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About Whitman Publishing Whitman Publishing is the leading producer of numismatic reference books, supplies, and products to display and store coins and paper money. Our high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. Archival-quality Whitman folders, albums, cases, and other holders assist in keeping collectibles safe and allow them to be shown off to friends and family. Whitman is also the home of H.E. Harris postage stamp collecting supplies, including: albums, supplements, kits, books, and more.

Our Products Whitman Publishing has been in the numismatic and philatelic publishing field for almost 90 years. Our flagship titles have been the “Bibles” of the hobby since 1942 (the Blue Book) and 1946 (the Red Book). Whitman’s coin boards, folders, and albums have organized and displayed hundreds of thousands of coin collections for generations. Today we continue this long tradition with new products and publications, and the same dedication to accuracy, quality, innovations, and solid research. We design our products to appeal to all collectors for their personal collections or to be given as gifts to all ages.

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Curious Currency 2nd Edition

$16.95
SKU:
0794846394
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
Curious Currency 2nd Edition

Curious Currency 2nd Edition

$16.95
SKU:
0794846394
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
Curious Currency, 2nd edition
What is money? We use it every day without giving it a thought. But money isn’t limited to coins and paper. It includes a wide range of so-called primitive or traditional currency, surrogates for cash, and even things that are quite invisible.
In Curious Currency, author Robert D. Leonard Jr. takes you around the world as he explores the development of money from the Stone Age to the Internet Age. You’ll find a treasure trove inside this colorful, entertaining, and authoritative book: gold, silver, and blocks of salt . . . massive Yap stones and little cocoa beans . . . elephant tails, iron nails, whale teeth, human skulls, and hundreds of other examples of odd and curious money. Each has a fascinating story. Each holds a valuable lesson for anyone who earns, spends, or collects money today.
The updated second edition of this award-winning book includes new information on e-gold and PayPal, proximity payments, cellphone payments, and cryptocurrencies.
“A fresh approach to understanding the nature of money . . . an entertaining overview . . . a provocative study.” — Kenneth E. Bressett, editor emeritus of the best-selling Guide Book of United States Coins
“Strange and wondrous. This is money like you’ve never seen it before!” — Q. David Bowers, past president, American Numismatic Association Winner, “Best Specialized Book on World Coins,” Numismatic Literary Guild. 160 pages, full color, hardcover.