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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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The Emard Award 2012 – PCGS Currency

The Emard Award 2012 – PCGS Currency

Jason Bradford, Laura Kessler, Larry Emard, Ed Henly The PCGS Set Registry Awards includes the coveted Emard Award. This award is given to the person who has helped promote the hobby of collecting and promotion of paper money. This year’s winner is Ed Henly. The man for whom the award is named makes the presentation. […]

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PCGS Currency Set Registry Awards

PCGS Currency Set Registry Awards

Jason Bradford, Laura Kessler Video coverage by David Lisot – CoinWeek PCGS Currency Registry Set awards from the International Paper Money Show in Memphis. Opening comments and and introduction about the importance of the awards and about PCGS Currency grading and services. Video Runtime: 2:34 Copyright © CoinWeek – June 2012 Since its inception in […]

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Paper Views – Forming a Basic Rare Currency Library

Paper Views – Forming a Basic Rare Currency Library

by Kevin Foley Special Contributor to CoinWeek … I’m pleased to be joining Coin Week as a regular contributor, providing views and commentary about rare currency collecting. My own career in the field began in 1977, when I launched Kevin Foley – Rare Currency, specializing in United States paper money, Large Size Type Notes, Small […]

Cool Currency Memphis IPMS 2012 Video  – Part 2

Cool Currency Memphis IPMS 2012 Video – Part 2

CoinWeek has expanded our coverage of Paper Money and currency with the addition on our new series on “Cool Currency”. This is Part Tw0 of a Three Part series we Video Taped at the International Paper Money Show with the help of some of the finest Paper Money dealers in the country. We hope you […]

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Cool Currency Memphis IPMS 2012 Video – Part 1

Cool Currency Memphis IPMS 2012 Video – Part 1

CoinWeek has expanded our coverage of Paper Money and currency with the addition on our new series on “Cool Currency”. This is Part One of a Three Part series we Video Taped at the International Paper Money Show with the help of some of the finest Paper Money dealers in the country. We hope you […]

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Memphis Paper Show Convention Chairman Report Video

Memphis Paper Show Convention Chairman Report Video

Doug Davis Interviewer: David Lisot. Doug Davis is the man who coordinates all aspects of the Memphis International Paper Show. He talks about this year’s convention and what kind of show he expects. He talks about what means to be a paper money collector and future Memphis shows. Video Runtime: 2:47. Copyright © CoinWeek – […]

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Exhibiting at the Memphis Paper Money Show Video

Exhibiting at the Memphis Paper Money Show Video

The Memphis Paper Show has one of the largest areas of bank note exhibits of any convention. Collectors and dealers present displays that highlight different aspects and areas of collecting. It represents a great opportunity to learn about currency. James Simek offered two displays including the Small Sized Bank Notes of Hawaii and Replacement Notes […]

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Memphis Paper Show Opening 2012

Memphis Paper Show Opening 2012

Lyn Knight & Harry Jones Interviewer: David Lisot. Going to Memphis is tradition for paper money collectors going back to the 1970’s. Lyn Knight talks about holding this year’s convention and reminisces with Harry Jones about the early days of the convention. You will also see the bourse and many of the dealers in attendance. […]

By June 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Upcoming Memphis Paper Money Show 2012

Upcoming Memphis Paper Money Show 2012

Doug Davis, & James Fitzgerald Interviewer: David Lisot The Memphis International Paper Money Show is the oldest and most prestigious gathering of bank note collectors from around the world. Find out what is happening at this year’s annual gathering from the show promoter and one of the regular attendees Video Runtime: 2:16 Copyright © CoinWeek […]

How to Collect Confederate Paper Money Video

How to Collect Confederate Paper Money Video

Pierre Fricke, Author Interviewer: David Lisot Pierre Fricke continues his research efforts in the field of Confederate with this new book being published. He shares what information is contained and why collectors will want to add this new literary effort to their libraries. Video runtime : 1:52. Early American Coppers Convention Buffalo, New York 5/4/2012 […]

Paper Money Market at TNA Convention 2012

Paper Money Market at TNA Convention 2012

James Fitzgerald, Owner, Fitzgerald Coins & Currency Interviewer: David Lisot Paper money collecting is a large part of the numismatic hobby. Prices for many notes took a downturn when the Recession started. Dealer Jim Fitzgerald shares his perspective about the market in the different kinds of bank notes at the TNA. Video: 1:21 Copyright © […]

First National Bank Of Farmersville, Texas

First National Bank Of Farmersville, Texas

By Frank Clark The beginnings of Farmersville stretches back to 1845 when John Yeary and his family moved a few miles west from Hunt County into Collin County. This established the small community of Sugar Hill. In 1854, most of the inhabitants of Sugar Hill moved a few miles southwest to the hamlet of Whitehall. […]

PCGS Currency Certifies  Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

PCGS Currency Certifies Inscribed Titanic Survivor’s Note

(Peoria, Illinois) — The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate a survivor of the S.S. Titanic had in his pocket a century ago when he was rescued from the Atlantic Ocean, and then was later inscribed by him, has been certified by PCGS Currency (www.PCGSCurrency.com). “Given all of the anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the sinking […]

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1864 $10 Note Leads Knight CPMX Sale

1864 $10 Note Leads Knight CPMX Sale

IOLA, Wis. (April 16, 2012) – An 1864 $10 Compound Interest Bearing Note, Fr. 190b, brought a hammer price of $45,000 in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions’ CPMX 2012 sale in Rosemont, Ill. The sale was held from March 8-10 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in conjunction with the 18th Annual Chicago Paper Money Expo. Prices […]

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Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

Finest 1905 $20 Gold Certificate could top $120,000 in Heritage CSNS Currency Auction

April 18-22  auction features more than 3,400 total lots of fine, rare and valuable currency to collectors at CSNS in Schaumberg, IL Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Central States Numismatic Society Show, will offer more than 3,400 lots of rare and collectible currency as part of its Signature® Currency Auction being held April […]

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