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Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With the Thanksgiving holiday just a week away our latest "Better Know Your Notes" takes a look at a few Turkey Day appropriate American currency notes.

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Better Know Your Notes: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

Better Know Your Notes: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Many types of United States currency are known by popular nicknames such as Chiefs, Bisons, Black Eagles and Battleships. This latest edition of Better Know Your Notes features the most morbidly nicknamed note in American currency -- the $10 Silver Certificate "Tombstone" notes of 1886-1908.

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Rare Triple Signature Fr. 1175a 1882 $20 Gold Certificate Leads the Stack's Bowers Galleries Baltimore Currency Auction

Rare Triple Signature Fr. 1175a 1882 $20 Gold Certificate Leads the Stack's Bowers Galleries Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare Fr. 1175a 1882 "Triple Signature" $20 Gold Certificate graded Choice New 64 PPQ by PCGS was the headliner of the Winter 2014 Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The note, lot 2437, is the highest graded example of the type and realized an impressive $199,750. All prices include 17.5% buyer's premium.

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Treasures Await in Stack's Bowers Galleries' Baltimore Currency Internet Session

Treasures Await in Stack's Bowers Galleries' Baltimore Currency Internet Session

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

As the live session of our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo comes to a close we turn our attention to the Internet session of the auction still to come. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this another successful Stack's Bowers currency auction.

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

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

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack's Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Winter 2014 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore is just two weeks away. 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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