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World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Norway are just a few countries that depict famous artists and their paintings on banknotes No matter how much time you have put into collecting paper money, you have no doubt seen plenty of people on banknotes. However, these individuals are […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Las Vegas Numismatic Society

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Las Vegas Numismatic Society

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Las Vegas Numismatic Society, May 12 – 14, 2016 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Texas Numismatic Show

Grading Paper Money – PMG at Texas Numismatic Show

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show, in Arlington, TX at the Arlington Convention Center, May 19-21 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show. All submissions will […]

World Paper Money – PMG: Belarus to Release Seven New Banknotes

World Paper Money – PMG: Belarus to Release Seven New Banknotes

Beginning in July 2016, seven new denominations of banknotes and eight denominations of coins will be issued by Belarus. The notes will include 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rubles. Also, the denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 kopeks and 1 and 2 rubles will be introduced as new coinage on July […]

Grading Paper Money – Dauers Reholder Bermuda Collection in New PMG Holder

Grading Paper Money – Dauers Reholder Bermuda Collection in New PMG Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen by Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer to reholder their prestigious Bermuda collection in PMG’s new crystal-clear holder. To display the highest-graded complete Bermuda pre-decimal collection in existence, the Dauers needed the highest-quality holder to match. They chose the new PMG holder for its museum-quality display, crystal-clear optics and long-term […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Grading Paper Money – PMG Launches New Clearer Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced a new PMG holder that is significantly more transparent than its previous holders, resulting in superior optics that dramatically enhance the presentation of encapsulated notes. Comprised of high-quality inert materials, the new holder was subjected to months of extensive testing to ensure its suitability for long-term preservation and protection […]

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Chicago Paper Money Expo

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the CPMX Convention, in Chicago, IL at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, March 18 – 20. By Paper Money Guaranty ……   Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Chicago Paper Money Expo (CPMX). All submissions will […]

Numismatic Books – Confederate Bond Book Review

Numismatic Books – Confederate Bond Book Review

A review of the Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds (Second Edition) by Douglas B. Ball and Henry F. Simmons, Jr. By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation…. The first edition of the Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds was published in 1998. The book was a huge success and brought […]

Banknote Profiles – The King of Silvers

Banknote Profiles – The King of Silvers

By Jim Michaelsen – Paper Money Guaranty………   The low printing and survival rate of the 1933 $10 Silver Certificate makes it one of the most desirable notes on almost every collector’s wish list. Last November I wrote about Experimental Silver Certificates and the importance of this specific issue during the turbulent times of the […]

Banknote Profiles – Small Size Silver Certificates And Experimental Notes

Banknote Profiles – Small Size Silver Certificates And Experimental Notes

By Jim Michaelsen – Paper Money Guaranty………   Silver certificates and experimental notes leave us with a reminder of some troubled times the US went through, along with some unique items for collectors and dealers alike. Small Size Silver Certificates were printed from 1928 to 1964 in the United States as part of its circulation […]

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of  Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

By Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher ……..   One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit banknote operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive rogue government […]

Paper Money – A Brief History of Mormon Currency

Paper Money – A Brief History of Mormon Currency

Banknotes provide a snapshot of the history of Mormons and their trek across the United States By Zachary Habermas – Paper Money Guaranty …..   Within the banknote collecting universe, there is a group of notes that garners a relatively large amount of interest. Currency printed by followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Aim High with Military Payment Certificates

Aim High with Military Payment Certificates

To celebrate the 68th Anniversary of the creation of the US Air Force, a pair of Military Payment Certificates featuring iconic imagery is discussed By Adam Howerton – Paper Money Guaranty   While there has been a predecessor to the United States Air Force in a wide variety of forms and monikers since 1907, the […]

Error Is Human, Pt. 1: Certifiable U.S. Paper Money Errors

Error Is Human, Pt. 1: Certifiable U.S. Paper Money Errors

Part I of a two part series discussing the US errors that Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will recognize, grade and encapsulate. By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation….   Errors happen. That’s just part of life. Even the best of us occasionally make a mistake. The following are examples of the Bureau of […]

PMG Highlights from Stack’s Bowers 2015 Hong Kong Auction

PMG Highlights from Stack’s Bowers 2015 Hong Kong Auction

PMG-graded world notes garner robust prices at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Hong Kong Auction The Stack’s Bowers August 2015 Hong Kong Auction, held August 24-26 and September 1, 2015, featured a number of impressive results for PMG-certified notes. Below is a list of some of the prices realized highlights: Lot #50100: CHINA-FOREIGN BANKS. Hong Kong & […]

PMG to Offer “SG50” Singapore 50th Anniversary Label

PMG to Offer “SG50” Singapore 50th Anniversary Label

A special label will be offered by PMG to celebrate the country’s anniversary and commemorate the release of these notes Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will offer a special label for the Singapore 50th Anniversary paper money set to be released later this year. This PMG certification label will feature the “SG50” little red dot logo […]

PMG Certifies Rare and High Grade 1928B $2 Star Note

PMG Certifies Rare and High Grade 1928B $2 Star Note

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) certified a rare and high grade 1928B $2 Star Note, attributed as Fr. 1503*. Graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, it is by far the finest of the five examples that have been certified by PMG. The highest grade previously assigned to a 1928B $2 Star Note was PMG Very Fine […]

Centennial Currency: Bank of China’s 2012 Commemorative Note

Centennial Currency: Bank of China’s 2012 Commemorative Note

Before the 150th Anniversary commemorative note was released by the HSBC in 2015, the Bank of China released their own commemorative note in 2012, which celebrated the bank’s 100th year By Adam Howerton – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/21/2015. In light of the overwhelming popular response to the recent release […]

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in Portugal By Zachary Habermas – Paper Money Guaranty   Originally posted at www.pmgnotes.com on 7/1/2015. Throughout history there have been sophisticated schemes involving the counterfeiting of currency. Some have involved individuals […]

PMG Special Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

PMG Special Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Canada DC-29 1929 $1,000, PMG Extremely Fine 40 EPQ, obverse In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will display a dozen superb PMG-certified notes from the Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection at its booth (#1506) during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 11-15, 2015. PMG […]

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 2

By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation ……   Originally posted on www.pmgnotes.com on 5/19/2015.   The second part of a two-part article discussing the three notes that make up the Educational Series Welcome back to the conclusion on who engraved the Educational Series. If you missed the first article you can find […]

Paper Money Profiles – Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note, PMG 58 EPQ

Paper Money Profiles – Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note, PMG 58 EPQ

Pogue Collection, 1861 Fr#7a $10 Demand Note One of the rarest and perhaps most historically significant bank notes in the D. Brent Pogue collection is the 1861 “For The” hand-signed $10 Demand Note attributed as Friedberg 7a. Demand Notes were created through necessity under the leadership of Salmon P. Chase. Due to the Civil War, […]

PMG Hires Jim Fitzgerald as Consultant

PMG Hires Jim Fitzgerald as Consultant

    SARASOTA, Fla. (June 15, 2015) – Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has hired Jim Fitzgerald, the current President of the Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), as a consultant. Jim’s focus will be on the authentication and grading of paper money. A 30-year veteran of the paper money business, Fitzgerald brings a wealth of experience […]

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 1

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 1

By Jay H. Recher – Paper Money Guaranty Corporation ……   Originally posted on www.pmgnotes.com on 3/10/2015.   The first part of a two-part article discussing the three notes that make up the Educational Series Three notes make up the Educational Series: the $1 (Fr. 224-225), $2 (Fr. 247-248) and the $5 (Fr. 268-270). These […]

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

Rare U.S. Currency: PMG Grades Third Known Serial Number 1 Philadelphia $10 Demand 1861 Note

Rare U.S. Currency: PMG Grades Third Known Serial Number 1 Philadelphia $10 Demand 1861 Note

Rare U.S. Currency: 1861 Demand Note Certified Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently had the privilege of grading one of the most historically significant and desirable pieces of United States currency. The Serial Number 1 $10 1861 Demand Note from Philadelphia, cataloged as Friedberg 7a, is one of just three examples known. It has not been […]

Paper Currency Grading: PMG Introduces Star Designation

Paper Currency Grading: PMG Introduces Star Designation

Paper Currency Grading firm PMG® introduces new quality designation… Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will begin to designate notes that exhibit exceptional eye appeal with a Star at the June 12-15 Memphis International Paper Money Show. PMG graders will conduct on-site grading at the show and all notes submitted will be eligible for the PMG Star […]

Currency Grading: PMG Expands “EPQ” Designation to Notes Graded 25 and Above

Currency Grading: PMG Expands “EPQ” Designation to Notes Graded 25 and Above

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that starting February 1, 2014, all notes graded Very Fine 25 and above will be considered for its desirable “Exceptional Paper Quality” (EPQ) designation. PMG assigns the EPQ designation to notes that are fully original with no evidence of physical, chemical or material enhancements. To determine whether a note […]

 
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