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Nearly 500 New Zealand notes on offer

Nearly 500 bank note lots will headline a combined notes, coins, tokens, errors and medals auction on offer from Mowbray Collectables May 25-26. Among the 920 lots in the catalog are Chinese, Scottish, English, and United States notes. The New … Continue reading

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First-rate speakers heading IPMS

The International Paper Money Show has lined up a stellar group of speakers at its June 7-10 Kansas City show. It is a veritable who’s who put together by Peter Huntoon, whose articles appear in every issue of Bank Note … Continue reading

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Straits Settlement $10 tops $153K

Spink London’s April paper money sale featured two catalogs: that encompassing a wide-range of world paper and that of the specialist Shlomo Tepper Collection of Palestine. The grand total for the sale was $2,479,298. As was expected presale, one note … Continue reading

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Iowa to host bank note seminar

The Higgins Museum 2018 National Bank Note Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, at the museum in Okoboji, Iowa. Six prominent speakers have been scheduled: Peter Huntoon, Mark Drengson, Steven J. Sweeney, Larry Adams, Michael B. Scacci, and Mark … Continue reading

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Printers’ samples increase options

By Neil Shafer Printers’ samples take a number of forms. Among those more often seen are bank note-like pieces approximating a piece of paper money, usually with a design incorporating some well-known historical figure or scene. At times, especially during … 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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Inscribed bank notes evoke history

By Mark Hotz This month, continuing in my series on inscribed currency in my collection, I am including a group of evocative notes. Inscribed currency does not have to be of the “short snorter” class to illustrate history or provide … Continue reading

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First type 2 $20 Farmers National Bank of Clay sheet

By Peter Huntoon Richard Deavers of Kentucky has unveiled a choice $20 type 2 sheet from The Farmers National Bank of Clay, representing the first sheet and first type 2 $20s reported from the bank. The top note is illustrated … Continue reading

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Nashville: Same title, two charter numbers

By Peter Huntoon This is the story of the neat pair of Series 1902 blue seals from the Fourth and First National Bank of Nashville. One carries the charter number 1669 and the other 150. To understand this situation, we … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Name too ‘brassy’ for town

By Peter Huntoon How on earth did a town in Iowa end up with the name Goldfield in a state with no known gold-bearing rocks? The answer seems beyond fiction! According to A History of the Origin of the Place … Continue reading

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