Paper Money Profiles

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 […]

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   50,000 Francs MOLIÈRE 1959 FRANCE New Unc Description: From François Villon to Jean Genet, French culture has long embraced its rebels and non-conformists. One of the greatest is Molière. Molière (real name: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was a French playwright who wrote some of the most renowned comedies in the […]

By March 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates – Audio: 12:15

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……..   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of “Better Know Your Notes” looks at the portrait seen on the $5 […]

CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

How does Third Party Grading benefit collectors and dealers of paper money? David Lisot asked currency expert and PMG grader Richard Stelzer this question at the 2015 Macau Numismatic Society International Expo. PMG is an industry leader in Third Party Grading of Currency, Banknotes, and related material. CoinWeek IQ Video: #004 Produced by David Lisot. […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Zealand 2015 Series 7 $10 Bank Note

New Zealand 2015 Series 7 $10 Bank Note

Description: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Series 7 bank notes were introduced in October 2015 with the release of the NZ$5 and $10 denominations (at the time of writing, $20, $50 and $100 notes are set for release in April 2016). Like Series 6 (originally issued in 1999), Series 7 notes are made of […]

By October 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Zealand 2015 $5 Bank Note

New Zealand 2015 $5 Bank Note

Description: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Series 7 bank notes were introduced in October 2015 with the release of the NZ$5 and $10 denominations (at the time of writing, $20, $50 and $100 notes are set for release in April 2016). Like Series 6 (originally issued in 1999), Series 7 notes are made of […]

By September 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stack’s Bowers   Among the highlights of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo is a beautiful “Fancy Back” Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note graded Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ by PMG. These “Fancy Back” notes differ from the […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stacks Bowers….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo features a stunning Fr. 288 “Black Back” 1880 $10 Silver Certificate. Featured on these scarce notes is the portrait of founding father and financer of the American Revolution, Robert Morris. Morris was born […]

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, […]

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 […]

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Profile: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

Paper Money Profile: $10 Silver Certificate Tombstone Notes of 1886-1908

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stacks Bowers ……. Many types of United States currency are known by popular nicknames such as Chiefs, Bisons, Black Eagles and Battleships. This article features the most morbidly nicknamed note in American currency — the $10 Silver Certificate “Tombstone” notes of 1886-1908. In 1886, the Silver Certificate series saw […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
$2 Bill Documentary Film to Include Some Collectors at Memphis Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 2:30.

$2 Bill Documentary Film to Include Some Collectors at Memphis Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 2:30.

A new film is being produced by filmmaker John Bennardo called “The Two Dollar Bill Documentary” will soon be available for viewing. Gathering information about $2 bills John interviewed collectors from all over the country including some who attended the International Paper Money Show in Memphis. These collectors share their story of what it is […]

By July 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National Money Show

Late October 2012   Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Grading is everything in rare coins.  One of the old sayings in our business is that a coin’s grade goes up a ‘point’ once YOU buy a coin or own it.  Prior to third party grading services, this was the norm vs. the exception.  In fact, unscrupulous […]

By October 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Examples of Italian Bank Notes from the Collection of Stefano Poddi

Examples of Italian Bank Notes from the Collection of Stefano Poddi

Examples of Italian Bank Notes from the Collection of Stefano Poddi Interviewer: David Lisot – Rome, Italy March 2012 Stefano Poddi is a collector and scholar of Italian paper money. He began his collection in 2002 and in 2011 became an Academician of the “Italian Academy of Studies Numismatic”. He believes that paper money is […]

By April 18, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

By Bruce Roland Hagen, Senior Research Numismatist,  Stacks Bowers The highest Mormon Church officials gathered in January 1849 to finalize and circulate the most historic paper currency in their history. Using Kirtland Safety Society Bank notes that were emitted in Ohio twelve years earlier, the notes were countersigned by the group for use in Salt […]

 
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