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Bonhams to Offer Historic Edison Banknote: First Dollar Collected For Electric Light in New York City

Bonhams to Offer Historic Edison Banknote: First Dollar Collected For Electric Light in New York City

A historic note from the dawn of the electric age… On April 7, 2014, Bonhams will auction off a historic United States $1 Note. The well-worn note, which bares the serial number Z17876154, would be unexceptional save for the following historical inscription: “This bill is one from a total amount of $50. Which was the […]

By March 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
$100 Bill Sheets Offered to the Public at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:38

$100 Bill Sheets Offered to the Public at ANA National Money Show. VIDEO: 3:38

Kevin Brown, Marketing Director, Bureau of Engraving and Printing Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. See and learn about the new $100 bill that is the final generation of a series of notes created with new anti-counterfeiting features. See close-ups of the notes and an explanation of what has been done to thwart forgers. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By March 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a […]

Spink USA to Auction John Kosier New England National Bank Note Collection. VIDEO

Spink USA to Auction John Kosier New England National Bank Note Collection. VIDEO

Stephen Goldsmith, Director of Numismatics, Spink US Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…… A collection of national bank notes will be sold at auction that was purchased in the early 1960’s. Stephen Goldsmith of Spink talks about why this assemblage of notes is so special and why collectors will be interested in them being sold. Copyright © […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency #2 PCDA Convention 2013. VIDEO

Cool Currency #2 PCDA Convention 2013. VIDEO

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ………. With Frederick J. Bart, Executive Currency, 1950A $10/$1 Double Denomination note, Stephen Goldsmith, Spink USA, $5 National Bank Conway Massachusetts Brownback, William Litt, William Litt Rare Currency, American National Bank of Austin first and last national bank notes, Dusty Royer, Dusty Royer Notes of Note, Disneyland 2002 $10 Tinker Bell […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

New Professional Currency Dealers Association President Talks About Member Benefits and Future Goals VIDEO: 3:10

Jim Fitzgerald, Professional Currency Dealers Association Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com …….. Jim Fitzgerald is a longtime PCDA member who is running for the presidency of the largest dealer organization devoted exclusively to buying and selling paper money. Jim talks about what it means to be a member in PCDA and his goals as the new […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lyn Knight Currency Auction PCDA Market Report – VIDEO

Lyn Knight Currency Auction PCDA Market Report – VIDEO

Lyn Knight, Lyn Knight Currency Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Lyn Knight specializes in holding regular paper money auctions featuring both world and United States bank notes. He talks about the market as evidenced by bidding that took place in his sale at the Professional Currency Dealers Association National Coin and Currency Convention held […]

By December 2, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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. […]

“TWO DOLLAR BILL DOCUMENTARY”  NOW IN PRODUCTION

“TWO DOLLAR BILL DOCUMENTARY” NOW IN PRODUCTION

The much-maligned, misunderstood two dollar bill has set out to erase public misconceptions by agreeing to star in a self-titled documentary film currently in production.  “The Two Dollar Bill Documentary” will be the first film of its kind to lift the curtain on what makes the “deuce” unique in our culture.  Finally, questions about why […]

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
THE UNDERCOVER COLLECTIBLE – 50 YEARS OF SMALL-SIZED $1 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

THE UNDERCOVER COLLECTIBLE – 50 YEARS OF SMALL-SIZED $1 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Why be sneaky and come up with all kinds of tricks to hide an item when the same thing can be achieved in plain sight? That’s the story of the $1 Federal Reserve note. When a piece of money is used on a constant basis by everyone from young children to Depression-era survivors, […]

By October 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Federal Reserve Announces Day of Issue of Redesigned $100 Note

Federal Reserve Announces Day of Issue of Redesigned $100 Note

The Federal Reserve Board announced that the redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013. This note, which incorporates new security features such as a blue, 3-D security ribbon, will be easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.   The new design for the $100 note was […]

By September 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Unique #1 Brownback Bank Note on Display at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:57

Unique #1 Brownback Bank Note on Display at ANA Convention. VIDEO: 2:57

George Schweighofer, President, Currency Quest Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……… A rare brown back national bank note serial #1 surfaced at the American Numismatic Association Convention in Chicago. Paper money dealer George Schweighofer explains how he located the note, why it is so valuable and what kind of value he places on the item. Copyright © […]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bower’s U.S. Paper Money Auction Draws Superb Results in Chicago

Stacks Bower’s U.S. Paper Money Auction Draws Superb Results in Chicago

For the third straight year, Stack’s Bowers Galleries paper currency sessions at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money drew rave reviews from collectors and dealers who bid with enthusiasm and often paid record prices for rare and significant notes in all genres. Four currency sessions – commencing with the Sunday, August […]

Unique Alaska Discovery Bank Note on Display at Memphis Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 5:48.

Unique Alaska Discovery Bank Note on Display at Memphis Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 5:48.

Lyn Knight, Memphis Paper Show, Andrew Shiva, National Currency Foundation. Interviewer: David Lisot…….. A bank note has been uncovered that is being called the “Holy Grail” of paper money discoveries. Collectors have long wondered if a Brown Back national bank note from Alaska would ever be uncovered. A serial number 1 note from Juneau was […]

By June 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Unique Alaska Brown Back Note Discovery Announced at Memphis International Paper Money Show

Unique Alaska Brown Back Note Discovery Announced at Memphis International Paper Money Show

Incredible Note from the “Territory of Alaska” in pristine condition and serial #1 Discovered Andrew Shiva, founder of the National Currency Foundation ( a educational 501 (c) (3) foundation)  has announced the discovery of the only known “Territory of Alaska” $10 Series of 1882 Brown Back note issued by The First National Bank of Juneau. The […]

By June 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

1891 $1,000 Marcy Silver Certificate Sets New World Record Selling for $2.6 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ), announces the sale of five of the finest large-size Silver Certificates. In addition to the five privately placed notes, more than 80 Silver Certificates will be placed in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, which will take place […]

Auction of Revolutionary War Era-1780 Rhode Island Currency Today

Auction of Revolutionary War Era-1780 Rhode Island Currency Today

An uncut single sheet, also called a “half sheet,” of American Revolutionary War-era Rhode Island currency dated 1780, and a Frank Lloyd Wright leaded glass window are among items that will be auctioned on Tuesday, May 21 from 3-11pm by Direct Auction Galleries at 7232 N. Western Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. Absentee bids are also […]

Nevada Issued Paper Money

Nevada Issued Paper Money

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. In 1863 the National Banking Act birthed forward a new type of currency in the United States. These notes were issued by the government for National banks. A National Bank put United States Bonds on deposit with the Treasury and then had notes printed against that deposit. […]

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 ………. 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 thirty-year-old Executive Order outlawing private ownership of […]

Delcampe Offers New Bank Trading Platform. VIDEO: 4:21.

Delcampe Offers New Bank Trading Platform. VIDEO: 4:21.

Dimitri Aerts, Dutch Manager, Belgium Interviewer: David Lisot The Belgian internet company Delcampe has a website that specializes in the sale and auction of paper money. Notes are listed with descriptions and images of each item. This was their first time to exhibit at Maastricht. Dimitri Aerts, Dutch representative for the company, describes the auction […]

By October 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth of National Bank Notes

by Kevin Foley for CoinWeek ……. On the eve of the Civil War in 1861, the financial and banking system in the United States bore little resemblance to current institutions and practices. There was no central bank. The Federal Reserve System had yet to come into existence. Banking was largely a state regulated function. Money […]

By September 21, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Video Interview: Bank Note Collectors and the IBNS

Video Interview: Bank Note Collectors and the IBNS

Stefano Poddi, Numismatist and Italian Currency Expert Stefano talks about the international group of collectors that form the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). This society has membership all over the globe and is a major source for research and publishing about paper money. Stefano shares his observations about the different kinds of people that collect […]

By July 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Views – The Changing Face of the Numismatic Marketplace

Paper Views – The Changing Face of the Numismatic Marketplace

by Kevin Foley for CoinWeek …. When I first became active as a dealer in the late 1970’s, the overall structure of the numismatic marketplace in general and the customary ways collectable paper money typically was marketed were quite different than at present. Websites were unheard of. It was a rare individual who owned a […]

IPMS 2012 PCGS Currency Hall of Fame

IPMS 2012 PCGS Currency Hall of Fame

Jason Bradford, Laura Kessler, Jeff Smith Every hobby with devoted participants has a Hall of Fame. PCGS Currency goves this award to the person who has put together the most outstanding collections of paper money and helped promote the hobby. This award is given to Jeff Smith who has some amazing collections of bank notes. […]

By June 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
 
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