The pieces on this website are necessarily grounded on canonical scholarship and references from the numismatic world. Below is a selected list of references–on both modern and ancient material–to introduce the reader to the methodology, terms, and interpretations of the discipline.
General-Interest Numismatic Reference
Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, A Guidebook of United States Paper Money: Complete Source for History, Grading, and Values, Third Edition. Whitman Publishing, 2011.
Philip Grierson, Numismatics. Oxford University Press, 1975.
R.S. Yeoman and Kenneth Bressett, The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins, 70th Edition. Whitman Publishing, 2016.
United States Money
David W. Lange, History of the United States Mint and Its Coinage. Whitman Publishing, 2013.
Don Taxay, The U.S. Mint and Coinage: An Illustrated History from 1776 to the Present. Arco Publishing, 1966.
Andrew Burnett, Coins: Interpreting the Past. University of California Press, 1991.
Christopher Howgego, Ancient History from Coins. Routledge, 1995.