IPMS to offer educational forum, specialized $2 note auction featuring errors

Lyn Knight auction will offer a stand-alone catalog offering the Doris A. Bart Collection of $2 notes
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 05/07/18
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The International Paper Money Show will be held at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, for the second time from June 7 to 10. The bourse area will be open Thursday, June 7 from noon to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for the three days is $7 per person or $20 per family.

An educational program will start at 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The 11 speakers will offer presentations on subjects including counterfeit notes, world paper money, and a range of topics devoted to the paper money of the United States.

The Lyn Knight auction will have world and U.S. sessions. A highlight of the latter, on June 8, will be a stand-alone catalog offering the Doris A. Bart Collection of $2 United States paper money errors, type notes, autographs, and fancy numbers. Bart assembled what is being called “the finest collection of misprints on the two dollar denomination over a period of four decades.” She is the second person in history to own inverted overprints on all three series dates of United States notes — 1928, 1953, and 1963 — including the unique 1928D note and the extremely rare 1953 note. 

The collection also includes several large-size errors, with a few tracing their pedigree to the Albert A. Grinnell sales of the 1940s. Other large-size errors include what is billed as “America’s $3 Bill” — the Series 1918 $2/$1 double-denomination note. 

Small-size errors in the Bart Collection run the gamut from a wildly doubled overprinted Series 1976 Federal Reserve note, spectacular printed folds, rare examples of the missing first printing (blank back), and notes with the third printing (overprint) on the back. 

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The collection of $2 large-size type notes covers every major design type of the denomination from 1862 to 1917, including the Series 1896 “Educational Note” and a “Lazy Deuce” national bank note.

Additional information on the sale and show can be found on the firm’s website.

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