Money (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Here is an original and exciting look at the diverse world of money. Real-life photography of Egyptian silver, Chinese hole money, Spanish gold, and siege money -- as well as today's international currencies -- offers a unique view of money.

Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during ...

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Overview

Here is an original and exciting look at the diverse world of money. Real-life photography of Egyptian silver, Chinese hole money, Spanish gold, and siege money -- as well as today's international currencies -- offers a unique view of money.

Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during wartime, and how to collect coins.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756613891
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 236,875
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.69 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

This is money 6
Funny money? 8
The first coins 10
The first paper money 12
How coins are made 14
How banknotes are made 16
Forgery and fakes 18
Money and trade 20
Money in war 22
The power of money 24
One million dollars! 26
Shared currencies 28
France 30
Germany 32
Netherlands and Belgium 34
Italy 36
Spain and Portugal 38
Greece and Turkey 40
Denmark and Norway 42
Sweden and Finland 44
United Kingdom 46
United States of America 48
Canada 50
Australia and New Zealand 52
China and Japan 54
Africa 56
Looking after money 58
Checks and plastic 60
Collecting coins 62
Index 64
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  • Posted February 14, 2012

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    Great for all ages!

    I may be an adult, but I LOVE reading the eyewitness books. I learn so much from them. This book tells of the birth of the monetary system and even breaks them up by country. It shows modern and ancient forms of money. After reading it, I almost want to start a coin collection! Bottom line great book for kids and grown ups alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Awesome for foreign currency collectors!

    This book is an in depth description that grabs people's attention infoming about ancient currency. It's a GREAT read!

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