5 CoinWeek Staff Favorites in Kolbe & Fanning’s New Arrivals Section

Since Kolbe & Fanning’s website redesign, the numismatic booksellers have really upped their game – giving today’s astute numismatist unprecedented access to books both contemporary and hard-to-find. We spent a few hours combing the K&F newest additions and compiled this list of five favorites. This is just a small sampling of what’s in stock, go to Kolbe & Fanning’s website to find more.


5. Eric P. Newman and Kenneth E. Bressett’s The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. $50.


The leatherbound version of the Tribute Edition, limited to 250 copies. – As delightful to read today as when it was released. Whitman did a great job with this reissue. See more at:http://www.numislit.com/pages/books/1139/eric-p-newman-kenneth-e-bressett/the-fantastic-1804-dollar


4. Rasiel Suarez’s ERIC II: The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins. $150.

The vastly expanded second edition of Suarez’s important encyclopedia of coins of the Roman world, from the beginnings of the empire to the fall of Constantinople 1500 years later. Designed for use by collectors, ERIC II lists over 60,000 coins and provides detailed historical background along with information on mints, rarity, market pricing, and so forth. Very well illustrated in color. – See more at: http://www.numislit.com/pages/books/3573/rasiel-suarez/eric-ii-the-encyclopedia-of-roman-imperial-coins

3. Dzmitry Huletski et al.’s Early Russian Coins 1353-1533. $85.

A new standard reference for these difficult but intriguing pieces, beginning with the earliest post-Mongol pieces imitating the coins of the Golden Horde, and continuing through the coins of various Russian duchies and free cities. Impressive and important. – See more at: http://www.numislit.com/pages/books/3274/dzmitry-huletski-konstantin-petrunin-alexander-fishman/early-russian-coins-1353-1533

2. Martin Price’s The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus. $500.

The standard work, now out of print. Daehn 2165: “Describes about 4100 varieties of coins struck in the name of Alexander the Great (lifetime and posthumous issues), his half-brother and successor, Philip Arrhidaeus, and those of Lysimachus of the Alexander types…. This is the most comprehensive study of Alexander coinage ever published and is the standard reference for the series.” Kroh 24 (five stars): “simply the ultimate reference for this series.”. – See more at: http://www.numislit.com/pages/books/2655/martin-jessop-price/the-coinage-in-the-name-of-alexander-the-great-and-philip-arrhidaeus-a-british-museum-catalogue

1. I.A. Carradice and T.V. Buttrey’s Roman Imperial Coinage Volume II, Part 1. $135.

The first part of the revised edition of the second volume, covering the Flavians (and doing so on a remarkably expanded level, with 160 plates of coins). – See more at: http://www.numislit.com/pages/books/2255/roman-imperial-coinage-i-a-carradice-t-v-buttrey/the-roman-imperial-coinage-volume-ii-part-1-second-fully-revised-edition-from-ad-69-96-vespasian-to



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