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Treasury Notes of the War of 1812

Author Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D., recently released a new 52-page hardbound story and catalog listing titled Treasury Notes of the War of 1812.


This is the first reference work covering the complete accounting of the first circulating currency of the United States.

Related in succinct yet comprehensive narrative, this work tells the story of our fledgling nation’s struggles to finance the War of 1812 against Great Britain, often called, “America’s Second War for Independence.”

Without garnering adequate funding from import duties and loans, paper currency proponents eventually prevailed over political opposition, resulting in Congress authorizing the Treasury Department to print interest-bearing Treasury Notes and eventually non-interest-bearing notes, which circulated as the new nation’s first currency.

This often overlooked but immensely important series of U.S. paper currency is presented with a dozen tables, over a hundred citations and references, and a complete listing with images of all known issues, types, and varieties for the first time.

Only 250 copies of this limited edition hardbound book are available.

They may be purchased for $39.95 each plus postage & handling by contacting or calling 888-852-4467.

The book is also available online at

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