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Tuesday May 20, 2014
Whitman Publishing announces the impending release of volumes 1 and 2 of the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, by Q. David Bowers. Each volume is an 8.5 x 11 inch hardcover book printed in full color on high-quality paper. Volume 1 is "An Introduction for Collectors and Historians." Volume 2 is the first of three volumes on the New England states. The books will debut at the Memphis International Paper Money Show, June 12, 2014. After that they will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide and online (including at www.Whitman.com) for $39.95 each. The books can also be borrowed for free as a benefit of membership in the American Numismatic Association through the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
John Law is considered by some to be one of the most brilliant economic minds of his time. However, even he could not fully save France from its economic hardships. His original ideas helped the French economy, but it was not sustainable and resulted in a massive financial and economic collapse.