Dariusz F. Jasek – The Coinage of Friesland


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This book had its World Premiere on January 31, 2020, during The 49th World Money Fair in Berlin.

On June 18, 2021, the author was awarded in the United Kingdom Best World Coin History Author for his recent book, The Coinage Of Friesland and the website.

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  • Written by: Dariusz F. Jasek
  • As edited by: Etjen Vincani
  • Published by: Knight Press
  • Published date: January 2020
  • Pages: 180
  • Paper size: B5 (9.44″ x 6.69″)
  • Hard cover, premium quality paper, printed in color

The first comprehensive book on the Friesland coinage, whose publication was preceded by several years of research, queries in museum and private collections and numerous library collections. A foreword is written by the outstanding, late numismatist from Friesland, an expert on Frisian coinage with 50 years of experience – Jille B. Westerhof.

The first 45 pages of the book describe the history and coinage of Friesland from its beginning until the closure of the mint in 1752, incl. historical background of individual mint buildings up to modern times. A lot of space is devoted to relatively unknown in the literature coinage in the period 1591-1594 in the temporary Friesland Mint in Reiderschans. In addition, full information about the mint staff – mintmasters, die sinkers, wardens and assayers – is also provided.

The coin catalog includes a total of 116 types of Friesland coins minted in 1580-1738, from gold to copper one. The book includes several dozen previously unpublished photos, printed in photographic quality. For each coin type all varieties known the author are listed.