The 26th Edition of the Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money will be available soon, and recognition for the 25th edition!
Orders are now being accepted for the 26th edition of the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money. We have received a very few “checking copies” from the printer – basically to approve and accept the order as bound, and the shipment will soon be received at our distribution center.
This new edition is our second year with the 6x9 format and nearly full color illustrations. I continue to be the editor, and this year, we have added William Brandimore as the market analyst. In addition to a bunch of new release information, older listings long a part of the book now return to the product - namely the chapters on Civil War Envelopes, Philippines Currency under US Administration, Fractional Currency Specimens, and error notes. These items were deleted from the 25th edition due to a set pre-determined page count limit. It also gave us an extra year to get nice quality color illustrations of these sections. Taking that in mind, we budgeted for 100 more pages than the 25th edition and thus at the retail price of $26.99 the book continues to be a bargain reference for the US bank note collector.
That all said and done, The Numismatic Literary Guild presented me with an Extraordinary Merit Award for the work on the 25th edition of the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money. It is always nice to receive recognition from the community for a job well done. It was the only award presented to the KP Numismatic Book department. In the photo, David Alexander is presenting me with the plaque award. David Kranz, editor of Bank Note Reporter, took the photo.