State-chartered American banks issued their own money from 1782 to 1866, before the modern era of National Banks and the Federal Reserve. These two volumes of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money cover the entire state of Massachusetts, from Abington to Yarmouth.
Explore the history of every Massachusetts town and city, as well as of every bank in those towns that issued this uniquely American currency. Each note is studied, and hundreds are pictured in full color, with information on grading, rarity, values, significant auction results, advice for collectors, and more.
• 928 pages total • 1,500+ images • Covering 125 towns and cities, 331 banks, and 8,445 notes