Stack’s Bowers Galleries Publishes U.S. Treasury Notes 1812-1865 by Nicholas J. Bruyer

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the publication of U.S. Treasury Notes 1812-1865: An Illustrated History by Nicholas J. Bruyer. This new title had its debut at the ANA World’s Fair of Money convention in Pittsburgh where Nick was on hand at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries table to meet attendees, talk paper money and personally autograph copies of his book (including for David Fanning, shown above). The book has a list price of $59.95 and is available through

This volume presents for the first time a coherent and chronologically ordered book on these early United States banknotes, providing an in-depth understanding of why many were initially issued – whether to finance wars or to salvage the United States from imminent collapse. Now collectors can approach this series with confidence, armed with newfound knowledge of the history of Treasury Notes and their significance to our nation’s monetary system. Many of the notes illustrated in the book are rare proofs or specimens, some of which were never issued or are unknown in their issued form. This isn’t just an important reference; it is an enjoyable read that is a must for any numismatic library.

The book has received rave reviews from early readers:

    “A sorely-needed book on a subject that has long been insufficiently studied and
    overlooked by all but a small segment of collectors. It is comprehensive, well
    written, and beautifully designed and illustrated.”

    – Art Friedberg, co-author Paper Money of the United States

    “Now, with the assistance of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Nicholas Bruyer has given
    U.S. Treasury Notes the spotlight they deserve. He presents them in a
    comprehensive manner, colorfully illustrated and rich in historical narrative. …
    U.S. Treasury Notes 1812–1865 is more than a catalog; it’s a well-reasoned study
    that offers new perspectives in American financial and economic history.”

    – Dennis Tucker, Whitman Publishing

    “Nick’s book is not just a great reference for those interested in collecting this
    challenging series of federal paper money, it’s also an important primer to coin
    collectors who wish to learn more about the monetary challenges this nation
    faced in its first century. CoinWeek highly recommends it.”

    – Charles Morgan, Coin Week

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