We are pleased to offer for sale this Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money Volume 1 by Q. David Bowers. This is the first book in a multiple-volume series. Volume 1: An Introduction for Collectors and Historians.
Information on the series:
The Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money is a multiple-volume study of currency issued from 1782 to 1866, before the modern era of National Banks and the Federal Reserve. During this time period more than 3,000 state chartered banks issued their own paper money. Author Q. David Bowers has compiled decades of research from 18th and 19th century bank reports, contemporary newspapers, and other primary sources. He gives the history of every state, every town and city, and every bank that issued this uniquely American currency. Each note is studied, and thousands are pictured in full color, with information on grading, rarity, values, significant auction results, advice for collectors, and more.
Information on Volume 1:
Volume 1 is the start of the journey. Bowers gives an introduction to obsolete paper money and an overview of the hobby. Subjects covered in the volume include:
Collecting and enjoying obsolete bank notes
The anatomy of a bank note
Banks and notes, 1782–1866
Bank-note engravers and printers
A study of vignettes and ornaments
Counterfeit, spurious, and altered notes
Discover and learn all about Obsolete Paper Money from the expert in the field! This is a brand new book from our inventory.