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A complete set of an exceedingly rare numismatic magazine in German language, issued in 1832 in Budapest.
The magazine includes valuable information on contemporary coins and numberless images of gold and silver coins from Europe, United States, Mexico, Ottoman Empire, and Russia, with complete listings of their worth and inflations.
The author Urosius Andreits signed himself as a specialist in Oriental matters in the publishing house of the Royal Hungarian University.
The magazine is very rare. We could not find any institutional copies on Worldcat (OCLC 649640931). A copy with a different collation is documented in the Eric P. Newman Library with a scanned copy of the book on the archive.org. It is possible the magazine without numeration was contemporary printed in different versions. The title page for the second year quotes 16 pages with engravings, but includes 24. A contemporary text mentions the magazine was published between 1832-36 and marks it as a “useful numismatic work” (Jacob Reese Eckfeldt, – William Ewing Du Bois, A Manual of Gold and Silver Coins of All Nations, 1842, p. 22.).
References: Numizmatyka i medalierstwo: katalog dzieł ze zbiorów Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej we Wrocławiu, 1992, p. 22; John M. Kleeberg, America’s silver dollars, Vol. 2, 1995, p. 93.