World Monetary Units

An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country


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About the Book

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this comprehensive reference work covers the monetary systems of 203 countries and four confederations. It provides historical and orthographical information for all monetary systems according to country. Chronologies show the evolution of each monetary unit. Orthographies summarize the commonly accepted English spelling of the unit names (singular and plural) as well as known abbreviations and symbols. A glossary lists all the monetary units alphabetically, identifies their countries, and reveals the etymologies of the unit names.

About the Author(s)

Retired college professor and inventor Howard M. Berlin lives in Wilmington, Delaware. He holds three United States patents for his inventions and is the author of over 30 books on diverse subjects, including cinema and numismatics. He has been collecting coins and banknotes of the Palestine Mandate for over two decades, has exhibited his collection widely, winning numerous awards. He is a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild.

Bibliographic Details

Howard M. Berlin
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 237
Bibliographic Info: tables, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4042-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0673-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

How to Use This Book      3

Afghanistan      7

Zimbabwe      175

Glossary of Monetary Units      177

Appendix A. Foreign Language Number Systems      191

Appendix B. Families of Monetary Units      193

Appendix C. Monetary Abbreviations and Symbols      194

Appendix D. ISO–4217 Currency Codes      200

Appendix E. Central Banks      213

References      219

Index      221

Book Reviews & Awards

Extraordinary Merit Award—Numismatic Literary Guild
“unique…recommended”—ARBA; “a welcome update to numismatics publishing”—Reference Reviews; “should become a standard…essential”—Jewish Voice.