Tag: paper money

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Currency Notes with Personality, Feat. Dr. Don Kagin, Ph.D. – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com …..   One of the most interesting and complex areas of American Numismatics is the study and collecting of paper money. With denominations starting at just a few cents and ranging upwards to the ultimate U.S. denomination of $100,000, there is no doubt that currency […]

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 […]

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of Manifest Auctions. Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, commented: “Under the leadership of Manning Garrett, Manifest Auctions has grown into one of the pre-eminent auction houses of rare paper money. The opportunity to acquire Manifest and bring Manning Garrett to the Stack’s […]

World Paper Money – A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence, One Iconic Bank Note is Not Enough for Spink

World Paper Money – A Once in a Lifetime Occurrence, One Iconic Bank Note is Not Enough for Spink

As the new year draws near, Spink is able to look back at 2015 fondly and with satisfaction, however they will not be nostalgic for long! Spink’s office in Hong Kong will be ringing in the New Year in true-to-form Spink style. They will be holding four auctions in just three days; which will certainly […]

By December 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Collecting – Forming a Basic Rare Currency Library

Paper Money Collecting – Forming a Basic Rare Currency Library

By Kevin Foley, Special Contributor to CoinWeek….   I’m pleased to be joining Coin Week as a contributor, providing views and commentary about rare currency and paper money 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 […]

By November 19, 2015 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 November 13, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Paper Money Auctions – Confederate Notes Dominate Top Prices at Newman Sale

Paper Money Auctions – Confederate Notes Dominate Top Prices at Newman Sale

The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII, featured more than 2,200 pieces of U.S. and World currency from the numismatic legend’s famed collection including a wide array of World, Colonial and Continental currency, Obsolete notes by state and Confederate currency. The sale was exclusively to benefit the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and was […]

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction to Include Unique $500 Interest-Bearing Note

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction to Include Unique $500 Interest-Bearing Note

 Unique Fr. 212b $500 Interest Bearing Note Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ November Baltimore official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo has opened online for bidding and the auction catalogs have been mailed. Bidders will find a varied offering of 839 lots across multiple categories of U.S. currency. Headlining the auction is a […]

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

Impressive Results from Stack’s Bowers 2015 ANA Auctions

“Excitement” was the buzzword at the annual ANA World’s Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official auction sales of U.S. coins held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The company’s ever-popular Rarities Night […]

PMG Certifies Rare and High Grade 1928B $2 Star Note

PMG Certifies Rare and High Grade 1928B $2 Star Note

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) certified a rare and high grade 1928B $2 Star Note, attributed as Fr. 1503*. Graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, it is by far the finest of the five examples that have been certified by PMG. The highest grade previously assigned to a 1928B $2 Star Note was PMG Very Fine […]

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency at Stacks Bowers……. Most collectors are interested in securing banknotes produced prior to their births, but as time goes on more and more people develop a passion for modern bank notes. Several issues of currency produced no more than half a decade ago are already scarce and in […]

Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Schwan Named 2015 Numismatist of the Year

Carlton Frederick “Fred” Schwan, a coin collector and numismatist since his childhood, has been named the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 2015 Numismatist of the Year. Schwan will receive his award on Friday, August 14, during the awards banquet at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. A student and publisher of military numismatics […]

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, […]

Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc….   Bank of Scotland has announced that it will be issuing new £5 and £10 notes on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer substrate, including a limited edition £5 to be auctioned to raise money for Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need De La Rue is […]

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

By De La Rue, plc….   The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded the Best New Banknote Series for 2014 by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), as announced at the Currency Conference in Vancouver. De La Rue is delighted to announce this global award […]

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   The Maldives Monetary Authority has announced that it will be launching a new family of seven banknotes on Safeguard. The first denomination – a commemorative new high-value 5,000-Rufiyaa – will be launched at the end of July. The other circulating denominations – 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 500- and new […]

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada….   On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canadian history, exceeding the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. To mark this historic reign, the Bank of Canada / Banque du Canada will issue a special commemorative bank note in 2015. The note […]

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII (UPDATED May 15, 2015)

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII (UPDATED May 15, 2015)

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited-edition, one- and ten-ruble commemorative banknotes. The notes–issued on April 28, 2015–are similar in design to the Trans-Dniestrian issues of 2012 but feature a special ribbon on the bottom right side of the note that […]

Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

By CoinWeek News Staff….   The Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB), having the exclusive right to issue bank notes and coins legal tender in Burundi, launched a new range of bills on April 29, 2015 in denominations of 500, 2000, 5,000 and 10,000 Burundian francs (BIF). Made with modern international security standards and […]

Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc….   A new $100 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. This is the second denomination of the new family of notes following the $50 launched in September 2013. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) issued […]

By April 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives International Auctions….   A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, […]

By April 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
$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 […]

PMG Hires Sergio Sanchez as Consultant

PMG Hires Sergio Sanchez as Consultant

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that respected US currency expert Sergio Sanchez, Jr., has joined its team as a consultant. As one of the industry’s most prominent dealers for the past two decades, Sanchez has handled many of the greatest collections of US paper money ever to come to market. Sanchez helped assemble and, […]

By March 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

8 Short Snorter Notes Placed in Circulation at Portland ANA National Money Show

Thomas Sparks to place eight notes into circulation during ANA event Thomas Sparks, American Numismatic Association (ANA) member and founder of the Short Snorter Project, will drop eight vintage blue seal U.S. $1 silver certificate Short Snorters into circulation in Portland during the 2015 National Money Show, to be held March 5-7 at the Oregon […]

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

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 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 several […]

By March 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

Bank of England to Issue £10, £20 and £50 Cleland Signature Notes

By The Bank of England….   As of 3 March 2015, the Bank of England will be issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland[1]. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
 
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