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By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Well, perhaps not all the way “North to Alaska” like the old Johnny Horton song suggests, but a stop in Seattle in 1909 is in order for this installment of the Exonumia Corner. Some readers may recall that I attended the March 2015 ANA mid-winter convention in Portland, Oregon. While there I combed the bourse floor for items for my collections. 

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With last weekend’s celebration of the Fourth of July holiday we look at one of the most patriotic issues of notes in American history. Before the first federal issues of American currency were produced, the colonies printed their own circulating paper currency. The Massachusetts Bay Colony issued a series of notes in 1775 and 1776 printed by famous American patriot Paul Revere.