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|Welcome to CoinLibrary.com,
an online resource for information about numismatics, the study of coins,
tokens, medals, and paper money. The history of nations is
captured in coinage, and the study of coinage can reveal much about a nation
and its people. We provide some basic information for students
and researchers interested in learning more about the subject.
Numismatics in the News is a long-term project to collect, publish, and annotate interesting and useful articles from contemporary newspapers relating to numismatics of the United States, from colonial times to the present.
Numismatic Nuggets is a collection of short essays and articles relating to coinage, often written in response to questions submitted by readers.
The Bibliography describes useful literature on U.S. and world numismatics. Books, periodicals, auction catalogs, fixed price lists and ephemera are arranged by subject.
The Online Books section holds the full text of selected passages from classic numismatic works.
The contents of this site are derived largely from our own extensive numismatic library, built up gradually over several years. To maintain our library we're constantly purchasing numismatic literature and disposing of duplicates. If you're looking for coin books, check out the Book Sale. If you're a collector or dealer with books to sell, check out our Books We Buy guide. We purchase single items or entire libraries.
A coin is a piece of hard material that is standardized in weight; it is produced in large quantities in order to facilitate exchange, and primarily and above all has the mark of the authority that produces it. Coins are usually metal or a metallic material and sometimes made of synthetic materials, (when used in a casino) usually in the shape of a disc. Coins are used as a form of money in transactions of various kinds, from the everyday circulation coins to the storage of large numbers of bullion coins.
The Other Numismatic Sites page lists some of our favorite places on the internet. The Who We Are page lists our numismatic background and affiliations.
We hope you find this site useful. Please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and criticisms. Write to: email@example.com