Excerpt from The Coin Collector's Manual, or Guide to the Numismatic Student in the Formation of a Cabinet of Coins, Vol. 1 of 2 The increasing interest, and even importance, of a scientific kwledge of antiquities becoming every day more thoroughly appreciated, and every branch of archaeology being w cultivated by a host of earnest admirers, popular and condensed manuals of its various sections are rendered indispensably necessary to those who have t leisure to make such an special object of study. The kwledge of ancient coins and their associated sources has been justly termed by the celebrated Mionnet une magnifique branche d'archeologie; and it is to this Branch (t overrated in the epithet of Mionnet), that the resent work is devoted. Since the time of Pinkerton, whose entertaining but w imperfect work has always been read with pleasure, English treatise has appeared embracing the whole subject, which is t either too scanty to satisfy the curiosity of the educated inquirer, or too technical and volumius. It has, therefore, been the author's aim, in the present work, to adopt that juste milieu which shall embody information, sufficiently copious and accurate, and yet clear of technicalities and minutiae. One principal advantage of the present volume consists in its strictly chrological arrangement. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.