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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 […]

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified the impressive D. Brent Pogue Collection of US paper money. The collection includes an 1890 Fr-377 “Watermelon” $100 Treasury Note graded PMG 63 EPQ. The collection is significant for its quality, rarity and scope, and includes many finest known examples, special serial numbers, “Star” notes and other extreme rarities. […]

Paper Money Guaranty Grades Rare Kansas City 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement Note

Paper Money Guaranty Grades Rare Kansas City 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement Note

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently graded and encapsulated a rare 1934C $10 Narrow Star Replacement note from Kansas City. This small-size type of note is highly sought after by US currency collectors and seldom becomes available for those seeking it. Narrow face plates were introduced only on face plate numbers 86 – 89 and many […]

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

PMG Certifies Important D. Brent Pogue Collection of US Paper Money

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has certified the impressive D. Brent Pogue Collection of US paper money. The collection is significant for its quality, rarity and scope, and includes many finest known examples, special serial numbers, “Star” notes and other extreme rarities. Numerous notes are pedigreed to some of the most important […]

PMG Grades Famous “Grand Watermelon” Note

PMG Grades Famous “Grand Watermelon” Note

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has graded and encapsulated the extremely rare 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note, considered to be the most famous US note type. Commonly called the “Grand Watermelon,” the note received its nickname because the three zeros on the back resemble watermelons. PMG has graded this note Extremely Fine 45 Net. This specimen recently […]

PMG Releases Complete World Paper Money Price Guide

PMG Releases Complete World Paper Money Price Guide

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that it has released the first online price guide for world notes. The World Paper Money Price Guide is located on the PMG website (www.PMGnotes.com) and is free for all users. This resource was created through an exclusive agreement with Krause Publication’s NumisMaster, which will independently compile valuations and […]

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

PMG-Certified Note Sells for Record $2.6 Million

A note graded by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has set a new world record price after it was sold for $2.6 million. Graded VF 25 by PMG, the Series 1891 $1,000 Silver Certificate is unique in private hands. The only other known example is housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Featured on the cover of the […]

THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

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

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17

Paper Money Guaranty “The most important US paper money lot ever offered!” At this year’s World’s Fair of Money in August, the official convention of the American Numismatic Association in Chicago, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the Harry W. Bass Jr. currency holdings showcasing the development of the popular “Educational Notes,” a long time favorite […]

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