Collecting Confederate Paper Money - Field Edition 2014 now available! See information and order details below!
"Pierre Fricke's 2008 Collecting Confederate Paper Money book stimluated my interest and enjoyment of the hobby. This book is designed for the needs of the 21st century collector helping me make better collecting decisions. With this book, I can fully enjoy the beauty and enhance my understanding of the history and value of my collection. The additions and updates in his 2014 edition further solidify this book as the standard Confederate money guide"
Travis Butler, Millennial Generation collector
"Numismatic Literary Guild Award Winner Pierre Fricke has taken the most essential portions of the Best U. S. Paper Money Book of 2005, and created a "must-have'' addition to every CSA collector's library. This is a book you can use at home, take to shows, and highly recommend to everyone who collects, or wants to collect Confederate paper money. Talk about getting your money's worth! Read the first 100 pages alone and you will know far more than the average casual collector or dealer. Use the new feature that gives you side-by-side comparisons of genuine notes and counterfeits, and you will never have any doubts about what you are buying. Study the chapter on grading, and you will no longer have to depend on a second, third, or even fourth party's opinion about the condition of any note. You will get the most recent price valuations in all of the grades you need. You will get rarity ratings based on years of experience and real data. What more could you ask for?"
Stephen Goldsmith on the 2008 Field Edition
"Pierre Fricke's new book Collecting Confederate Paper Money is THE most important CSA currency book in the last 90 years. The author's grasp of his material and systematic presentation will open this field to many new collectors, as well as add interest and impetus to the collecting habits of "old hands" of this material. Doug Ball would be pleased with such an able and articulate heir."
--Fred Reed, Editor/Publisher PAPER MONEY for the 2005 Edition
Easy beginner type ID plates
More than 200 people’s input included
100 pages of introductory material including history, ways to collect, and the only photo grading guide for CSA currency
Values for type notes in choice, average, cut-cancelled and impaired quality for each grade
Values for rare varieties, counterfeit types and CSA bonds & updated market analysis
Type/rare variety condition census
Hundreds of color pictures drawn from the most extensive type and variety collections
Montgomery notes, T-27, T-35 up-to-date census
PCGS, PMG, CC&A pricing
Military, civil and place issue T-39-40-41 rarity and values
Trans-Miss rarity and values
Collecting Confederate Paper Money - Field Edition 2014 by Pierre Fricke - NEW!
The new portable CSA paper money guide that people have asked for is here! This is a full color, 576 page, 6" x 9" guide that is easy to use and carry around.
I've received input from over 200 people giving feedback on information presented and usability. One new element of this review phase was that we included people not directly involved in collecting or dealing in CSA paper money which added significant value in terms of usability.
There are several innovations present in this book, not found in any other paper money book. The regular issue and contemporary counterfeits are presented side-by-side, helping people tell the difference. Pricing for traditional and 3rd party grading is now included. A simple guide to identify types. A value and rarity guide for Train and Hoer issuers and place issued. Trans-Mississippi issue values and rarity. There is a summary of both the type and variety condition census contained within, but in a format similar to what Dr. Sheldon used in his 1949 Early American Cents portable book to save space. A price guide for CSA bonds is included as there is no current plans for an update to Dr Ball's book, but new pricing information is needed. There is new information regarding the evolution of the hobby which has been quite dramatic in the 21st century - moreso than in any time in the past with the possible exceptions of the 1880s and 1950s. Some of this includes more about how to navigate the different styles of grading - including a table mapping equivalent grades across collector-oriented, market-oriented, CC&A, PCGS and other grading services.
It may be ordered on this web page or from many numismatic book dealers. It also will be put on Amazon.com and may appear in other mass market channels.
Collecting Confederate Paper Money - Field Edition 2014