Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

BoE says note composition won’t change

As regular BNR readers will be aware, there has been a minor uproar raging across the Atlantic as to the composition of the polymer substrate being used for the new note issues of the Bank of England. The matter concerns … Continue reading

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Names, titles of Treasury signers switched on notes

By Peter Huntoon One of the most fun 20th century low-denomination type note varieties that has been found is the $1 Series of 1917 Legal Tender error where the position of the names and titles of Treasury signers Elliott and … Continue reading

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How many 1929 sheets did Col. Green have?

By Peter Huntoon As I write this on Saturday, Aug. 1, lot 67 in the Stack’s Bowers Auction at the American Numismatic Association Auction, Session 1, labeled as U. S. Coins Part 1, consisting of 575 lots is about to … Continue reading

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Commemorative notes are all the rage

By Neil Shafer As Jimmy Durante said long ago, “Everybody wants to get into the act!” At least, that’s the way it seems to be working out insofar as new issues of notes commemorating people or special anniversaries and events … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: A lesson in naming national banks

By Peter Huntoon This attractive trio submitted by Bob Liddell offers a quick lesson in the naming of national banks. “The First National Bank of Meadville” (top note) was chartered in 1863 and failed in 1880. Charter 4938 was granted … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: ‘Boggs Note’ raises questions

By Neil Shafer You are looking at both sides of a so-called $10 “Boggs Note.” It’s one of those that Boggs printed from his original drawing and tendered as possible payment for a service he received, in this case a … Continue reading

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Note features Roosevelt signature

By Mark Hotz Although this column for many years has been dedicated to visits to small-town national banks, I started last month writing on interesting notes from my collection, and think I will continue with that for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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Rare $1,000 Gold Certificate stars

The finest known Fr. 1218f 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, graded PCGS Very Fine 35, was the star lot in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Currency Signature Auction on Aug. 3 in Denver, Colo. The rarity sold for $270,250. This price and … Continue reading

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1928 Atlanta $5,000 tops all lots

A “fully original” Atlanta 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2220-F, went for $129,250 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Official U.S. Currency Auction at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. The sale was held Aug. 2 at the Colorado … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: Traveler’s checks played their part

By Neil Shafer Traveler’s checks played their part in the postwar occupation of Germany. Most likely because of military considerations, travel was allowed on a restricted basis and only in specified areas. This particular check was an issue of the … Continue reading

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