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Early small $20s challenge to find

Everyone wants a good value in their notes and with additional numbers of collectors finding those good values is getting tougher and tougher. The early small-size $20 of the 1928 and 1934 series might be one exception. Continue reading

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It’s Never too Late to Learn

If you’re lucky enough to have a great job, you’re probably surrounded by great people. The two go hand in hand. Any numismatist out there would most likely agree that I have one of the greatest jobs around. Day in … Continue reading

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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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Various colors for $1 paper money

When coin collectors think of small-size dollars, they probably think of the Anthony dollar or the Sacagawea coin that followed it. That’s logical, but in this case, not the topic. When the first small-size $1 dollar notes appeared in circulation in 1929, they were called small because they were indeed smaller than the notes used up until then. Continue reading

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