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Enjoy this selection reader-owned bank notes and the history behind them as told by expert Peter Huntoon.

Reader’s Showcase: Series of 1929 Notes

By Peter Huntoon Pete Papadeas has been collecting layout varieties on Series of 1929 notes with particular attention to the odd fonts, special symbols, and punctuations used on New Jersey notes. A true prize along these lines that he found … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: 1902 Plain Back From Key West, Fla.

By Peter Huntoon Every once in a while, a national goes by that simply takes your breath away. This 1902 plain back from Key West is just such a note. It appeared Stack’s Bowers’ Spring 2019 Baltimore sale as lot … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: Key West, Fla.

By Peter Huntoon Every once in a while, a national goes by that simply takes your breath away. This 1902 plain back from Key West is just such a note. It appeared in Stack’s Bowers’ Spring 2019 Baltimore sale as … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: 1929 $50 from Yankton, S.D.

By Peter Huntoon This very attractive new-to-the-census about uncirculated 1929 $50 from Yankton, S.D., went by in both the 2019 Heritage FUN and 2019 Knight IPMS auctions. The Dakota National Bank issued only $50 and $100 notes during its life … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: No. 1 Brownback from Lyons, Iowa

by Peter Huntoon Cody Regennitter of Iowa reeled in this absolutely gorgeous number 1 brown back from Lyons, Iowa. It is the second note reported from the bank, the other being another $10 82BB (f-vf serial 836-A) in the Higgins … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase: Perryopolis note

Peter Huntoon There is nothing quite like landing a national from the town where you were raised, particularly if it turns out to be the first of its kind in the census. Gerald Dzara reeled in this very attractive Perryopolis … Continue reading

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Reader’s Showcase- Mt. Gilead, Ohio

by Peter Huntoon   Brett Irick sent this pair of notes that he assembled from Gilead, Ohio, (his birthplace.) Both are the only reported notes respectively from the Granite Bank and The First National Bank. The 25-cent scrip dated November … Continue reading

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$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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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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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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