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Red Wing Notes Come Home

Last year a long-time collector/dealer from the east coast gave me a call to check on the status of a purchase. A week earlier he had ordered a copy of my Minnesota book, not only because he appreciated obsolete notes in general, but he had a couple Minnesota notes he acquired quite a while ago

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Monster Additions

Its been quite a while since my last post. Nearly five years, actually. That is not to say I haven’t been involved in the hobby. Quite to the contrary, my activities therein had a little something to do with my not keeping up with other projects, this website being one of them. Back in 2017,

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$5 Central Bank

$5 Central Bank of New Ulm, Minnesota Surfaces

This landed in the mail today — and has rapidly become one of my favorite Minnesota bank notes. What makes this one special is that is signed by J. Jay Knox as president.  Collectors of national bank notes will recognize him as the man depicted on Series 1902 $100 notes.  Here is the story of

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$2 Stearns County Bank

Acquired Two Stearns County Notes

This weekend at the MOON coin show in Brooklyn Center I acquired two rare proofs on Stearns County Bank of St. Cloud from collector/dealer Dave Steckling of St. Cloud. He purchased these from the Schingoethe Collection at auction back in 2005 and 2006.  That was a busy time for me as well, having to pick

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$1 Bank of Saint Croix

Minnesota Nice

Minnesota Nice is a sampling of Shawn Hewitt’s collections of antique paper money from Minnesota locations.  The collection of obsolete notes is the “nicest” of its kind ever assembled — most notes are finest known or unique.  Enjoy these graphical treasures from Minnesota’s past. See some of my favorite notes and read about the stories

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