September 03, 2008

Good Money in London: On Thursday October 9, 2008 the Institute for Economic Affairs, a UK free-market think-tank, will hold a launching of George Selgin's book "Good Money". If you're looking for a good reason to visit London and if you would like to hear the author speak about his book you can find more information about the launching event here ...

I know I mentioned this before but it bears repeating that "Good Money" is a "must read" for the Conder enthusiast. Learn more ...

June 10, 2008

Good Money Available in July: George Selgin's book "Good Money", which tells the story of British manufacturers’ challenge to the Crown’s monopoly on coinage will be available this July. Some comments on the book:
"In lucid, enjoyable, often humorous language, Selgin takes us from the 'dark satanic mills' to the backstreet haunts of the eighteenth-century counterfeiter and the private, legitimate mints, set up to address a problem the Royal Mint could or would not—the production of safe small change for the people. His cast of characters is large and auspicious: Thomas Williams, James Watt, John Westwood, and Matthew Boulton. And Selgin’s understanding of eighteenth-century economic theory and practice is absolute, allowing him to write with verve and clarity."
—Richard Doty, Curator of Numismatics, Smithsonian Institution

"I anxiously await the publication of Good Money. Taking a totally fresh approach to not only the examination of the British token coinage, but also the role of money as a medium of exchange, this is a work that will delight token collectors and general numismatists alike. Good Money is no stale academic text—I was charmed by the author's 'Ramble Round Old Birmingham' as surely as I was enlightened throughout by his meticulous research. Numismatists are readers and researchers at heart and I've no doubt that Good Money will meet with an enthusiastic response within our community."
—Harold Welch, Vice President, Conder Token Collector's Club
This is a "must read" for the Conder enthusiast. Learn more ...

February 21, 2008

Become a Better Collector - Enroll in the School of Numismatics

March 31 is the early registration deadline for Summer Seminar, June 21-27 and June 28-July 4 in Colorado Springs. New courses include The History of Mexico Through Its Coinage, Understanding Ancient Coins and Essential Skills for the Numismatic Cataloger. The School of Numismatics will offer the two-day course, Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins, May 16-17 at the  Garden State Numismatic Association's Convention in Somerset, NJ. The class can help you gain confidence in evaluating surface marks, strike, luster and eye appeal. Finally, don't miss the many free convention seminars during the Phoenix National Money Show, March 7-9. Learn more ...

February 04, 2008

News Contributions Wanted: My energies have been diverted to other interests over the last few months and consequently this page has been neglected. I'm wondering if there are any conder folk out there who would like to contribute news blurbs to keep this page active? These could be as simple as new coin list, auction or web update alerts or as complex as short articles about tokens and token collecting. I'm thinking that for this to work best for me I would set up access so that you could post directly. If this seems like something you might want to try contact me at .