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The Surrender at Bennett Place and the End of the Confederacy

The Surrender at Bennett Place and the End of the Confederacy

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Tuesday April 26, 2015, marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Bennett Place in what is now my hometown of Durham, North Carolina. 

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Maastricht Paper Money Show Recap

Maastricht Paper Money Show Recap

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

Attendance was quite high at the recent Maastricht Paper Money Fair held in Valkenburg, Netherlands, as is typical for this popular show. Nearly every table was occupied within the main and theatre hall as well as the foyer and stage
Author: Matt Quinn
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Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Much has been in the news recently over the push to replace Andrew Jackson as the featured subject on the $20 bill. It seems popular opinion of "Old Hickory" has faded in recent years and the new movement hopes to replace Jackson with an important female from American history. 
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Bradbury Wilkinson & Company Produced Banknotes of the 1905 Series from the Danish West Indies

Bradbury Wilkinson & Company Produced Banknotes of the 1905 Series from the Danish West Indies

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The Danish West Indies banknotes of the 1905 Series produced by Bradbury Wilkinson are among the most avidly collected worldwide banknotes. The notes are all scarce to rare with higher denominations in particular being exceptionally rare. Our sources indicate that there are just three known issued and uncancelled 100 Franc notes. 
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Upcoming Spring Maastricht Paper Money Fair

Upcoming Spring Maastricht Paper Money Fair

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The World Currency department at Stack’s Bowers Galleries is eagerly anticipating the most well attended World Banknote show of the year, the Maastricht Spring Paper Money Fair taking place April 24th to the 26th. We always enjoy conversing with collectors and dealers in the beautiful small town of Valkenburg.
Author: Matt Quinn
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Abraham Lincoln as Remembered Through American Paper Currency

Abraham Lincoln as Remembered Through American Paper Currency

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who died in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865. Lincoln had been shot in the head by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington the evening before. In this week’s Stack’s Bowers Currency Blog we take a look at Lincoln as remembered through our nation’s paper currency. 

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Banknotes of Hong Kong See Exceptional Results in Recent Auction

Banknotes of Hong Kong See Exceptional Results in Recent Auction

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The recent Stack’s Bowers Galleries April 2015 Hong Kong auction was a great success from coins to paper money. Included in the paper money only catalog was an important selection of high denomination notes from Hong Kong, with the most important being a Choice About Uncirculated 1935 $50 note on the Mercantile Bank of India Limited. 
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Better Know Your Notes: C.G. Memminger and the Confederate T-69 1864 $5

Better Know Your Notes: C.G. Memminger and the Confederate T-69 1864 $5

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Top population third party graded Confederate type notes were a hit in our recent Stack's Bowers March Baltimore Currency auction with new auction records set for several different Confederate types, including $1,410 for a T-69 1864 $5 graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG. This example was tied for finest graded by PMG. Featured on the T-69 is the subject of our latest edition of Better Know Your Notes – C.G. Memminger.

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