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Ancient coins how to collect for fun and profit by Ted Wear

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Numismatics, Ancient.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Ted G. Wear.
LC ClassificationsCJ237 .W4, CJ237 .W4
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 152 p.
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14382960M
LC Control Number65011052

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