Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

Grading nuances evident at auction

By Bill Brandimore In general, currency prices seem a bit low, but some are a bit high, so I am reluctant to make a general prediction for the near future. The next big price indicator will be at the Central … Continue reading

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‘Sensational’ discoveries in Knight sale

By Peter Huntoon Lyn Knight will be offering two sensational national bank note discoveries that just came in from the cold in the upcoming PCDA auction held in conjunction with the PCDA National Currency & Coin Convention from March 1-3 … Continue reading

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BEP’s Founding Fathers set on sale

“America’s Founding Fathers 2018 Currency Set” was to go on sale at 8 a.m. Eastern Time Feb. 21 at the website of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Priced at $21.95 each, the set contains a Series 2013 $1 note … Continue reading

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Star signatures appear on short snorters

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

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Early streetcar shines on transportation ticket

By Neil Shafer Have a look at how one of the California Street Cable Railroad Co.’s streetcars looked in 1898, the date this company check for $4.90 was written. The rendition shows great detail even though the check is only … Continue reading

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Provenance of very first federal notes

By Peter Huntoon My article in the June 2017 Bank Note Reporter tracking the provenance and whereabouts of the very first Federal notes that had been saved by Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln’s Treasury secretary, resonated with a lot of people. … Continue reading

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Repeater serials rare on Gold notes

By Peter Huntoon Serial number aficionado Logan Talks recently obtain this exceptional $20 Gold note with repeater serial A32003200A from an eBay offering. Repeater serials on Gold notes are all but unheard of, so finding one with this nice arrangement … Continue reading

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Anderson Collection to cross block

“The largest, finest, and most complete collection of Large Size United States paper money types in existence today … rivaled only by great collections of generations ago that have long since been dispersed,” is how Stack’s Bowers Galleries has described … Continue reading

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National bank note sports Western town name

By Peter Huntoon The First National Bank of Plentywood, Mont., charter 10438, sports one of those Western town names that you just can’t beat with a stick. The town is located out on the eastern plains of Montana, just inside … Continue reading

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Huntoon issues call for IPMS speakers

Peter Huntoon, who heads up the educational offerings each year at the International Paper Money Show, has put out a call for papers for this year’s IPMS. The show is slated for June 7-10 at the Sheraton Kansas City Crown … Continue reading

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