In this beautifully illustrated book, two of America’s best-known numismatists take the reader on a personal guided tour of the paper money of colonial America, the Continental Congress, the early states, the Confederacy, old banks, and private issuers. The book is coffee-table-size, 224 pages, full color, with photographs and stories for every note. It also includes market values, price histories, field populations, census reports, quantities printed, and auction records. Retail price is $29.95. The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes is available at hobby shops and bookstores nationwide.
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A thorough history and detailed catalog of these issues. Heavily illustrated and very attractively designed. Reviewed in the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of Paper Money. Order from the author--$32.99 postpaid in the United States. Robert J. Kravitz, POB 303, Wilton, CA 95693.
Whitman Publishing, LLC, $29.95. Hardcover, 352 Pages, full color.
In his new Guide Book of Counterfeit Confederate Currency, George Tremmel updates his ground-breaking note-by-note research, and expands into counterfeit bonds, shinplasters, and Treasury note sheets. Along the way he immerses the reader in an engaging history of the events and people involved in the production and passing of counterfeits during the Civil War, and the countermeasures the Confederate Treasury Department took to protect its paper money.
Whitman; 434 pages, heavily illustrated in color.
Research assistance from Wendell Wolka and illustrations mainly from the collection of Gene D. Mintz. Building on the classic foundation laid by Grover Criswell, paper currency expert Hugh Shull presents an authoritative guide to the state-issued money of the South, from the pre-Civil War era through the war years, and into the late 1800s.
A very comprehensive history and catalog of bank notes, municipal scrip, company scrip, round cardboard scrip, labor exchange scrip, savings scrip, U. S. Postal Notes, panic of 1893 scrip, panic of 1907 scrip, depression scrip, advertising notes, college currency, and Tiffany Commission Scrip. 600 pages, heavily illustrated. SPMC members can order at the discounted price of $49.95 plus $6 postage from the author at email@example.com
Over 1,000 pages of history and note listings. Well illustrated, with approximately 1,000 notes and scrip pictured. Hard cover binding, matched to previous volumes in the series. Nearly 7,000 different note listings; detailed historical information regarding both the towns and note issuers throughout. Comprehensive issuer and town index to make finding notes easy. $60.00 pp in the U.S. from the author: Wendell Wolka, PO Box 1211, Greenwood, IN 46142.
The update breaks new ground on several fronts. It is available as a CD (compact disc), with over 110 pages of information, 117 new or revised listings, and 118 high resolution color illustrations. A number of pages of information which simply wouldn't fit in the original book such as printing totals, National Bank connections, and the like are also included. All of the files on the CD are in PDF format which means that they can be explored with either Adobe Acrobat® or Adobe Reader®. The user can search the entire text for specific key words and magnify the high resolution color images to study even the smallest detail on a note. The 2005-06 Update CD may be ordered by sending a check, made payable to Wendell Wolka, for $13.95 to Wendell Wolka, PO Box 1211, Greenwood, IN 46142. The price includes shipping and handling. If you somehow missed the original book, it is still available directly from the author for $60.00 postpaid, with orders accepted at the same address shown for ordering the Update CD.
Whitman Publishing, LLC, $29.95. Hardcover, xi+272 pages, full color.
Fred Reed's book explores the popular depiction of Lincoln as "ideal, idol, and icon." The martyred president is seen on coins, tokens, medals, postage stamps, and paper money - and also in oil paintings, magazine covers, popular advertisements, political cartoons, and other diverse media. The book is beautifully illustrated in full color, with hundreds of private and public images.
This is a CD for use with a computer, PC or Macintosh; a comprehensive history of all kinds of money associated with Chattanooga, TN. Over 1000 illustrations. The information is updated with new discoveries, and the CD is produced on demand, so the one you ordered in 2003 may be different from the one you order today. Reviewed in the Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Paper Money. $25 postpaid in the United States from Dennis Schafluetzel, 1900 Red Fox Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37343. See http://schafluetzel.org/
Publisher: R. M. Smythe
First Edition. 800 pages, and over 500+ illustrations. Hardcover. Full color photos of all 72 major types, and color variations. Criswell major type numbers retained. New variety reference numbers added. Latest Price information on key rarities. Up-to-date rarity ratings for all major types and varieties. Top ten condition census information includes serial numbers, grades and provenance. Illustrated grading guide. Available from R. M. Smythe for $49.95 plus $5.50 shipping and handling.