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Military Payment Certificates Hardcover – 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: B N R Press (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931960541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931960543
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,887,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bob Drake on February 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you collect military currency, you MUST have this book and it's future editions. This is the reference bible. Has pricing information, pictures of notes, explains positon numbers, # of notes printed, # of replacement notes reported and condition helping to support rarity, names countries where each series was issued, etc. If Amazon had 6 stars, this book would deserve them!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William.Myers on June 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book has everything you wanted to know about Military Payment Certificates (MPC) and a lot of information you did not know you wanted to know. It is a must for the beginner as well as the expert. It goes into great depth about the reasons behind the creation and subsequent use of MPC. It details each printing and characteristics of each one. It list information about MPC that cannot be found anywhere else and this can be an advantage to you when shopping for MPC. Whether you have a few pieces of MPC or a complete collection you must have this book. It will make the notes come to life as you read their story. I found this book does not sit on my bookshelf very long as I am pulling it off the shelf frequently.
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First, wonderful book, but don't be careless like me and get burned with an outdated edition. The 4th ed., published in 2002, is the latest ed. and is much more comprehensive. I was stupid and didn't check, and the vendor's advertisement in Amazon didn't say. I learned, too late, that I was careless and I got burned. None of that is the fault of this terrific book. Here is what I wrote about the obsolete edition I unfortunately bought:

"If this subject interests you, you will find this book highly interesting and amazingly comprehensive. One could say no book reads better, because, in fact, this book seems to have no rival. Other books discussing exist for money collectors, but are broader, not providing the depth on MPC like Mr. Schwan's excellent book does. It has an amazing amount of detail and the appendices are so detailed and helpful as to be overwhelming. The book is pricey, perhaps because the printing quantity was low. But if you like this subject, the price is worth it, because the coverage is so exhaustive. Finally, a book like this needs to be generously illustrated to be of interest. It is profusely illustrated - the number of photos is impressive. I recommend this book to every collector of MPC."
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More About the Author

I am a serious collector of various kinds of military money. Mostly I am interested in World War II and issues since then. This sounds like a very narrow interest, but it is actually very broad with many hundreds of issues, thousands of different notes and new discoveries to be made. Most of my books are related to this area of collecting. I host a meeting of collectors of like interests each year in March or April. I also teach a class on this subject each year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs every June (actually conducted by the American Numismatic Association) If you are interested in coming to either of these great events, contact me: fredschwan@yahoo.com.

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