1. THE COLLECTOR'S AIM :
An outline of the hobby-The chief aims of the collector-- Marks of origin-The Nomenclature of coins
2. THE STORY OF Coinage :
The early adoption of currency-The spread of coined money-Method of coinage in olden time-The establishment of mints-Present-day systems.
3. COINS OF ANCIENT GREECE :
An increasingly popular series-Local currencies-Well-defined periods-Selected examples.
4. COINS OF ANCIENT ROME AND THE REPUBLICAN ERA :
The aes and its divisions-Silver and bronze Family and consular coins-Gold and silver of the Republic
5. THE COINS OF THE TWELVE GREAT CAESARS
The Roman mint-Coins and medallions of historic interest -The gods of the heathen-Triumphs, emblems, and inscriptions.
6. ROMAN CURRENCY UNDER THE LATER EMPERORS
Empire builders and the inscriptions on their coins-Debasing the currency-Late Byzantine coins.
7. EARLY BRITISH AND ROMANO-BRITISH :
The British currency before the landing of the Romans-The coinage of Imperial Money in britain, and of the continuance of its use after the evacuation of this country by the Roman troops.
8. THE SAXON PERIOD :
Early imitations of Roman money-The sceattas of the Saxons-The first penny struck by Offa-The last coins of the period issued by Harold II.
9. NORMAN AND PLANTAGENET :
Money of account-Many mint towns-The gold coins of Edward III-Anglo-Gallic coins.
10. COINS OF THE LANCASTRIAN AND 'YORKIST KINGS :
Difficulty in distinguishing the coins of the Henries-York in the ascendency-The ecclesiastical mint of Durham.
11. THE TUDOR PERIOD :
The first English sovereign-A new silver coin-Debased coinage of Henry VIII -Fine gold piece of Mary- Elizabethan silver
12. THE STUARTS :
England and Scotland under one king-The current coins of Charles I-Obsidial money.
13. THE COMMONWEALTH, AND AFTER THE RESTORATION
Coins without the royal name, title, or arms-The Lord Protector issues coins with his portrait-Regal currency restored-The famous petition crown.
14. THE HOUSE OF HANOVER :
Additions to the royal titles-Many issues during the reign of George III-Rare gold pattern pieces.
15. VICTORIA, EDWARD VII, AND GEORGE V :
Patterns and pieces withdrawn-Commemorative currency -Money in circulation to-Day.
16. REGAL COPPER COINS :
Early patterns for copper coins-Half-pennies of tin and copper with metal plugs inserted-Many issues and a new denomination in the reign of George III.
17. BRITISH COLONIAL CURRENCY :
The collection of early issues-Curious West Indian money -The East Indian series extended over a wide range-Some interesting European Islands currency.
18. IRELAND AND THE ISLE OF MAN :
Ancient ring money-Coins of the kings of Ireland- Separate issues under the English sovereigns-" Gun" money-Manx copper.
19. COINS OF SCOTLAND :
Early silver pennies-A fine series of gold-The coins of Mary Queen of Scots-Scotch coins under the kings of Great Britain.
20. AMERICAN COINAGE :
The currency of other nations-British moneys-After the Declaration of Independence-South American issues.
21. SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY TOKENS :
Private enterprise supplies small change-Town tokens- Tavern pieces-Traders' tokens.
22. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TOKENS :
Pennies, half-pennies, and farthings-The spirit of The Times is seen in the sentiments of the mottoes and inscriptions- Not many farthings of the period.
23. NINETEENTH-CENTURY TOKENS :
Copper pennies and half-pennies-Silver tokens of 1811 and 1812-Countermarked silver-The aim of the numismatist.