Book on coins of the English East India Company wins IAPN Book Prize

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May 24, 2018 – “The Coins of the English East India Company. Presidency Series: A Catalogue and Pricelist” by Dr Paul Stevens has been declared the winner of the IAPN Book Prize for 2018. Published by Spink in 2017, the book was declared the winner at the General Assembly in Prague on the 6th of May, beating 21 other entrants. The Prize, which includes a specially commissioned medal and cash sum, will be presented at a ceremony in London on the 27th September.

Dr Paul Stevens

Dr Paul Stevens began his working career as a research scientist looking for new medicines; later he became a senior manager within a multinational company before taking early retirement in 2008 to concentrate on his numismatic interests. Encouraged by his grandfather, Dr Stevens began collecting coins as a boy.
During the 1970s, his interest switched from English to Indian coins, particularly those produced by the British for use in India. Later, this expanded to cover all ‘Indian’ coins, in the widest sense of the term, but mostly focusing on coins issued after the Islamic invasions. Coins of the English East India Company presents a list of all coins known to have been issued by the East India Company for use in their Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras.

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You can find the book on the Spink website.

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Paul Stevens published also on the Coins of the Bengal Presidency and on the Uniform Coinage of India.