Paper Money Messages

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Paper Money Messages, a Pictorial Perspective (Vol 1) is a result of Jeffrey J. Wing's journeys over the past twenty years to more than thirty countries, including particularly those to some of the world's poorest countries. Jeffrey's interest in paper money originated from these diverse travels when he began to collect local currencies. Experiencing a country that had faced economic and political turmoil made him reevaluate the true value of paper money. In addition, he recognized that the imagery on a nation's currency was often a significant reflection of that nation's history and value system. More and more, Jeffrey realized that a book about paper money would extend beyond collectors, to include persons who appreciate the money's colorful imagery and/or to students of history.

Paper Money Messages

A Pictorial Perspective - Volume 1 (Global)

Authored by Jeffrey J Wing
Edition: 1

A wide range of readers will be intrigued by the subject of paper money. This book is highly illustrated, making it an enticing study for those that simply enjoy the many art forms on the world's currencies.

Paper money is part of the currency of every nation in the world, conveying messages of historical significance, ranging from the affairs of government in war and peace to the consequences of challenging economic times and political upheaval. The evolution of its colorful imagery and revealing script provide for an interesting study with broad appeal. Whether it expressed the pride that a town, state, or nation found in its historical background, its heroes and distinguished citizens, its architectural accomplishments, or even themes of religious importance and the natural environment, paper money almost always reflected the temperament of the community.

This book explores the role that money plays in our everyday lives and addresses the perception of a money's value. What is it that gives this paper any real, material value, when it is backed solely by one's faith in the government that issued it? History records the answer, by the number of governments which have experience hyperinflation. The enigma that people will accept the value of paper money unbacked by anything of real substance is a major topic covered by this book.

INDEX is shown below:



Paper Money Authenticity

Chapter 1-Images, Symbols, and Words
-U.S Paper Money
-Hidden Messages and Symbols
-Portrait Significance
-Dual Currencies
-Commemoratives and Cultures

Chapter 2-Indians, Slaves, Propaganda and War
-U.S. Slavery
-Russia / Germany
-Concentration Camps
-World War II Era
-IndoChina, Vietnam & Cambodia
-Military Payment Certificates
-Miscellaneous 1960's-1980's
-World Slavery
-Recent Propaganda

Chapter 3-World Inflation
-Zimbabwe (2006-2009)
-Romania (2003-2005)
-Turkey (2000-2005)
-Zaire/Rep. of Congo (1992-2007)
-Belarus (1992-2000)
-Peru (1991-2001)
-Angola (1987-1999)
-Georgia (1994-1995)
-Poland (1924-1994)
-Yugoslavia (1990-1994)
-Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1994)
-Mexico (1988-1992)
-Brazil (1986-1994)
-Nicaragua (1985-1991)
-Argentina (1981-1993)
-Bolivia (1981-1987)
-Chile (1967-2008)
-Hungary (1946-1957)
-Greece (1944)
-Russia (1917-1997)
-Germany (1874-1945)
-Introduction to Notgeld

Closing Thoughts


Publication Date:
1530284279 / 9781530284276
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Antiques & Collectibles / Coins, Currency & Medals

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