Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

Nashville: Same title, two charter numbers

By Peter Huntoon This is the story of the neat pair of Series 1902 blue seals from the Fourth and First National Bank of Nashville. One carries the charter number 1669 and the other 150. To understand this situation, we … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Name too ‘brassy’ for town

By Peter Huntoon How on earth did a town in Iowa end up with the name Goldfield in a state with no known gold-bearing rocks? The answer seems beyond fiction! According to A History of the Origin of the Place … Continue reading

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Note features unusual approval stamp

By Neil Shafer The image is that of a Banco Maua 20 pesos of 1871. This bank was the first privately run such institution in Uruguay. Printer was Bradbury, Wikinson, in England. The unusual characteristic of this particular piece is … Continue reading

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Oberthur Fiduciaire to print Denmark’s notes

Danmarks Nationalbank has announced that French company Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS has been chosen to supply Danish bank notes from 2018. A contract has been signed for a four-year agreement, with an option to extend it for an additional two years. … Continue reading

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Weak prices present opportunity for buyers

By Bill Brandimore At this time I am noting weaker prices, especially in $5, $10 and $20 Large Size FRNs. These areas seem to be the biggest losers, although other areas show weakness as well. Rather than declare a recession … Continue reading

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Australia announces new $50 design

Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced the latest design in its Next Generation Banknote Program, that of the $50. The new note follows Australia’s existing $50 note (P-54, -60), with the face featuring Aboriginal writer and inventor David … Continue reading

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Note bears ‘Tiger of Malaya’ signature

By Neil Shafer Here is the back of a Philippine 5-peso note VICTORY series, bearing the hand signature in Japanese and English of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the World War II “Tiger of Malaya.” This image was sent to me by … Continue reading

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None can top First National Bank of Rico

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Rico, Colo., was a minimally capitalized bank with a circulation of $11,250 that consumed 471 sheets of 10-10-10-20 brown backs between the short time it was organized in 1890 and liquidated in … Continue reading

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Roosevelts sign Silver Certificate

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 more of my favorite notes. These are the short snorters signed by famous people of the … Continue reading

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National Bank Note discovery a miracle of survival

By Peter Huntoon Mark Drengson just landed this discovery Series of 1902 date back note from The Boyd National Bank, Minnesota, charter 6571. The bank was chartered Jan. 6, 1903, and liquidated Sept. 19, 1921, when it was absorbed by … Continue reading

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