Meet The Owner – Manning Garrett
All emails and phone calls are answered by our resident paper money expert, Manning Garrett. Manning entered the paper money hobby in the mid 1990s as a collector. Over the past twenty years he has witnessed the advent of grading services, the affect of the internet on supply and demand, as well as the boom and bust times of the early 2000s. Manning has been a full time dealer since 2007 and in that time he has handled numerous headline making discoveries in the paper money field. Deals from $100 to $100,000 are commonplace. He is a life time member and former board member of The South Carolina Numismatic Association. He is also a life member of the Society of Paper Money Collectors and The Florida United Numismatists. Manning holds regular memberships with the American Numismatic Association, Tennessee Numismatic Association, Indiana State Numismatic Association, Michigan State Numismatic Society, and the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association. He has been referenced as a paper money expert by The Chicago Tribune, The Charlotte Observer, Bank Note Reporter, and dozens of other smaller publications. His areas of expertise include national bank notes, large size currency, and rare small size stars. In addition to those three main areas he also deals in fractional currency, colonial currency, obsolete bank notes, military payment certificates, confederate currency, and rare bank notes from foreign countries. **Manning is the only currency expert certified by The International Society of Appraisers.**
We work with private individuals, banks, trusts, estates, and museums. Last year we bought over two millions dollars worth of paper money from sellers in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most every country in Europe. Each year we travel all across the United States to find and buy single notes or entire collections. Your geographic location will not prohibit us from doing business. You never know what we would have offered unless you ask!
How Does A Transaction Work?
We are not your typical “mail it to us and hope for the best” operation. Our customers always get paid before they have to ship anything to us. A typical transaction works like this:
1) A potential seller sends us an email with scans or digital photos of his/her bank notes.
2) We review the images and make a no questions asked offer.
3) If the offer is accepted then we pay the seller via paypal (or you can bring to one of our retail locations).
4) Only after the seller is happy the funds have cleared successfully does he or she mail the currency to us.
5) Everything is shipped via USPS registered mail with insurance. It is completely safe and secure.
And if the value of your collection warrants it, we can always travel to you. We are normally already on the road anyway. Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not. We operate under the assumption that most people are honest and just want a hassle free transaction. That is what we provide. If you don’t believe us, just give us a chance. We have probably worked with someone in your area who can vouch for our business practices and ethics. We look forward to hearing from you.