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Interesting error on 1899 Vernon-Treat plate

By Peter Huntoon When BEP personnel were certifying the four-subject $1 Silver Certificate Series of 1899 Vernon-Treat plate bearing Treasury plate number 30692, plate serial number 5500, on July 21, 1909, someone noticed that siderographer Charles A. Hall had accidentally … Continue reading

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‘Year of the Dog’ marked

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has announced a new addition to its Lucky Money Collection: “Year of the Dog 2018.” The dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with … Continue reading

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New edition of Bressett reference

Whitman Publishing has released the new 7th edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency, by Kenneth Bressett. The full-color, 352-page softcover book is available online and from booksellers and hobby retailers nationwide. It retails for $19.95. Bressett is … Continue reading

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Paper money of India in spotlight

The 5,138 lots of Noble Numismatics’ recent sale in Sydney included a notable group of 114 items of paper money of India assembled by a Melbourne collector. Most were issues of the British Raj. They included the rare, the occasional … Continue reading

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Six Seated Liberty top picks

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Like it or not,the largest denomination U.S. coin in circulation is the quarter. It wasn’t always this way, of course, and when I first became aware of the buying potential of coins, half dollars circulated freely, … Continue reading

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More inscribed Civil War notes

By Mark Hotz Last month, I wrote about some inscribed currency from the Civil War, and the response was very positive, so I thought I would continue with more offerings. I have been looking for interesting Civil War-inscribed items for … Continue reading

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Meet another money copier

By Neil Shafer This image is a faithful copy of one side of the famous “Battleship” $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note of 1918. It was produced by another near-famous money copier, Tim Prusmack. Tim would come to certain shows and … Continue reading

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Interesting tale behind founding of Liberal, Mo.

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Liberal, Mo., charter 7094, lasted less than seven years between 1903 and 1910 before being converted into the Bank of Liberal under a state charter. During its short existence, the bankers issued … Continue reading

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Was Boggs an artist or a counterfeiter?

Editor’s Note: This article is Part II of a two-part study of James Stephen George Boggs, the internationally famous money artist who died at age 62 in late January of this year. Click here to read Part I. By Neil … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: Lowest star serial number for 1928B Silver Certificate

By Peter Huntoon Bank Note Reporter reader Bill Russell sent a scan of his $1 Silver Certificate 1928B with serial *26879136A, which is now the lowest star serial number recorded for the 1928B series. His beautiful note is 217,807 lower … Continue reading

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