The Oat Bin Hoard was a treasure trove of United States currency discovered in 1966 in an oat bin in a shed on a farm in a rural area outside of Kansas City, Missouri. The hoard consisted of approximately $40,000 in face value of old large size currency issued by the Federal government of the United States. The notes were purchased for an undisclosed sum by Howard Carter, M.D. and dispersed to currency collectors over time.
The paper money in the hoard dated back to 1862 and the Oat Bin Hoard was the source of many rare banknotes, particularly large denominations. Scores of them were unique and absent from the U.S. government currency collections at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institution.
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