Erwin Schäfer & Bogdan Stambuliu, Romania – Designs, Pattern coins and catalogue of issued coins. Vol. I 1860 – 1989. Self-published, 2009. 460 pages with numerous colour illustrations. Hardcover. Thread stitching. 22 x 30.5 cm. To be ordered from: “La Galerie Numismatique”, 32, Rue du Petit-Chene, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
December 18, 2009 – The two authors present a bilingual catalogue containing 460 pages with 196 numbers including patterns and actual coinage of Romania. Each object is illustrated, has a precise numismatic description and an asking price. In the second part articles of different authors on Romanian numismatics follow in Romanian and in English so that the book renders material accessible to all who hitherto faced language barriers.
Therefore, this book is important for Romanian numismatics, which will find many supporters due to its translation into English.