Florida Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1817-1934

Overview

Tying together the history and economic development of the state, this catalog of Florida paper money covers Colonial days through the Great Depression-765 notes in all.

The book includes currency issued by governments such as the Territory of Florida and the state of Florida; scrip issued by 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 ...

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Overview

Tying together the history and economic development of the state, this catalog of Florida paper money covers Colonial days through the Great Depression-765 notes in all.

The book includes currency issued by governments such as the Territory of Florida and the state of Florida; scrip issued by 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 of rarity using the familiar Sheldon scale. Whenever possible, the author has identified portraits of real and mythological characters or allegorical representations on the notes.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786466054
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Benice (Sarasota, Florida) is a retired mathematician 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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