A couple weeks ago I completed a collection that I've been working on for probably 10 years: The American Bank Note Archive Series. I had a budget I was determined to stay under or I could easily have done it sooner. The last year (1992) was the hardest to find. In honor of this momentous occasion, I thought I'd post some pics and give some background on this set. The ABN Archive Series is a set of six portfolios, issued from 1987 to 1992. Each contains 12 panels of intaglio engraved vignettes and portraits compiled from the company's vast collection of images. Each panel features from five to 10 different engravings, organized by theme. These show up in ABN products everywhere -- obsolete and world banknotes, stocks, bonds, stamps, souvenir cards. Some of these were originally engraved as far back as the 1830s.