Money and banking, illustrated by American history

By: White, Horace

Price: $79.95

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Book Condition: Good


B000858LEO xiv, 491, 6 [ads] pages. First published in 1895, this edition "revised and continued to the year 1911", per title page. Tissue-protected frontispiece illustrates gold coins in circulation 1830-1860. A most fascinating vintage view of America's monetary history with twenty-one chapters including: Money a Commodity; Coinage; Legal Tender; Gold as a Metal; The Gold Standard; Colonial Bills of Credit; Revolutionary Bills of Credit; The Greenbacks; Confederate Currency; Silver Dollars and the Panic of 1893; Functions of a Bank; The Clearing-House System; Colonial Banking; Early American Banks; The First and Second Banks of the United States; Foregin Banking Systems; The Panic of 1907; The Central Bank Question; and more. Curiously, while the copyright page suggests a printing date of 1911 Appendix D consists of the Federal Reserve Bill, stated to have been introduced in 1913, thus this copy must have been printed no earlier than 1913. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Ink stamp and early handwritten price inside front board, otherwise unmarked with average wear to embossed maroon publisher's cloth. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. Sure to be of interest to those fascinated by the perpetual question "What is a dollar"?