The American Numismatic Society has published a new research volume
about Central American money.
A Monetary History of Central America, by Brian Stickney, is
Numismatic Studies No. 35 in the ANS’s longstanding research
publication series. The 386-page book features 630 images, new and
revised mintage figures, a new bibliography, and readable histories of
Central American numismatics organized by country.
The book takes a comprehensive approach to analyze the political,
economic, and sociological events that influenced the evolution of
coinage and medals in Central America. Beginning with the discovery of
the New World, the book seeks to determine how and why the many
monetary regimes evolved, were sustained, and ultimately replaced
throughout both the Colonial and Independence eras.
The author has assembled new and revised mintage figures for coins
and medals, which, combined with historical data about withdrawals and
demonetization, allows a much better understanding of this material.
The book provides insight into the influence of international
monetary conferences and unions on Central America and its evolving
coinage. Each chapter updates the bibliography to reflect current
scholarship, and presenting a nearly complete representation of every
minted type, many from the author’s collection.
The book includes a thumbnail chronology of political and monetary
events from 1500 to 1965, a glossary of terms, and gold and silver
production and ratio tables throughout the centuries.
The book was published at $99 plus shipping and handling. The ANS
member price is $49.95 plus shipping & handling.
To order the book, visit the ANS website.
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