Graduated from Oxford University Medical School. Physician. Author of Notable Notes (2010), Commemorative Coin Tales (2018), Dow Jones by Peter Jones (2020), Colonial History in Your Hands (2020), The First Medals of America (2020), First Coins of Americas (2021), TREASURE! (2022), Beautiful Banknotes of France (2023).
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Seventy-two short stories and their historical background told by a collection of large size U.S. currency. From the Foreword, by Wendell Wolka:
This well-illustrated book is an easy read, which will leave you knowing more than before you read it whether you are brand new to paper money or a veteran 'rag picker.' And that, after all, is what numismatics is all about: sharing information with others so that we can collectively build the foundation of knowledge for both present and future generations of collectors.
From the Foreword, by Max Hensley:
We all know the “Dow Jones.” But that like we know many things that are part of the background of modern life. The Dow Jones is so ubiquitous we can’t go through a news day without hearing about it, but we really aren’t all that knowledgeable about its history and how it works. Be prepared to sit back and learn all about this icon of American finance – the needs that gave it birth, early years, its changes and permutations, and the categories and ebb and flow of the component companies of the Index variations. Did you know the DJ started out with only 10 major railroads and Western Union? It took 12 more years to introduce the “Industrials”. This extremely well researched book, copiously illustrated with graphically spectacular securities, will bring the “DJ” to life for you. Enjoy!
From the Foreword, by John Kraljievch:
There aren’t many folks willing to put in the work to get to a Jedi-level appreciation of the interconnections that our numismatic collectibles imply to a novice and prove to an expert. Dr. Peter Jones always has. He takes notes like a student intent on an A and asks questions with the rapid-fire urgency of a would-be Plato encountering a just-poisoned Socrates. Every answer creates a follow-up. Every follow-up induces a healthy nod. And all those nods, and the silent thoughts that accompanied them, have manifested in the work in front of you now.
From the Foreword, by Neil Musante:
Coming into the present day, Comitia Americana and Related Medals, by John W. Adams and Anne E. Bentley, published by George Frederick Kolbe in 2007, is the one essential item! No collector of this series should be without it. If you combine it with the Stack’s Bowers catalog of The John W. Adams Collection, brilliantly written by John Kraljevich, you have the beginning, middle and end on the subject as it pertains to the original strikes.
From the Foreword, by Daniel Sedwick:
This book is pure inspiration. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a nascent novice, you will finish this book with a sense of purpose and justification for the hours you spend pursuing coins for no other reason than you just want them. In these pages, Peter Jones demonstrates his personal journey of collecting the first coins (and pre-coins) of the Americas by relating the history behind each type and period and location. At every turn he makes sure to share his own angle and personal interest—and then he shows you each coin in the highest resolution possible, warts and all, so you can see for yourself what attracted him. As Peter points out, his goal was not completeness—as admittedly many coins were outside his range of attainability—so much as representation. The picture that emerges is that of a longtime collector fully sated with a sense of accomplishment and eager to share his joyful journey with the next generation.
From the Foreword, by C. John Ferreri:
With this book, Peter introduces collectors to his personal journey collecting French paper money. Peter is an enthusiastic student of many things. It could be ﬂamenco guitar, colonial coins, magic, the stock market, medals, treasure coins, and other subjects I have not touched on. If a subject interests him, he pursues it no end! He will ﬁnd out “what makes the clock tick” and then explain it to you, the reader. So readers, get ready for an education!