Panic Scrip of 1893, 1907 and 1914

An Illustrated Catalog of Emergency Monetary Issues


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About the Book

This extensively illustrated work catalogs all known U.S. emergency currency issues of the panics of 1893, 1907 and 1914. Nearly 900 photographs show most types of these privately produced substitutes for money. The book also includes contextual historical information and authoritative appendices by Steve Whitfield on labor scrip and Loren Gatch on the background leading to these currency issues.

About the Author(s)

Neil Shafer has been a professional numismatic cataloger and author for more than 50 years and has been inducted into the American Numismatic Association and the International Bank Note Society Halls of Fame. He writes monthly for Bank Note Reporter.
Tom Sheehan is a longtime coin collector and an avid researcher of Washington State numismatics who studies and collects panic scrip.
Fred Reed has been an editor of both Paper Money and Coin World magazines. He lives in Dallas.

Bibliographic Details

Neil Shafer and Tom Sheehan
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 416
Bibliographic Info: 808 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7577-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0570-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface 1

How to Use This Book 3

Part I. Scrip from the Panic of 1893 7

Part II. Scrip from the Panic of 1907 57

Part III. Scrip from the Financial Crisis of 1914 337


A. 1907 Pseudo or Parody Scrip 353

B. Miscellaneous Scrip 356

C. The Clearing House Certificate as a Cash Substitute, 1857–1933 (by Loren Gatch) 368

D. G.B. DeBernardi Labor Exchange Scrip of 1895–1905 (by Steven K. Whitfield) 383

Bibliography 395

Index 397

Book Reviews & Awards

“comprehensive and authoritative”—The Numismatist; “indispensable”—ARBA; “never has anyone covered these three periods of the panic in such an authoritative and comprehensive manner…excellent…a must buy for all numismatists”—The E-Sylum.