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Note experts set for seminar

banknotesThe Higgins Museum of National Banking has announced the speaker lineup for the 2011 Bank Note Seminar.

The event, set for Aug. 10-11, will feature presentations by four nationally recognized authorities in the field: Mark Anderson, president of the Society of Paper Money Collectors; Peter Huntoon, a prolific 40-year researcher and author in the field; Lee Lofthus, an award-winning researcher and author in the field; and Jim Simek, secretary of the Professional Currency Dealers Association.

The speakers will cover a wide range of topics. Anderson will offer observations on the relationship between capital formation needs and note issuance during the National Bank Note Era. Huntoon will explore the story of America’s most extravagant collector, Col. Edward Green and the Series of 1929 sheets. Lofthus will offer up new and unpublished revelations about “outstanding circulation” data on National Bank Note issues. Simek will present new, peculiar and interesting facts about minute overprinting differences in Series 1929 issues.

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Modern Issues

Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Modern Issues

The seminar will be held at the Higgins Museum facility in Okoboji, Iowa. Participants will have the opportunity to view the largest collection of National Bank Note issues on permanent exhibit anywhere in the country. While the museum’s focus is on the National Bank Note issues of Iowa, it also offers significant holdings from the states of Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Sponsoring the seminar in conjunction with the museum are the Society of Paper Money Collectors, the Professional Currency Dealers Association and the Central States Numismatic Society.

The registration fee for the seminar, which includes a catered lunch and light snacks during morning and afternoon breaks, is $50, or $40 for members of the SPMC, PCDA and CSNS organizations.

Advance registration is acquired to attend the seminar. Contact Larry Adams, Higgins Museum curator, by phone at (712) 332-5859, or by email a ladams@thehigginsmuseum.org. Registration fees should be sent to Higgins Museum, 1507 Sanborn Ave., P.O. Box 258, Okoboji, IA 51355.


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