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Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

There is a superb selection of British notes in the Spink May 6th auction.  It features a great selection of black and white notes and other Bank of England prefixes and low numbers.  Of great interest is a group of Scottish notes from the Clydesdale Bank. These are all low or interesting numbers from the new […]

By April 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patrick Honohan Presentation on Irish Currency

By Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland….   Currency Choices in Ireland Past and Present Introduction A certain nostalgia has recently been evident, south of the border, for the sterling link period before 1979, when Bank of England notes circulated alongside the Irish pound. But are those traditionalists looking at history through […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning Expand Online Numismatic Bookstore

Kolbe & Fanning have been augmenting their online bookstore, substantially expanding offerings of numismatic books for direct retail sale at fixed prices. Their online bookstore, on the main Kolbe & Fanning website at www.numislit.com, currently includes over 1350 titles spanning the entire world of numismatics. While many numismatists associate Kolbe & Fanning strictly with auctions, […]

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

Iconic notes set to make auction debut April 22-25 in Chicago DALLAS – Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon Note from the prestigious Eric P. Newman Collection – one of just 35 known to exist – is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction April 22-28 […]

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exhibit at Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Exhibit at Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo

The United States Mint (Mint) and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will share booths #1409/1415 at the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo March 26 – 29, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. As the Nation’s producers of currency and coins, BEP and the U.S. Mint have made history by connecting […]

By March 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Collector Bank Notes Highlight Heritage World Currency Offerings at CICF

Collector Bank Notes Highlight Heritage World Currency Offerings at CICF

Heritage is pleased to present our World Currency Signature Auction April 9 – 13, as an official auction of the Chicago International Coin Fair. The well-rounded selection of nice collector material offered in this auction is being brought to the CICF for the first time, bringing this material directly to its collector base at the […]

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

Bank of Thailand to Launch New 100-Baht Thai Banknote Feb. 26

By the Bank of Thailand….   On Tuesday, February 24, Mr. Paiboon Kittisrikangwan, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, unveiled the new 100-Baht Thai banknote (series 16) and announced that it will enter into circulation on February 26, 2015. The design glorifies King Taksin the Great for his contributions to the country. It has […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the August 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money is just around the corner and the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries have been hard at work putting together a wonderful auction of rare and exciting material for bidding competition. The paper money market is strong right now and […]

Why People Collect $2 Bills. VIDEO: 3:24

Why People Collect $2 Bills. VIDEO: 3:24

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com, with Frederick Bart, Ollis Hull, and Michael Skourtes……. The $2 bill is a bank note that is collected by many people. CoinWeek talked to collectors and dealers alike to find out why this particular denomination is so popular with collectors. Copyright © CoinWeek – June 2014 Since its inception in 1977, […]

By July 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
COOL CURRENCY! Memphis International Paper Money Show 2014. VIDEO: 7:21

COOL CURRENCY! Memphis International Paper Money Show 2014. VIDEO: 7:21

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……. Bianca Bart, $10,000 gold note, Ollis Hull, 1928-C $2 Block B mule, Fred Bart, First Charter National Bank Note sheet, Bob Liddell, triple printed small size error National, and Michael Skourtes, 1976 serial #2 $2 & 1899 serial #2,000,000 silver Certificate. Learn about notes you can cherrypick from dealers, the value […]

Unique 1896 “Educational” Banknotes To Cross The Block At Stack’s Bowers World’s Fair Of Money Auction

Unique 1896 “Educational” Banknotes To Cross The Block At Stack’s Bowers World’s Fair Of Money Auction

The first sheets for the series. Serial numbers 1-4, $1, $2, $5 PMG About Uncirculated 55 America’s Most Famous and Most Ornate Designs Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. IRVINE, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase the “Educational Note” sheets pedigreed to The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection in its official auction with the American […]

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: On Cataloguing Prison Scrip…

Excerpts from the E-Sylum: On Cataloguing Prison Scrip…

Each week, CoinWeek, in collaboration with the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, brings you a highlighted feature from the current volume of the E-Sylum eNewsletter. This week, E-Sylum reader and Connecticut-based numismatist Bob Hewey proposes a new approach to cataloguing Prison Scrip While Jerry Zara, in his 1992 book entitled Prison Tokens and Medals of the United States, has done a […]

By May 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

Mexican Banknotes: Two Mexican Women – a lady with a reputation and a beauty queen

By Peter Symes with permission on CoinWeek.com …….. For many years, two of the lowest denomination notes circulating in Mexico were adorned with portraits of women. The 10-peso note carried a young woman in a peculiar and ornate headdress, while the 5-peso note bore the head of a lady garlanded with jewellery. Both women appear […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition Video Playlist

CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition Video Playlist

Why People Go to the CPMX Chicago Paper Money Exposition in Rosemont. VIDEO: 2:31 Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com Bill Brandimore, Krause Publications, Vince Calvo, Paper Money Assured, Dustin Johnston, Heritage Auctions, Matthew Quinn, Stack’s Bowers, Peter Treglia, Stack’s Bowers…….. Twenty years a dedicated convention for just bank notes was created that came to be known […]

By March 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions more than $105 Million of Coins & Currency in One Week

Heritage Auctions more than $105 Million of Coins & Currency in One Week

$90+ Million sold at FUN in Orlando; $15 Million at NYINC. Many price records broken. Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest numismatic auctioneer, sold more than $105 million worth of coins and currency Jan. 5-12, 2014, setting records across U.S. Coins, World Coins and U.S. Currency including the most valuable piece of currency on the planet. […]

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 […]

Paper Money: Lyn Knight Celebrates 50 Years in Numismatics. VIDEO

Paper Money: Lyn Knight Celebrates 50 Years in Numismatics. 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 in […]

By December 16, 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 […]

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With over 8000 Lots, Stacks Bowers Awaits November Auctions in Baltimore

With over 8000 Lots, Stacks Bowers Awaits November Auctions in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is once again gearing up for another stellar auction as the Official Auctioneer of the November 2013 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Please join us November 6–8, 2013, at the Baltimore Convention Center, as we present this impressive auction that will feature U.S. coins, currency, tokens and medals, world coins and […]

By October 25, 2013 1 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 […]

2013 Memphis International Paper Money Show Video Playlist

2013 Memphis International Paper Money Show Video Playlist

Coinweek Producer and videographer David Lisot attended the Memphis Paper Money shows last month. Below are a list of show specific Video reports covering all aspects of the show itself with interviews with both the show promoters and Dealers. The Memphis International Paper Money Show is the premier gathering of Currency Dealers and collectors from […]

Middle Eastern Paper Money Market Report. VIDEO: 2:03

Middle Eastern Paper Money Market Report. VIDEO: 2:03

Eyad Alali, Manager, Arab World Collection Center, Jordan Interviewer: David Lisot…… A growing population of bank note collectors is in the Middle East. One of the dealers from that region is Eyad Alali who has a business in Jordan. He talks about why he has traveled to come to the Memphis Paper Show. He shares […]

By June 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Debbie Knight Talks About the Memphis Paper Show

Debbie Knight Talks About the Memphis Paper Show

Debbie Knight, Lyn Knight Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot…… Lyn Knight bought the Memphis International Paper Money Show just a few years ago. Since then he has assembled a new team of workers to assist in the planning and coordination of the annual event. Debbie Knight is Lyn’s wife and brings a delightful female charm to […]

By June 19, 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 […]

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

In the fall of 2012, I received an e-mail from a man (John Doe, if you will) who said he had military notes from his grandfather’s estate. I started exchanging correspondence and decided it would be worthwhile to see John. It proved to be an unforgettable trip. When I arrived, John had set a well- […]

By June 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Memphis Paper Money Auction & Convention Update. VIDEO: 1:24

Memphis Paper Money Auction & Convention Update. VIDEO: 1:24

Doug Davis, Chairman, Memphis Paper Money Show Interviewer: David Lisot …….. The Memphis International Paper Money Show takes place in June and plans are underway for another great gathering of paper money and bank note collectors. Show chairman Doug Davis explains what people may look forward to at this year’s convention that include lectures, exhibits, […]

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Spectrum Numismatics Buys $1000 “Grand Watermelon” for $1.527 Million in Heritage Sale. VIDEO: 4:36

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, Peter Treglia, Currency Director, Spectrum Numismatics Another auction record was set with the million dollar sale of one of the most celebrated bank notes in the United States. The “Grand Watermelon” is a $1000 bill with zeroes on the back side that remind people of water melons. The front side […]

Hoarding Gold or Silver

Hoarding Gold or Silver

By Allen Rowe  –  Northern Nevada Coin ………. Hoarding gold is part of life for more than many think. Recently in our local news was an unassuming man who passed away with over seven million dollars worth of gold coins in his house. In this case the gold was stored in ammo cans stashed in […]

Cool Coins & Currency Whitman Baltimore March 2013. VIDEO – Update: Parts 1 & 2

Cool Coins & Currency Whitman Baltimore March 2013. VIDEO – Update: Parts 1 & 2

PART 1 – Interviewer: David Lisot Whitman Baltimore Expo brings out the coin and currency dealers and collectors. Enjoy this “Cool Coins & Currency” from some of the Whitman dealers. Featuring: Russell Augustin, 1861 $20 PCGS MS67 gold piece, John Brush, 1876 Trade Dollar PCGS MS66, Grant Campbell, 1889-CC Morgan Dollar PCGS MS61, Robert Higgins, […]

By April 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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