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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

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I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at


South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)


Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Dozens of Smaller Local Newspapers


Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy, ANA Summer Seminar 2013 (Coin Grading)

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Recent Answers from Manning Garrett

2016-11-16 Morgan Dollar Value Guide:

Hey Ben, the very short answer is that the year, mint mark, condition, and sometimes variety of the coin is very important.  It can take a lifetime to figure out all the varieties, but the first three

2016-09-08 Canadian 20$ bill 1954:

That is a neat error to see.  I can't say that I have seen one exactly like it before, but I also haven't extensively studied Canadian errors.  My first thought is that it should be around $300 USD.  But

2016-06-15 Best NYC Coin Dealer Recommendation:

Before you do anything you need to sit down and catalog the collection.  I don't know when your dad was paying several hundred dollars for coins, but if it was in the 1970s or earlier, then the coins could

2014-07-06 Sell A Coin Collection In Greenville, SC:

It really depends on what you are looking to sell.  If you just have a couple circulated silver coins that are common then there are any number of shops that could probably help you.      If you have collectible

2014-05-04 2009 $100 bill miscut:

That is a neat find.  These have only been circulating for about six months.  So errors are still few and far between.  I think your error should be worth in excess of $3,000 today.  Once a few billion


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