The Currency Proof Club's new book Fractional Currency Overview is ready. Here's the announcement.
Exploring the Certified Currency Plate Proofs: Fractional Currency Overview - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th BEP Issues - 1863-1876
by Chris Steenerson
Color or B&W Paperback
Color Version $52.99
B&W Version $24.99
ISBN-13 : 979-8588643757
Exploring the Certified Currency Plate Proofs: Fractional Currency Overview - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th BEP Issues - 1863-1876 is a reference work indexing the Fractional Currency issues produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing between Oct. 10, 1863 and Feb 15, 1876. This volume is an overview of the second, third, fourth and fifth issues of Fractional Currency. Four larger single issue volumes covering all 1,768 proofs are in the planning stages.
In 1863, Secretary Salmon Portland Chase asked for a new type of fractional currency that was more difficult to counterfeit than the original postage currency issues. The new fractional currency notes differed from the earlier 1862 postage currency issues. They were very colorful with additional printing on the reverse. They incorporated several new measures to discourage counterfeiting. These included overprints, experimental paper, silk fibers, addition of surcharges, blue end paper, and watermarking.
The series will provide a visual tour through the certified plate proofs created by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and held in the National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History. The Book series is intended for educational use only and to assist future researchers.
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