Art Posted February 3, 2010 Report Share Posted February 3, 2010 Military Payment Certificates, A Comprehensive Catalog by Fred Schwan 1997 Edition BNR Press Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 Written over a period of years this is the 1997 Edition of a book that was first issued in 1981. The book presents the history of the Military Payment Certificate and a number of associated US Military financial items such as gas coupons, MPC Coupons, Military Money Orders, etc. Mr. Schwan has been associated with MPCs since his duty days with the US Military. Because of his background, he is able to present the MPCs not only as interesting pieces of art and valuable collectibles, but also as utilitarian pieces of currency designed to aid the military's war on the black market. His descriptions of "C" days are enjoyable and new news to many non-military collectors. I'm sure they were not nearly so interesting to those involved. Checklists for the MPC series are presented on the inside front and rear of the book. Inside details of each series of notes with front and rear photographs are presented. Information about the years of printing, issue, and withdrawal are presented. I had never known about the MPC replacement notes before reading this book. The design for each series is discussed along with information about the sources of the vignettes that have been used. I'd say this is a "must have" book for anyone who is seriously considering a collection of MPCs. Here's a trivia piece for you. Did you know that the US Issued a series of notes containing a portrait of a Korean Admiral? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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