Book Review: 100 Greatest Ancient Coins

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  • Emperors and assassins, owls and turtles, gods and goddesses, brave heroes and villainous rogues--all of these and more await you among the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins. In this beautifully illustrated book, Harlan J. Berk, one of America's best-known ancient-coin dealers, takes you on a personal guided tour of the numismatic antiquities of Greece, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and other parts of the ancient world. Coffee-table-size.

    Emperors and assassins, owls and turtles, gods and goddesses, brave heroes and villainous rogues--all of these and more await you among the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins. In this beautifully illustrated book, Harlan J. Berk, one of America's best-known ancient-coin dealers, takes you on a personal guided tour of the numismatic antiquities of Greece, Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and other parts of the ancient world. Coffee-table-size.

  • Kenneth Bressett, longtime senior editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins, has seen many of the 100 greatest coins available to collectors today.

    The preface of the book introduces you to the process that was used to select the 100 greatest coins. The real value of this book for the beginning collector of ancient coins is found in the Introduction section. Berk steps you through the beginnings of art and written language that are used on the coins. He continues with a historical narrative and describes how to collect and enjoy ancient coins. Also, a discussion of different aspects of the ancient coin marketplace, , conservation and buying strategies are discussed. If you are a seasoned collector of United States coins and are looking to venture into ancient coins, this is the perfect book to begin your education.

  • The preface of the book introduces you to the process that was used to select the 100 greatest coins. The real value of this book for the beginning collector of ancient coins is found in the Introduction section. Berk steps you through the beginnings of art and written language that are used on the coins. He continues with a historical narrative and describes how to collect and enjoy ancient coins. Also, a discussion of different aspects of the ancient coin marketplace, , conservation and buying strategies are discussed. If you are a seasoned collector of United States coins and are looking to venture into ancient coins, this is the perfect book to begin your education.

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coins. Such factors as rarity, value, quality, popularity, beauty and history were all considered. From this, members of the were polled and allowed to vote on the ranking of the 100 greatest coins. The introduction in the book details the exact process and gives a brief history of United States coinage.