Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

Star signatures appear on short snorters

By Mark Hotz This month, in my continuing series of signed currency in my collection, the so-called “short snorters,” we will look at some of my favorite notes. These are the short snorters signed by famous people of the day: … Continue reading

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Early streetcar shines on transportation ticket

By Neil Shafer Have a look at how one of the California Street Cable Railroad Co.’s streetcars looked in 1898, the date this company check for $4.90 was written. The rendition shows great detail even though the check is only … Continue reading

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Provenance of very first federal notes

By Peter Huntoon My article in the June 2017 Bank Note Reporter tracking the provenance and whereabouts of the very first Federal notes that had been saved by Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln’s Treasury secretary, resonated with a lot of people. … Continue reading

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Repeater serials rare on Gold notes

By Peter Huntoon Serial number aficionado Logan Talks recently obtain this exceptional $20 Gold note with repeater serial A32003200A from an eBay offering. Repeater serials on Gold notes are all but unheard of, so finding one with this nice arrangement … Continue reading

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Anderson Collection to cross block

“The largest, finest, and most complete collection of Large Size United States paper money types in existence today … rivaled only by great collections of generations ago that have long since been dispersed,” is how Stack’s Bowers Galleries has described … Continue reading

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National bank note sports Western town name

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Plentywood, Mont., charter 10438, sports one of those Western town names that you just can’t beat with a stick. The town is located out on the eastern plains of Montana, just inside … Continue reading

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Huntoon issues call for IPMS speakers

Peter Huntoon, who heads up the educational offerings each year at the International Paper Money Show, has put out a call for papers for this year’s IPMS. The show is slated for June 7-10 at the Sheraton Kansas City Crown … Continue reading

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Colonial Fiji notes excite in Noble sale

By Kerry Rodgers The four high-denomination issues from Fiji’s colonial past described in November’s Bank Note Reporter all attracted considerable bidder interest at Noble Numismatics’ fall sale in Sydney. First up on the block was a George VI £10 dated … Continue reading

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Upswing in Federal Reserve $10s, $20s

By Bill Brandimore By the time you read this, the Florida United Numismatists show will be history, and I’ll be sorting out the results. I received an email from North Dakota dealer Scott Lindquist, who is anticipating offering some really … Continue reading

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BEP intaglio prints recall WWI

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced the latest addition to the Intaglio Print Subscription Program, the World War I 100th Anniversary 2018 Intaglio Print Collection. The Treasury Department issued Liberty Loans and Victory Bonds produced by the BEP … Continue reading

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