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     This is perhaps the largest for-sale offering of titles for modern (machine-struck) China & banknotes. Listings are bibliographic by category and include useful titles not currently in stock. Listings with blue background are standard references or important generalized works for this category. Red author name links to a scan of the cover, and red title links to a sample page, or contents page. [Estimates] in parentheses are informational, not a for-sale offer. Small Order Charge under $10.    
     I have tried to stock collector-friendly works in Western languages, but the best work in the field is in Chinese or Japanese. Many "Chinese text" books have little text at all, and the pictures, valuations, and basic data can be understood by non-Chinese readers. Please let me know of any new or missed works not listed here. I buy books. Libraries and single copies are wanted.

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INTRODUCTIONS, HISTORIES & BIBLIOGRAPHIES
China Numismatic Museum.Collections From the China Numismatic Museum (Zhong-guo qian-bi bo-wu-guan cang pin xuan)   A picture-book sampling of this Beijing museum's collection of cast and struck coins, charms, banknotes, sycee, moulds and dies, some ordinary, but emphasizing rarities. The value is in the excellent, enlarged color photos of every object, all apparently genuine, making this an authentication tool as well as a joy to browse and the only published source for many rare items. Little text; brief item descriptions in Chinese.   362p, 9x11.75", hc, 2010175.00
Xie Tian-yuZhongguo Qianbi Shoucang yu Jianshang Quanshu    Loosely: "Complete book about Collecting and Enjoying Chinese Currency" Substantial 2-volume work surveying the range of Chinese cast ,struck & PRC coins, charms, sycee & banknotes. Much more thorough coverage than the China Numismatic Museum book, but not comprehensive. Good color photos range from reduced to full to enlarged, with size & weight specs given, along with market values. Substantial text (Chinese).   2v, 639p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Rev. A.B.Coins in China's History   Long-time standard introduction and handbook on Chinese coinage, including pictorial overview of ancient through modern coins, multi-page timeline of numismatic & political history, plus many charts, tables, finding lists & indexes. Includes catalog of 69 Fantasy Dollars. NOT IN STOCK
Qian JiajuA History of Chinese Currency   Beautiful color photos of knife, spade, cash, sycee, struck, and plenty of paper money. Not a catalog, not comprehensive, but a great sampler/introduction to Chinese money. English text.     220p, hc, 7.5x10", 1983R1992. 29.50
Qian JiajuZhongguo lidai huobi (A History of Chinese Currency)    Revised and considerably expanded Chinese-language edition of this lovely introductory work, with many color photos of Chinese cash, moderns, paper, etc. The 1992 220p English-language edition is $29.50. This one, 278p60.00
Peng XinweiA Monetary History of China   The most important historical work on Chinese money covers Shang proto-monies through Qing (except Qing silver & paper). This 1965 work, now translated by Edward Kaplan, draws not only from earlier Chinese scholars, but Western works, gazetteers, diaries, archaeological reports, temple records, and works on economics and government administration. Not a catalog, and the photocopied illustrations are poor, but full of infomation on the coinage unavailable from any western source.    Vol 1 = Early through Sung; Vol 2 = Liao through Qing.   ±862p+122pl, sc, 1994   To order contact Western Washington University EAU Press NOT IN STOCK
Schwan, Fred & Boling, JosephWorld War II Remembered   Brief histories of the WWII period and its effect on numismatic items for over 100 countries, with a meticulous catalog of coins, emergency & P.O.W. money, tokens, medals, decorations, banknotes, scrip, etc. Many items are not found in conventional references. China listings: Shanghai local script, propaganda overprints & bonds (27p.), Manchukuo coins, banknotes, medals, bonds, etc (26p.), North China & Peking issues (19p.), Central & S. China under Japan (22p.)   864p, 8.5x11", hc, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Coole, Kozono, BowkerEncyclopedia of Chinese Coins Vol. 1: Bibliography of Far Eastern Numismatology and a Coin Index   Comprehensive bibliography of Western, Chinese & Japanese books and articles on Oriental coins to c.1966. Indices by character & by (Wade-Giles) transliteration are keyed to bibliography, showing location of each coin listing in all published works! Mainly useful for cash coinage, but covers struck & banknotes. 589p, 6x9.5", hc, 1967, OP   [Est. Market Value: $65]NOT IN STOCK
Kann, EduardCurrencies of China   A monetary history, not a catalog. Reprint of the 1st edition.  606p, hc, 1927R1978 25.00
Kann, EduardHistory of Chinese Paper Money   Kann's last work, intended as a companion to his work on gold & silver. (Photocopy. 103p, 8x13" $4.00)   Original in 3 parts, 37+35+31p, 8x13", sc, c.1963?. NOT IN STOCK
Chou Chin-shengAn Economic History of China   Economics, not monetary history. Translated by Edward Kaplan.  274p  1959Tr197412.00
Vissering, Dr. GOn Chinese Currency: Preliminary Remarks about the Monetary Reform in China, V1: The Monetary Problem   Other Vissering works are available at archive.org.   217p, sc, 1912  yellowing, loose pages ex-Virgil Hancock30.00
AUTHENTICATION
Sung & Yu(Comparative Authentication of Genuine and Counterfeit Coins)   Side-by-side photos of about 100 paired fake and genuine coins, excellent color photos. Just scratches the surface of the fake problem, and the text explaining how to tell the difference is in Chinese, tbut still a useful tool. About half ancients, half modern copper & silver dollars.   130p, 6x8.5", sc, 2003, OP35.00
Shoucang Yu TouziZhong Guo Yin Bi Bian Wei Tu Lu (Authentication of Chinese Silver Coins)   Good photos and rubbings with explanatory text in Chinese. May be of limited use to non-Chinese readers.   202p, 5.5x8.25, sc, 200126.50
Shanghai Num. Soc.Qian chao bianwei (Chinese coins and paper money: How to Identify Forgeries)    Spotting modern forgeries of ancient & modern coins, old & current banknotes including US notes. Chinese text.    216p, 6x9", sc, 2006, Shanghai12.00
Qian Yu, and Qian LüJin-dai ji-zhi-bi bian-wei tu-jian ("Illustrated Authentication on Modern Machine-Strike Coins")    475 mediocre rubbings with Chinese text presumably describing what is wrong with them.    202p, 5.5x8.25, sc, 2001NOT IN STOCK
Xu Guan(Chinese Silver Coins Catalog / Pictorial Identification)   Books #5 and #9 in a series dealing with fakes. "Catalog" (#5) catalogs what apper to be forgeries, with market values, as though promoting them. "Pictorial" (#10) appears to discuss forgeries, with illustrations clearly marked fake or genuine.   138/184p, 5.5x8.25", sc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
Xu Guan(Chinese Copper Coins Catalog)   Book #4 in a series dealing with fakes. Selective catalog of struck copper with usual specs and market values, though illustrated pieces aare probablu allfakes.   139p, 5.5x8.25", sc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
Chang, HenryThe Silver Dollars and Taels of China   In-depth priced catalog of Chinese Dollars, well illustrated, in Chinese and English. Valuations obsolete today, but comments on rarity and forgeries still useful. A 1982 addendum booklet "Subsidiary Notes.." has corrections, updated 1982 pricing, and more forgery detection info. 160p, hc, 1981, OP [Est. Market Value: $50]NOT IN STOCK
Chang, H.S.C.Rare Gold and Silver Coins of the late Qing Dynasty   Lavish volume cataloguing 105 gold or silver patterns & regular issues, each with description & history (bilingual) and excellent full-size and enlarged photos. Having this book is almost better than owning these rare coins, the photography is so good (click on title for a sample page, scanned at low resolution; the photos in the book are MUCH better). A popular book despite its cost, and now veryhard to find. Good enough to be useful in detecting forgeries. Slipcase.   118p+102cpl, hc, 8.5x12", 1990, OP 225.00
China Numismatic Museum.Collections From the China Numismatic Museum (Zhong-guo qian-bi bo-wu-guan cang pin xuan)   A picture-book sampling of this Beijing museum's collection of cast and struck coins, charms, banknotes, sycee, moulds and dies, some ordinary, but emphasizing rarities. The value is in the excellent, enlarged color photos of every object, all apparently genuine, making this an authentication tool as well as a joy to browse and the only published source for many rare items. Little text; brief item descriptions in Chinese.   362p, 9x11.75", hc, 2010175.00
Chien I-HsiungWorld Currencies in Taiwan  In-depth catalog and history of Taiwan monies and (mostly) foreign coins found in Taiwan, the author's thesis being Taiwan's importance in world trade historically. Hundreds of excellent color photos incl. 30 Old Man and Ration dollars, and many chomarked coins. Chinese text. US$110 list price but generally unavailable. Reviewed Chopmark News v.17 #1, 3/13.   259p, 8.5x12", hc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Tseng, Che-luThe Spirit and Culture of Taiwan Coinage  Monetary history and catalog of Taiwan cast cash, Old Man and Ration Dollars, modern coinage, and banknotes. Good illustrations, many in color. Limited printing aimed at Taiwan collectors; Chinese text. Of use to Western collectors is identification of Dollar forgeries; pictures and sources of all fakes sold at auction 1985-2003! See notes for English readers.   238p, sc, 8.25x12", 2004, OPNOT IN STOCK
GENERAL CATALOGS & PRICE GUIDES
SEE ALSO: Copper and Silver/Gold sections below, and "Famous Collections" works.
Lin Gwo Ming & Ma Tak WoIllustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins,   7th ed.    Latest edition of the most widely used far eastern pricing guide. Includes many unusual items such as patterns, official Ch'ing and Republic portrait medals, Central Mint bars, etc. not in Krause publications. Slick paper, b&w photo-illustrated. Fully bilingual, English/Chinese. Five-grade pricing in US$. Prices reflect recent adjustments in Chinese market.    388p, sc, 6x8.25", 2012;    (2008 6th edition $15); 2012 7th Edition 42.50
Wang Chun LiIllustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins   Basically covers the same ground as Lin & Ma but with more variety breakdown, more photos (color), often of better quality, and Chinese / English explanations of variety differences. Includes Fantasy Dollars (no valuations), BTD's, FIC Piastres, Japanese Yen. Tibet section is pretty good, with many more listings than Lin & Ma.     351p, hc, 8.5x11.5", 2012125.00
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia: Vol 8   Sycee & Machine-struck coinage   Sycee (950 pcs!), 5021 machine-struck coins and dies to 1949, in metal, province and date order: Gold coins & bars (111), Silver (1625), Copper (1910), Cu-ni & alum (80), Japanese invasion, Hong Kong & foreign (346) and (123) Ya Sheng (error, fantasy, forgery), all numbered & illustrated with a good rubbing or xeroxed photo, plus description in a separate table. The copper includes 21 warlord and 209 Communist varieties. The rubbings are quite good and the color plates include major rarities. Essays on Sycee, Xinjiang red cash, Patterns & their fakes, Introduction of struck copper. Chinese text. Part of a 12-volume series-in-progress covering all Chinese money.    1066p, incl.20cpl,Massive 11x15", hc, 1998185.00
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 6: Machine-Minted Coins of the Qing & Republic    1659 pcs incl. Tibet, Sinkiang, some patterns; inscription index. Hundreds of Shanghai-area tokens listed, but only one illustrated.&nbNOT IN STOCK
Shanghai MuseumCoins in the Collection of the Shanghai Museum, Vol. 8: Foreign Coins    12368 non-Chinese coins found in China from Silk Road era through modern times, strong on Sasanian, Mexican, cash from Vietnam & Japan plus a lot of European. Surprisingly good rubbings of coins usually seen in photos.   645p, hc, 8x10.5", 1994, OPNOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary: Vol. 10-11?: Qing Machine-struck copper and silver,   Vol 13-14?: Republic of China Coins    The Ancient volumes are comprehensive and classify each type with varieties and commentary (in Chinese). See herefor the ancients. As of early 2014 separate volumes covering Qing struck coper and Republic struck copper have appeared. See below under the Copper and Silver sections.
Su (Hsu) T.K.Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins    Simple rubbing-illustrated catalog of struck Chinese with Taiwan market prices  1975, 78, 79, 83 eds.  Each:2.00
Sun Zhong-hi, Ed.Jianming Qianbi Cidian  (Concise Dictionary of Chinese Coins)   A one-volume rubbing-illustrated catalog of Chinese ancient and modern coins popular in PRC; 1-10 rarity guide. Includes Vietnamese & Japanese cash used in China.  761p, 8x10.5, hc, 1991, Chinese text27.50
Wang Li-xin & Song Zhi-qiangZhongguo gu qian bi ku    A one-volume rubbing-illustrated catalog of Chinese ancient and modern struck coins, apparently comprehensive by type, and good attention to varieties varieties. Includes charms, Japanese & Korean cash. Basically just rubbings and Renminbi prices, way low for the market today, but useful in a relative way.  1182p, 6x8", hc, 199725.00
Qiu Zi daChung-kuo chin hsien tai chu pi t'u sho (Annotated Illustrations of Modern Chinese)   Catalog of 1409 struck Chinese with #s & illos (fair). Chinese text. Presumably a monetary history. 26 rare coins in enlarged color plates.   330p&pl+14cpl, 7.5x10.5", hc,199115.00
Wong, S.C.Diagrams & Statements of Rare Coins    Informative early price catalog of a Shanghai coin firm; rubbings. Bilingual.   120p, 6x8, sc, 1935    Udated (early) reprint, nearly new $10;  1969? reprint by John Novak of English section, with comments by Patrick Hogan, ads, etc. 5.50;  1988 PRC reprint:5.50
Ma Chuan De & Xu YuanCurrencies During the Revolution of 1911   Paper money, and 87 coin types discussed & illustrated, both sides, full color, some otherwise unpublished. Bilingual. Based on collection of Ma Dingxiang including many rare local notes.   200p, hc ,8.5x11.5, 2002 REVIEWNOT IN STOCK
COPPER COINS
SEE ALSO: General Catalogs above and By-Province below. A "core" library on struck copper for the non-Chinese reader is: 1) An older copy of Krause's SCWC China section (such as 1996 ed.) - only so you can make sense of for-sale offers, 2) Zhou & Li, 3) Woodward, English-language edition, and 4) Michael Zachary's works, as they appear.
Zhou Qinyuan & Li PingwenConcise Catalogue of Modern Chinese Copper Coins   This Western-friendly Chinese coppers catalog features excellent, slightly-enlarged photos and Woodward references for many varieties. The level of varieties distinguished is well beyond KM but not quite as fine as Woodward, Duan, and various other Chinese works. Some (but not enough) enlarged detail panels. Unique numbering system, Renminbi valuations in five grades, Chinese text. Ponterio often references this work (CL) and in working up a huge stock recently, I found it, along with Woodward, to be the most practical reference for Western collectors.   304p, 7.5x7.5", 2012,35.00
Woodward, A.M. TraceyMinted Ten Cash Coins of China   The in-depth work, classifying this bountiful series in much finer detail than KM. Originally published as a series of articles 1926-36 in The China Journal, this is the only reprint. Plates are only fair, so counting dots and dragon scales takes patience and sharp eyesight.   151p+43pl, 6x9", sc, 1936R1971, OPNOT IN STOCK
Zachary, MichaelThe Ten Cash Commentary: The General Issue Ten Cash Coins of the Republic of China   Detailed catalog of Y301-311 & later Fen (Y347-363) issues. Excellent enlarged photos and detail sections plus extensive text allow even the novice to distinguish among 162 listed varieties, vs. 49 in KM and 125 in Woodward. Duan's 2005 listings are incorporated, where significant & new varieties are published for the first time.   72p, sc, 8.5x11", 2015NOT IN STOCK
Duan Hong GangThe Comprehensive Catalog of Chinese Copper Coins   The 2005 work catalogs 3960+ struck coppers with #, description, specs, rarity rating, and a separate plates volume with excellent color photos of every type/variety. Uses Woodward's (10 Cash) alphanumeric obv/rev classification system, with new discoveries, and enlargements of key details to distinguish varieties, but expanded to include other denominations (except square-holed 1-cash), contemporary forgeries & errors, 200+ tokens, and 44 recent fakes. The catalog volume includes numismatic history by Province, including some new mint attributions (Chinese text) but most useful to Western collectors are the high-quality plates where enlarged insets of key details distinguish varieties more clearly than KM's descriptions. Subvariety fanatics will still want the 2003 Guanxi work which lists nearly twice as many varieties.    447p+474pl, 2vhc, 7.5x10.5", 2005, OP   Note: Different works on the same subject by this author have appeared in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and perhaps later. These may be either abridged, specialized, or updated versions; I have not been able to examine them.NOT IN STOCK
H o, DavidCopper Coins of Modern China   Catalog with reference #'s and excellent, slightly-enlarged color photos of each type and variety. Extensive Chinese text. Includes some tokens & medals, but have not compared to Zhou & Li for comprehensiveness of variety breakdown.    246p, hc, 8.5x11.5, 201265.00
Guanxi Num. Soc.Research to the Forms of Ancient Chinese Ten Cash   Detailed catalog of struck (not Ancient) 10-Cash varieties, all illustrated in color plates. Each basic type is broken down in a chart, then varieties illustrated , with Chinese description below, keyed to design elements. The depth of analysis is impressive; taking Kiangsi Province as an example, Krause & Mishler list 37 varieties of 10 Cash, Woodward 140, Duan Hong Gang 260, and this work 425. More difficult for non-Chinese reader to use than the Duan Hong Gang work.    392p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 10?: Empire Copper   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering struck coins and paper money have come out recently. I suspect there are not as many varieties of 10 Cash as the Duan and Guanxi works. There are enlarged inset photos of distinguishing characteristics for some of the varieties, but either good familiarity with the series, or ability to read Chinese is critical to making use of the listing. The 10-Cash series wears me out, so I don't plan to do a detailed comparison, but the Tibet series, which I know better, is good, certainly more detailed than any Western work. The section on struck square-hole cash is amazing - more varieties and types than I ever knew existed. Also covered: some contemporary forgeries, and misc. HongKong and foreign coppers.   384p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2008165.00
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 13?: Republic Copper   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering struck coins and paper money have come out recently. I suspect there are not as many varieties of 10 Cash as the Duan and Guanxi works. There are enlarged inset photos of distinguishing characteristics for some of the varieties, but either good familiarity with the series, or ability to read Chinese is critical to making use of the listing. The 10-Cash series wears me out, so I don't plan to do a detailed comparison. The Tibet section is so-so, with one of each date shown, no attention to varieties. Also covered: some contemporary forgeries, Horse tokens & other tokens.   278p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2009125.00
Cheng (Zheng) Ren JieChinese Copper Coins (Zhongguo Tong Yuan Ch'ien Shang)   Catalog of 785 struck coppers with #, specs, rarity ratings, color photos of decent specimens. By Taiwan's leading copper collector. Often referenced in European auctions as "CCC". Chinese text.  218p, sc, 1997, OP, hard to findNOT IN STOCK
Li Xiao PingZhong Guo Tong Yuan Tu Dian)   Catalog of 1080 struck coppers with #, specs, rarity ratings, illustrated with rubbings that sometimes show details more sharply than a photo.    359p, 6x10, sc, 2000, OP75.00
Hua GuangpuZhong Guo Tong Yuan Mu Lu    Catalog of 924 struck coppers with indifferent rubbings and PRC China valuations. Includes Sinkiang, Tibet, AE patterns of AR coins, pictorial coppers & other oddments.     308p, 5x7", sc, 1992,94NOT IN STOCK
Hua GuangpuZhong-guo jin-dai tong-bi tu-lu    Revision of his 1992 & 1994 work: Catalog of 924 struck coppers with indifferent rubbings and PRC China valuations. Includes Sinkiang, Tibet, AE patterns of AR coins, pictorial coppers & other oddments.     377p, 5x7", sc, 2002NOT IN STOCK
Hua Guangpu, Ed.Zhong Guo TONG Yuan Mu Lu in Color   Not comprehensive, but a broad selection of about 500 types including rarities, patterns & warlord casts. Not always the best photos or specimens but an inexpensive source of color photos.   214p, sc, 5.5x8.25, 2002NOT IN STOCK
Ramsden, H.A.Modern Chinese Copper Coins   Offprint from The Numismatist, Introduction to 10-Cash struck coppers with an early catalog, nice woodcut illustrations.    28p, sc, R1962,63 [Est. Market Value: $2]2.00
Yuan Y. K. & Kao WenSichuan lidai tongbi tulu  (Struck Copper Coins of Szechuan)   150+ pieces including Y510-512, horse tokens, patterns, the Sikang coin, etc. Rubbing, weight, size, metal, rarity guide.  82p, sc,1988, Chinese text.NOT IN STOCK
Chengdu Num. Soc.Sichuan tongyuan yanjiu (The Copper Coins of Szechuan)   Numerous articles plus catalog of 398 struck copper by varieties, inc. Communist issues, horse tokens, etc. Excellent rubbings. Chinese text. 229p, sc, 5.5x8, 1999NOT IN STOCK
Dai Xiao PoHu Nang Tung Yuan (Hunan Copper Coins)   Detailed and apparently informative variety study, all color illustrated, though quality of specimens and photography are fair.   260p, 5.5x8", sc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Du Jian Yi Xinjiang Tong Yuan Tu Shuo (Xinjiang [struck]Copper: Pictures & Descriptions)   Very detailed variety catalog with cat #'s, good rubbing illo & valuation in Yuan for 500+ struck coppers; color plates illustrate major types. 169p+8cpl, 5.5x8, sc, 1998, Chinese text.29.00
SILVER & GOLD COINS
SEE ALSO: General Catalogs above, By-Province and Chopmark / Trade Coin sections below.
Lin Gwo Ming & Ma Tak WoIllustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins,   7th ed.    Latest edition of the most widely used far eastern pricing guide. Includes many unusual items such as patterns, official Ch'ing and Republic portrait medals, Central Mint bars, etc. not in Krause publications. Slick paper, b&w photo-illustrated. Fully bilingual, English/Chinese. Five-grade pricing in US$. Prices reflect recent adjustments in Chinese market.    388p, sc, 6x8.25", 2012;    (2008 6th edition $15); 2012 7th Edition 42.50
Wang Chun Li,Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Gold & Silver Coins   Basically covers the same ground as Lin & Ma but with more variety breakdown, more photos (color), often of better quality, and Chinese / English explanations of variety differences. Includes Fantasy Dollars (no valuations), BTD's, FIC Piastres, Japanese Yen. Tibet section is pretty good, with many more listings than Lin & Ma.     351p, hc, 8.5x11.5", 2012125.00
Dong WenchaoAn Overview of China's Gold & Silver Coins of Past Ages   The "Chinese Kann." Fully bilingual, beautifully illustrated with 1418 color photos and amazingly handsome rubbings. Comprehensive by type and major varieties, with many, many unpublished types. Rarity guide, unpublished Tibet patterns, informative appendices. Brief histories of major types, but lacking Kann's monetary history, and depth of minor varieties. Covers silver and gold Ch'ien­lung through 1949, Fantasies, Xinjiang, Tibet. Not a substitute for Kann if detailed variety information or history is wanted, but it catalogs additional rare types and features some of the best illustrations of modern Chinese coins to be found.  872p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 1993   Out of Print. [Est. Market Value: $175]NOT IN STOCK
Kann, EduardIllustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins   Long-time standard in-depth work on gold, silver, nickel. More historical information and depth of varieties than KM.  Plates in both editions are mediocre, but the 1954 is slightly better. Still an important reference and much better than the cheap 3-volume pirate edition. (For the best listing of Fantasy Dollars see Bruce, C., Unusual World Coins)   476p+224pl, hc, 6.5x9.5"    1966 Reprint, Nice used with minor flaws such as missing or tears in dust jacket, inked name in flyleaf, or similar. Each: 190.00
Kann, EduardIllustrated Catalog of Chinese Coins (2006+ Reprint, Ishi Press, print-on-demand)   An unauthorized "revised" edition was done in 2006 in three paperback volumes. There are no text revisions, and the plates, which are conveniently incorporated into the text, are significantly worse than those in the hardcover editions. There are no updated valuations as claimed in advertising; for this, see the Lin & Ma reference which now determines the worldwide market. At about $60 this reprint is no bargain, but may serve the needs of casual users who do not need to distinguish close varieties (which can differ greatly in value). A rather unfavorable review appears in J.E.A.N. #2.NEVER IN STOCK
Schulman / Kreisberg Eduard Kann Sale 6/71    The most important single auction sale of modern Chinese coins. Useful for providing better photos than the catalog, and pricing. Includes Gibbs V Sale.   2458 lots, 175p+68pl, separate photo supl (& PR    Note: See also Quality Sales for other Kann auctions.   Incomplete NOT IN STOCK
Quality Sales (Kreisberg, Cohen) Eduard Kann Sales 1971-72    Three auctions include Kann material: 6/18-20/71 "Kann Chinese, Japanese"; 9/13/71 includes 535 lots (5 plates) of Kann material, much of it Sinkiang; 3/20/72 3068 Lots; 905 Kann lots, 56 illustrated, of the "unlisted varieties" referred to frequently in Kann's book. A useful and hard to find sale.   NOTE: Many important coins from the Kann collection are well illustrated in the Irving Goodman Collection sale, Superior Galleries, 6/3-4/1991.NOT IN STOCK
Hao, SunSilver & Gold Coins of China, 1838-1949   Well-illustrated with beautiful specimens, the stories behind many of China's silver and gold coiins and series, including many peripheral issues. Not a catalog nor comprehensive on varieties. Chinese text..   252p, hc, 8.5x11.5, 2012NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 11?: Empire Gold & Silver   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering struck copper and paper money have come out recently, so the silver will appear in due course. There will probably be better variety breakdowns even than Kann, and more background information, as these are scholarly works BUT it will all be in Chinese. Let me inow if you would like to be informed when available.   
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 14?: Republic Gold & Silver   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering struck copper and paper money have come out recently, so the silver will appear in due course. There will probably be better variety breakdowns even than Kann, and more background information, as these are scholarly works BUT it will all be in Chinese. Let me inow if you would like to be informed when available.   
Jang Huey ShinnCatalog of Chinese Coins   Type and variety catalog of China, Taiwan, Xinjiang, and Tibet Silver gold, aluminium and nickel coinages. Uses rubbings as illustrations. Four prices for each entry: Kann (1966), SCWC (1990), Jang's 1982 edition, and current price. Varieties are broken down in great detail, especially for Xinjiang and Tibet.   442p, 6x8, sc, 1994   NOT IN STOCK
Hua GuangpuZhong Guo Yin Yuan Mu Lu    Rubbing-illustrated type catalog of 1167 non-copper China, Tibet with catalog #'s & PRC market values. Includes 52 types of silver cash and spades!   426p, 5.5x8", hc, 1994   (2000-2003 Zhong-guo yin-bi mu-lu, smaller sc later ed $12)NOT IN STOCK
Chang, H.S.C.Rare Gold and Silver Coins of the late Qing Dynasty   Lavish volume cataloguing 105 gold or silver patterns & regular issues, each with description & history (bilingual) and excellent full-size and enlarged photos. Having this book is almost better than owning these rare coins, the photography is so good (click on title for a sample page, scanned at low resolution; the photos in the book are MUCH better). A popular book despite its cost, and now veryhard to find. Good enough to be useful in detecting forgeries. Slipcase.   118p+102cpl, hc, 8.5x12", 1990, OP 225.00
Hao Sun.Silver & Gold Coins of China 1838-1949   Here is the historical and numismatic information behind the issues, missing from the "picture and price" catalogs. Each chapter covers a run or series of coins with good color photos and extensive text (Chinese). Numerous (but not all) varieties are included, as well as associated items such as copper coins, patterns & dies. Closeup and edge photos could be useful in forgery detection.   Not in stock, but inquire if interested.    251p, hc, 8.5x11.5", 2012NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai MuseumMr. Shi Jiagan's Collection of Chinese and Foreign Coins   Lavish color catalog of 689 silver & gold Chinese from Kalgan Shih's collection; some rarities not found in Kann, Dong Wenchao, etc.; Bilingual. 183p, hc, 9.5x12, 2000NOT IN STOCK
Peters, JessSilver Coins of China, a Priced Listing    Many Kann sale items & rarities  49p+28pl, sc, 5.5x8.5, 1972, some ink nottions & 1 coin cut out of plates. Scarce.NOT IN STOCK
Chang, HenryThe Silver Dollars and Taels of China   In-depth priced catalog of Chinese Dollars, well illustrated, in Chinese and English. Valuations obsolete today, but comments on rarity and forgeries still useful. A 1982 addendum booklet "Subsidiary Notes.." has corrections, updated 1982 pricing, and more forgery detection info. 160p, hc, 1981, OP [Est. Market Value: $50]NOT IN STOCK
Shih, KalganModern Coins of China   830 non-copper Chinese struck coins photographed & described in Chinese. Predecessor to the Kann catalogue, who used many of these same photos.  198p, 6x9, hc, 1949? NOT IN STOCK
Shih, KalganA Translation of Modern Coins of China   Text, maps, and tables translated, no plates. 96p, 6x9, sc, 1949  English. Poorly bound, usually some spine cracks.20.00
Tsiang, C.C.Illustrations of Chinese Gold, Silver and Nickel Coins   Basic book for modern coin collectors in pre-Communist China, drawn mainly from author's own immense collection. Chinese & English text with excellent ink-rubbing illustrations.257p, 5.5x8", sc, 1939R1966NOT IN STOCK
Rose, Frank M.Chopmarks   Information, speculation, photos of the symbols & characters "chopped" in to silver coins by 18-19th C. Chinese merchants to test fineness & serve as their guarantee.   54p, 8.5x11", sc, 1987R2000, List $15, Out of print?NOT IN STOCK
BY-PROVINCE OR LOCATION
SEE ALSO: Xinjiang, Tibet, Macau, HongKong and Taiwan sectiions below, and By-Province listings under Ancient China.
Long Gangjia and Zhang shiquanGuangxi li shi huo bi (The Currency in the History of Guangxi)   Comprehensive monetary history of province. Color plates (57 coins, 68 paper) show some unusual items: gold horse-hoof money, frog drum, hoards & burial vessels, sycee, engraved gold (charms?)   192p+129pl, 8.5x11.5", 199869.50
Gansu Provincial Coin Soc.Gansu Lishi Huobi (Historical Currency of Gansu)   Comprehensive provincial catalog covering jade rings, cowries, cash (rubbings), moulds, sycee, coins & paper(1-2 sides, reduced, color). Covers 19 types of cast imitation AE of other provinces.   149p, 7.5x10.5", hc,1989; OP Reviewed J.E.A.N. V.?,p.10NOT IN STOCK
Han HaijingHai-nan li shih huo pi (The Historical Currencies of Hainan)   Excellent color photos & catalogue of ancient, modern, sycee & paper money that circulated in Hainan. Since it never had a mint, the only really useful section is the banknotes.   240p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 1992, OP Reviewed J.E.A.N. V?,p.14NOT IN STOCK
Lam Wing C.Coins of Kwangtung Mints   Cash, struck AE and AR, enlarged photos most; bilingual.  Useful: many cash types are not identified as this mint in usual references.   96p, sc, 5x7, 197910.00
Zhang ChurHebei Huo Bi Tu Zhu  (Catalog of Coins from Hebei Province)   Ancient, modern coins & (about 65%) banknotes discussed & illustrated, prob. discusses general coinages found in prov. as well as specific issues  675p, 7.5x10.5, hc, 1997, Chinese text.NOT IN STOCK
Dai Xiao PoHu Nang Tung Yuan (Hunan Copper Coins)   Detailed and apparently informative variety study, all color illustrated, though quality of specimens and photography are fair.   260p, 5.5x8", sc, 2003NOT IN STOCK
Mandel, EdgarThe Copper and Brass Coins of Kirin   Variety study of a series omitted by Woodward. Offprint. 11p, 8.5x11", sc, 1970s?NOT IN STOCK
Shanxi Provincial Coin SocietyZhuongguo Shanxi Lidai Huobi (Historical Currency in Shanxi China)   Apparently comprehensive for Shanxi: Spades (200+), knives, cash (incl. gold Sung!), moulds, modern struck, gold bars, cash & vault protectors, silver & gold sycee (100+), paper money (1 side, reduced), all very nicely photographed in full color. Hoard index. Chinese text; forward & Contents in English.   192p, 8x11.5", sc, 1989, OP [Est. Market Value: $100?]NOT IN STOCK
Pan Lien Kwei(Numismatic History of Shanghai)   Dealing mainly with modern period. Some illustrations; color plates are mainly banknotes. Chinese text.   357p+24cpl, 5.75x8.25", sc, 2004NOT IN STOCK
Yuan Y. K. & Kao WenSichuan lidai tongbi tulu  (Struck Copper Coins of Szechuan)   150+ pieces including Y510-512, horse tokens, patterns, the Sikang coin, etc. Rubbing, weight, size, metal, rarity guide.  82p, sc,1988, Chinese text.NOT IN STOCK
Li Niang Cun(Illustrated Numismatics of Revolutionary Suzhou)   Detailed and lavishly illustrated history and catalog of Communist issues in this district, including Y506-508 and many banknotes. All color with many maps and historical photos. Chinese text.    190p, 10.5x10", hc, 199452.50
Yunnan Num. Society, Tang Guoyan et al (Ed.)Yunnan Li shih huo bi (The Historical Currencies of Yunnan)   Historical background & lavish color catalog of Yunnan money from all periods: Cowries, cash, sycee (1005 specimens, including saddle types) and bars , struck copper, silver & gold, bullion ÒwafersÓ, paper (2-sides, color, reduced), 2 ÒDrums,Ó 6 amulet trees & 21 die hubs. Chinese text but contents & section titles in English   336p, 7.5x10", hc, 1989NOT IN STOCK
Ma Chuan De & Xu YuanCurrencies in Old Shanghai   Beautiful, bilingual work on banknotes & coupons (18 color plates of coupons alone!) loaded with color photos; brief chapters on "Small Knife Society" cash, sycee, silver taels, Shanghai Mint dollars, and 4 color plates of tokens.  192p, 8.5x11.5, hc, 1998; Scuffs & tears in dj & corner crimp, otw new $40; scuff & tear in dh, otw new:52.50
Hu Yiu Wen & Sun Jun lang, Eds.(Shanghai Tokens)    Extensive text (Chinese), plus 170 tokens illustrated, rarity guide.   107p+31pl, sc, 1991   (USED with ink notations in plates $20); New, but scruffy cover:25.00
AUTHOR1The Chips and Coupons in Old Shanghai   Mainly color plates of coupons and metallic tokens including brothel coins, gambling, amusement, bar, liquor, restauranat, bread & transportation in 30 chapters by type. Shanghai was China's foreign enclave, thus many items have western script. Gorgeous phoography complemented by old photos of shops and street scenes. Chinese text with English chapter headings.   279p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
Zhang Chong-fengSuzhou Jindai Huobi Lu (Catalog of Suzhou Currency)   Numbered catalog, plus a good deal of text, on cast & struck coins, banknotes, coupons, ink-chopped dollars, tokens & wood tallies. Chapter on Tai-ping Rebel coins.   149p, hc, 8.5x12", 2005NOT IN STOCK
Wong Hon SumAn Illustrated Catalogue of the Finance and Currencies of the Puppet Regimes in China Under the Japanese - Manchukuo   Lavish, full-color history and catalog of coins, banknotes, bonds, coupons & matchbook labels from this Japanese puppet state. Beautifully produced. Largely bilingual Chinese/English, some background material not translated.   218p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2003NOT IN STOCK<
Peng Yuanxun, edZhongguo Dongbei Dichu Huobi (Currency of Northeast China)   Kirin, Fengtien, Manchuria; Listing 28 cash, 65 struck AE, 3 sycee, 7 Taels(?), 156 AR, many banknotes (1 side, color, reduced), Manchukuo, some Russian & Japanese money. Good plates. Little text (Chinese).   232p,7.5x10.5",hc,1989NOT IN STOCK
Cox, Arthur & Malim, ThomasFerracute: The History of an American Enterprise  History of the Bridgeton, NJ metal-stamping press manufacturer who established the mint at Chengdu, China and sold presses to many other mints. Detailed chapter on the Chengdu mint, with reduced-size plate of the rare struck cash and other patterns, though focus is on company & industrial history.   197p, 8.5x11", hc, 1985, OPNOT IN STOCK
XINJIANG
SEE ALSO: General, Copper & Silver/Gold sections above, Ancient Xinjiang, and Silk Road.
Jiang Qixiang, Ed.Xinjiang Numismatics   Not only a coffee-table book with stunning layout and color photos of nice specimens, but a comprehensive type catalog of native coinages from ca.200 AD: pre-Islamic, Islamic, cash, paper, & the odd gold or brass bar.  Bilingual Chinese & English, 245p, 8.5x11, hc, 1991   110.00
Wang yong Sheng(Xinjiang Historical Money)   Appears to be a comprehensive history of Xinjiang coins and banknotes. The 983 plated items (all color) do not make as comprehensive a catalog as Xinjiang Numismatics but the depth of varieties pictured - such as 11 varieties of the 1949 Dollar - suggests a very detailed history. Chinese text; English Contents.   564p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 2007125.00
Ma Tak Wo, Lin Gwo Ming, and Chen Gi MaoIllustrated Catalog of Sinkiang Gold & Silver Coins   Detailed, numbered, photo-illustr. type & micro-variety catalog. Bilingual text; variety descriptions Chinese only, but good photos allow comparison. Best work for varieties of 1/2 Miscals.   237p ,hc, 1990NOT IN STOCK
Ma Tak WoThe Struck Copper Coins of Sinkiang   Detailed variety study, beyond KM, using rubbings. Chinese text.  87p,sc,198812.00
Du Jian Yi Xinjiang Tong Yuan Tu Shuo(Xinjiang [struck]Copper: Pictures & Descriptions)   Very detailed variety catalog with cat #'s, good rubbing illo & valuation in Yuan for 500+ struck coppers; color plates illustrate major types. 169p+8cpl, 5.5x8, sc, 1998, Chinese text.29.00
Xinjiang Num. Soc.Xinjiang Numismatics (Journal)   Magazine with articles on all facets of the subject, 48-72pp per issue. Chinese text, but English table of contents. These are hard to get. Issued quarterly, many issues 1995-2002 in stock. (3/2004 Special enlarged issue on Silk Road coinages SOLD)   Single issues:5.00
Xinjiang Num. Soc. Xinjiang Qian Bi Man Tan    51 brief articles on cast, struck & paper, probably from Xinjiang Qian Bi magazine. 189p, 5x7, sc, 1999, Chinese text.NOT IN STOCK
Jang Huey ShinnCatalog of Chinese Coins   Type and variety catalog of China, Taiwan, Xinjiang, and Tibet Silver gold, aluminium and nickel coinages. Uses rubbings as illustrations. Four prices for each entry: Kann (1966), SCWC (1990), Jang's 1982 edition, and current price. Varieties are broken down in great detail, especially for Xinjiang and Tibet.   442p, 6x8, sc, 1994   NOT IN STOCK
TIBET
Yin Zheng MinZhong guo xi zang qian bi tu lu (Illustrated Catalog of the Money of China's Tibet)   Comprehensive variety/date catalog of Tibet & Malla coins and paper, all illustrated with color photos. Generally a finer breakdown than KM, with 91 examples of Gaden Tanka (Y13), for example. Specialized western works such as Bertsch on Srangs, Gabrisch on Szechuan Rupees, and Bertsch or Narbeth on paper are still better, but there are undoubtedly discoveries to be made here by even the most advanced collector. Chinese, but very little text and some photos use arrows or drawings to highlight differences. Best single Tibet catalog to date. Extensive critical review and supplement by Wolfgang Bertsch in JONS #188 (Summer, 2006). Not well bound, so expect pages to come loose with serious use.   261p, 5.5x8.25", sc, 2004    (New, signed by author $60); Nice slightly used: 50.00
Bertsch, WolfgangSome coins which are missing in Yin Zheng Min's Catalogue  pp.29-32 of J. Oriental Numismatic Soc.. An extensive critical review of the new Yin Zheng Min work which Bertsch regards as the most comprehensiv to date, pointing up many coins first published there, followed by an illustrated catalog of 31 additional unpublished Tibet items! Available to members of the ONS; for membership information and availability of this issue in North America contact the regional chair. Outside USA see ONS website.NOT IN STOCK
Gabrisch, KarlGeld Aus Tibet   Concise history of Tibetan money and fairly comprehensive photo-illustrated type catalog including newly published items. Excellent photos. Although an exhibition catalog, it is the best in-depth work to date on Tibet in a Western language. German text.  74p+43pl, 21x21cm, sc, 199033.50
Tibet Autonomous Region Numismatic Society, ed.Currency of Tibet, China     This huge, 492p, 8.5x11.5" hardcover is merely the photos volume in a projected 3-volume set! The best features are the many dies (205 of them!), printing blocks and banknote oddities, weights (multiple views), scales, a gold bar, sycee, counterstamps, mint errors, coin jewelry, tamgas, and other odd objects, but the basic coin presentation is disappointing. No doubt close study of the hundreds of photos will pay off here and there, but there is no detailed breakdown of varieties, nor analysis of complex series such as Gaden tankas. The banknote photos are gorgeous, but the coin photos and specimen quality are highly variable, the coppers being mostly too dark. All photos are color and the presentation is lavish. Little text, but all Chinese, including captions. Brief English preface and contents page. Four historical maps. 2002    Extensive critical review and supplement by Wolfgang Bertsch in JONS #177 (Autumn, 2003).150.00
(Xu zu gen, Editing supervisor) Zhong guo jin rong zhen gui wen wu daang guan da dian. Xi zang juan   The poor photos in Zhong Guo Xi Zang . . . are here enlarged and photoshopped for some additional clarity and presented in a large format work. Includes photos of some rare banknotes not included in that work. Useful in variety research & authentication. Brief review by Bertch J. ONS #200, 2009, OP   224p, 79x110c, hc, 2002. Please inquire if interested. [Estimated Value: $250]NOT IN STOCK
Wang Hai-yanXi zang di fang huo bi (Tibet's Local Money)    Appears to be a comprehensive type catalog for coins, dies, most fantasies and patterns (good rubbing illos) and banknotes & printing plates (excellent color photos). Probably of more interest to Chinese readers, but there are a few odd things not in other catalogs.   326p, sc, 6x9", 200740.00
Cao GangZhong-guo xi-cang di-fang huo-bi (China's Tibet Local Money)    Type/date catalog with specs, Chinese descriptions of the legends, and color photos of variable quality, sometimes enlarged. English chapter 35pp: "History of Tibetan Money" but little useful o modern coinage, banknotes, or mints. Detailed pricing guide by date. Includes later banknotes, some patterns.   206+6p, 6x8.5", hc, 199960.00
Jia LinCollection of Tibetan Bullion Customs and Tibetan Coins   Gold and silver in Tibetan history, politics, religion & art (with 32 plates); History of Tibetan coins & banknotes with 132 types/ varieties in decent color plates; Chinese text, English contents. An errata is needed, as some photos have mismatched obv./rev.   367p+104cpl, 5.5x8.25", sc, 200265.00
Xiao HuaiyuanHsi-tsang ti fang huo pi shih (History of Tibetan Money)   Not comprehensive & poor plates, but several unpublished coins shown. Chinese text, English index. The banknote plates are in color.  140p+60pl, hc, 1987 PRC.20.00
Cresswell, Oliver D.Tibetan Coins    Type / date listings in denomination order with cat #'s, some variety information, translation of legends, poor drawings. Essays on history, language, religion and coinage are useful.   42p+25pl, sc, 5.5x8.25", 1977, OPNOT IN STOCK
Cresswell, Oliver D.Tibetan Coins   Type / date listings, some variety information, translation of legends, redued rubbings as illustrations. Essays on history, language, religion and coinage, and charts on numerals, legends, symbols, etc. are useful, but as a catalog KM is far better.   42p+25pl, sc, 5.5x8.25", 1977, OP [Estmated retail $15]NOT IN STOCK
Zhang Cheng-Guang, Ed.Sichuan cang yang (Sichuan Rupee)   History and variety catalog of Rupee, fractions, and c/s pieces. Good enlarged photos, cat #'s, four-grade pricing, and comparison photos of dstinguishing design details. Looks like a definitive work. Chinese text. Authors: Zhao Weng Sheng, Tu Hong Qiu, Zhang Ming Cong and Wang Tian Fu   171p, sc, 8x11", sc, 201160.00
Bertsch, WolfgangTibetan Fake Coins and Fantasy Countermarks   Quality enlarged photos compare fake and genuine coins. Sections on fake and genuine c/s, and contemporary fakes. The essential tool for recognizing forgeries of all periods, which appear all too regularly in auctions.   23p+30pl, rb, 8.25x11.75", 2003   Available only from the author as a MSWord document, including update sections for US$75.00. NOT IN STOCK
Bertsch, WolfgangModern Medals and Badges From or Related to Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan (in the Collection of Wolfgang Bertsch)    Post-1950, but with separate articles on 1912-37 medals, and Tibetan Army Badges.   20p+27pl, rb, 8.25/11.75", 2003?   Available only from the author. NOT IN STOCK
Bertsch, WolfgangThe Currency of Tibet: A Sourcebook for the Study of Tibetan Coins, Paper Money and other Forms of Currency   Exhaustive bibliography of Tibet coins & paper, some Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Ladakh. Basic introduction and type catalog for coins & paper (color plates) with numismatic history not found in other Western publications. Well worth the price for either section alone.   139p+8pl+11cpl, sc, 6.5x9.5", 2002. Printed in India. 16.50
Bertsch, WolfgangStudy of Tibetan Paper Money   History; catalog by date, seal variety & color varieties; full size color photos. Exhaustive bibliography. No valuations. No Chinese series notes.  93p, sc, 6x9.5, 1997 23.50
Bertsch, WolfgangThe Paper Currency of Tibet   Comprehensive history and catalog, with color plates and valuations, for all Tibetan notes, including counterfeits, obscure local issues and later PRC notes for Tibet. New discoveries. Auction results for early series. Supercedes previous works.   280p, 7x9.5", sc, 201250.00
Gabrisch, KarlDie Sichuan Rupie und ihre Varianten(Varieties of the Szechuan Rupee)    Better variety breakdown on the Tibet "Y3" Rupee than in Geld aus Tibet. Photocopy of article in Munstersche Numismatische Zeitung 1982/4, plus English summary. 6p.1.00
Narbeth, Colin & Snorrason, GylfiCatalogue of Tibetan Paper Money   Useful supplement to Bertsch with a few new listings and subvarieties on some notes. Valuations in four grades.   45p, spiral sc, 8.5x11, 2001   Color (photocopy) and b&w versions are available from Geoffrey Flack. [Estimated Value: $12.50 / $35]
Jang Huey ShinnCatalog of Chinese Coins   Type and variety catalog of China, Taiwan, Xinjiang, and Tibet Silver gold, aluminium and nickel coinages. Uses rubbings as illustrations. Four prices for each entry: Kann (1966), SCWC (1990), Jang's 1982 edition, and current price. Varieties are broken down in great detail, especially for Xinjiang. The Tibet section is also useful if Yen Zheng Min is not available.   442p, 6x8, sc, 1994   NOT IN STOCK
Kempf, FredNative Tibetan Coinage    (A Preliminary Report) Rubbing-illustrated type/date listing with some collector information and guesstimate mintage figures. Useful in pre-KM days, a curiosity now.    16p photocopy,1969NOT IN STOCK
Kempf, FredNative Tibetan Coinage    (A Preliminary Report) Rubbing-illustrated type/date listing with some collector information and guesstimate mintage figures. Useful in pre-KM days, a curiosity now. (Original $4)    16p photocopy,19691.75
Boulnois, LucettePoudre D'Or et Monnaies D'Argent au Tibet   Appears to be a monetary history of Tibet during the period of Nepalese, Chinese, and native tangka coinage. Not a catalog. Few pohotos, many maps.   249p, sc, 8.5x11", 1984?NOT IN STOCK
Hellrigl, Wolfgang & Gabrisch, KarlTibet: A Philatelic and Numismatic Bibliography   205 numismatic & 300 philatelic books & articles with capsule descriptions. Chapters: Coins, Paper, Medals, Primitive Money, Selected Auction Catalogs. A Supplement to ONS Newsletter #169, 2001 #3 by Bertsch updates this work.  75p, 8.5x11, hc, 1983   Water-damaged sc copy, crinkling and staining but usable:10.00
Spink New YorkAuction 11-12 December 2000 (Halpert Collection)   Rudko-Halpert collection, 315 lots of Tibet coins, paper, Fantasy dollars, and Malla coins (plus other world & US coins). An important collection with some fantasy dollars unrecorded elsewhere; set some price records at the time. NOT IN STOCK
Baldwin, Ma, Gillio, MonetariumCatalog 40, 1 September 2005   Karl Gabrisch collection (first 370 lots) of Nepal, Ladakh, Garhwal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet coins, banknotes, fantasies, medals & related Chinese items (plus additional Asian lots totalling 1470). Still available online at the auctionsite.NOT IN STOCK
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #4    48 articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article. Two articles on Tibetan items, one on Vietnamese cash.  493p+8cpl, 7.5x10, sc, 200240.00
Panish, CharlesCoinage of Ladakh   Silver timasha coinage in Persian & Nagari for this West-Tibetan state, history & catalog. Article in ANA Museum Notes #16, 1970 p.185-88 + Pl.XXXVII   (original offprint $5)   Photocopy:.50
TAIWAN, HONG KONG & MACAO
Bibliography for Hong Kong numislit HERE.
Chien I-HsiungWorld Currencies in Taiwan  In-depth catalog and history of Taiwan monies and (mostly) foreign coins found in Taiwan, the author's thesis being Taiwan's importance in world trade historically. Hundreds of excellent color photos incl. 30 Old Man and Ration dollars, and many chomarked coins. Chinese text. US$110 list price but generally unavailable. Reviewed Chopmark News v.17 #1, 3/13.   259p, 8.5x12", hc, 2006NOT IN STOCK
Tseng, Che-luThe Spirit and Culture of Taiwan Coinage  Monetary history and catalog of Taiwan cast cash, Old Man and Ration Dollars, modern coinage, and banknotes. Good illustrations, many in color. Limited printing aimed at Taiwan collectors; Chinese text. Of use to Western collectors is identification of Dollar forgeries; pictures and sources of all fakes sold at auction 1985-2003! See notes for English readers.   238p, sc, 8.25x12", 2004, OPNOT IN STOCK
Chu, Tong HaiTaiwan Currency    Catalogs 44 cashpieces (not all Taiwan), 6 cast silver & 37 struck, many pages of paper money, some forgeries & Japanese coins; fair plates.   323p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 1978?, OPNOT IN STOCK
Cribb, JosephMoney in the Bank: The Hongkong Bank Money Collection   History of one of the most important far eastern banks, the use of Dollars in HK, and of Hong Kong currency itself, copiously illustratred with color photos of rare coins, patterns, banknotes, and specimens. A lavish and important work which has won several design & printing awards.204p, 9x11", hc, 1987, OPNOT IN STOCK
HamsonRegal Coinage of Hong Kong  History, date, and variety information  31p, sc, 19751.85
Lam Ping-fai, RobertCurrency of Hong Kong   Lavish color work with brief history & catalog of coins and banknotes, including commercial banks and Japanese invasion notes.   179p, sc, 9.5x9.5", 1983R1988NOT IN STOCK
Ma Tak WoIllustrated Catalong of HongKong Currency   All coins & paper, priced in up to 5 grades in HK$, all color photos, banknotes 2 sides, reduced, includes commercial banks & Jap an invasion, BTDs   80p, 6x9", sc, 1993?   (2nd ed, 1994?, 80p, little changed $17); 1st Ed.:9.00
Tan, StevenHong Kong Coin & Paper Money Catalogue,   Values in 5 grades, color photos coins & banknotes, includes BTD's & Japanese Invasion notes.   60+p, 6.5x9", sc, 1st=1989 (available $4); 2nd=1992; 3rd=1995, 4th=1997; later?NOT IN STOCK
King, Frank H.H.The Monetary System of Hong Kong with a Chapter On: The Monetary System of Macao   Monetary history, not a numismatic work.    159p, 12mo, 1953; CS9975NOT IN STOCK
Ma Tak WoCurrency of Macao   Notes and coins plus local merchant tokens & WWII emergency issues, color photos. Bilingual.   84p, 9x9", sc,198717.50
PEOPLES REPUBLIC
SEE ALSO: Banknotes below.
Zhao Li ChengZhong guo xian dai jin yin bi tu lu (Illustrated Catalogue of Modern Chinese Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins) Orange cover   Priced Catalog of all Chinese commemorative coins, medals & ingots in gold, silver & cu-ni, 1979-2012 & some 2013 with good color photos & specs. This edition larger format and with enlarged photos. Probably the primary reference in China.    466p, 175x235mm, sc, NEW Edition 201365.00
Peoples Bank of ChinaPicture Album of Renminbi (renminbi tuce)    Color photos and specs of all 1948-88 banknotes and circulating coins (no promoter or bullion coins). Bilingual.   199p, 7.5x10", hc, 1988NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc.China Contemporary Commemorative Coins (and Medals) 1979-88   Excellent full-color plates, specs, & rarity rating for all commem coins and mint medals plus 16 articles (in Chinese) on ancient commems, Sinkiang commems, history of Shanghai Mint, etc. English introduction, headings, & specs  151p, 8x10.5, hc,199130.00
Shen Jiaju, Ed.Modern Chinese Commemorative Gold and Silver Coins and Medals Pictorial #1 1979-1988   Lavish work with both full-size and enlarged color photos of each commemorative & vault protector, set against photographic or art backgrounds. Chinese & English captions describe theme & give full specs & mintage. This series was sold at $45-65/vol. by promoters of this coinage.  257p, 8.5x12, hc, 1988NOT IN STOCK
Shen Jiaju, Ed.Modern Chinese Commemorative Gold and Silver Coins and Medals Pictorial #2 1988-90   Same format & contents as earlier work but includes cu-ni commemoratives and the 1987 paper issue.  208p, 8.5x12, hc, 1990;NOT IN STOCK
Shen JiajuChina's Commemorative Coins in Circulation 1984-1993   Just the "real" (copper-nickel) comemmoratives.NOT IN STOCK
CHOPMARKS & TRADE COINAGE
SEE ALSO Museum Encyclopedias of Chinese coins, which catalog chopped and regular foreign coins found in China, and references on Latin American coinage.   Website of the Chopmark Collector's Club.
Rose, Frank M.Chopmarks   Information, speculation, photos of the symbols & characters "chopped" in to silver coins by 18-19th C. Chinese merchants to test fineness & serve as their guarantee.   54p, 8.5x11", sc, 1987R2000, List $15, Out of print?NOT IN STOCK
Jones, Everett, Ed.Chopmark News (Journal)   Quarterly photocopied journal with news, articles, reprints, collection lists & many photos of chopmarked coins. Page count varies widely by issue.   Complete sets are available from the editor
Busschers, J.The Mexican Pieces of Eight Reales and their domination in South East Asia   "An historic survey of more than three centuries of a trading coin" Many coins plated, some chop-marked. Click on Title above to see contents. REVIEW   110p+44pl, hc, 8.25x12", 1999   Possibly available from the author though I hear he does not answer email.NOT IN STOCK
Willem, J.The United States Trade Dollar    History of all world trade dollars and information on Chinese chopmarks.   207p, 6x9.5", hc,1959RR1965,1983   Used 1965 ed.NOT IN STOCK
Francis, PeterChinese Glass Beads: A Review of the Evidence  History of glass bead production in China and their use in trade. The Chinese "Padre" bead was traded widely into Canada, U.S. Southwest, and Africa.   50p, sc, 8.5x11", 1986,NOT IN STOCK
EXONUMIA: Tokens, Medals, Badges, Fantasies
SEE ALSO: Charms (Amulets) Section and World Exonumia page.
Shanghai Num. Soc.China Contemporary Commemorative Coins (and MEdals) 1979-88   Excellent full-color plates, specs, & rarity rating for all commem coins and mint medals plus 16 articles (in Chinese) on ancient commems, Sinkiang commems, history of Shanghai Mint, etc. English introduction, headings, & specs  151p, 8x10.5, hc,199130.00
AUTHOR1The Chips and Coupons in Old Shanghai   Mainly color plates of coupons and metallic tokens including brothel coins, gambling, amusement, bar, liquor, restauranat, bread & transportation in 30 chapters by type. Shanghai was China's foreign enclave, thus many items have western script. Gorgeous phoography complemented by old photos of shops and street scenes. Chinese text with English chapter headings.   279p, 8.5x11.5", hc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
Hu & SunShanghai Tokens)    Extensive text (Chinese), plus 170 tokens illustrated, rarity guide.   107p+31pl, sc, 1991   (USED with ink notations in plates $25); New, but scruffy cover:30.00
Bruce, ColinUnusual World Coins  All the oddball stuff (fantasies, patterns, coinlike medals, bullion items, Euro fantasies, etc.) that doesn't quite fit in the regular SCWC (Krause-Mishler) catalogs. These numismatic orphans range from official mint products and fund raisers for separatist movements, to coinlike tokens and medals, to scurrilous coin look-alikes designed to bilk tourists and hobbyists. The too-brief background comments on many of these issues will leave you wondering who produced them, why, and how they were distributed. The China section goes well beyond Kann in Fantasy Dollars, and includes minors,10 Cash, cast cash fantasies, and the PRC Ounce series. (pp. 50-91) CONTENTS Usual KM format, with valuations.   515p, sc, 8.5x11, 2005, 4th ed, List $39.99
Kallman, JohnMilitary Tokens and Chits of China, Korea, and Taiwan   Money of U.S. military bases, metal items numbered by Curto & Cunningham with unique listings for paper & plastic chits. Few illos, but all legends given. Indexes.   182p, 8.5x11, sc, 1988R1999NOT IN STOCK
Liu DayouFood Coupon Collectors' Pet (Liangpiao Shoucangzhe de Chong'er)   Extensive history of food ration coupons with catalog by province, mostly PRC issues, though not in a format usable by Western collectors.  178p+28pl (4cpl), 5x7, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
Military MuseumIllus. Col. of Badges in China Peoples Revolutionary Military Museum   1179 military decorations 1920s on, with description & color photo.  Chinese text. 132p, hc, 8.5x11.5, 1998NOT IN STOCK
Rose, Frank M.Chopmarks   Information, speculation, photos of the symbols & characters "chopped" in to silver coins by 18-19th C. Chinese merchants to test fineness & serve as their guarantee.   54p, 8.5x11", sc, 1987R2000, List $15, Out of print?NOT IN STOCK
Schulman, HansGibbs Jade Sale (Gibbs VI)    797 lots, mainly jade but including Chinese bronzes and a fair amount of primitive money. 61p+23pl, 3/7220.00
Schimmel, JerryChinese-American Tokens from the Pacific States    Listing 300+ tokens from California & other western US States, with values; short listings of Japanese- and Filipino-American tokens. Reprints Herberg's Chinese-American Tokens.   8.5x11", 70p, sc, 2004NOT IN STOCK
Schwan, Fred & Boling, JosephWorld War II Remembered   Brief histories of the WWII period and its effect on numismatic items for over 100 countries, with a meticulous catalog of coins, emergency & P.O.W. money, tokens, medals, decorations, banknotes, scrip, etc. Many items are not found in conventional references. China listings: Shanghai local script, propaganda overprints & bonds (27p.), Manchukuo coins, banknotes, medals, bonds, etc (26p.), North China & Peking issues (19p.), Central & S. China under Japan (22p.)   864p, 8.5x11", hc, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Yu Yan TangQian Chou (Bamboo Money/Tokens)  Story of how bamboo tokens (merchant, general use, labor ticket, etc.) came into use in Kiangsu & Chekiang Provinces 1870s-1938, succeeded by metal tokens from western minting machinery. Not a full catalog but many illos; Chinese text.  188p, 6x9, sc, 1997?, OP [Est. Market Value: $25+]NOT IN STOCK
Yuan TaoJiangxu Zhang Zhou (Temporary Circulating Coins)   Tokens, "tallies," and scrip of Changzhou, 991 items catalogued with rubbings. Chinese text; English contents.   352p, 7.25x10.25", sc, 200025.00
BANKNOTES & COUPONS
The most widely used reference is the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (Pick) by Shafer & Cuhaj, with listings split between Vols. 1 and 2. SEE ALSO: Introductory and By-Province sections above, and Collections of Articles below.
CHINA        INDIA        EAST ASIA        WORLDWIDE        CLOSEOUTS
Smith, Ward & Matravers, BrianChinese Banknotes   Pioneering standard work on this vast subject and basis of the SCWPM China sections, though without the capsule bank histories and details specs. found here. Alphabetical (Romanized Chinese, with English cross-references) arrangement of banks, crowded format with small black & white photos means thousands of notes listed, all with size, color and other specs, plus 1970 market values. Stroke count index for attribution. Best one-volume work on Chinese paper and still much referenced.     225p, 8.5x11", hc, 1970NOT IN STOCK
Beyer, ErwinChinesisches Papiergeld: Versuch Einer Beschreibenden Liste   Planned series of about 20, alphabetical by Chinese bank. The author tries to illustrate (both sides) types not listed or not shown in Smith-Matravers or KM-Pick. Not fancy, but important for any serious collector. Bilingual intro, German text.   8.25x11.5", sc, 1988-2005+    For information contact the author.NOT IN STOCK
Beyer, ErwinOccasional Papers on Chinese Banknotes   Each paper deals with a particular topic and includes plates, often in color. For current information contact the author, Erwin Beyer.   Available from me: #15, 15/2/2004 Die Banque Industrielle de Chine - geschichte und Banknoten plus #16, The Yumin Bank of Jiangxi Province and its notesPRICE
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia ("Daxi", Zhong Guo Li Dai Hou Xi)   A twelve-volume work in progress by the Shamghai Museum and Shanghai Numismatic Society, covering all Chinese money. Numbered specimen listings with good rubbing, catalog number, rarity rating, and often weight, diameter, and hoard reference noted in plates or in chart at back. Sample plates scanned for cast coin rubbings, for sycee photos,for the unusually detailed rubbings used along with some photos to illustrate struck coins, and for the full-color, true size color photos of banknotes. Shows specimens beyond the Shanghai Museum's, but does not classify... Most volumes include several essays. Chinese text. Massive 11x15" hardcovers, some in slip cases. Vols. 7, 9, 10, and 11 below cover banknotes. For earlier volumes see Ancient China References page.
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 15?: Republic National Banknotes   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering banknotes are out, but I don't know the series well enough to judge comprehensiveness or quality of coverage. Chinese text.   614p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2007NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguo Qianbi Dacidian (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 17?: Revolutionary Period   For the cast coinage, this series is considered the best. The first volumes covering banknotes are out, but I don't know the series well enough to judge comprehensiveness or quality of coverage. Soviet China coinage is included, with sketchy rubbings as illustrations. Chinese text.   1020p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 2001NOT IN STOCK
Inner Mongolia N.um. Soc.(Compilation of Pictures of Chinese Ancient Paper Money)    All Chinese paper 1024AD-1868, & some printing plates, full size, some color. English preface.  133p+ 16cpl, huge 10.5x15.5" hc, 1987 (A smaller 2nd edition with reduced plates but more English text exists.)NOT IN STOCK
Liu SenSong Jin Zhibi Shi  (History of Sung & Jin Paper Money)  Banknotes of 10th-13th Cent. Plates include design details.  275p+16pl, 5.5x8, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia ("Daxi", Zhong Guo Li Dai Hou Xi): Vol 7 Ch'ing Paper Money  812 single & double-sided notes reproduced full size b&w plus 20 color plates. Rarity ratings. Introduction & numerous articles & appendices in Chinese. Part of a multi-volume series.    725p, 1993, Huge 10.5 x 15" in slipcase.   125.00
Su (Hsu) Yih-TzongBanknotes of the Ching Dynasty: 1853-1911   Catalog with color, 2-side, full size; Chinese text.  160p, hc, 9x12, 1997, OP [Est. Market Value: $100+]NOT IN STOCK
Sandrock, Capt. John E.Copper Cash and Silver Taels: The Story of Ch'ing Dynasty Money    An inroductory work on political & monetary history of China's last dynasty (1644-1912) with focus on banknotes. Nicely illustrated, including scenes of daily life; numerous charts, tables, appendices. Not a catalog for coinage, but includes catalog of 156 official and commercial notes, with 100% 2-side b&w photos of many. Reviewed ONS Newsletter 4/96, NI Bulletin ?/1995?   432p, 8.5x11, hc, 1995NOT IN STOCK
Ma Chuan De & Xu YuanCurrencies During the Revolution of 1911   Paper money, and 87 coin types discussed & illustrated, both sides, full color, some otherwise unpublished. Bilingual. Based on collection of Ma Dingxiang including many rare local notes.   200p, hc ,8.5x11.5, 2002 REVIEWNOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 9: Republic Banknotes: National & Provincial Banks    3243 notes shown full size, both sides, color, specs in separate chart. Rarity ratings. Several essays at end. Chinese text.   1623p (nearly all huge color plates!), 2003, 2 volumes in slip case.ASK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Great Dictionary, Vol 16?: Republic of China Banknotes    Most informative series on Chinese numismatics, though entirely in Chinese. See description of the Revolutionary Period volume below. I will be glad to notify you when this becomes available. For earlier volumes in the set covering ancient cast coinage go here.
Wu KeyiChina Bank Notes Pictorial Catalog Four-Bank Notes   Huge catalog covering Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Farmers Bank of China, Central Bank of China 1895-1961; 3820? types catalogued in bilingual chart, all plated both sides in color, shown about 3" wide.    482p+619cpl, 8.5x11.5, hc, slipcased, 1997NOT IN STOCK
Mao, King O.History of Chinese Paper Currency Vol.1: Central Bank of China 1923-49    Listed by printers, all notes b&w photos, full size, both sides; English text  793p, hc, 1968, NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 10  Republic banknotes: Commercial Banks   1932 notes shown full size, both sides, color, specs in separate chart. Rarity ratings. Several essays at end. Chinese text.   1052p nearly all huge color plates!, 2003395.00
Su (Hsu)Yih-TzongBanknotes of the Commercial Banks of China: 1898-1938   Large format book with full-size, two-sided color photo, cat #, specs & valuation for ±200 notes.  191p, hc, 9x12 1998, Chinese text110.00
Su (Hsu)Yih-TzongBanknotes of Taiwan Bank & Province Banks of R.O.C.    Provincial notes, by province, of the ROC period, reduced 2-sided color photos; leather-bound, excellent printing; Little text (Cinese).   334p, 9x12, hc, 1995 1.25" tear iin spine. NOT IN STOCK
Peoples Bank(of China: Finance Research Dept.)  (Banknotes of the Capitalist Countries in Old China)   Selection of ±300 notes from 40+ foreign banks thru WWII, color, both sides, reduced but size noted. Excellent plates.  53p+133pl, sc, 1992, Chinese text.45.00
Mao, King O.History of Chinese Paper Currency Vol.2: Occidental Banks in China 1845-1973   Banking history and detailed catalog with photo (b&w, 2 sides) and extensive description of each note. English text.  550p, 6.5x9.5, hc, 1977NOT IN STOCK
Beyer, ErwinImportant Provicial, Commercial and Military Banknotes of China  1500+notes pictured; excludes 4 national banks, foreign, Japanese and Communist; based on major collections & Chinese books/articles  A second edition in 3 volumes expected by 2006, price around $100; Contact the author.
Su (Hsu)Yih-TzongGuide to the Paper Money of Banking House in North China: Chi Lu Chin Province    Catalogues numerous notes from Hopeh, Shantung & Shensi Provinces with decent b&w photos (2 sides, 100%). Little text (Chinese). Published in Taiwan.   152p, 7.5x10.5", sc, 198925.00
Su (Hsu)Yih-TzongGuide to the Banknotes of Four Banks in North East China    Prov. B. of Three Eastern Prov., Eastern Prov. B., B. of Manchuria, Kung Tsi B. of Fengtien, Yung Heng Bank, Frontier Bank, Amoh Govt. B., Kuang Hsin Syndicate of Heilungkiang, Kwang Sing Co. Catalog with decent b&w photos (2 sides, 100%). Little text (Chinese). Published in Taiwan.   128p, 7.5x10.5", hc, 198430.00
Hu, Shang, Yang & WangManchurian Provinces Government Bank: Fengtien Notes (Toong San Sang)   Extensive text (Chinese) wit charts, plus catalog of 160 notes with poor b&w photos, both sides, valuations   264p+165pl, 5.5x8", sc, 199215.00
Schwan, Fred & Boling, JosephWorld War II Remembered   Brief histories of the WWII period and its effect on numismatic items for over 100 countries, with a meticulous catalog of coins, emergency & P.O.W. money, tokens, medals, decorations, banknotes, scrip, etc. Many items are not found in conventional references. China listings: Shanghai local script, propaganda overprints & bonds (27p.), Manchukuo coins, banknotes, medals, bonds, etc (26p.), North China & Peking issues (19p.), Central & S. China under Japan (22p.)   864p, 8.5x11", hc, 1995 [Est. Market Value: $65]NOT IN STOCK
Shanghai Num. Soc. & MuseumShanghai Encyclopedia  Vol 11  Communist Guerilla Money    Cataloguing by district 1469 items, mostly paper money with cat. # & rarity rating. Illustrated front & back full-size, full color. Inscription index, chronology chart, list of printers & minters; Four huge foldout color maps.   647p,1989;NOT IN STOCK
Zhao Hue Yuen (Henan Numis. Soc.)Zhongguyo Chien Bi Da Tau Dien (Great Dictionary of China Numismatics) Vol 17? Revolutionary Period   Ongoing series from Henan Numis. Society edited by Zhao Hue Yuen, projected at 10 volumes but already expanding. Like the Shanghai series (Daxi) it covers all Chinese coins and banknotes, but unlike the "museum" approach of showing multiple specimens with little comment, items are classified by type and varieties, with explanation (Chinese text). First volume on modern series. Banknotes and coins of ca. 1927-1951 Communist issuers. Banknotes shown two sided, full color, slick paper; coins often pencil rubbings. Possibly the most comprehensive treatment of this period.   1020p, 7.5x10.5, hc, 2001NOT IN STOCK
Li Niang Cun(Illustrated Numismatics of Revolutionary Suzhou)   Detailed and lavishly illustrated history and catalog of Communist issues in this district, including Y506-508 and many banknotes. All color with many maps and historical photos. Chinese text.    190p, 10.5x10", hc, 1994NOT IN STOCK
Yang Yong WeiHua Zhong Bank Paper Money    Communist Bank of Central China 1945-49; 120 notes full color, full-size photos, rarity rating. Chinese text.  26p+119pl, 8x11, hc, 1994?50.00
Mao, King O.History of Paper Currency as issued by The People's Republic of China From 1921-1965   Detailed descriptions, good b&w, front & back photos of 120 types, mainly post-WWII. Values in three grades.   295p, 6x9", hc, 1972NOT IN STOCK
Yu JimingRenminbi Tujian (People's Currency Illustrated Handbook) (Illustrated Cat. of Chinese Recent Coupons)   Regular (& some provincial) notes of the Peoples Bank of China from 1948, Reduced 2-sided color plates, prices 3 grades, 7-level rarity guide.   97p+pl, 5x7, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
Jiang Qixiang, Ed.Xinjiang Numismatics   Not only a coffee-table book with stunning layout and color photos of nice specimens, but a comprehensive type catalog of native coinages from ca.200 AD: pre-Islamic, Islamic, cash, paper, & the odd gold or brass bar.  Bilingual Chinese & English, 245p, 8.5x11, hc, 1991   110.00
Wang Yong Sheng(Xinjiang Historical Money)   Appears to be a comprehensive history of Xinjiang coins and banknotes. The 983 plated items (all color) do not make as comprehensive a catalog as Xinjiang Numismatics but the depth of varieties pictured - such as 11 varieties of the 1949 Dollar - suggests a very detailed history. Chinese text; English Contents.   564p, hc, 7.5x10.5", 2007125.00
Ma Chuan De & Xu YuanCurrencies in Old Shanghai   Beautiful, bilingual work on banknotes & coupons (18 color plates of coupons alone!) loaded with color photos; brief chapters on "Small Knife Society" cash, sycee, silver taels, Shanghai Mint dollars, and 4 color plates of tokens.  192p, 8.5x11.5, hc, 1998; Scuffs & tears in dj & corner crimp, otw new $40; scuff & tear in dh, otw new:52.50
Ma Tak WoCurrency of Macao   Notes and coins plus local merchant tokens & WWII emergency issues, color photos. Bilingual.   84p, 9x9", sc,198717.50
Bertsch, WolfgangStudy of Tibetan Paper Money   History; catalog by date, seal variety & color varieties; full size color photos. Exhaustive bibliography. No valuations. No Chinese series notes.  93p, sc, 6x9.5, 1997 23.50
Wu Ji ChungZhongguo Dai Yung Chuan Tulu (Illustrated Cat. of Chinese Recent Coupons)   Store Coupons of Republic period (now scarce) catalogued. Fair plates. Chinese text.   237p,5x7,sc,199515.00
Liu DayouFood Coupon Collectors' Pet (Liangpiao Shoucangzhe de Chong'er)   Extensive history of food ration coupons with catalog by province, mostly PRC issues, though not in a format usable by Western collectors.  178p+28pl (4cpl), 5x7, sc, 1993NOT IN STOCK
Kann, EduardHistory of Chinese Paper Money   Kann's last work, intended as a companion to his work on gold & silver. (Photocopy. 103p, 8x13" $4.00)   Original in 3 parts, 37+35+31p, 8x13", sc, c.1963?. NOT IN STOCK
Dai Jian PingModern Chinese Paper Money   Scholarly work on history of Chinese paper money, and catalog of regional banknotes with brief histories of banks (in Chinese). Some illustrations.   535p, sc, 5.5x8, 199315.00
Jha, A.K.Coinage, Trade & Economy  27 papers by a who's who of Indian and Western scholars on the use of coinage within and between India and other places. Parthia, Tribal, Kuninda, Malava, Vanga, Satavhana, Silaharas, Maratha, Vijayanagar, Bihar, Ahom, Punjab; 6 papers on Indo-Roman trade, Mitchiner (5 plates), Wicks & Hall on S.E.Asian symbolic coinage, Ivotchinka on Chinese paper. Recommended.   236p, 8.5x10.5", hc, 199122.50
Etgen, BillHell Bank Notes   Introduction to Chinese funeral money.  20p + 15 notes included sc, 1993+9.00
Beyer, ErwinChinese Hell Banknotes: A Preliminary List, 2nd Ed.   A three-volume edition of 2600 notes in 75 categories (by Chinese inscription) with cat #, specs, description & photocopy illo.i   936p, 3v, sc, 11.75x8", 7/2005 (smaller 156p. 1st Ed. $15)   Available for about $90-$100 postpaid from the author.
Bohannon, Ed, Ed.Chinese Banknote Collectors Society Bulletin   Vol. 1 #1 (6/82) to Vol. 3 #4 (12/84), 160p., complete run. Articles, news, letters, ads. Punched in 3-ring folder.NOT IN STOCK
COLLECTIONS OF ARTICLES and JOURNALS
SEE ALSO: General Asia for journals on Oriental coins. Essay collections are popular in China but I have only stocked a few titles. Advise if you are interested in others.
China JournalsChina Numismatics, Qianbi Bolan, Wuxi Numismatics, and other provincial numismatic journals contain articles on all facets of Chinese numismatics.  Send your wantlist or we can supply as they come.  Also archaeological journals such as Wenwu and Jianghan Kaogu.  Mostly 1990s  (For Xinjiang Numismatics see separate listing in the Xinjiang section above.)   Each:3.00
West China FinanceWest China Finance (Magazine) 2009   Lavish color magazine with richly illustrated articles (Chinese, English titles) covering the entire range of Chinese numismatics and market "trends" section of mainly cast coinage. Enough depth in articles to be useful in research for the photos and charts alone. 2010 edition and possibly others exist.   CONTENTS   268p, 8.25x12, sc, 200935.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #1 (Chung Kuo Ch'ien Pi Lun Wen Chi)   Selected 41 articles in Chinese numismatics from last 10 years of Zhong Guo Qian Bi, China's main coin journal.  A few on struck coins & banknotes. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text.   360p, 7.5x10, sc, 198527.50
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #2    50 previously unpublished articles from conferences on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article.  Front cover loose on all copies we received.  478p+4cpl, 7.5x10, hc, 199240.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #3    54 articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics, most previously unpublished. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article.  535p+4cpl, 7.5x10, sc, 1997   40.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #4    48 articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Click on title above to see contents. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article. Two articles on Tibetan items, one on Vietnamese cash.  493p+8cpl, 7.5x10, sc, 200240.00
Chinese Num. Assn.A Collection of Chinese Numismatic Theses #5    Articles on all aspects of Chinese numismatics. Chinese text with brief English summary of each article. Please advise if interested.NOT IN STOCK
Chin. Num. Soc.Chuan-pi (Qian Bi) - The Chinese Numismatics Bimonthly  Complete reprint of this famous 1940-45 Shanghai magazine, forum for the top numismatic scholars of the period, western and Chinese. Mostly Chinese text, ±1100p    a) 1968 2-vol hardcover Hong Kong reprint SOLD;   b) 1968 2-vol. softcover Hong Kong reprint SOLD   c) 1988 1-vol PRC hardcover reprint45.00
Sun Zhong HuiGu Qian (Collection of Essays)   One hundrd brief rubbing-illustrated essays on cast, and a few on struck, paper, or sycee. Chinese text.  235p, 4.5x7", sc, 1990NOT IN STOCK
Sun Zhong HuiQian Bi Jian Shang (Appreciating Chinese Money)   Fifty-six short rubbing-illustrated articles on cast, and a few on struck coins or paper. Chinese text.  213p, 5x7", sc, 19937.50
Yu Xian ZhenQian Bi Zhong Tan(Essays on Coins)    Articles on banknotes, sycee, silver dollars & medals. One article illustrates a single chop on several Mexican dollars. Yu Xieng-zheng, Ed.   110p, sc, 6x10, 19959.50
Zhu Z.P. & Ma, EdsQianbi Manhua (Discussions on Coins)  220 short articles, usually rubbing-illustrated, on Chinese cast, struck and paper  459p, 5x7, sc, 1989  OP?NOT IN STOCK
Jones, Everett, Ed.Chopmark News (Journal)   Quarterly photocopied journal with news, articles, reprints, collection lists & many photos of chopmarked coins. Page count varies widely by issue.   Complete sets are available from the editor.
(Ma Ding Xiang)(Great Numismatist Ma Ding Xiang)   Tribute volume to the famous numismatist and author. Numerous period photos. Chinese text.   345p+8pl, 6x9", sc, 2005NOT IN STOCK
(Editor)Proceedings of the Symposum on Ancient Coins and the Culture of the Silk Road   28 articles in Chinese and 8 in English on various aspec ts. Authors include Stephen Album, Michael Alram, Osmund Bopearachchi, Rika Gyselen, and Francois Thierry   481p, sc, 2011NOT IN STOCK
AUCTIONS, PRICE LISTS
ANCIENT CHINA         MODERN CHINA        INDIA        EAST ASIA        ISLAM         ANCIENTS        EUROPE        ETHNOGRAPHIC        EXONUMIA        BY ISSUER
Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions.
Stacks - Bowers - Ponterio AuctionsAuctions   Hong Kong sales since 2010, now April and August each year covering all phases of Chinese numismatics with many listings from other East Asian countries. Mostly 300+ pages. Catalogs "List" $35. We have some covering cast / sycee / struck at $12, or PRC coinage at $5 - Inquire..12.00
Taisei. Spink-Taisei, Gillio, Ma, Monetarium, etc. Auctions #1 (4/86) through #42 (2007)    Hong Kong & Singapore venues THE most important auction series for Oriental coins & paper during this period.  (#9 India gold $35)  I now have more of the recent ones, so if you ordered before, please ask again. Please ask for those wanted by number. See Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions.10.00
Baldwin - MaAuctions #43 (2008) to date    Hong Kong Sales April & August Successor of the "Spink Taisei" series and still an important market making sale. Available most sales 2008 - date, please inquire.10.00
China Guardian AuctionsAuctions   A large Beijing firm which conducts auctions in many collectibles fields, publishing high quality full color catalogs since at least 2003. Numismatic catalogs cover ancient, modern, sycee, charms, banknotes, etc. in various combinations. Older catalogs are difficult to obtain. Bilingual English/Chinese. U.S. agent Richard Ho can provide current catalogues at around $55 each. We have a number of past catalogs in stock at $35 each - Inquire.
Spink China)Banknotes Auctions    Periodic auction sales of banknotes, bonds & shares, and some coins. Available some recent numbers - please inquire.10.00
Money Co. (Richard Nelson) Auctions, incl. Hong Kong venues.   Some of the most varied and unusual material found at auction, with specialty in China, Japan, Asia, odd & curious, exonumia. #1 (6/78) - 9, 11 - 13, 15, 17, 20, 25 $9 Each, $7 each for 5 or more;   #10, 14, 19, 22, 23 $12 each;  #16 (9/85) $40;  #24 (8/90) $15  #18, 21, 26 not available   Money Co. Traders (HK) small auctions #1, 2, 3 $6 each   Please ask for those wanted by number. See Reference LISTING of important Asia numismatic auctions to find the numbers.9.00+
Pacific CoastAuctions 9/88, 9/89 (SOLD), 9/90 Hong Kong sales   General world, heavy in Asia  9/89=Boling Japan. 9/98, 9/99 available:NOT IN STOCK
Champion Gallery (Michael Chou)Hong Kong Auction6/12/96 648 Lots of East Asian, 494 Chinese coins, including many dollars, cataloguing by Bruce Smith. Some Chinese ancient & paper. No prices realized.10.00
Schulman / Kreisberg Eduard Kann Sale 6/71    The most important single auction sale of modern Chinese coins. Useful for providing better photos than the catalog, and pricing. Includes Gibbs V Sale.   2458 lots, 175p+68pl, separate photo supl (& PR    Note: See also Quality Sales for other Kann auctions.   Incomplete
Quality Sales (Kreisberg, Cohen) Eduard Kann Sales 1971-72    Three auctions include Kann material: 6/18-20/71 "Kann Chinese, Japanese"; 9/13/71 includes 535 lots (5 plates) of Kann material, much of it Sinkiang; 3/20/72 3068 Lots; 905 Kann lots, 56 illustrated, of the "unlisted varieties" referred to frequently in Kann's book. A useful and hard to find sale.   NOTE: Many important coins from the Kann collection are well illustrated in the Irving Goodman Collection sale, Superior Galleries, 6/3-4/1991.NOT IN STOCK
Superior GalleriesThe Irving Goodman Collection of Chinese Coinage   Catalog of June 3-4, 1991 sale, 2105 lots, the most important US sale of modern Chinese coins since Kann, contaning many coins from the original Kann collection. Mostly silver & gold with significant offerings of sycee, errors, fantasies, medals, Vietnamese silver, and Tibet.NOT IN STOCK
Superior GalleriesThe Irving Goodman Auction  Catalog of May 28-29, 1995 sale, 2082 lots, large sections on Hong Kong and China, also Cambodia, Fr. Indochina, BTD's, India & other Asian.    NOT IN STOCK
Peters, JessSilver Coins of China, a Priced Listing    Many Kann sale items & rarities  49p+28pl, sc, 5.5x8.5, 1972, some ink nottions & 1 coin cut out of plates. Scarce.NOT IN STOCK
Semans, ScottDaniel K.E. Ching Sale 6/2/91    Cast, struck, banknotes, charms, exonumia, Japan, other Asia, quality format auction of 1375 lots, about 40% illustrated.  Informative mini-articles by Bruce Smith with information unpublished in Western references. Census figures for modern coins.  ($15 with any other purchase over $50)25.00
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