Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System


(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 167, 2005)

by John W. Adams

Hardcover, 75 pp., 9 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-295-2
ISBN-10: 0-89722-295-4
Price: US$9.98 (no Member discount)

This book presents an up-to-date catalogue of the eighteenth-century medals, mostly satirical, referring to John Law and his financial system between 1716 and 1720. Many of the illustrated specimens are by the German medalist Christian Wermuth.


John Law, Larger than Life
The Literature
Census and Rarity
Descriptions of the Medals
Associated Pieces
Appendix I Concordance
Appendix II Index of Legends and Inscriptions