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Two more wars mean more inscribed notes

By Mark Hotz It appears most of you have enjoyed the past several articles on inscribed currency from my personal collection. The first few have dealt with Civil War-inscribed currency. This month, we will move forward in history, covering the … Continue reading

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Luzon note issues are sparse

By Neil Shafer Note: This article is one of a continuing series of newer or better information relative to updating my 1974 publication, Philippine Emergency and Guerrilla Currency of World War II. A significant portion of the data presented here … Continue reading

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Buying a fireproof safe a wise idea

By Bill Brandimore A chill is in the air, and hopefully, by the time you read this, we’ll be done watching disaster after disaster of flooding, hurricanes and wild fires. I expect that the sheer devastation we’ve seen lately puts … Continue reading

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Interesting error on 1899 Vernon-Treat plate

By Peter Huntoon When BEP personnel were certifying the four-subject $1 Silver Certificate Series of 1899 Vernon-Treat plate bearing Treasury plate number 30692, plate serial number 5500, on July 21, 1909, someone noticed that siderographer Charles A. Hall had accidentally … Continue reading

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‘Year of the Dog’ marked

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has announced a new addition to its Lucky Money Collection: “Year of the Dog 2018.” The dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with … Continue reading

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New edition of Bressett reference

Whitman Publishing has released the new 7th edition of the Guide Book of United States Currency, by Kenneth Bressett. The full-color, 352-page softcover book is available online and from booksellers and hobby retailers nationwide. It retails for $19.95. Bressett is … Continue reading

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Paper money of India in spotlight

The 5,138 lots of Noble Numismatics’ recent sale in Sydney included a notable group of 114 items of paper money of India assembled by a Melbourne collector. Most were issues of the British Raj. They included the rare, the occasional … Continue reading

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Six Seated Liberty top picks

By Mike Thorne, Ph.D. Like it or not,the largest denomination U.S. coin in circulation is the quarter. It wasn’t always this way, of course, and when I first became aware of the buying potential of coins, half dollars circulated freely, … Continue reading

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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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