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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

War of 1812 Money was offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions –  200 Years In The Making

War of 1812 Money was offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions – 200 Years In The Making

The war of 1812 was a defining point in Canadian history, bring Upper Canada together in unity and pride as part of the British Empire. Owning a part of this historical event is often a dream for Canadian and history buffs along with paper money collectors. This past May 30, 2013, Geoffrey Bell Auctions  featured […]

Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino Specimen Notes

Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino Specimen Notes

By Kathy Lawrence A complete denomination set of specimens, comprising the 3rd issue from the Portuguese India Banco Nacional Ultramarino, dated 1924, will be offered as individual lots in the Heritage Currency September 2012 World Paper Money Signature Auction that will be held in Long Beach, California from September 5-10, 2012. The notes range in grade […]

THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

THE LONE-WOLF COUNTERFEITER: CZESLAW BOJARSKI

Posted by Ethan Bickford, PMG Researcher One of the most successful counterfeiters of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and he preferred to work alone. We have many prefabricated images in our heads of counterfeit operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive rogue government operations, or even an evil […]

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection of Educational Notes August 17th

“The most important U.S. paper money lot ever offered!” At this year’s World’s Fair of Money in August, the official convention of the American Numismatic Association in Chicago, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the Harry W. Bass Jr. currency holdings showcasing the development of the popular “Educational Notes,” a long time favorite among collectors. Harry […]

PMG Announces new Note Certification Verification Tool

PMG Announces new Note Certification Verification Tool

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has created a new online Note Certification Verification Tool. The tool, which can be found at PMGnotes.com, is free for users and will verify the certification and authenticity of US notes that PMG has graded. Currency can be verified by PMG certification number or by serial number. For notes currently in […]

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U.S. Currency Favorites

U.S. Currency Favorites

by Chad Hawk, PMG Grader – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) As a grader for PMG, I enjoy the tremendous benefit of seeing some of the world’s greatest notes everyday. I review notes from all over the world and have been able to view more notes than most people encounter in their entire lives. With the […]

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PMG Announces Second-Generation Holder

PMG Announces Second-Generation Holder

The next generation PMG label and holder is scheduled for release on Jan. 3, 2011. PMG will begin use of a new generation holder on January 3, 2011. All notes encapsulated after that date by PMG will automatically be placed in the new holder. Additionally, the new holder will be used for on-site grading during […]

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