Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

Town name changes on Series 1929 Nationals

By Peter Huntoon Out of all the 6,996 banks that issued Series of 1929 notes, only 18 experienced town name changes during the 1929 era and issued notes with both names. We are going to be very liberal here in … Continue reading

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Notes spark exploration of Red Hook history

By Mark Hotz I hope you all enjoyed the past several months of articles on interesting historical currency items from my personal collections. I find the idea of placing a piece of currency in a particular place on a particular … Continue reading

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Star orientation documented for Dallas, San Francisco notes

By Peter Huntoon The first runs of Series of 1928 Dallas and San Francisco $100 star notes were numbered on the same 12-subject overprinting and separating press on November 22, 1929. Both press runs were 1,000 sheets each bearing serials … Continue reading

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Unreported $2 found by Liberty

Acquisition of the only known “Lazy Deuce” $2 National Bank Note from the Second National Bank of Lansing, Mich., has been reported by Thomas Coulson, Liberty Coin Service CEO and general manager, and Paul Manderscheid, the Lansing, Mich., firm’s inventory … Continue reading

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Setting one’s sights on shows

by Antoinette (Toni) Rahn One of the many things that continue to impress me about the numismatics community is the number, frequency, and organization of shows that take place. I know there are many reasons why coins and notes are … Continue reading

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Information sought on 1914 New Zealand Pay Warrant

by Neil Shafer You are looking at a piece of World War I history. This 10-shilling Pay Warrant was issued on Sept. 21, 1914, shortly after the war had begun in Europe. It was used by the New Zealand Government … Continue reading

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Wrong letter rolled in on 1875 $20 proof

The error on this 10-10-10-20 Series of 1875 proof from The Annville National Bank, PA, charter 2384, was spotted by Doug Murray. Notice that the siderographer rolled in the letter D instead of A in the righthand position on the … Continue reading

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Enjoying the opportunity to observe

by Peter Huntoon I was provided the opportunity to observe the operation of an LEPE (large examining and printing equipment) press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Washington printing plant on Nov. 13, 2017. It is the latest generation … Continue reading

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Blanks filled in for first $1 pedigree

Editor’s Note: Read more on this story here and here. by Peter Huntoon I figured I had run out of leads when I finished my February BNR article on the provenances of the three notes that Salmon P. Chase saved … Continue reading

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Marveling over unconventional notes

by Mark Hotz Last month, I concluded my multi-part series on inscribed currency, including notes from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and the ubiquitous short snorters of World War II. The last installment included miscellany. For … Continue reading

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