1. Colbert's spoof brings attention to 'fancy' serial numbers
The term "notaphilists" is not widely known or used, but
it recently gained some attention outside of the collector community.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that one of
America's most niche hobbies still has enthusiasts (notaphilists, or
paper money collectors) hunting for that unique serial number on their
note. Humorist Stephen Colbert also examined the collecting
speciality, though with his trademarked sense of humor.
Quoting from the Wall Street Journal: “ 'I thought the Colbert bit was funny, even though it’s
always a little painful to have people mock your hobby,' says Dave
Undis, a longtime fancy-serial enthusiast who has written about the
hobby and runs CoolSerialNumbers.com, a website dedicated to fancy
“ 'People see stuff like that and they start looking in their
wallets and start thinking they’re going to get rich,' says the
61-year-old Mr. Undis, a retired insurance executive in Nashville, Tenn."
2. Rare Colonial Coin will be a hit at 2016 NYC Auction
"Spanish exploration is widely remembered today thanks to
Christopher Columbus, but Portugal battled the Spanish in a race to
explore the globe during the Age of Discovery."
The gold coin is said to be struck in 1510, sometime before January
and August at a local mint in Goa — one of the three outposts
established by the Portuguese.
Here's a look at the extremely rare coin
3. There's a rare note at the end of the 'rainbow'
"With Nearly 750 examples recorded, the Series 1869 $5 United
States note, also known as the “Rainbow Note” (Friedberg 64), and its
famous pioneer family is anything but rare."
See what makes this note rare
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