Become an eyewitness to the history of cash and coin and get an up-close look at currency with DK Eyewitness Books: Money.
From the earliest forms of money to the intricate banking systems we have today, currency has been around for millennia whether made from stones and shells to the coins and paper we see today. This guide details various types of currency from both the past and present, from the sea salt money of Ethiopia to the modern Euro. Discover where the term piggy bank came from, why Ancient Greeks put coins in the mouths of dead people, and how coins and banknotes are made today.
Full of stunning, real-life photography or rare coins and unique currency, DK Eyewitness Books: Money is an exciting look at the diverse world of money.
Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
8-time National Council for the Social Studies Award Winner
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About the Author
Joe Cribb is a celebrated numismatist who specializes in Asian coinage. He authored the first English-language catalog on Chinese silver ingots and is an expert on coins of the Kushan Empire. From 2005 to 2009 he served as the president of the Royal Numismatic Society. Cribb worked in the Department of Coins and Medals of the British Museum from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society.