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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 4

NEW BOOK EXPLORES AMERICA'S GREATEST CURRENCY NOTES

Chris Chapel of Whitman Publishing forwarded a release about
the new book on U.S. paper money by Dave Bowers and David
Sundman. Pricing information was provided by Tom Denly, owner
of Denly's of Boston. Congratulations to the authors and Whitman
- it sounds like a beautiful book.

"Whitman Publishing announces the release of The 100 Greatest
American Currency Notes, by Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman.
In this beautifully illustrated book, two of America's best-known
numismatists take the reader on a personal guided tour of the
paper money of colonial America, the Continental Congress, the
early states, the Confederacy, old banks, and private issuers.

"Each of the 100 Greatest was voted into place by leading paper
currency dealers, researchers, and historians," says Whitman
president Mary Counts. Inside the reader will find prized and
seldom seen rarities-the unique and high-valued pieces that
collectors dream about. The famous Grand Watermelon, featured
on the front cover, tips the scale as the world's first
million-dollar currency note. The book also explores more
available and widely popular notes: pieces so beautiful or with
such strange and fascinating stories that everybody wants one.
The Lazy Deuce, the Tombstone Note, the Buffalo Bill, and dozens
more are pictured in bold full color."

"The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes is not just a price
guide or a fancy picture book," says Whitman publisher Dennis
Tucker. "It's a time machine that takes the reader to a hundred
different points in American history. And it's a fascinating
introduction to the hobby of collecting paper money."

"The book is coffee-table-size, 224 pages, full color, with
photographs and stories for every note. It also includes market
values, price histories, field populations, census reports,
quantities printed, and auction records. Retail price is $29.95.
The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes will be available in
February at hobby shops and bookstores nationwide."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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