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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 →
Effect of Gold Price on the Paper Money Market. VIDEO: 2:29

Effect of Gold Price on the Paper Money Market. VIDEO: 2:29

Keith Bauman, Jos Eijserman, Ali Mehilba, & Don Olmstead. Interviewer: David Lisot ……. Many markets are affected by swings in the precious metals markets. Many coin and precious metals dealers also buy and sell collectible bank notes. Dealers at the Memphis Paper Show share their opinions whether the price of gold affects their market. Copyright […]

By June 24, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency! Memphis Paper Money Show 2013. VIDEO

Cool Currency! Memphis Paper Money Show 2013. VIDEO

Eyad Alali: Jordan 1959 5 Dinar, Keith Bauman: Encased Postage Stamp and Fractional Currency, Ali Mehilba, United States $10 MPC Replacement note, Don Olmstead: Canada 1954 $1000 Bill, & Nico Verhoef: France 1792 Assignat 20 Sol sheet. Interviewer: David Lisot …… CoinWeek continues our expanded coverage of Paper Money and Currency with the latest installment […]

By June 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
News From Maastricht Paper Money Fair, Valkenburg. VIDEO: 2:18.

News From Maastricht Paper Money Fair, Valkenburg. VIDEO: 2:18.

Jos Eijserman, Paper Money Fair Promoter Interviewer: David Lisot…….. Although Memphis is the oldest and most well known collector convention devoted to paper money collecting Jos Eijserman hosts the Maastricht Paper Money Fair gathering in Valkenburg in the Netherlands. Jos shares what collectors can expect to find at Europe’s most popular paper money show. Copyright […]

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 […]

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 →
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 →
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 […]

Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Morton & Eden’s Top 10 Prices of Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes From June 5-6 Sale

Tom Eden said: “This was a wide-ranging two-day auction embracing everything from ancient Greek and Roman coins alongside Islamic, Oriental, British and Foreign coins, paper money and Renaissance medals and plaquettes. It was in the latter category that the top price of the sale was achieved, for the rare pair of plaquettes by Valerio Belli, […]

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, […]

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions……… Another classic bank note rarity has broken the million dollar mark at public auction. The 1863 gold note series circulated during the Civil War and have been enormously popular with collectors. This $100 example is one of only three known ot his signature variety, two of which are impounded in […]

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions In a room full of the most serious collectors and dealers in United States paper money a record price of $2,585,000 was paid for an 1891 $1000 Treasury Note. This is one of only two known for the design and the only example available for collectors. The lot opened at […]

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 […]

News About Upcoming 2013 Memphis International Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 2:27

News About Upcoming 2013 Memphis International Paper Money Show. VIDEO: 2:27

Lyn Knight, President, Lyn Knight Currency Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot……. Paper money collectors from all over the world are looking forward to the upcoming paper money convention in Memphis, Tennessee. Started in 1977 this show was the first of the paper money only gatherings that have become the foundation of the collector market. Owner of […]

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. […]

1891 $1,000 Treasury note achieves $2.5m auction record at Heritage

1891 $1,000 Treasury note achieves $2.5m auction record at Heritage

The unique 1891 $1,000 Treasury note is now the most valuable US banknote The only known example of the 1891 $1,000 Treasury note in private hands has set a new world record for a US banknote at auction, leading Heritage Auctions‘ April 24-26 & 28 Currency Signature Auction in Chicago. The note’s vignette depicts General […]

Three Major Rarities Expected to Bring $1+ Million Each in Heritage’s CSNS Currency Platinum Night event April 26

Three Major Rarities Expected to Bring $1+ Million Each in Heritage’s CSNS Currency Platinum Night event April 26

Heritage Auctions’ second CSNS Currency Platinum Night A Fr. 379c Series 1891 $1000 Treasury Note and a Fr. 1166c Series 1863 $100 Gold Certificate – the only notes of their kind in private hands known to exist – are in contention to take top lot honors during Heritage Auctions’ second annual Platinum Night Currency auction, […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Auction Results over $6.3 Million

STACK’S BOWERS AND PONTERIO SELLS MILLIONS IN HONG KONG Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted their bi-annual Hong Kong sale from April 1-3 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kowloon. The sale featured more than 2,500 lots of Chinese and other Asian rarities, including both coins and paper money, and realized a strong $6,307,830. […]

Major Mormon Paper Money Collection to be Sold By Holabird-Kagin Americana. VIDEO: 3:43.

Major Mormon Paper Money Collection to be Sold By Holabird-Kagin Americana. VIDEO: 3:43.

Douglas Nyholm, Consignment Director, Holabird-Kagin. Interviewer: David Lisot One of the largest and most complete collections of Mormon paper money and memorabilia will be sold at auction by Holabird-Kagin Americana. Morman specialist Douglas Nyholm shows some of the highlights from the sale. He explains how the early Mormon Church attempted to set up its own […]

By March 19, 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 […]

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 →
New Book Available: “Polymer Bank Notes of the World”

New Book Available: “Polymer Bank Notes of the World”

Stane Straus, Author Interviewer: David Lisot A new book about the material that is replacing paper to make paper money has been written. Polymer is the material that it seems will one day replace all our bank notes. Find out about why this material is being used, what it offers that paper does not, and […]

By October 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Currency! Maastricht 2012

Cool Currency! Maastricht 2012

 Dimitri Aerts, Belgium, Corne Akkermans, Netherlands, Belgium 50 Franc 1893, John Eccles, New Zealand, New Zealand 50£, Jos Eijsermans, Netherlands, Chinese Ming note, Pieter Liem, Indonesia Occupation Notes, Richard Lobel, Great Britain, Australian $100 printer’s proof, Bernhard Winter, Germany, Saar 100 mark, Stane Straus, Slovenia, Brunei $1000, Wakim Wakim, United Arab Emirates, Somalia 5 Shilling, […]

By October 9, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
1902 Alaskan $5 could bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ ANA Currency event

1902 Alaskan $5 could bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ ANA Currency event

Rare note, one of two known, descended in the family of Teddy Roosevelt’s VP, Charles Fairbanks, for who the city of Fairbanks, AK is named; Fr. 2221-K $5000 1934 Federal Reserve Note, PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ from The John Henderson Collection, may bring $120,000+, Oct. 18 in Dallas A rare early National Bank Note […]

Popular Paper Money at Maastricht 2012

Popular Paper Money at Maastricht 2012

Dimitri Aerts, Belgium, Corne Akkermans, Netherlands, John Eccles, New Zealand, Jos F.M.Eijsermans, Netherlands, Pieter Liem, Indonesia, Richard Lobel, Great Britain, Wakim Wakim, United Arab Emirates, Bernhard Winter, Germany, Stane Straus, Slovenia, Hans Worbes, Germany. Interviewer: David Lisot, Virtually every country in the world currently issues some form of paper money. Many of these countries have […]

By October 1, 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 →
World Paper Money Takes Center Stage In Long Beach

World Paper Money Takes Center Stage In Long Beach

More than 1,600 lots of graphically stunning and significant currency, from every country in the world, will take center stage at the Long Beach Convention Center, Sept. 6-7, as Heritage Auctions presents its first World Paper Money Signature Auction. There is perhaps no better way to get a feel for a nation — for its […]

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