Collecting Your Hometown in Obsolete Banknotes

Eagle River. Marquette. Jackson.  The city names may sound obscure to most people, but to me and vintage currency collectors they are as familiar as apple pie. As a Michigander (a “Yooper” by birth) it’s a delight to find antique currency from the cities and towns I grew up in and visited all my life. […]

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The Coin Geek: A Kindness Repaid

Like any other professional numismatist, I have had many mentors who have given me assistance and insight throughout my career. Most of their gifts I could never pay back, so I pay them forward instead. Every once in a while, though, I get the chance to return a favor. In Spring 1998 I was 12 years […]

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