Paper Money

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted  ….   In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing […]

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

A highlight of the Stack’s Bowers August ANA World’s Fair of Money sale and a set that will certainly excite collectors is a Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimen grouping. These 1960s series notes from Qatar and Dubai are among the most sought after collectible banknotes as the circulation period was short and the issuance […]

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 notes, a first for a third-party paper money grading service and more than double the number of notes certified by the next-largest company. Founded in 2005, PMG has become the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service as collectors and dealers soon recognized […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim […]

AIA U.S. & World Banknote, Scripophily Sale #42 Tomorrow, June 15

AIA U.S. & World Banknote, Scripophily Sale #42 Tomorrow, June 15

The auction will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Archives International Auctions On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions (AIA) team, I would like to personally welcome you to the 42nd auction we have held over the last 10 years. We are excited to offer close to 1,100 lots of rare and desirable […]

Bank of Norway Introduces New 100, 200 Krone Banknotes

Bank of Norway Introduces New 100, 200 Krone Banknotes

By Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) ……   The first two denominations in Norway’s new banknote series were put into circulation on May 30, 2017. “This is an important milestone in the work to issue new banknotes. The notes … are the product of highly advanced graphic design that will function as a secure and […]

Paper Money Auctions – Cleo Collection of Confederate Currency at ANA

Paper Money Auctions – Cleo Collection of Confederate Currency at ANA

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A remarkable type collection of Confederate paper money, assembled by a husband and wife over the more than 50 years, will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official U.S. Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Denver, Colorado. “The […]

World Banknotes – Georgia to Issue New 5 Lari Note

World Banknotes – Georgia to Issue New 5 Lari Note

By National Bank of Georgia ……   At a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, the National Bank of Georgia announced that, from September 2017, the Bank will put into circulation new banknotes in the denomination of 5 lari. It is a continuation of the Bank’s currency upgrade process; the 20-, 50- and 100-lari banknotes […]

Bank of Canada Issues Commemorative $10 Banknote for 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Bank of Canada Issues Commemorative $10 Banknote for 150th Anniversary of Confederation

By Bank of Canada …..   On Thursday, June 1, the Bank of Canada began circulating the $10 commemorative bank note that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canadians can now obtain this special note at financial institutions. Only 40 million notes are being issued–roughly one for every Canadian. Governor Stephen S. Poloz was among […]

Could an Old Simpsons Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

Could an Old Simpsons Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

Australia’s currency may just get the name change it logically deserves… By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   There’s that saying about how “a great deal of truth is said in jest”. It’s true that sometimes comedy can reveal some important point that has been overlooked or under-appreciated. This is probably not the case with […]

Whitman Releases New Check List and Record Book of U.S. Paper Money

Whitman Releases New Check List and Record Book of U.S. Paper Money

Whitman Publishing announces the release of an updated Check List and Record Book of United States Paper Money for collectors of American currency. The 256-page softcover book retails for $9.95 USD and is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online. The Check List and Record Book is designed as a convenient way for […]

Complete Gem District Set of 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Notes to Show at IPMS

Complete Gem District Set of 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Notes to Show at IPMS

The collection–the only complete Gem District Set known to exist–will be exhibited at the 2017 International Paper Money Show (IPMS) in Kansas City, June 8-11 By Robert Phillips ……   The Stradivarius Collection, so named to emphasize its quality and rarity, is not only the finest-known collection of 1934 Light Green Seal (LGS) $500 Federal […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world […]

Historic Canadian Banknote Collection Could Top $1 Million at Toronto Coin Expo Auction

Historic Canadian Banknote Collection Could Top $1 Million at Toronto Coin Expo Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo ……   Hidden in a safety deposit box in New Brunswick since the mid-1980s was a prized collection of 2,000 banknotes. The collection has been hailed as The Covered Bridge Collection and is expected to realize more than $1 million altogether over 2 sales this year. Part […]

World Paper Money – Psychologists, Philosophers & Scientists on Banknotes

World Paper Money – Psychologists, Philosophers & Scientists on Banknotes

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Last year, we highlighted notes featuring artists and composers. This month we are featuring four notes commemorating the accomplishments of psychologists, philosophers and scientists. Above: Austria P-149, front and back. All images courtesy PMG In 1982, Austria’s National Bank redesigned their banknotes with a new […]

World Currency- Maldives Launches New 5 Rifiyaa Polymer Banknote

World Currency- Maldives Launches New 5 Rifiyaa Polymer Banknote

By De La Rue, plc …..   The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued the final banknote in their new family of Safeguard® banknotes. To facilitate financial transactions for all their citizens, the MMA has now issued the final note in the new series, the Rufiyaa 5. As with the rest of the new family […]

How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Take a look at the paper currency you’re carrying around and think back several years. You’ll probably notice that today’s money looks much different than it did just a handful of years ago. In many cases, the changes have been significant and obvious – such as the colorful […]

US & World Currency – PMG Grading On-Site at International Paper Money Show

US & World Currency – PMG Grading On-Site at International Paper Money Show

PMG will be at the International Paper Money Show in Kansas City, Missouri June 8 – 11, 2017. Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting early submissions for on-site grading on Thursday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon by appointment only. To set up an appointment, please e-mail Mauricio Escobar or Chad Greenbach. […]

Obscure California National Gold Bank Notes Highlight Heritage US Currency Auction

Obscure California National Gold Bank Notes Highlight Heritage US Currency Auction

By CoinWeek ….   Heritage Auctions sold a total of $32,576,612 USD worth of U.S. coins, currency and World currency at the 78th annual Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) convention, which took place April 26 through May 2. By itself, the U.S. coins auction garnered a total of $22,841,622. The World currency auction sold a […]

Swiss National Bank Releases New 20 Franc Note

Swiss National Bank Releases New 20 Franc Note

Second ninth-series note showcases Switzerland’s creativity By Swiss National Bank ……   The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 20-franc note on 17 May 2017. It is the second of six denominations in the new banknote series to be released. The current eighth-series banknotes will remain legal tender until further notice. The […]

Archives International Auctions Scripophily, Banknotes & Ephemera Auction

Archives International Auctions Scripophily, Banknotes & Ephemera Auction

The auction will be held Tuesday May 16th, 2017 by Archives International Auctions The May auction will feature additional selections from the American Banknote Company Archives with many rare scripophily items having never crossed the auction block previously. Included will be an attractive and desirable assortment of scripophily, the collecting of stocks and bonds, as […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries May 2017 World Collector’s Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries May 2017 World Collector’s Choice Online Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce details of their May 2017 Collector’s Choice Online Auction of World and Ancient coins and World Currency. The Ancient coins auction will begin live bidding on Wednesday, May 17 at 9 AM Pacific Time. World currency will begin at 11 AM Pacific Time. World coins auction will begin […]

Paper Money News – Trump Appoints Jovita Carranza as New United States Treasurer

Paper Money News – Trump Appoints Jovita Carranza as New United States Treasurer

Carranza replaces popular US Treasurer Rosie Rios, who left the post in July, 2016 By CoinWeek News Staff ….   Fans of modern US paper money, take note (see what we did there?). On April 28, President Donald Trump appointed Jovita Carranza as the 44th Treasurer of the United States on April 28. She takes […]

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 28, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Hidden Science Of The New British Pound Coin There is however one security feature that the Royal Mint are being particularly cagey about, and that is the feature that they deem to make the coins the most difficult ever to […]

Switzerland Lands 2016 IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Switzerland Lands 2016 IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

By International Bank Note Society ……   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2016. With almost 120 new banknotes released worldwide during 2016, over half were of sufficiently new design to be eligible […]

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2017 Episode 1 – 4K Video

CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2017 Episode 1 – 4K Video

Cool Currency! gets its first episode of 2017. We really break the bank with four segments that feature four cool U.S. and world banknotes. John Markis of Trusted Traditions shows off the finest-known Specimen South Vietnam 1955-56 1,000 Dong – otherwise known as the “Old Man and the Temple” note. Frederick Bart from Executive Currency […]

Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win

Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win

By Reserve Bank of Fiji ……   The Reserve Bank of Fiji announces that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics was officially unveiled by Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April World & Chinese Coins & Paper Money Hong Kong Auction Brings Over $5.8 Million

Latest Hong Kong auction shows strength in market for Chinese coins… April is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions and the fastest growing coin and paper money show. This past week Stack’s Bowers and […]

Eric P. Newman Currency Rarities on Offer at Heritage Auctions

Eric P. Newman Currency Rarities on Offer at Heritage Auctions

Items being sold are from the extensive collection of Eric P. Newman’s Numismatic Education Society A 1775 Massachusetts Bay Colony 5 Pounds 4 Shillings Bond (est. $5,000-$10,000 USD) leads nearly 1,500 pieces from the Eric P. Newman Collection Internet Part 3, which will be auctioned at no reserve in Heritage Auctions’ Internet Currency Auction, Wednesday, […]

World Paper Money – New €50 Note Now in Circulation

World Paper Money – New €50 Note Now in Circulation

By European Central Bank …..   Fourth new banknote in ‘Europa Series’ Enhanced security features to offer better protection against counterfeits Notes can be checked using Feel, Look, Tilt method The new €50 banknote is now in circulation across the euro area as of 4 April. The note is the fourth in the ‘Europa series’ […]

 
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