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Valuation Guides - U.S. Currency
There are quite a few different Valuation Guides available to choose from so we divided them into 4 sub categories. Some Valuation Guides are just for U.S. Coins or U.S. Currency while others may have both Values for Coins as well as Currency. This also holds true for the valuation guides for World Coins and World Currency. There are also Specialized Valuation guides like the ones for Canadian Coins or Canadian Colonial Tokens and Error Currency.
Choose the Valuation that will best fit your specific needs. Valuation guides are a great source for information pertaining to all facets of coins and coin collecting in general.
Also be sure to take a look at our newest selection of Specialized Numismatic Literature which may also contain some Valuation Guides for U.S. Currency that are not listed below!
U.S. Currency Valuation Guides
We have grouped these guides into the following categories for your ease of selection:
General Currency Information
U.S. Obsolete Currency
U.S. Confederate States
U.S. Large Size Notes
U.S. National Bank Notes
U.S. Large & Small Size Notes
U.S. Small Size Notes
Military Payment Certificates
U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes
U.S. Paper Money Errors
If you are looking for a currency book that also covers "Fractional" or "Military Payment Certificates" we suggest looking in the category that covers both U.S. Large & Small Size Notes as often these larger books will have a complete listing of various types of currency.
Additional listings of Books on U.S. Currency may also be found listed in our selection of Specialized Numismatic Reference Books under the heading of U.S. Paper Money & Obsolete Notes.
Cleaning and Preservation of Coins & Medals by Gerhard Welter
------Paper Money Restoration and Preservation by J. J. Curto
Two Great Books in One - Cleaning and Preservation of coins and medals by Gerhard Welter, now in it's tenth printing, provides details on chemical, mechanical and electrolytic cleaning of coins and methods of preservation. Discussed are different metals, patina and corrosion, natural changes in metal, safekeeping, plating, and photographing coins. The special section at the rear of the book is Paper Money Restoration and Preservation by J. J. Curto. This is a must-have book for every serious coin collector.
United States Notes - by John J. Knox
United States Notes by John Jay Knox, 2nd edition revised by Gene Hessler. This book contains information on the Financial History of U.S. Treasury notes. This notable and rare book, originally published in 1885, has been missing from the libraries of almost all collectors of U.S. paper Money and students of American Financial History in our lifetime. Now do to the foresight of numismatic book publisher Sanford J. Durst this book is made available with a limited edition of only 500 copies.
This is a must-have book for the serious collector of United States Notes!
FFinances and Paper Money of the U.S. Revolutionary War by J. W. Schuckers
Finances and Paper Money of the U.S. Revolutionary War by J. W. Schuckers is a thorough history with substantial detail on the subject. This is a hard covered, 128 page book that is well worth the money!
Collecting Paper Money for Pleasure & Profit - by Barry Krause
Collecting paper Money for Pleasure & Profit is a comprehensive guide and handbook for collectors and investors. The book has 254 oversized pages with everything you wanted to know about collecting paper money. Covers the history of U.S. and Confederate Paper, Paper money manufacture, handling and preserving notes, collateral Fiscal paper, condition, grading, Foreign money, buying, selling, shows, dealers, errors, forgeries, periodicals, societies, bibliography and much more! Heavily illustrated and out of print.
The U.S. Mint and Coinage by Don Taxay
The U.S. Mint and Coinage, by Don Taxay, a noted expert wrote this classic often quoted history of U.S. Coinage from its beginning. Heavily illustrated, 400 pages and hard covered. A really fine work and a must for every collectors library.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing - The First Hundred Years (1862-1962)
History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing - The First 100 years 1862-1962, producer of U.S. Stamps and Paper Money. This is a high quality reprint of a scarce book issued by the Bureau and given to its employees. There are 200, well illustrated pages. The original book sells for $175.00 if you can find one!
Obsolete Paper Money Issued By Banks In the U.S. 1782 - 1866 - By Q. David Bowers
Award-winning author and historian Q. David Bowers explores the fascinating world of "obsolete currency" - the colorful, ornate paper money that first circulated in the 13 colonies and served American commerce up through the Civil War.
Confederate States Paper Money 12th. Edition. The origional text works of Arlie R. Slabaugh have been updated and edited by George S. Cuhaj with revised pricing by William Brandimore!
Collecting Confederate Paper Money Field Edition 2014 - by Pierre Fricke
Award winning author Pierre Fricke released the revised 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. Book includes history, grading, rarity and values for all 70 types, all significant known varieties, all major contemporary counterfeit types, and CSA bonds!
Counterfeit Confederate Currency - by George B. Tremmel
In his new Guide Book of Counterfeit Confederate Currency, George Tremmel updates his groundbreaking note-by-note research, and expands into counterfeit bonds, shinplasters, and Treasury note sheets. Along the way he immerses the reader in an engaging history of the events and people involved in the production and passing of counterfeits during the Civil War, and the countermeasures the Confederate Treasury Department took to protect its paper money. Book also covers Rarity and Values!
Krause - Confederate States Paper Money
This engaging, easy-to-use and even easier-to-carry updated new color edition of the ultimate Confederate paper money reference reads like an intriguing Civil War tale; without compromising any of the up-to-date market values and identifying data you rely on.
The Official Red Book - A Guide Book of Southern States Currency - By Hugh Shull
Building on the classic foundation laid by Colonel Grover Criswell, paper currency expert Hugh Shull presents an authoritative guide to the state-issued money of the South, from the pre-Civil War era through the war years, and into the late 1800's.
Confederate States Paper Money - by Arlie R. Slabaugh
This book was updated by Doug Ball, a major scholar on the subject, it is 70 pages, well illustrated, and includes all 7 issues of the confederacy. It contains errors, counterfeits, vignettes, value guides, quantity issued, and is heavily illustrated.
Fractional Money (U.S. Coins and Paper Money) by Neil Carothers
Fractional Money by Neil Corothers is a history of Small Coins and Fractional Paper Currency of the United States. This absolutely necessary book for the collector covers: Colonies. U.S. Revolutionary Period. Foundations of U.S. Coinage. Coinage Laws, 1793-1857. The Civil War Period. Silver Coinage History, to the present. This is a highly informative book written with great detail. This book is out of print and difficult to locate!
U.S. Large Size Star Notes 1910-1929 - By Murray
Extremely informative book on the subject of United States Large Size Star Notes, fully illustrated and complete with current market values.
National Bank Notes - By Don C. Kelly
This is the concise and complete reference for all National Bank Notes. Features 500 pages that include a tutorial which lets you identify every type of national bank note ever issued. Updated note values and populations based on a census of over 320,000 notes. Includes State maps, a database of National Bank Cashier and President names and much more. The Census CD, previously sold separately, will be bound inside the rear cover in this edition. It offers instant access to the 320,000-note census.
National Currency and Analysis with Values 1st. Edition Written by Robert W. Liddell and William Litt, this authoritative reference works on both large and small size national currency notes is a complete storehouse of knowledge covering every note issued from every bank that issued notes.
Comprehensive Catalog of U.S. Paper Money - By Gene Hessler & Carlson Chambliss
This Comprehensive Catalog of U.S. Paper Money by Gene Hessler and Carlson Chambliss covers all United States Federal Currency since 1812. This updated and expanded edition is one of the most thorough and informative paper money references in print.
Friedberg Paper Money of the United States
This landmark work is the standard reference on American currency. It is internationally acknowledged as the most comprehensive and universally recognized guide on the subject, illustrating and evaluating all types of United States paper money.
An Official Whitman® Guidebook United States Currency - 5th edition.
Hobby legend Kenneth Bressett covers large-size, small-size, and fractional paper money in the newly revised and updated 5th edition of United States Currency. United States Currency is a perennial favorite among hobbyists. It appeals especially to beginning and intermediate collectors, but its solid and engaging numismatic text (written by the longtime editor of the Guide Book of United States Coins) is valuable for longtime collectors and dealers as well.
Krause - Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money
This full-color guide is the most comprehensive catalog devoted to United States federal currency issues. Arranged by denomination for ease of use, you will find the concise descriptions and current market values inside this book to be what you need for savvy sales and conscientious collecting. The book includes: Large and small size currency, Silver and gold certificates, National bank notes by state, Pre-Civil War treasury notes, Encased postage stamps and postage stamp envelopes, Fractional currency and Military payment certificates.
Official Blackbook of U.S. Currency
This is an indispensable, easy-to-use sourcebook for collectors. Filled with the most current values and the latest market reports, this guide has all the information you need to become a knowledgeable collector of paper money.
Warman's U.S. Coins & Currency Field Guide 4th. Edition This pudgy little reference book features more than 500 color pictures and updated pricing for U.S. Coins and Currency. Chapters include education information for buying, selling and handling numismatic collectibles, Content and values for coins and currency from 1809 to the present, for Half Cents to Silver Dollar, including Government issued sets, Popular U.S. Large and Small size notes.
Collector's Guide to Modern Federal Reserve Notes 1963 to 2009
Well-known numismatic researcher and paper-money dealer Robert Azpiazu explores modern Federal Reserve Notes of the $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations in this new guidebook from Whitman Publishing. Drawing on his own expertise, as well as assistance from a distinguished panel of contributors, Azpiazu presents a detailed and reader-friendly study targeted at FRN collectors - the largest segment of the U.S. Paper-money market. Coverage also includes BEP products not made for general circulation and not currently covered in the hobby's standard references.
The Collectors Guide to $1 FRN's Series 1963-2003A - By Robert Azpiazu
This book contains just about everything for all 22 series of Federal Reserve Notes issued from 1963 - 2003A. Block runs-Print runs- Serial numbers from each and every one dollar note ever printed on federal reserve notes. The book also includes current retail prices.
Small Sized High Denomination Notes - By Stephen M. Sullivan
This reference book is 156 pages of information and census data on $500 and $1000 Gold Certificates, $500 and $1000 Federal Reserve Note Stars, and $5000 and $10,000 Federal Reserve Notes.
Standard Guide to Small-Size Paper Money 10th edition - By Schwartz & Lindquist
The most complete works on small-size U.S. Currency!
Comprehensive Catalog of Military Payment Certificates - By Fed Schwan
The Comprehensive Catalog of Military Payment Certificates (MPC) is the definitive reference works on the subject. Author Fred Schwan who is the acknowledged expert on these colorful and attractive notes, provides a great deal of historical documentation on the use of MPC's, along with photos of vignettes, essays, errors and valuations.
A Concise Catalog of U.S. Military Payment Certificates - By: Charlson R. Chambliss
This book introduces the collector to the world of Military Payment Certificates (MPCs) with a complete reference guide that includes a catalog numbering system, notes printed and condition premium pricing. Chapters include details on Specimen notes, MPC Errors, Voided MPCS, Counterfeits, Replicas, and POGs of the AAFES.
U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes - By Gene Hessler
A FEAST FOR THE EYES! That's what is being said about the 2nd edition of U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes. This expanded 262-page book is a banquet of remarkable bank note illustrations that have never been published before. For illustrations of U.S. Paper money designs that "might have been" and rare issued notes that are shown here for the first time, this is the only source available. The first edition was published
US Error Note Encyclopedia by Stephen M. Sullivan 2nd. Edition.
Last published in 1997, Sullivan's Error Note Encyclopedia is both an educational and valuable reference tool for beginners to advance collectors.
U.S. Paper Money Errors - By Frederick J. Bart
A comprehensive catalog and price guide with up-to-date values for many common and rare types of errors. From double denominations to inverts to multiple printings, more than 500 photos depict the errors listed in this excellent catalog. in 1979.
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