A mule note is a bank note that is made using back plates from a different series of notes. Most mule notes have different size plate numbers on the front and back.
The most common way to make a mule note is by using the back plates from a previous series of notes. When the transition to macro plates originally took place, micro and macro plates were used side by side, resulting in some notes being made using mismatched plates. In some cases, entire series of notes were made using this method, resulting in the non-mule note being scarcer than the mule.Learn More
It is possible for a modern coin to be missing the clad, or nickel, layer from both sides, but it is uncommon. In this case, the copper portion, which makes up 90 percent of a coin, is exposed. Usually, coins missing clad layers are identified before leaving the mint.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, an Argentina 10 centavos coin from 1955 is worth between 8 and 19 cents. In April 2014, the coin was worth about 61 cents.Full Answer >
A person who collects coins, banknotes or medals can be called a "numismatist" or, less commonly, a "numismatologist." The word is more accurately used to refer to people who formally study currency, whether or not they actually collect it.Full Answer >
Three of the most valuable coins in the United States are the 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel, the 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1901 Morgan Silver Dollar, according to CoinTrackers.com. Other extremely valuable coins are the 1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1895 O Morgan Silver Dollar.Full Answer >