Florida Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1817-1934

Florida Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1817-1934

by Ronald J. Benice
     
 

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The earliest known dated Florida currency was issued by Gregor MacGregor for his independent Republic of the Floridas, which he established on Amelia Island in 1817. Tying together the history and economic development of the state, this catalog of Florida paper money includes currency from Colonial days through the Great Depression.

Detailing 765 notes, it

Overview

The earliest known dated Florida currency was issued by Gregor MacGregor for his independent Republic of the Floridas, which he established on Amelia Island in 1817. Tying together the history and economic development of the state, this catalog of Florida paper money includes currency from Colonial days through the Great Depression.

Detailing 765 notes, it features currency issued by governments such as the Territory of Florida and the state of Florida; scrip issued by various cities and counties; and notes issued by banks, railroads, insurance companies, merchants and individuals. Entries provide information on the paper money's issuers and engravers as well as an estimate regarding each currency's rarity using the familiar Sheldon scale. Whenever possible, the author has identified portraits of real and mythological characters or allegorical representations appearing on the notes.]

Editorial Reviews

Paper Money
thorough...well-illustrated...well-defined...excellent, comprehensive history
Florida Historical Quarterly
a very useful volume
The Numismatist
well-illustrated...wonderful...excellent...Benice gets our highest praise for assembling such a wonderful collection of Florida fiscal paper money...Benice has hit a grand-slam home run with this well-researched and written reference

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466054
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Ronald J. Benice (Sarasota, Florida) is a retired mathematican and telecommunications director. He is the award-winning author of several books as well as many articles on paper money. Fred Reed has been an editor of both Paper Money and Coin World magazines. He lives in Dallas.

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