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Newly Discovered Major William W. Morrison Issued T-41 $100 Confederate Note to be Sold in the Stack's Bowers Baltimore Auction

Newly Discovered Major William W. Morrison Issued T-41 $100 Confederate Note to be Sold in the Stack's Bowers Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A newly discovered Confederate military issuer with ties to one of the Civil War's most heralded commanders will be featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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Finest Known Fr.1175a "Triple Signature" 1882 $20 Gold Certificate to be Sold in Stack's Bowers Upcoming Baltimore Auction

Finest Known Fr.1175a "Triple Signature" 1882 $20 Gold Certificate to be Sold in Stack's Bowers Upcoming Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The finest known example of the rare "Triple Signature" Fr.1175a 1882 $20 Gold Certificate will be offered in the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The United States Currency Session will begin Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM EST.

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Choice Uncirculated Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Featured in Stack’s Bowers iAuction

Choice Uncirculated Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Featured in Stack’s Bowers iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

This week’s Stack’s Bowers Currency iAuction features 151 lots of United States and world currency. Among many great notes offered this week is a Fr.52 1880 $2 Legal Tender Note graded Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ by PMG (lot 22657). The crisp note features a boldly printed large brown spiked Treasury seal and the engraved signatures of Treasury officials Bruce and Wyman.
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A Brief History of Confederate Currency Printers Leggett, Keatinge & Ball

A Brief History of Confederate Currency Printers Leggett, Keatinge & Ball

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

During the American Civil War, the Confederate States of America issued their own circulating paper money for use in daily commerce. Notes were produced in various types from 1861 to 1864. Due to the challenges of unstable supply lines, lack of reliability, military encroachment and other factors, the Confederate government employed numerous different firms for the production of Confederate treasury notes. Certainly the most prodigious producer of these notes was the firm of Leggett, Keatinge & Ball.  

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Rare Fr.151 1869 $50 “Rainbow” Legal Tender Note to be Offered in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction

Rare Fr.151 1869 $50 “Rainbow” Legal Tender Note to be Offered in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

One of just 61 known Fr. 151 1869 $50 “Rainbow” Legal Tender Notes will be offered to bidders at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Maryland October 29-November 1, 2014. The 1869 Series of Legal Tender Notes are referred to as the “Rainbow” series due to the colorful hues of both the inks and the security paper the notes were printed on. Denominations range from $1 to $1000. 

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Fantastic Serial Number 1 FNB of Earlville, Illinois $5 Brown Back to be Offered in Upcoming Whitman Baltimore Auction

Fantastic Serial Number 1 FNB of Earlville, Illinois $5 Brown Back to be Offered in Upcoming Whitman Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A newly discovered Serial Number 1 Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Earlville, Illinois, Charter #3323, will be offered in the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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The Curious Story of Confederate Major Orestes Parmeno Chaffee

The Curious Story of Confederate Major Orestes Parmeno Chaffee

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Our upcoming Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will feature a wide selection of Military and Civil Agent issued Confederate Train and Hoer notes. These T-39, T-40 and T-41 $100s issued in 1862 and 1863 are popular not only for their aesthetic appeal but for the background of those who issued the notes as agents of the Confederate States military and treasury department
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High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

High Grade Federal Type Notes Highlight This Week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Choice and Gem Uncirculated large size Federal type notes stand out in this week's Stack's Bowers Galleries Currency iAuction. This week's auction features 81 lots of Colonial, Confederate, Large and Small Size Type, and National Currency. 

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