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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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Newly discovered 1934 FRN tops offerings

A newly discovered Dallas 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note is sure to star in the Nov. 9 sale by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The Fr. 2221-K, in PCGS Very Fine 35, is expected to bring between $70,000 and $90,000 as part … Continue reading

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Long ‘s’ used on several notes

By Peter Huntoon Reader Nick Bruyer brought the fact that he had acquired an ace on which a long “s” was used in the abbreviation for Massachusetts from The Shelburne Falls National Bank, charter 1144. The long s “ſ” — … Continue reading

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Making a Bank Note: A study of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua bromide proofs

By Connor Falk The history of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua (the Bank of the State of Chihuahua) is brief and steeped in the turbulent times of the Mexican Revolution. It was founded on December 12, 1913, as decreed … Continue reading

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Notes performed well at Long Beach

By Bill Brandimore Word from the Heritage Auctions’ sale at Long Beach, Calif., is in, and the auction seemed well-received. Collectors were willing to pay solid prices for notes, although notes with problems were heavily discounted. If you’re bidding in … Continue reading

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1861 Demand Note makes auction debut

The finest known Fr. 10 $10 1861 St. Louis Demand Note will makes it first public auction appearance as part of Heritage Auctions’ Eric P. Newman VIII Currency Signature Auction, slated for Nov. 1-2 in Dallas. The rarity, one of … Continue reading

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