Colonial History in Your Hands is about colonial American coins. A lifelong collector, Jones explores different classification systems of colonial coins, then gives the fascinating stories behind each coin with up to date scholarship on the current thoughts about each series. The book is profusely illustrated with color photos, and includes full page pictures of almost 300 coins. The book is 8.5 by 11 hard back with 597 pages. Foreword by John Kraljevich. Sections include: British royal authorized coins French royal authorized coins French Royal domestic export for the colonies Locally made tokens and coins Imported token coinage State Coinage and imitation halfpence Proposed and actual federal pieces Optional colonial collectibles (Washingtonia, Condor Tokens, Commodity money, Common Foreign trade coins, little used pieces, and coins which should not be in the Red Book). There is an extensive glossary which includes: numismatic terms, parts of a coins, English, French and Mexican metrology US GDP, population, and labor costs from 1790 to 2017 Colonial English, Spanish, French and Portuguese rulers Historical metrology and fineness. Bibliography. Full page color illustrations of 27 foreign coins specified in the Journals of Continental Congress. 13 page index. If you have any interest in colonial American history, colonial American coins, or numismatics in general, this reference book is eminently readable and a must for your collection.