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All the Money in the World

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  • A fascinating and unique overview of international currency, All the Money in the World vividly chronicles how political, cultural, and economic forces have shaped the development of coinage and paper currency from antiquity through today.

    Douglas Mudd, the Curator of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) Money Museum, describes the extraordinary diversity and beauty of monetary imagery -- an important source of cultural and historical information.

    This gorgeously illustrated and immensely entertaining book explains the origin and spread of coinage and paper currency. Ranging from the islands of Micronesia to Russia to the United States, All the Money in the World reveals the underlying connections between numismatic imagery and history.

    Appealing to both experienced numismatists and novices alike, All the Money in the World provides a visually stunning and informative look at money's vital role in shaping both our past and present -- and influencing our hopes and dreams for the future.

    About the Author

    Douglas Mudd is one of the foremost numismatists in his field. He has been employed by the Smithsonian Institution and the International Monetary Fund and is now the curator of The American Numismatic Association's Money Museum. He writes a regular column for Numismatist.

  • ISBN: 9780060888374
    ISBN-10: 0060888377
    Number Of Pages: 175
    Publisher: COLLINS
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Dimensions (cm): 24.130 x 22.860  x 2.235
    Weight (kg): 0.921
    Audience: General