Atlanta: Whitman, 2015. 4to, original pictorial boards. xvi, 448 pages; profusely illustrated in color. Binding damaged, as usual. Very good. Item #3608
Foreword by Anne E. Bentley. 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 4 is a guide to Massachusetts, specifically the towns of Hallowell to Yarmouth. Itís a companion to volume 3, and between them the two volumes cover the entire Bay State. it contains the history of every Massachusetts town and city from Hallowell to Yarmouth, 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 values, rarity, significant auction results, grading, advice for collectors, and more. Note: these books are heavy and were produced with inexpensive bindings, then sent from China: they are virtually always encountered with slightly danaged bindings. This book weighs more than the estimated 3 pounds and may incur extra international shipping charges.