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Boggs blurred lines between art and money

Editor’s Note: This article is Part I 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 II. By Neil … Continue reading

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Territorial title blocks explored

By Peter Huntoon Nothing on a large-size national ever quickened my pulse like the word “territory.” But not all territorials utilized exactly that word. Over the years, I noticed a lot of variation in how territory was presented in title … Continue reading

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Proof of the Month: Progressive National Bank

By Peter Huntoon Notes from The Progressive National Bank of Summit, Miss., charter 10338, simply have not turned up. This is no surprise, because the bank lasted only two years between 1913 and 1915, when it was liquidated to become … Continue reading

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Unusual Civil War vintage notes

By Mark Hotz Last month, I brought to you a very interesting American short snorter of World War II vintage, this one belonging to none other than John A. Roosevelt, youngest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: Spectacular micro back plate find

By Peter Huntoon I’ve been pursuing and writing about early small-size micro back plate 629 and 637 notes for my entire collecting carrier, so any significant discovery along those lines is exciting to see. Robert Calderman, another 629/637 micro back … Continue reading

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Note of the Month: Postal Savings Certificate

By Neil Shafer Postal Savings Certificates were used for many years, going back to the earlier 20th century. This $1,000 certificate was issued in Puerto Rico and dated in 1965. A year later, the gradual phaseout of the whole system … Continue reading

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Pricing at ANA auction proves steady

By Bill Brandimore Like many of you, I received a recent email from Heritage Auctions indicating that it was raising buyer’s commissions for numismatic auctions to 20 percent. This was being done to stay competitive. I called Allen Mincho, director … Continue reading

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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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