Monday, January 25, 2010

Finest Book Series On Vatican Coins

Gianluigi Boccia was the man: born in 1936 he collected since boyhood Vatican coins and in the end had all 18,000 of them - the world's largest collection.  Then the Vatican in gratitude purchased the collection from him.  But before Gianluigi passed away in 2005, he in great wisdom as a studioso di medaglistica pontificia published a series of books on his coin collection to share with the world:

Medaglie E Decorazioni di...Pio IX, Leone XIII, Pio XI, etc.
By Gianluici Boccia
Edizioni Fragi

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