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QUERY: CONFEDERATE CURRENCY CATALOG CENSUS
Fred Reed forwarded this query. Hopefully, our readers will be able to assist. -EditorHere.s a numismatic bibliographic problem that I hope your readers can help me solve. As you may recall, I.ve written extensively in the past about the history of Confederate currency collecting in Bank Note Reporter, and will return to that subject when the current series on counterfeiting of Legal Tender Notes winds down.
My colleagues and I are attempting to determine the relative rarities of early Confederate currency catalogs, namely Lee.s 1875 catalog, Haseltine.s 1876 catalog, Thian.s 1885 catalog, and Massamore.s 1889 catalog, by taking a census of extant copies.
The works of interest are:
If readers of The E-Sylum having copies of these publications would notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be most thankful. I can keep correspondents. identities confidential, and Confederate currency collectors and numismatic bibliophiles will have better information available.
I'll be the first to report. Here's an image of my copy of the 1876 Haseltine pamphlet. I could swear I have a copy of the Massamore publication as well, but I couldn't locate it. -Editor
While I was digging around for my Massamore (which may well be a Moon-face that exists only in my brain), I came across the following scarce items related to Confederate currency. Who else has examples of these? They are:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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