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Important Fr. 344 1891 "Monroe" $100 Silver Certificate Featured in Upcoming Stack's Bowers Auction

Important Fr. 344 1891 "Monroe" $100 Silver Certificate Featured in Upcoming Stack's Bowers Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack's Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore is just a weekaway. This week we feature a highlight from the federal portion of the auction, a rare Fr. 344 1891 $100 Silver Certificate. Just 30 examples of the Fr. 344 are presently known and of those, six permanently reside in government collections. 

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Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The upcoming Stack's Bowers Galleries currency auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will feature an impressive serial number 1 $50 obsolete note from the Monticello Bank of Charlottesville, Virginia (Haxby VA-45 G28a, Jones-Littlefield BC25-35). Collectors have always been drawn to serial number 1 notes, but most encounter only serial number 1 national currency notes or an occasional Federal note. 
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Political Campaign and Satire Notes

Political Campaign and Satire Notes

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With the November mid-term elections just around the corner most of you are no doubt weary of the seemingly endless barrage of campaign ads on TV, radio, social media and elsewhere. The constant in your face approach of politicians and their backers is nothing new. Over the years candidates and political parties have even turned to paper money (or notes made to appear as money), in order to sway the opinion of the voting public.

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

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