The Encyclopedia of National Bank Notes, by Peter Huntoon

The Encyclopedia of National Bank Notes (ENBN) is a compilation of Peter Huntoon and his co-authors’ expertise about National Bank Notes. This comprehensive Encyclopedia approximately triples the information in Huntoon’s three previous books on the topic, and is replete with fresh, unpublished material and data. It encompasses the entire 73 year national bank note era from 1863 to 1935, and therefore includes both large and small size notes.

Peter has been researching and writing about national bank notes since 1966. His forte continues to be the original research on nationals from Treasury records housed at the United States National Archives and from the massive holding of Bureau of Engraving and Printing proofs in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He has maintained the most current information on every aspect of the field. He has never hesitated to enter into joint research projects and to coauthor articles with the most renowned currency researchers.

The Encyclopedia builds on past articles and books with thoroughly updated and expanded information, insights, and illustrations. Several of the introductory chapters will appear on the NCF website and the remaining will be published serially on the website.

Copyright for the Encyclopedia of National Bank Notes is held by the National Currency Foundation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express permission of the NCF.

Ch 1: The Civil War, the Comptroller’s Office, and 73 Years of National Bank Note Currency

Ch 2: History of the National BankNote Issues