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Treasury Deptartment Money Lift | 1914

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  • Title: Treasury Dept. Money lift: all U.S. money carried in and out on this lift, [1914]
  • Date Created/Published: [1914]

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

$75,000 Wheelbarrow of Mutilated Money

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  • Title: Treasury. A $75,000 wheelbarrow of mutilated money on way to vaults. Employee in picture has wheeled barrow 50 years
  • Date Created/Published: [between 1909 and 1925]

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Series 2009 $10 Currency Sheets | Now Available

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is proud to present the Series 2009 $10 Uncut Currency Sheets bearing the signatures of U.S. Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios.  Get yours today here.

Image: B.E.P.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

Know Your Money

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Here is another cool find from a collection I bought at one time or another.  I came across it the other day and thought it would be a fun thing to post.  This is a great piece of American history and as you read through it you can feel the innocence of our country in the early twentieth century.  Signed by Frank J. Wilson, who was the Director of the Secret Service from 1937-1946.  Wilson was the lead agent with the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Internal Revenue against Al Capone, and insisted that the serial numbers of the Gold Certificates in the ransom money for the Lindbergh kidnapping be recorded, which lead to the conviction of the kidnapper, and has become the common practice of “marked bills.”  He had nearly eliminated the production and distribution of counterfeit money through a nationwide education program by the end of his retirement, which I’m sure this booklet was part of, and didn’t now about till I did the research for this post.  Not only does this talk about how to detect counterfeit bills, but describes how to detect counterfeit coins as well.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

April 27, 2011 at 4:27 am

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