The Guide Book of United States Paper Money is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash. Written by numismatists Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, the 416-page guide is printed in full color with hundreds of high-resolution images.
Thousands of federally issued notes are cataloged in detail in the Guide Book of United States Paper Money. Some are valuable rarities like Gold Certificates and $1,000 Federal Reserve Notes. Others are currency found in our wallets today. The book explores topics such as grading standards; star notes, the $2 bill, and World War II notes; American money in the Civil War; the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; how cash is designed, printed, and distributed; how to collect, store, and care for paper money; and the many kinds of federal paper money printed from the 1860s to today’s Federal Reserve Notes. The authors cover recent developments in the hobby including possible redesigns of the $20, $10, and $5 bills.
On the market side, the book combines the standard Friedberg cataloging system with retail values in multiple grades for each note.
Authors Arthur and Ira Friedberg are well known in the numismatic world. They have been professional numismatists for more than 30 years. Both joined their father’s family firm, The Coin & Currency Institute, after college. Since then they have established themselves as award-winning authors, coin dealers, researchers, and numismatic consultants to numerous governments and organizations.
The Guide Book of United States Paper Money covers notes from $10,000 down to $1 face value; Treasury notes of the War of 1812; encased postage stamps; Fractional Currency; error notes; signatures on U.S. currency; uncut sheets; and other hobby topics. It includes a glossary and a bibliography for further research.
A Guide Book of United States Paper Money, 7th edition · By Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg; introduction by David L. Ganz · ISBN 079484829X · Full color, illustrated · 6 x 9 inches, softcover, 416 pages