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Rare notes sell for millions

It wasn’t just multi-million dollar coins in the news this week. Sergio Sanchez Jr., president of Sergio Sanchez Currency and Coins, Miami, Fla., announced Dec. 7 the private sale of two of the rarest pieces of U.S. paper currency. In an anonymous transaction where he represented both the buyer and seller, Series 1869 $500 and $1,000 Legal Tender Notes changed hands for seven figures. Continue reading

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First 1896 Educational Note sheets in August ANA sale

The most important paper money auction lot ever to be sold will be put on the block Aug. 17 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill.
What is it? It is a set of three uncut sheets of the first $1, $2 and $5 Series 1896 Silver Certificates called Educational Notes because of the allegorical figures shown in their engraved vignettes. Continue reading

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