Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

New volumes on Scotland, Leith commems

By Neil Shafer Paper Money of Scotland, by Jonathan Callaway and Dave Murphy. Two volumes, hardcover, large octavo, 1,140 pages (both books), illustrations in color. Available from the publisher, Pam West, P.O. Box 257, Sutton Surrey, SM3 9WW, England; email … Continue reading

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Note lurked in someone’s collection for years

By Peter Huntoon This $20 Series of 1934C has a back printed from late-finished macro plate 204. It is the first reported 1934C with such a back and went by unsold in a Heritage Auction last year. Plate 204 has … Continue reading

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Obsolete currency note linked to Scotland

By Neil Shafer It appears that an obsolete currency note from Massachusetts turns out to be an important piece for more than one reason. Its relevance to Scottish notes is seen in its back design. Apparently Sir William Congreve, who … Continue reading

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Clutier, Ia., claims smallest number of sheets

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Clutier, Iowa, charter 5366, holds the distinction, thanks to a liquidation on Oct. 12, 1908, of having issued the smallest number of sheets in Iowa of any plate combination in the Series … Continue reading

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East African rarities in Spink sale

In early October, world paper collectors will be spoiled for choice in London-town. Leading the charge are three major sales at Spink. Oct. 3 sees the Ibrahim Salem collection of world notes go on the block. Those who recall the … Continue reading

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Notes of scenic Susquehanna towns

By Mark Hotz I had the opportunity recently to make a trip up the Susquehanna River to Selins Grove, Pa. Along the way, I passed several towns that had note-issuing national banks. Many were quite picturesque, so I decided to … Continue reading

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Exotic misprints never before observed

By Peter Huntoon and Lee Lofthus In all affairs of men, if it can happen, it will. What follows are transcripts of letters and memos we found in correspondence files in the National Archives. These represent fragments of voluminous correspondence … Continue reading

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Scarce 200 gulden brings $12,000

One intriguing lot in Lyn Knight’s World Live Sale held on July 30-31 was a Netherlands Indies De Javasche Bank 200 gulden, P-83. Dated 23 May 1938, this attractive piece is perhaps the scarcest denomination of the NEI dancer series, … Continue reading

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Former Treasurer Cabral to sign PMG labels

Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Paper Money Guaranty®, the firm has announced. As Treasurer of the United States, Cabral advised the Directors of the Bureau of Engraving and … Continue reading

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Heritage slates Dauer Australian notes

An entire session of Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 5-11 Long Beach World Currency Signature Auction will be devoted to the sale of Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer’s bank note collection of the Commonwealth of Australia. The 200+ lots comprising the sale … Continue reading

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