Paper Money Feb 11, 2017, 3 AM
Lottery tickets raise cash for athletes in OlympicsOne of the more interesting lotteries was held in Czechoslovakia in June 1935 to benefit the nation’s athletes participating in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Paper Money Jan 9, 2017, 5 AM
Confusing names you can bank on: Collecting PaperAlthough they had very similar names, the Bank of the State of Indiana and the State Bank of Indiana were different entities, and both were legitimate.
Paper Money Dec 10, 2016, 3 AM
Collecting Paper: Mongolia's tiny houses of noteMongolia long ago provided the answer to the modern “tiny house” trend with the portable tent known as a yurt, seen on the back of Mongolia’s 500-tugrik note.
Paper Money Nov 7, 2016, 3 AM
Buying time during bank panics: Collecting PaperDuring periods of economic panic, banks had to deal with shortages of coinage caused by a rush of demand, an event shown in a contemporaneous image.
Paper Money Oct 10, 2016, 4 AM
The notes that show WWII Germany's harsh realitiesGermany’s social welfare program known as Winterhilfswerk (Winter Help Work) issued certificates in an effort to keep the citizens from starving and freezing.
Paper Money Sep 10, 2016, 4 AM
Need a bank note printed, with no questions asked?Engraver and inventor Waterman L. Ormsby always tended to be close by when it came time to produce notes for customers that “weren’t quite right.”
Paper Money Jul 10, 2016, 4 AM
Notes with watermark woes: Collecting PaperSometimes a watermark becomes visibly damaged, as with this South Carolina note from the 1850s.
Paper Money Oct 13, 2015, 3 AM
Obsolete notes can feature unexpected designs: Collecting PaperObsolete notes can sometimes contain unexpected designs. A vignette on a Bank of Louisiana $20 note recalls the ancient times.
Paper Money Sep 11, 2015, 9 AM
Smaller obsolete paper money works are avenues to explore moreLet’s say you’re collecting topically, like notes with locomotives or steamboats or Indians. A number of specialty volumes complement the basic state catalogs.
Paper Money Aug 31, 2015, 7 AM
Using literature to build an 'obsolete' collectionObsolete notes and scrip were issued by thousands of issuers, but several references offer guidance for collectors beginning to explore this subject.