Dustin Johnston joined the Heritage team in 1998 and has been active in nearly every aspect of the business. He was born and raised in Tucson, where he also attended the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Heritage, he won a number of literary and exhibiting awards from the ANA. Dustin also served as an Exhibit Judge and Numismatic Theater Speaker for the ANA. He oversees the management of the Currency division including consignment acquisitions, purchasing, cataloging, marketing, and inventory management. He is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and International Bank Note Society, and member of several other numismatic organizations including the Professional Numismatists Guild, Professional Currency Dealers Association, and Society of Paper Money Collectors. Currently, he serves as Vice President for the PCDA, and as a board member for both the PNG and the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. Away from work, he enjoys married life, his two young kids, and WWI research related to the 364th Infantry.
Few pieces of paper money are as notorious as the Del Monte Note. The misprinted $20 bill has been featured on CNN, and Del Monte has used it in their advertisements. It even has its own Wikipedia entry, which dutifully notes the bill "was discovered by a college student in Ohio who received it from an ATM." It was auctioned on eBay in 2004 for $10,100. Two years later, it auctioned for $25,300....