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12 Mar 2017

African American Museum

| Conan Barbarian

A week or two ago i went to the A.A. museum and saw an unexpected exhibit, there was a wall full of old us paper money from before the civil war. what was very interesting about this type set was that all of the different bills depicted African Americans, usually on plantations, but some were in other settings. this was also the first time i have ever seen a 3 dollar bill and all of the designs were fascinating. in my opinion the paper money in the pre-civil war era was much more eye appealing than the bills nowadays. there was also an abundance of depictions of woman, which was surprising to me because back then they didn't share the same equality as now and today there are people trying to get a female face on the US currency while back in the 1800s there were plenty of women depicted on the paper money. another piece of history that i learned was that before the civil war each state had their own banks, sometimes cities printed their own money, which made it a little harder to trade outside of states but it is really cool the types of designs and the history behind all of them.

03 Feb 2017

Fancy Serial Numbers

Paper Money-U.S. | Conan Barbarian

i have been keeping all of the fancy serial numbers that have come my way (3 or more doubles like 223344, triples 333, quads 4444, patterns 121212, and anything along those lines). i also have a few error type notes like the 2 solo pictures. the first is the 8 has an ink spill and the second the serial number on the top right is lighter than the other (faded).

04 Aug 2015

New coins/paper money Part 1

Coins | BossX

When I was on vacation in New Jersey I stopped at 2 coin dealers and purchased the following coins:

14 Jul 2015

PMG Special Display at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

SARASOTA, Fla. (July 14, 2015) - In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will display a dozen superb PMG-certified notes from the Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection at its booth (#1506) during the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 11-15, 2015. PMG is the official paper money grading service of the ANA.

13 Jul 2015

Found out what this bill is!

Paper Money-World | user_8845

I got this bill when I went to the World's Fair of Money in 2014. I got this in a little gift bag from the Boy Scouts merit badge class. I found out that it was a 100 kip bill from Laos. It's worth less then a penny here in the US!

14 Jun 2015

Commemoration of the Landing on the Moon

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

I would like to propose a change in design for the reverse of the One Dollar Note. I would like to remove the large "One" from the reverse of the One and replace it with a four element change. 1. An astronaut saluting the flag. 2. The U.S. Flag used in the solar wind project on the moon. 3. Lunar Landing Module on the moon. 4. Earh rise as seen from the moon. Also the incorporation of the "In Good We Trust" as mandated by law into the design at the discretion of the engravers. To end of this idea I have contacted a former House member of the NASA Space Committee in Congress and he thinks this is a good idea and offered to help me get in touch with Brian Babin (R-TX) who is now Chairman of the NASA Space Committee and let me pitch my idea to him. Also he has offered to help get the necessary paperwork to the CRS office which helps write bills for introduction into Congress.

20 May 2015

2 Collectibles Around the House!


This blog is six weeks late, but whatever, here it is!

11 May 2015

FAO Coins and Medals

Coins | user_3992

I have been collecting FAO coins and medals for last few years. I do have a small collection but now am stuck due to lack of information. Does anyone know of a good dedicated guide of FAO coins and relating to number of coins, countries issuing FAO coins, value/prices?I have done some research online, there's not much on these, may be couple of website and blogs and as for guide books there's probably none.Any help will be really appreciated.

02 May 2015

Encyclopedia of Mexican Money - Volume I

Library | Juno Moneta

Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money - Volume I is an overview and history of Mexican coinage and currency. The first volume in this four-volume encyclopedia is a richly illustrated introduction to Mexican numismatics, from pre-Columbian money to the colonial era, independence, revolutions, modern coinage reforms, commemorative programs, bullion medals, and paper money.


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