Recently Published Books: When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics by Frank L. Holt

Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins—one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities.

by CDN Publishing l Published on November 23, 2021

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When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics by Frank L. Holt

Coinage—it is one of the most successful and consistent technologies ever invented. Nothing else we still use in everyday life has a history quite like it. Look around at all the things that would bewilder a Greek, Roman, or Renaissance ancestor; then, dig into your purse or pocket for that one artifact that they would immediately recognize as part of their world. Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins—one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities.

For 2600 years, poets, economists, philosophers, historians, and theologians have pondered the mysteries of money. Who invented coins, and why? Does coinage function beyond our control as if it had a mind of its own? How has it changed world history and culture? What does numismatics reveal about our past that could never be discovered from any other source? How has numismatics advanced using modern science? Does it still suffer from racist ideas about physiognomy and phrenology? What does its future hold? The approach taken in this richly illustrated book is as multi-faceted as coined money itself.

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