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The Coins and Banknotes of Burma.


Michael Robinson and Lewis A Shaw.  Self-published, 1980 PB 176 pages + 14 plates of banknotes, 12 of which are in colour.  Illustrated throughout the text with b&w photographs and line drawings.  With valuations. Covers the coins and tokens of Burma, Pegu, Tenassarim, and Arakan, and the banknotes, from 1937, including those of the Japanese occupation.  Also covers Burmese standard weights, sometimes called 'opium' weights.  New.  ISBN 0950705306.

About the Authors
Dr Michael Robinson is a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire, and Oriental Numismatic Societies and the International Bank Note Society, and has been specialising in collecting the currency of Burma since 1975. His particular interest is the post-1860 coins and banknotes on which he has published several articles. Recently he made a short visit to Burma as a tourist. Born in 1945, he worked as a university lecturer in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.

Lewis Shaw went out to Burma in his early twenties with the 17th Indian Division from 1944 to 1947 as an Infantry Workshops Officer. His contact then with the people of Burma led to an interest in Burmese culture and in particular the currency throughout the ages. He was Secretary of the St. Albans and Hertfordshire Numismatic Society and as a member of the Oriental Numismatic Society published a paper on Coinage in Burma since the Eighteenth Century. After leaving the army he worked for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd as a Mechanical Engineer.


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