Category Archives: Bank Note Reporter


Reader’s Showcase: Series of 1929 Notes

By Peter Huntoon
Pete Papadeas has been collecting layout varieties on Series of 1929 notes with particular attention to the odd fonts, special symbols, and punctuations used on New Jersey notes.
A true prize along these lines that he found are the layouts used for this Woodstown bank. The bank received printings from three different sets of 1929 plates

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Reader’s Showcase: Key West, Fla.

By Peter Huntoon
Every once in a while, a national goes by that simply takes your breath away. This 1902 plain back from Key West is just such a note.
It appeared Stack’s Bowers’ Spring 2019 Baltimore sale as lot 6008

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Stack’s Bowers NYINC World Paper Money Highlights

By Tracy Schmidt 
I enjoyed the selection of World Currency offered at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 2020 NYINC Auction.  There was a strong selection of Canadian currency offered. I enjoyed seeing the variety of notes offered by Bermuda and the Bahamas

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Reader’s Showcase: Perryopolis note

Peter Huntoon
There is nothing quite like landing a national from the town where you were raised, particularly if it turns out to be the first of its kind in the census. Gerald Dzara reeled in this very attractive Perryopolis note under exactly these conditions. It is the first type 2 $10 reported from the bank

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Reader’s Showcase- Mt. Gilead, Ohio

by Peter Huntoon
Brett Irick sent this pair of notes that he assembled from Gilead, Ohio, (his birthplace.) Both are the only reported notes respectively from the Granite Bank and The First National Bank. The 25-cent scrip dated November 25, 1862, predates by 27 years the $5 brown back, which was printed in 1889

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Reader’s Showcase: Kinderhook-Linderpark

by Peter Huntoon

Shown is a great pair of $2 Original Series counterfeits respectively on The National Union Banks of Kinderhook, NY, and Linderpark, NY. The first is charter 929, the second a fabricated town name. Both are listed in vintage counterfeit detectors, and both are from the same plate

Continue reading on Numismatic News


Active Interest Media Acquires Four F+W Groups Including Numismatics

Boulder, CO: North America’s leading participant media company today announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture, and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate markets that fit Active Interest Media’s vision for future growth,” said President & CEO Andrew Clurman. “These groups bring a combined publishing history of more than 300 years and audiences that demonstrate incredible loyalty through their attendance at events, participation in online conversations, and high rates of membership and subscription renewal

Continue reading on Numismatic News