Watercraft on World Coins, Volume II

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Organized as a catalog of ship coins, according to the popular KM-numbering system, these volumes list coins that have a common design are grouped under separate headings. Circulating coins and collector-oriented commemoratives are included and the coin images represent the many different ways in which the ships are depicted.   Volume I Fram, Golden Hind, Santa Maria, Vasa, and H.M.S. Victory are names of famous ships that have played a part in Europe’s maritime history and the stories associated with these and many other ships are told in this book of ship coins. Each narrative provides the historical background and watercraft experience and circumstance of the soldiers, sailors, admirals and generals, explorers, naval commanders, and fishermen who sometimes through bravery and sometimes through human error have merited a place in the historical record, and are associated with particular vessels that have merited the striking of a coin in record and remembrance. Each entry contains information on the ships, wherever available (length, beam, depth, and tonnage). The book constitutes a catalogue of ship coins organized according to the popular KM numbering system, with groupings under separate headings where ships have a common design. The coin images represent the many different ways in which the ships are depicted. Each volume contains a select bibliography and an index listing the ships, persons and other major topics covered in the narratives.   Volume II Including more than 600 narratives, the next in the series follows the publication of Volume I to describe coins from America and Asia. Vol. III - Africa and Oceania, 1800-2011


Yossi Dotan is a numisnautical researcher, a recognized expert in modern coins depicting watercraft. Since retirement after a 46-year career with a major firm of certified public accountants, he has devoted himself to researching ships and coins, and writing the narratives for this book. He is a contributor to the Standard Catalog of World Coins. In recognition of his non-numismatic volunteer service, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands has made him a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.