NEW BOOK ON PANIC SCRIP
N.O.W. member and author Neil Shafer has written the definitive work on Panic Scrip. Entitled “Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914, An Illustrated Catalog of Emergency Monetary Issues”. The publisher, McFarland & Company - a leading independent publisher of academic and non-fiction books, states:
“This extensively illustrated work catalogs all known U.S. emergency currency issues of the panics of 1893, 1907 and 1914. Nearly 900 photographs show most types of these privately produced substitutes for money. The book also includes contextual historical information and authoritative appendices by Steve Whitfield on labor scrip and Loren Gatch on the background leading to these currency issues.”
Co-authored with Tom Sheehan and Edited by Fred Reed, at 416 pages, it is certainly the most thoroughly researched and illustrated book on the subject to date and a truly worthy achievement. An N.O.W. member for over 40 years, Shafer said he began the research and compiling data on Panic Scrip back in the 1980’s and is pleased it has finally come to fruition. As an organization dedicated to the expansion of knowledge and education in all areas of the numismatic hobby, N.O.W. is proud to be mentioned in the book as one of several benefactors providing funding to complete the publication, along with the Society of Paper Money Collectors, Central States Numismatic Society, Milwaukee Numismatic Society, and South Shore Coin Club. We congratulate Neil on this outstanding achievement.
The book is available online directly from McFarland & Company Publishers, on Amazon, or other numismatic book sellers.
RACINE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY TO HOST N.O.W SHOW FEB. 23, 2014
The annual N.O.W. show will be held February 23rd, 2014 at Roma Lodge in Racine, Wisconsin. There will be over 50 tables and 33 dealers (ALL N.O.W. MEMBERS!!) and exhibits with prizes awarded. There will be a special issue Red Book to celebrate the Racine Numismatic Society’s 75th anniversary. Also a ceremony honoring R.S. Yeoman, with the City of Racine to declare February 23, 2014 ‘R.S. Yeoman Day’.
Don’t miss this show! And don’t miss the special article IN THIS ISSUE for more information about the show, the history of the RNS, and tribute to R.S. Yeoman.
In The News
(Links open in new window.)