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1902 $5 National Bank Note - First National Bank of Eureka.

Eureka Banknote Discovery in GreatCollections Auction

Serial #1 of Iconic Town Name   A rare banknote from the First National Bank of Eureka, California is being auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, February...
Close up of a Ten Cents Fractional Currency note from Series Five. Left: Long Key depicted at the bottom of the Treasury Seal. Right: Short Key variety. Image: Stack’s Bowers / CoinWeek.

Long Key – Fractional Currency Variety

(n.) The term "Long Key" refers to a variety of 19th-century American Fractional Currency paper money from the fifth series (February 26, 1874 – February...
Register of the Treasury Signature.

Register of the Treasury – Signatures on US Paper Money

The Register of the Treasury is a former office of the United States Treasury Department. The position was instituted in 1861 and lasted until...
Series of 1933 $10 Silver Certificate. PCGS Banknote 67PPQ. Image: CoinWeek.

Series of 1933 $10 Silver Certificate

Fr. 1700. Dubbed the "King of the Small Size Currency Notes", the Series of 1933 $10 Silver Certificate (Fr. 1700) is very rare. Out...
The selvage of a Federal Reserve Note. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Selvage – A US Paper Money Security Feature

(n.) The term selvage refers to the extra paper around the edge of paper money before it is cut – sometimes used as a security...
1864 $20 Compound Interest Treasury Note graded PCGS Extremely Fine 40 and ex: James a. Stack, Sr. This note was sold by Stack’s Bowers on March 22, 2018, for $28,800 USD. Image: Stack’s Bowers.

In God Is Our Trust – Paper Money Inscription Explained

“In God Is Our Trust” is a motto emblazoned on a federal shield that is located in the bottom right corner of the $20...
1864 $20 Compound Interest Treasury Note graded PCGS Extremely Fine 40 and ex: James a. Stack, Sr. This note was sold by Stack’s Bowers on March 22, 2018, for $28,800 USD. Image: Stack’s Bowers.

“God and Our Right” – Paper Money Inscription Explained

“God and Our Right” is a motto found on certain issues of United States paper money, emblazoned on a federal shield located in the...
Hawaii overprint note

Hawaii Overprint Currency Note: A Collectible From World War II

Hawaii Overprint Currency Notes (or Hawaii Wartime Notes; or United States Currency, Hawaiian Series; or Emmons Notes) were an emergency currency issued by the...
Series of 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note - $1 Bill. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

What’s on the Front of My Dollar Bill? A Primer

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   What are the design elements on the front of a dollar bill, and what do they mean? How...
Blanche Kelso Bruce. Image colorized by CoinWeek.

Blanche Kelso Bruce : Civil Rights Pioneer, U.S. Senator, Banknote Signer

United States Senator. Register of the Treasury. Born May 1, 1841 in Farmville, Virginia. Died March 17, 1898. * * * Born Branch Bruce in Farmville,...
James Smillie $2 Bill Design.

James Smillie’s $2 Bill Design is a Masterpiece

By CoinWeek .....   The portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the modern $2 bill has its roots in a 19th-century Legal Tender Note designed by...
$20 bill - Oh, how you've changed! CoinWeek Streaming News and NGC

How the $20 Bill Has Changed Since 1976

  CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...
$10,000 Federal Reserve Note from Johnny Chan Collection. Image: Stack's Bowers.

US Currency Realizes Over $2.8 Million in Stack’s Bowers Auction

The Stack’s Bowers November 2023 US Currency Auction, the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, realized more than $2.8...
A pack of 1976 $2 Bills.

The Bicentennial $2 Bill – First of a Kind

In the mid-1970s, various patriotic and numismatic items were released as the United States marked the bicentennial of its independence from Great Britain, one...
Patriotic Themes on Coins and Paper Money

Patriotic U.S. Coins and Banknotes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Here's a short but focused area of numismatics: patriotic U.S. coins and notes with a strong message of freedom...

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