Atlanta: Whitman, 2015. 4to, original pictorial boards. xvi, 448 pages; profusely illustrated in color. New. Item #3607
Foreword by Anne E. Bentley. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money is a multiple-volume study of currency issued by American banks from 1782 to 1866, before the modern era of National Banks and the Federal Reserve. Volume 3 is a guide to Massachusetts, specifically the towns of Abington to Greenfield. Itís a companion to volume 4, and together the two volumes cover the entire Bay State. It contains the history of every Massachusetts town and city from Abington to Greenfield, as well as of every bank in those towns that issued this uniquely American currency. Each note is studied, and hundreds are pictured in full color, with information on grading, rarity, values, significant auction results, advice for collectors, and more. This book weighs more than the estimated 3 pounds and may incur extra international shipping charges.