Author Archives: Bank Note Reporter Staff

$2 Charter Over Seal Variety

by Peter Huntoon Michael Scacci sent this photo of a $2 Original Series note with the scarce charter number over seal variety from a printing made for The Bristol County National Bank of Taunton, Mass., charter 766. He was responding … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Wyoming Discovery

by Peter Huntoon Heritage Auctions is offering the monster discovery note illustrated from The First National Bank of Guernsey, Wyoming, in their 2020 FUN sale. The First National Bank of Guernsey was organized April 10, 1900, chartered April 20, and … Continue reading

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Thrive and Survive: Conrad v. Tower City

by Mark Hotz I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. We in the East Coast have avoided virtually all of the crazy weather conditions that have plagued much of the Midwest and South. This month a new … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: Kinderhook-Linderpark

by Peter Huntoon Shown is a great pair of $2 Original Series counterfeits respectively on The National Union Banks of Kinderhook, NY, and Linderpark, NY. The first is charter 929, the second a fabricated town name. Both are listed in … Continue reading

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What to Look for in Heritage Weekly Auctions

by Bill Brandimore There were no big auctions in July so I focused on moderately priced notes in Heritage weekly auctions. As I mentioned a few columns ago there are good bargains to be had in this venue. One reader … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: IA-Macksburg

by Peter Huntoon I’ve had reason to look into the smallest Series of 1929 issuances from Iowa lately and found that the four smallest were Montezuma (charter 2961) at 125 notes total, Keokuk (14309) at 135, Malvern (8057) at 228 … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home, or Kansas

by Bill Brandimore I’m back from the Kansas City show. The most enjoyable thing for me was seeing old friends from all over the country. We picked up right where we were a year ago. I’ve been going to the … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase $5 1902 Plain Back

by Peter Huntoon David Grant, a serious pursuer of neat varieties issued by the largest banks in the country, bought this jewel from the largest issuer of Series of 1902 notes. It has everything wrapped into one note: (1) engraved … Continue reading

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Iowa’s “key” to bank architecture

by Mark Hotz Some years back I had a chance to drive through central Iowa, and I was told by several people to be sure to visit Grinnell, a town that was chock full of wonderful historic structures. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase MN Starbuck

by Peter Huntoon Mark Drengson submitted this spectacular serial 1-A 1902DB from Starbuck, Minnesota. Notes from this small bank are overrepresented thanks to the Ella Overby hoard discovered in 1970 in Glenwood, Minn. The hoard was loaded with some 140 … Continue reading

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