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Notable News (April 23-29, 2024)

Published April 29, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include the upcoming NNP Symposium, duplicate serial numbers on dollar bills, and Kentucky’s sales-tax exemption on bullion sales.

The NNP Symposium, a series of free presentations and meetings sponsored by the Newman Numismatic Portal, will take place May 2-4 at the Central States Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. The presentations will also be available to livestream via Zoom.

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 The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing mistakenly issued 6.4 million pairs of bills with matching serial numbers in 2014 and 2016, but only nine matching pairs have been found. The Series 2013 duplicate notes have a “B” Federal Reserve Seal and the serial number must end with a star (*) and fall between B00000001* – B00250000* or B03200001* – B09600000*

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Kentucky will become the 44th state to eliminate sales tax on transactions involving coins, paper money, and precious-metal bullion. The state will exempt currency and bullion from sales and use taxes on August 1.

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Witter Coin Shop in San Francisco launched a scavenger hunt over the weekend in conjunction with National Coin Week. The shop posted clues on its Instagram page to help seekers find the rare coins. Eleven coins were hidden, all minted in San Francisco, that varied in value from several hundred dollars to over $2,500 each.

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