Author Howard M. Berlin has produced the standard reference on the coins and currency of Palestine under the British Mandate. He opens with a brief history of Palestine through the final partition of Palestine in 1948. This is followed by a history of the Palestine Currency Board and chapters detailing the coins and banknotes released during the British Mandate. The appendices include a concordance of the catalogue numbering systems used for the coins and banknotes of the Mandate, as well as a checklist. The author identifies coins and currency by date and denomination only, he does not create his own numbering system. [hardcover, 152 pages, b&w photos].
This is a wonderful reference filled with illustrations of rare US Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes. The photos are accompanied by detailed catalog listings developed by the author, Gene Hessler, an acknowledged expert in US currency. After looking at many of the essays, readers will wonder why some of them were never placed into circulation; they are that beautiful. [hardcover, 262 pages, b&w illustrations].
The 3rd edition of "the complete catalog of United States large size ** star ** notes from 1910-1929. This great new edition by renowned numismatist Douglas D. Murray is finally here after 11 years in the making. This comprehensive books gives you everything you need to know about large size star notes and much more. It of course has all the new updated data of added serial numbers and prices but also is jam packed with information about "mules", "errors", how pricing was done and tons of history about these great rarity's that only Doug Murray could dig up for your reading enjoyment. Just as a side notation I, Ray Alfini, did participate in this venture by doing the pricing in now "5" full grades including vg/fine, very/fine, extra/fine, about uncirculated and choice crisp uncirculated. For you that are new to the hobby one of the first questions that i've been asked is: how can you have an 1899 1.00 silver certificate eagle *star* if they didn't start making stars until 1910? Will it's quite simple. In 1910 they were still producing the 1899 1.00 silver along with lots of other notes can came previous to that year including the 1880 20.00 legal tender. Remember stars must!!! Hav