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Stack’s Bowers May 2020 Hong Kong Auction

By Tracy Schmidt Stack’s Bowers’ May 2020 Hong Kong Auction included bank notes in Session B held on May 4 and Session E held on May 7. There were four notes that I especially want to share with you from … Continue reading

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De La Rue Fights to Turn Company Around

By Richard Giedroyc During early 2017 De La Rue stock was trading near the high point of its 52-week value. As of April 10 this year the stock was trading at the paltry figure of 14.3 percent of its 52-week … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Advice For Selling U.S. Mint Proof Sets

I’ve made the decision to sell in bulk my 1960-2019 U.S. Mint standard proof sets. Before I sell these sets, I want to check them for major errors. I’ve reviewed my Mega Red Book and found a handful or so … Continue reading

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Reserve Bank of Australia Reveals Next $100 Design

On Feb. 24, The Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the design of the new $100 bank note, which is the final denomination to be redesigned as part of the Next Generation Banknote Program. The banknote will be released into circulation … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Fears Impact Cash

By Richard Giedroyc  Talk about dirty money! What about money laundering? Fear of the coronavirus epidemic spreading worldwide is resurrecting the urban legend about how germs on our physical money may be making us sick. At the time this article … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: Color Designations

Are the color designations Brown, Red Brown, or Red a judgment call on half cents, cents, and 2-cent coins or is there some standard a coin must reach to be identified as such? Uncirculated and Proof U.S. copper coins are … 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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Coin Clinic: What Could a Dime Purchase in the 19th Century?

Why was our half dime introduced in 1794, but the dime didn’t appear until two years later? Spanish colonial American silver 1-reale coins were valued at 12.5 cents and circulated widely at the time our domestic coinage was introduced. Since … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Santa Bank Notes

By Tracy Schmidt The last live U.S. Currency auction of the year for Stack’s Bowers Galleries contained several great notes. What captivated my attention was a special collection of “Santa Claus” notes in obsolete currency. This group was curated by … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Currency Auction Nets Over $1.5 Million

Santa Ana, CA – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, Nov. 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the … Continue reading

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