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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Currency Spotlight 1929 5 First National Bank Kenmore

In the early 20th century, it still was common for banks in the United States to issue their own currency. One such institution was the First National Bank of Kenmore, which was headquartered in New York. One of the bills it issued was the 1929 $5 note, which has become quite rare. Below is an overview of this bill and what to look for when collecting it.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
1000 Bill

As with most high denomination bills, the value for the 1934 $1000 note is determined by the district of issue, as well as its condition, designation star note, color of the seal and serial number. Out of the 925,464 bills that were originally printed, it is estimated by experts that only 57,222 remain that can be obtained by collectors.

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Silver Certificate

The 1934 $5 Yellow Seal North Africa Silver Certificate is a very interesting note, and is perfect for those who are just getting started in currency collecting. Like other American bills, it has a rich and distinct history and was issued for a specific purpose.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Newest 100 Bill

The U.S. government has made some recent changes to the $100 bill, which is designed to enhance its security. This piece of currency is one of the most recognized and traded worldwide, and according to experts the Federal Reserve has been working on the security upgrade since 2003. The new bills were originally scheduled for release in 2011, but due to problems with creases their circulation was delayed.

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Gold Coin

Before shopping for gold coins, whether in a physical store or online, it is essential to understand the premiums. These premiums are the reason why 2 bullion gold coins that have the same amount of silver or gold within them are priced differently. When you buy from most dealers, the price you pay will be higher than the spot price, regardless of whether you’re getting gold, silver, palladium or platinum.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
1891 Tombstone

The 1891 Tombstone note was issued in the United States between 1891 and 1907. It is a silver certificate which means that at the time of issuance it could be redeemed for a specific amount of silver. It is one of the most impressive bills to be released during America’s Silver Standard and is sought after by collectors today, especially the $10 1886 variants.

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