01 Apr 2019

Colors of Money

Paper Money-U.S. | ANAStaff

We all make certain assumptions about money. We assume that there will be enough currency and coin to complete any transaction, that we can spend and receive money without difficulty or doubt, and that money will hold its value over short spans of time.

17 Aug 2018

My Thoughts On The Guide Book Of US Paper Money (basically a review)

Paper Money-U.S. | Jonas's Coins

Today I will be sharing my opinions and reviewing The official guide book of United States Paper Money. The book is written by Arthur L. And Ira S. Friedberg.

10 Aug 2018

The Currency Of The EMPEROR Of The United States Of America

Paper Money-U.S. | Jonas's Coins

In today's blog, I will be talking about the currency issued by the Imperial Government of the United States, which was run by Emperor Norton the First. Before we go further, I assure you this is not a joke. PMG will grade the currency he issued. So, who is this Emperor Norton???

15 Mar 2018

Raleigh Coin Show

Coins | user_1664

There was acoin and stamp show was held this past weekend and was well attended. Approximately 45 deal, representing US, foreign, ancient,paper money, stamps, and research materialtoassist in building ones library. Next show will be June 8th, 9th, and 10th. This will be the largest show in North Carolina this year. To be held at the Raleigh Fair grounds. If you are going to be in NC or in a near by state, come on in and check it out. There will be free seminars, approximately100 dealers, deal, representing US, foreign, ancient,paper money, stamps, and research material. Ayoung numismatistarea, and tables set up by a few specialty clubs. If you are a dealer, please feel free to contact the club to reserve a table. The show is sponsored by the Raleigh Coin Club (RCC) the URL is raleighcoinclub.org if you are interested in more information.

09 Feb 2018

German Notgeld

Coins-World | World_Coin_Nut

Notgeld is German for emergency money or necessity money. These were non-government sanctioned monies issued by private institutions, mostly in Germany and Austria, during and after WWI. There was not sufficient government produced money at time so banks, towns and other firms worked to fill in the gaps.

29 Oct 2017


Paper Money-World | Longstrider

I saw this at my coin store while going through one of his "bargain" boxes. He keeps a few of these bargain bins for people to go through. Everyone seems to love them. Anyway, I saw this huge note and had to check it out more thoroughly. Only one way to do a good job of that. Buy it!! It is large, 10' X 4 3/4". That's about 260 mm X 122 mm.. I have found, while researching this note that there are quite a few around but most have been folded.. The front features the Imperial Russian Coat of Arms in addition to a transparent water mark of Catherine the Great This is one of the best watermarks I have ever seen or maybe I should say not seen. It really needs to be held up to a bright light to see it. Once that is done, it is amazing how much detail is in it. The back has a portrait of the Tzarista along with an allegorical male figure. Most of this series was issued prior to or encompassing World War 1, during Russia's huge inflationary period. I am working on a friend to come back from her honeymoon to read the Cyrillic for me. I'll let you know. This note had a cash value, in gold, of 50 1910 US dollars. Quite a chunk of change back then! I learned quite a bit about the history of this note and Russia from something that caught my eye in a bargain bin! I hope you enjoy the pictures and history lesson. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments.

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).


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