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06 Mar 2018


Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

Below is a note I just received back from PMG. As you can see it is a Type 41-$100 dated Nov 3, 1862.The entire series ran from August 26th, 1862 - January 8th, 1863. The printers were Keating & Ball from Columbia, S.C.. This printing firm started operation in October 1861 and folded up in February 1865 when Columbia, S.C. was captured by the Northern forces. This note actually paid 7.3% interest making it the third highest interest $100 note from the Confederacy. The back of my note shows 3 interest paid stamps on the back. This means interest was actually paid and collected by the bearer. In this case, three times.

26 Feb 2018


Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

In going with our current batch of Civil War inspired tokens and money, I would like to add this to the list. Below is a photo of a 1862 Confederate States of America $2 bill. It was issued June 2, 1862 in Richmond. It is a Type 42. All of which, 1,520,000, were dated June 2nd, 1862. Signed by B. Duncan, Columbia, S.C.. This was the first $2 note issued by the Confederacy. There is one variety, the Type 38. It is the same bill but with a date of September 2nd 1861. It is believed by most that this was issued by mistake and was quickly corrected.

30 Jan 2018


Paper Money-U.S. | user_55599

Hey guys, I had to make an emergency Breaking News blog post. It's been confirmed that the 2017 series $1 bills were released today. Keep an eye out for them. If you guys happen to find any please update the comment section! Thank you! Happy hunting!

25 Jan 2018

Fractional Currency Presentation by Dave & Pam Stitely - Wilmington Coin Club - 1/18...

Paper Money-U.S. | Kenny


05 Dec 2017


Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

So, I was at the store the other day picking up a few items I needed. I paid for everything and received my change, a couple of bucks. I started to put the money in my wallet when I noticed one of the bills felt odd. Being a good numismatist, I checked it out further. To my surprise it turned out to be a Silver Certificate. A nice old Series 1935A. What a surprise. Then it got even better. On the back was a bunch of writing. It turned out to be, I think, 3 signatures along with the date they were signed. To help me and everyone else out, it also included the words "Short Snorter" on the edge. I actually received a Silver Certificate short snorter in my change. Talk about clean living paying off! A short snorter is a banknote that was circulated around during World War II that people traveling together signed. Each person received their own note. The practice is believed to be started in the 1920's by Alaskan Bush pilots that caught on in the military. With everyoneinthe group having their own copy, it was all good. Later, if you happened to run into your fellow snorter all you had to do was call him or her out for it. If he or shefailedto produce his copy, he or she owed you a buck or a drink. Many famous people have signed some of these and they arereadilycollected. I hope you enjoyed this story of numismatic luck. I most likely should have mentioned the store was my coin dealer. He likes to do things like that to me in my change. See if I'm on my toes. Yes, he did let me keep it. I have collectedquitea bit of change from him, over the years that I can't spend! Please feel free to comment. Thanks for your time.

25 Nov 2017

Large Denomination FRN $10,000

Paper Money-U.S. | Jason Crook CPA CFE LLC

I've come across a possible US $10,000 bill, and I know they are extremely rare and probably equally difficult to authenticate. According to the research I've done it seems most of the known to survive bills came from the Binion Casino hoard. It seems there are only about 336 known to exist so I assume finding an authentic one is a treasure indeed.

26 Oct 2017


Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

Here are two examples of Civil War era currency. Both are from banks in Louisiana, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Both are also in the amount of five dollars.

29 Aug 2017

2013 Star Note Major Misaligned Front and Back

Paper Money-U.S. | user_38189

I took the bills to a local coin and paper money shop to get some help in figuring out their value and ran into another hurdle. The employee conferredwith everyone in the shop and, after reviewing a spiral bound book on mint errors, indicated that the bill only could have been made by cutting an uncut sheet. I told him my story and after explaining how I was the one that cut the wrapper off the BEP brick before counting the bills, he believes the bill needs to be graded and authenticated before it can be valued.


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