Submitted by Pierre Fricke on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 6:10pm
I had the pleasure of attending the FUN show in Orlando, FLA this past week. It was a very fun and interesting show. Very well attended. I shared corner table 1135 with Colonial and early Americana expert John Kraljevich.
Submitted by Benny Bolin on Sun, 01/08/2012 - 5:56pm
January 15, 2012, a date soon to be upon us is actually a very important date. It is the 150th anniversary of the date that President Abraham Lincoln appointed Edwin McMasters Stanton to be his Secretary of war. Stanton replaced Simon Cameron who was dismissed by Lincoln for including in his yearly report the call of freed slaves to be armed and used against the Confederate Army. Stanton was Lincoln's closest adviser during the Civil War. Lincoln described Stanton as “the rock on the beach of our national ocean against which the breakers dash and roar, dash and roar without ceasing.
Submitted by Mark Anderson on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:46am
Just as Scott Lindquist disclaims creative writing cred, I am no blogger. But like Tina Turner’s famous ex once said, “I’ll try anything…one time.”
Shawn Hewitt, the patient, resolute slave-driver behind getting this wonderful new site up and at ‘em for the benefit of our members, seems to think that I as President need to say something in blog form. As if anybody really cares what I have to say. And if you do, you can wait a month and a half and read it in Paper Money! As if!
Submitted by Scott Lindquist on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 9:28am
I never claimed to be a writer, and I still don’t even though and I co-wrote with John Schwartz the “Standard Guide to Small Size U.S. Currency, 1928 to Date”. My writing ‘education’ consists of one course in “Free Writing” taught by Professor Nelson at the illustrious Minot State University, where I earned a four year business degree after dropping out of the geology program because my brain was impermeable to higher math. Prof.
Submitted by Benny Bolin on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 7:56pm
Hello and welcome to the Fractional Currency (FC) blog. I am excited about blogging about my favorite series of US Currency. I hope to keep it interesting by adding the intriguing along with the historical. If you have any topics of interest, let me know and we will explore it. This blog is just setting up the series. I hope to have a new one posted dealing with an overview of FC soon.
Submitted by Shawn Hewitt on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 5:17pm
The recent Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo on November 15 to 19, 2011 netted $15.6 million in total sales. Among the paper money highlights were a cache of 19 obsolete bank notes from Minnesota, four of which are unique and six more that are semi-unique. Practically all the notes are at the top of their census for condition. Described by cataloger Bruce R. Hagen as some of the most exceptional obsolete notes to cross his desk, the notes are nothing less than spectacular in their rarity, beauty and condition.