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PRESIDENT Peter Miller VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER Corinne Zielke ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hannah Wiedmeyer SENIOR MARKET ANALYST Richard Giedroyc DESIGNER Edie Mann SALES DIRECTOR Heather Glynn Gniazdowski ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES April Kruege
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Mott, North Dakota Preserves Bank History
Well, we are still in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, with everyone wearing masks seemingly the “new normal.” Some states, like Maryland where I live, have moved to Stage 3, wherein all businesses can reopen, including movie theaters, albeit at r
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Exploring Banknote World with Abdullah Beydoun
Q: What inspired you to become a bank note enthusiast? A: I have always been inspired by the culture and history that bank notes represent. Bank notes are more than paper money; they are memoirs of the past and can help educate people about the hist
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Heritage Readies Long Beach Auction
There are many spectacular notes in this upcoming 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 month. The first note is Lot 20637, a $10,000 1934 Feder
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NALLC November Auction Features ‘Uncut’ Rarity
Recently, Numismatic Auctions L.L.C. announced their 65th catalog sale of nearly 3,000 lots, which will take place Nov. 23-24.* This auction contains several buying opportunities for the collector community such as two collections of rare U.S. Coins
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Who was Ogden Livingston Mills?
Ogden L. Mills was President Hoover’s Secretary of the Treasury from Feb. 12, 1932 to March 3, 1933. His grandfather was the Mills of The National Gold Bank of D. O. Mills, Sacramento, Calif., charter 2014. This lineage represents quite a numismatic
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Reader’s Showcase
Michael Scacci provided the scan of this amazing tax-payment certificate, the likes of which I have never seen before. Here is a transcript of the certificate. I have used italics to denote the information that is filled in. Form 1595 Treasury Depart
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Proof Of The Month
The $1 1899 silver certificate illustrated here passed through the Heritage Auction held in conjunction with the Central States Numismatic Society in April 2020 as lot 20711. It was touted as an error wherein the ‘s’ in Treasurer of the United States
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Paper Money Market
I try to respond to questions. A reader asked me why the 2017 and 2017A $1 notes seemed to be exactly the same. I lost his e-mail so I’ll answer here. I got the answer from my friend Alex Delatola, a Small Size expert and New Jersey dealer. The BEP i
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Everybody Wants to Win the Lottery!
It’s a practice that goes back to ancient times. As with so much else, the first recorded evidence of a lottery emanates from China, during the Han Dynasty (205-187 BCE). This activity is believed to have helped fund major government projects, among
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Note Of The Month
This time, we discuss a related pair of printed items - a government-printed Treasury check made during the earlier Civil War period and a 5c Fractional Currency note of the Third Issue. The unfilled date on the check is 186- and the government offic
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Show Calendar
The BNR show calendar listings are restricted to those shows which have a specific paper money focus or which are large enough so that a significant number of tables of interest to currency collectors might be expected. Abbreviations used include, A:
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GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller PUBLISHER Corinne Zielke ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hannah Wiedmeyer SENIOR MARKET ANALYST Richard Giedroyc DESIGNER Edie Mann SALES DIRECTOR Heather Glynn Gniazdowski ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES April Krueger akrueger@aimm
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Kimball, West Virginia Salutes Black Soldiers During WWI
I received some positive feedback on last month’s article on Matoaka, W. Va., so I thought I would continue this month in the Mountain State. We are still in the grip of COVID-19 (hard to believe) and it looks like the situation and all the related s
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The Devil Is In The Details
Collectors have found hidden images in plain sight on some paper money. For Canadian currency collectors, this is the infamous and well-known “devil’s face” varieties – if you look closely, the devil is in the details. When a new portrait of Queen El
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Misamis Oriental and Mountain Provinces Next for Revision
This article is a continuation of a series of such updating my 1974 book on Philippine emergency notes that I started in 2009. It is possibly the last of its kind that I will prepare for Bank Note Reporter because I am now working together with an in
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Note Of The Month
You never know where research with short snorters is going to take you. For reasons now lost to me after 22 years, I showed this pair of Turkish notes that was obviously very carefully executed, perhaps to see if anyone had an idea about the signific
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1895 Directive Altered NBN Title Blocks
In 1895, the Comptroller of the Currency sent a directive to the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing requesting that they insert the name of the town above the will-pay line in the title blocks of national bank notes in cases w
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Reader’s Showcase
Attentive reader Adam Stroup reeled in this Gloversville note from the May 26, 2020, Heritage weekly online auction that has a “round” C in the right serial number. It is in the identical position as the round C on the discovery $5 Windham, NY, note
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Paper Money Market
As you read this some children may be back in school, some people may have reclaimed their jobs and maybe there will be a show near you. I am monitoring weekly Heritage auctions and hoping for a Michigan State Show on the Thanksgiving weekend. Althou
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Proof Of The Month
Of all the possible notes from the banks in Maine, a $50 or $100 from The First National Bank of Bar Harbor has to be darn near the top, if not the top, of anyone’s want list. When this bank was chartered, the town of Eden fronted Bar Harbor. Notice
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French Colonial Notes with Georges Bayle
For this month’s column, 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 for “Behind the Bank Not
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U.S. Currency Dominates Platinum Night
Having Platinum Night online did not slow down interest for bidders. According to Heritage Auctions, the top-seller of the entire event came from U.S. Currency, which attracted 469 bidders and topped the $3.17 million mark, with every single lot sold
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Aberon Collection of Virginia Bank Notes Dazzles
I was really happy to see the offering comprising this Virginia obsoletes auction. There were some rare notes that seldom come up for auction. Four notes highly caught my eye, Lots 94047, 94368, 94189, and 94043. There were some interesting denominat
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Show Calendar
For complete show listings visit Numismaticnews.com The BNR show calendar listings are restricted to those shows which have a specific paper money focus or which are large enough so that a significant number of tables of interest to currency collect
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Heritage Offers Fourth Installment of Charles R. Pease Collection
On June 28, 2020, Heritage auctions offered a fourth installment from the collection of Charles R. Pease. Pease collected Proof Obsoletes from all around the country. There were many interesting notes included, but the following five caught my attent
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Scenic Vignettes Rule DNW World Note Auction
There was a nice selection of world notes included in Dix Noonan Webb’s June 24, 2020, auction. East Africa, India, and Bermuda are just a few to be mentioned. I enjoyed seeing the archival material from the Allied Irish Bank. Four notes from the auc
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Show Calendar
Aug 28-29 AL, Gadsden. Northeast Alabama Coin Show. Gadsden Mall, 1001 Rainbow Drive. SH: 10am - 6pm. SP: Rainbow City Coin Club. A: Free. F: $100. Blaine L. Smith, 635 Gate 5 Road, Alexandria, AL, 36250. PH: 256- 820-9691 or blainelsmith@cableone.ne
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GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller PUBLISHER Corinne Zielke ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hannah Wiedmeyer SENIOR MARKET ANALYST Richard Giedroyc DESIGNER Edie Mann SALES DIRECTOR Heather Glynn Gniazdowski PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman EXECUTIVE VP & CFO Brian Se
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Bank Of Matoaka A Gateway To The Past
I have to admit how chagrined I am to be writing once again and the COVID-19 situation is still with us. All coin shows – large and small, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future; even the ANA Annual Convention in Pittsburgh was cancelled. Thi
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