Rick Lank of Hagerstown, MD submitted this announcement of Money, Mayhem and Might, a book he's written on Civil War numismatics with his wife Becky. It's available now for preorder
at $40. -Editor
Becky and I are now taking our first orders for "Money, Mayhem and Might". At long last, the book is shaping up and taking its final form.
Over the course of the last few months, we've been unearthing many new stories and have been connecting people and places, and causes and effects, that have shaped our money — all because of
the events surrounding the U.S. Civil War and its aftermath.
We have been out on the road in the past spring and fall, sharing stories about coins and currency, and money and mayhem, to various groups in the mid-Atlantic area — mostly at large coin shows —
and we've been meeting folks of all ages who have a real curiosity about the connections between the War of the Rebellion, and the legacy of how the Civil War is reflected in our wallets and
We're shooting to have "Money, Mayhem and Might" ready and on the street by the last week of September!
Table of Contents
- Introduction / Ten Tumultuous Years, 1857 through 1867
- Glossary - A Readers guide to Terms and Slang of the Time
- A Parcel of Rogues in a Nation (Thanks Mr. Burns)
- What was in Your Wallet or Purse in the 1860s?
- Ready to Rumble; Ready for War
- No Small Change - Part A
- Fractional Currency
- No Small Change - Part B
- Queersmen, Boodle - runners and Koniackers
- "Taken in Trust" - 3 U.S. Mints held Hostage by the CSA
- The Gold Rush Down South Before the California Strike
- Tales About New Orleans and the Mint in the French Quarter
- Jefferson Davis's Talisman & the North's Mockery
- The Treasury Girls and the Legacy of Francis Spinner
- The National Bank Act and Amendments
- Joseph Wharton and the Nickel Revolution
- Talkin' Tokens
- In God We Trust vs. E Pluribus Unum
- Dead Presidents & Living Women
- Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way
- Printers of Money North and South
- Slavery Depicted on CSA Notes
- Hordes, Hoaxes and High Hopes
- The End of the Line — Literally for the CSA Treasury
- Dog Tags Made from U.S. Coins
For more information, or to order, see:
Talisman & Coiner Productions, LLC (https://talisman-coiner-productions.us/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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