NEW BOOK: WATERCRAFT ON WORLD COINS, VOL. II: AMERICA AND ASIA, 1800-2008
The E-Sylum (5/30/2010)
The book is organized as a catalog of ship coins according to the popular KM-numbering system. Coins that have a common design are grouped under separate headings. Included are both circulating coins and collector oriented commemoratives. The coin images represent the many different ways in which the ships are depicted. Volume II includes more than six hundred narratives, and follows on from the publication of Volume I, Europe, 1800 2005 ( 2007), acclaimed as a book that should be owned or at least read by every collector of world ship coins. A third volume, presenting ship coins issued by nations in Africa and Oceania, is planned for publication in 2013.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Yossi Dotan is a numisnautical researcher, a recognized expert in modern coins depicting watercraft. Since retirement after a 46-year career with a major firm of certified public accountants, he has devoted himself to researching ships and coins, and writing the narratives for this book. He is a contributor to the Standard Catalog of World Coins. In recognition of his non-numismatic volunteer service, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands has made him a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
RELEASE DATE: June 2010
PAPERBACK PRICE: £49.50/$79.95
EXTENT / FORMAT: 360 pp. 246 x 171 mm
Illustrated with 500 coin images, throughout
PUBLISHER: THE ALPHA PRESS
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1323 479220
To read the E-Sylum review of Volume I, see: REVIEW: WATERCRAFT ON WORLD COINS, VOLUME I BY YOSSI DOTAN (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v10n45a05.html)