File Size: 108691 KB
Print Length: 882 pages
Publisher: Whitman Publishing (September 1, 2009)
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
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I saw this awsome encyclopedia at borders books and had to have it, only I got a much much better price at .This highly informative and beautifully illustrated encyclopedia is full of gorgeous close up, in depth, full color photos of us currency, dateing as far back as the first us paper currency ever made . just an absolutly stunning look into our us past to present history.The book is huge and has a hardback cover to protect its valuable contents from bending or tearing while browsing through it.This is state of the art in the world of encyclopedias.
I'm just beginning to collect, but learning fast. I'm hungry for high quality information, and I'm putting effort into getting really clear about what's important to me (denomination, series, grading, population, history, design, etc.).It's important to note that although this is titled an encyclopedia (which implies articles on each significant note/series), the first 100 pages are a set of chapters history, grading, smart buying, etc. That for section would make an excellent stand-alone book.The rest of the book - well, not just what you would expect from an encyclopedia of paper money, but what you want: history, story, pricing, population and gorgeous images. Is the pricing relevant in a book that was published four years ago? As with any price guide, I think it important not matter how current to treat it only as a benchmark, so I still find it useful and will correlate the pricing to other resources.I also have 100 Greatest American Currency Notes: The Stories Behind The Most Colonial, Confederate, Federal, Obsolete, and Private American Notes (also by Bowers) - it's a great companion resource, since it calls out notes of popular interest, and provides a bit more back-story. If you have to choose, I'd say get the encyclopedia, but they compliment each other nicely.
Great reference book for large and small currency. A must have if you are a collector or interested in collecting. As is typical with all price guides, the prices are useful for comparison between different bills or as a rough guide only and tend to be a bit higher than actual prices.
Outstanding reference material for anyone interested in obsolete currency. We are very lucky to have someone of the caliber of Dave Bowers to leave us with the massive amount of knowledge he has in coins, currency and tokens. This man is amazing and everything he writes is required reading of anyone interested in furthering his/her understanding of numismatics and currency.Must own.
Compared to Friedberg's 'The Official Red Book' the Witman Encyclopedia represents a professional, but easily understandable approach. I am happy that I bought it at the reccommendation of my American friends. As a pensioner and numismatic my main field of interest is the history of US paper money.I.Hidvegi, a collector from Hungary
The comprehensive resource every serious currency collector should have! You can gleen the history of currency and make your new purchases profitable.
As a long time dealer in early US Paper Money I can say unequivocally say that this is the finest book ever published on that subject.
Great book. Very informative if you are wanting more information about money. The pictures are really nice and the book is well made.
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