Guide Book of Civil War Tokens

Guide Book of Civil War Tokens

by Q. David Bowers
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Guide Book of Civil War Tokens by Q. David Bowers

Civil War tokens are tangible reminders of this country's history. These small, cent-sized tokens served as emergency "money" during the small-change shortage of 1862-1865. Today they are highly collectible, and A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens elevates the collecting and study of these once-shunned imitation cents to a new level of scholarship and accessibility. Novice and experienced collectors alike, as well as history buffs and everyone interested in the Civil War, will find this volume a fascinating and indispensable reference.

  • A wealth of information not in print in any other single source
  • Detailed historical background
  • Valuations
  • How to collect Civil War tokens and store cards
  • Nearly every known die illustrated and described
  • All known issuers discussed
  • Technical information
  • Legendary rarities
  • More than 2,000 full-color photos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794824532
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: The Official Red Book Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 628,592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Fred L. Reed iv

Reminiscence Dr. George Field vi

Introduction ix

Style, Terminology, and Arrangement Notes x

Chapter 1 Overview and Key to Using This Book 1

Chapter 2 Before the Civil War 5

Chapter 3 Money of the Civil War 12

Chapter 4 Civil War Tokens and the History of Collecting Them 41

Chapter 5 Aspects of Collecting Civil War Tokens 64

Chapter 6 Patriotic Civil War Tokens 92

Chapter 7 Civil War Store Cards 200

Appendix I Selected Civil War Token Engravers and Coiners 404

Appendix II Location Unknown Civil War Store Cards 412

Appendix III Fuld Numbers Now Non-Contemporary 413

Appendix IV Non-Contemporary Store Cards, by Issuer 414

Appendix V Encased Postage Stamps of 1862 418

Notes 425

About the Author 435

Credits and Acknowledgments 435

Index 437

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was a gift for my husband. He is thrilled to have what he says is "the first decent resource to ID CW tokens"