Tag Archives: National Bank Notes

Report on making currency in 1877

A remarkable report documents the steps involved in handling currency sheets as they passed through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1877 on their way to becoming notes. The value of this report is twofold. First, it precisely lays … Continue reading

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Attractive notes from rural Kansas

By Mark Hotz February was quite the cold and snowy month across much of the country. While we in Baltimore shivered at temperatures below 20 degrees, much of the country suffered much worse. One can hardly imagine living in Iowa … Continue reading

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Goldfield notes never circulated

By Peter Huntoon I profiled the 150 sheets of 10-10-10-20 brown backs sent to The First National Bank of Goldfield, Iowa – the only notes the bankers received – in my April 2018 “Proof of the Month” column because those … Continue reading

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Notes reflect small-town Ohio history

By Mark Hotz I hope everyone is enjoying a pleasant beginning to 2019. For this month’s column, we’re going to visit Ohio, one of the so-called “rustbelt” states where many small towns have fallen on hard times. Amesville, Ohio, is … Continue reading

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Cash awards for top exhibits

Exhibitors will compete for cash prizes at the International Paper Money Show June 13-16 in Kansas City, Mo. Top prize will be $250 for the Best of Show. Winners in each of five classes will receive $100. Second place winners … Continue reading

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From Iowa Nationals to Matchstick Masterpieces

By Mark Hotz I found myself flipping through my Nationals collection the other week, and I came across a few Iowa notes that reminded me of visits I had made to their towns more than a decade ago. I thought … Continue reading

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Online database of national bank presidents, cashiers debuts

By Peter Huntoon The August 26, 2018, issue of The E-Sylum, the online weekly publication of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society edited by Wayne Homren, contained an announcement from Newman Numismatic Portal project coordinator Len Augsburger that the portal had just … Continue reading

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Fill your Christmas list with paper money books

By Bill Brandimore If you’d like books for Christmas, show this to your significant other. If you like Obsolete notes, Don Kelly has published a book this year, Obsolete Paper Money: A Guide with Prices, which covers all the states … Continue reading

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The Rate of Discovery of National Bank Notes

By Peter Huntoon Lee Lofthus’ important article “Are there more nationals to find?” in the December 2012 Bank Note Reporter ignited interest in what remains in the weeds. His calculations indicated that depending on how you cook the numbers, between … Continue reading

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Newly discovered note with 14000-charter number

By Peter Huntoon Cory Williams, who logs notes into the National Currency Foundation census, alerted me to this newly discovered note with a 14000-charter number from a previously unreported bank. Any time one of these discoveries comes along, it creates … Continue reading

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