Paper Money of the United States: A Complete Illustrated Guide with Valuations : the Standard Reference Work on Paper Money

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Coin & Currency Institute, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 304 pages
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This landmark work is the standard reference on American Currency. It is internationally acknowledged as the most comprehensive and universally recognized guide on the subject, illustrating and valuating all types of United States paper money.

From the first year of Federal paper money, 1861, to the present, the fronts and backs of all classes and types of currency, from 3 cents to 10,000 dollars are illustrated. These are accompanied by text listing, describing and pricing every variety of paper money ever issued. The result is a complete pictorial, descriptive and numismatic history of the currency of the United States. There are sections on Colonial and Continental currency (notes issued from 1680 to 1788), and a complete listing by type of the issues of the Confederate States of America (1861-1864). Both are illustrated and have market values in several states of preservation. Also included are chapters on error notes, encased postage stamps and postage envelopes.

For the first time, every illustration is reproduced in color. And for those who think of America's currency as a constant study in green and black, the rainbow-like diversity is a revelation. It is a complete collection of United States currency, many of the notes in the finest state of preservation possible and some so extremely rare that they may only be seen either on these pages or in an exhibition.

A distinguished panel of acknowledged experts on paper money assisted the authors, enabling them to establish accurate and up-to-the minute valuations for all issues.

The Publication of Paper Money of the United States introduced innovations never before attempted. Robert Friedberg (1912-1963) was the first to standardize this subject and gave this book a permanent place on reference shelves. For the past thirty years, it has been completely revised and edited by Arthur Friedberg, who is the Honorary President of the International Association of Professional Numismatists, and Ira Friedberg. New information has been added and valuations have been updated, making it possible to establish the Value of any note. Paper Money of the United States has been an invaluable asset to currency collectors and numismatists for more than fifty years. It also Possesses an appeal and value of its own, not just to lovers of Americana and of the fine art of engraving, but to students of America history, finance and economics.

Banks in America and throughout the world will find this book identification of all obsolete but still legal tender paper money, while simultaneously giving a market valuaton. It is a book Which belongs in every library, public and private.
 

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Contents

PART ONE CONTINENTAL AND COLONIAL CURRENCY
11
II COLONIAL CURRENCY
12
PART TWO
31
V LEGAL TENDER ISSUES UNITED STATES NOTES
36
VI COMPOUND INTEREST TREASURY NOTES
58
VII INTEREST BEARING NOTES
61
VIII REFUNDING CERTIFICATES
72
IX SILVER CERTIFICATES
74
XV GOLD CERTIFICATES
164
PART FOUR
174
XVII PROOFS AND SPECIMENS
183
PART FIVE SMALL SIZE NOTES
185
XIX SILVER CERTIFICATES
187
XX NATIONAL BANK NOTES
191
XXI FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOTES
194
XXII FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES
197

X TREASURY OR COIN NOTES
91
XI NATIONAL BANK NOTES
99
YEARS OF ISSUE OF CHARTER NUMBERS
100
The Issues of National Bank Notes By States
101
Notes of the Second Charter Period
110
Notes of the Third Charter Period
125
XII FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NOTES
141
XIII FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES
148
XIV THE NATIONAL GOLD BANK NOTES OF CALIFORNIA
160
PART SIX
241
PART SEVEN
244
PART EIGHT
249
PART NINE
260
PART TEN
264
APPENDIX
302
II UNCUT SHEETS OF SMALL SIZE NOTES
303
III LARGE SIZE PAPER MONEY MULES
304
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