the United Kingdom. Manufacturers. Hallmarks for jewellery. Historic silver and gold objects. Plate, Pewter, Brittanica silver. And much more....

The "Coins and Medals" antique book collection gives you answers on almost everything that was known about coins and medals in the 19th and early 20th century:

Systems of coinage of various nations - Argentine Republic, Austria ....... to West Indies. Counterfeit coins: sensible tests, mechanical tests, chemical tests. Specific gravity of gold and silver. The shape and size of coins. The impressions on coins. Gold and silver bullion. Early coins of America. English & Irish coins. Collecting coins & medals. Greek coins. Japanese coins. Indian coins. Mughal coins. Gold and silver coins of the ancients. Unique and remarkable coins. Value of coins. History of coinage collectors and collections. And much more....

The "Jewellery" antique book collection contains out-of-print books from the 19th and early 20th century:

The magic of jewels and charms. How to make jewelry - practical instructions from a practical manufacturing jeweler. Notes on some of the antique and renaissance Gems and Jewels in her majesty collection at windsor castle. Precious Stones - a book of reference for jewellers. 20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers Jewelers and kindred trades. An encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith. Diamonds - Precious stones for jewellers and gem-loving public. A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls in which their importance is considered and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing diamonds. Treatise on gems in reference to their practical and scientific value - A useful guide for the jeweller, lapidary, artist, amateur, mineralogist, and chemist, accomanied by a description of the most interesting American gems, and ornamental and architectural materials. Catalogue of the jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the departments of Antiquities British Museum. Catalogue of the mediaval, ivories, enamels, jewellery, gems and mscellaneous objects bequeathed to the museum by Frank McClean. Catalogue of the valuable collection of Old English and Foreign Silver and Silver-gilt plate, Jewels, Bijouterie and Object of Vertu, Old Italian and French Bronzes, Majoliea, Limoges, Enamels,C collection of Venetian and German Glass Old Swiss Stained Glass, ox-Wood Carvings, and a variety of other objects of Art chiefly of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Chats on old jewellery and trinkets. English Jewellery. The Jeweler's handbook containing practical methodes for galvanizing, electro plating and coloring with gold, silver and copper on all kinds of metals. Jewellers' silversmiths' and kindred traders' accounts for manufacturing jewellers, wholesale jewellers, retail jewellers, diamond merchants, silversmiths, electro platers, gilders, watch manufacturers. Jewellery. Useful alloys and memoranda for goldsmiths, jewellers, etc - A private handbook. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins and Medals - Ancient and modern - Watches, Diamonds, Jewellery and Silverware. Etc. etc.........

Attention: The DVD will be send by post.  The books are PDF format and readable via Adobe Acrobat reader.

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