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French Colonial Notes with Georges Bayle

I have invited Georges Bayle, a French specialized collector of French Colonial bank notes, to share some of his thoughts on collecting. (Interview conducted and translated by Richard Taylor in France.) Georges Bayle has been collecting French colonial paper money … Continue reading

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Exploring Banknote World with Abdullah Beydoun

I have invited Abdullah Beydoun, the founder of Banknote World, to share some of his thoughts on collecting and identifying bank notes. Beydoun has developed a website, https://www.banknoteworld.com/ that includes an educational component.   Q: What inspired you to become … Continue reading

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Heritage Readies Long Beach Paper Money Auction

By Tracy Schmidt  There are many spectacular notes in Heritage’s upcoming Long Beach auction. The top five I will be keeping an eye on are notes of exceptional quality. I look forward to sharing the auction results with you next … Continue reading

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1974 $1 Off-Center Pair

By Peter Huntoon Here is a misprint situation that I thoroughly enjoy seeing. The two notes with severely off-center overprints are from the same sheet. Fred Bart offered one on eBay that was uncirculated from the G3 plate position. Bob … Continue reading

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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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