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Award winning author Pierre Fricke released the new portable Confederate States paper money guide that people have asked for! This is a full color, 574 page guide that is easy to use and carry around.
This book includes history, grading, rarity and values for all 70 types, all significant known varieties, all major contemporary counterfeit types, Trans-Mississippi issues, train and hoer place issued, military and civilian issuers, and CSA bonds!
I've recieved input from over 200 people. This is a major update from the 2008 edition.
There are several innovations present in this book, not found in any other paper money book. The regular issue and contemporary counterfeits are presented side-by-side, helping people tell the difference. Confederate type notes are valued using traditional grading as well as third party grading by CC&A, PCGS and PMG. There is a summary of both the type and variety condition census contained within. There is new information regarding the evolution of the hobby which has been quite dramatic this decade - moreso than in any time in the past with the possible exceptions of the 1880s and 1950s. Some of this includes more about how to navigate the different styles of grading - including a table mapping equivalent grades across collector-oriented, market-oriented, CC&A, PCGS and other grading services.
This is a must have book for anyone with more than a couple of hundred dollars worth of Confederate paper money and bonds!
Unlike mass-market, discount books, this is a high value book designed to give the collector an edge!
What you will find
About the Author: I started my numismatic travels in 1969, when my grandmother gave me a box of old coins that I found to be fascinating. By 1973, I was an advanced collector of early American large cents by variety. My first great find was an 1800 Sheldon 198 large cent (a rare variety) in nice Good+ for $12, which I proceeded to sell for a nice profit a few weeks later. Today, that large cent is worth at least $3,000, and is in the condition census.
After doing research into my family history in Louisiana going back to the 1700s, learning more about the history of the early U.S.A and the South in particular, and after attending a few War for Southern Independence (so-called Civil War ) re-enactments, I decided to change my focus from early American coins to Confederate fiscal paper notably Treasury notes and bonds. In particular, beyond my love of history and the South, I was impressed with the depth and opportunity Confederate paper offered the modern collector. I was also recovering from the financial shock of buying New York real estate. The prices of Confederate paper seemed low compared to those in the rapidly-advancing coin market. I decided to begin my own Confederate paper money and bond collection in 2001.
I began building a type collection in 2001, but soon noticed that the much rarer Confederate note varieties seemed grossly undervalued when compared to Federal currency and American coins. Even major rare varieties and errors seemed overlooked while type was in the midst of a speculative boom. Recalling my love of the hunt for the truly rare as well as the desire to build a unique collection, I started adding major rare varieties to my collection when found. At the Gene Mintz sale in 2003, I decided to postpone acquiring the Big Six type notes and focused on building a major variety collection that would become the foundation for the 2005 book as well as this work. I sold my 64 note type set in 2004 through R. M. Smythe and moved forward with more rare varieties as they became available.
When Douglas Ball died in 2003 I knew that he had accumulated a wealth of information about Confederate paper money that was not available to the general collecting public. After securing the rights to Douglas research, I made plans to complete what he had started, a new Confederate paper money guide that would include his work as well as my own and others input.
Building upon and expanding the late Dr. Douglas Ball s research, I wrote Collecting Confederate Paper Money Comprehensive Edition 2005 which was named the best U.S. Paper Money book of the year by the Numismatic Literary Guild and also received the SPMC Wismer award for the best paper money book in 2006. An updated, portable version - Collecting Confederate Paper Money Field Edition 2008 was next. George Tremmel, Marty Davis, and I authored Confederate Treasury Certificates - A Collector's Guide to IDRs in 2010. All three of these books won Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and Society of Paper Money Collectors (SPMC) awards including Best Paper Money Book of the Year. Fred Reed and I released History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money 1865-1945 with a DVD part of a growing series on Confederate fiscal collectibles. The DVD updates the condition census published in the 2005 book and adds many collecting tools such as checklists, articles and auction catalogs. Fred and I were honored by the NLG for the Best U.S. Paper Money Book of the Year as well as by the SPMC with its Wismer Award for the Best Paper Money Book of the Year. In 2012, I was honored by the Society of Paper Money Collectors with the Forrest Daniel Award for ongoing significant literary accomplishments.
Now we offer this new book, the best edition yet! Enjoy!
Title: Collecting Confederate Paper Money - Field ...
Publisher: Pierre Fricke
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Pierre Fricke, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Pierre Fricke (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0984453490
Book Description Pierre Fricke, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 2014 edition. 574 pages. 9.10x6.10x1.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0984453490
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