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US Paper Money & Scrip – Military Payment Certificates

US Paper Money & Scrip – Military Payment Certificates

MPCs are growing in popularity and can offer the new collector an easy and fun way to learn about numismatics US large & small size currency, Confederate notes and fractional currency are all common items that many people collect. There is, however, a small niche in the numismatic collecting community that is growing: Military Payment […]

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 notes, a first for a third-party paper money grading service and more than double the number of notes certified by the next-largest company. Founded in 2005, PMG has become the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service as collectors and dealers soon recognized […]

World Paper Money – Psychologists, Philosophers & Scientists on Banknotes

World Paper Money – Psychologists, Philosophers & Scientists on Banknotes

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Last year, we highlighted notes featuring artists and composers. This month we are featuring four notes commemorating the accomplishments of psychologists, philosophers and scientists. Above: Austria P-149, front and back. All images courtesy PMG In 1982, Austria’s National Bank redesigned their banknotes with a new […]

US & World Currency – PMG Grading On-Site at International Paper Money Show

US & World Currency – PMG Grading On-Site at International Paper Money Show

PMG will be at the International Paper Money Show in Kansas City, Missouri June 8 – 11, 2017. Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting early submissions for on-site grading on Thursday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon by appointment only. To set up an appointment, please e-mail Mauricio Escobar or Chad Greenbach. […]

Paper Money Auction – U.S. Rarities, Shipwreck Banknotes in Sedwick Sale 21

Paper Money Auction – U.S. Rarities, Shipwreck Banknotes in Sedwick Sale 21

Rare U.S., world and even shipwreck recovered bank notes will appear in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 21. The sale will be held live online May 3-4 at auction.sedwickcoins.com. The U.S. paper money section contains federal and obsolete issues in addition to Texas, Confederate and Philippine notes. The […]

Paper Money Auctions – First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kansas Serial Number 1 $5 Brown Back

Paper Money Auctions – First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kansas Serial Number 1 $5 Brown Back

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer for the first time to the collecting community an incredible serial number 1 $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kansas in the upcoming Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring […]

CoinWeek IQ: Grading Currency Notes on Location at PMG – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ: Grading Currency Notes on Location at PMG – 4K Video

CoinWeek IQ is an ongoing series of exclusive videos that go in-depth into important numismatic topics and feature many of the hobby’s leading experts and personalities. How does Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) process and grade paper money? We sought the answer to these questions in our visit to PMG headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. In this […]

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

Certified Coins – NGC: A Letter from Mark Salzberg

NGC’s 30th Anniversary The chairman of CCG reflects on the highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017 Dear Fellow Numismatists: I hope that the new year is off to a great start for all of you. For me, this year is particularly special because it marks NGC’s 30th anniversary. It is amazing how much […]

World Banknotes – PMG Certifies Rare Palestinian Currency Board Notes

World Banknotes – PMG Certifies Rare Palestinian Currency Board Notes

1927 £50 Palestine Currency Board note Graded PMG 30 Very Fine Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen by Jerry and Diane Fishman to authenticate and grade their rare Palestinian Currency Board banknotes. Among the banknotes in the collection is an issued 50 Pound note from 1927 that is believed to be unique. It has been […]

Heritage: Visually Stunning 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note Could Cash in at $120,000

Heritage: Visually Stunning 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note Could Cash in at $120,000

Nearly 5,000 lots greet bank note and paper money collectors at Heritage Auctions Jan. 4-10 event in Fort Lauderdale A trio of unique items that includes a fresh-to-market $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, a target of outlaw Jesse James and a historic collection of Confederate paper will highlight Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction’s […]

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

Conveying Wealth and Culture: Ships on World Banknotes

The junk and dhow are two ancient ship models that are prominently featured on banknotes in dozens of countries Images of national pride, of rich history and economic strength, of autonomy and cultural heritage have served to round out and embellish banknotes from all ages and corners of the world. The junk and dhow have […]

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 1)

Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – What You Can’t Live Without in Treasure Auction #20 (Pt. 1)

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   Our upcoming Sedwick Treasure, World, U.S. and Paper Money Auction #20 has something for everyone, and I’ll outline some highlights in upcoming blogs. First off, let’s show off our paper money section, a collectible that we haven’t been able to offer in great amounts […]

Grading Paper Money – 2016 PMG Registry Award Winners

Grading Paper Money – 2016 PMG Registry Award Winners

The results of the seventh annual PMG Registry Awards are in! Each year Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) recognizes outstanding achievement in Registry set building. As the PMG Registry grows to include sets of all sizes from around the world, this becomes a more difficult task than in previous years. We applaud all the PMG Registry […]

Spink: The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink: The Smash Hit Hong Kong Coin Auction

The third week of August was a very busy one in Hong Kong. The first four days started off with a series of local auctions, starting with Stack’s Bowers’ and Ponterio on Monday and finishing with Spink on the Thursday. The inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) followed immediately on Friday, August 19 and was […]

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Paper Currency – PMG Grading On-site at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Paper Currency – PMG Grading On-site at ANA World’s Fair of Money

PMG will be at booth # 933 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center August 9 – 13, 2016 All note types are eligible for grading, including US Fractionals, Confederates, Colonials, MPCs, Obsoletes and World Paper Money. The following chart describes the complete roster of on-site services […]

PMG: New Products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

PMG: New Products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

New products from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) include a 2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note, a Texas $2 Step Currency Set and a 2016 Independence Collection PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Intaglio Print   2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note First Day of Sale: July 6, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time The BEP is pleased […]

World Paper Money – Unrecognized Countries and Their Currency, Pt 1: Africa

World Paper Money – Unrecognized Countries and Their Currency, Pt 1: Africa

African Banknotes -A complicated history of independent states and their efforts to remain free from colonial rule There have been a litany of unrecognized countries over the last few centuries, and we will highlight a number of these nations in this two-part article series. As you will see, there is a complicated history of independent […]

US Paper Money – The Evolution of Hamilton & Benjamin

US Paper Money – The Evolution of Hamilton & Benjamin

By Jim Michaelsen – Paper Money Guaranty………   In recent years, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing has taken necessary action towards preventing counterfeiting by adding color and security features to US banknotes Something that is constantly catching my attention in US modern paper money is the evolution and beauty we’re starting to see. The […]

Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Paper Money – Tactile Features Coming to United States Currency

Tactile features and more contrast will be added to the Federal Reserve Note in an effort to aid the blind and visually impaired in identifying different US currency denominations United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew’s recent announcement of changes to the $5, $10, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes (expected in 2020) heralds many […]

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part II – Composers

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part II – Composers

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Austria, Belgium, France and Poland are just a few countries that depict famous composers on their banknotes In case you missed Part I of my article, you can find it here. There are many famous and notable individuals on paper money that could be showcased […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes smaller than other coins? 2.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins […]

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

World Paper Money – Arts and Commerce: Part I – Artists

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Norway are just a few countries that depict famous artists and their paintings on banknotes No matter how much time you have put into collecting paper money, you have no doubt seen plenty of people on banknotes. However, these individuals are […]

CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

CoinWeek IQ: Importance of Third Party Grading for Banknotes – Video: 2:28

How does Third Party Grading benefit collectors and dealers of paper money? David Lisot asked currency expert and PMG grader Richard Stelzer this question at the 2015 Macau Numismatic Society International Expo. PMG is an industry leader in Third Party Grading of Currency, Banknotes, and related material. CoinWeek IQ Video: #004 Produced by David Lisot. […]

Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

Stack’s Bowers Auction Preview: Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Among the highlights of our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo is a beautiful “Fancy Back” Fr. 374 1890 $20 Treasury Note graded Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ by PMG. These “Fancy Back” notes differ from […]

PMG to Offer “SG50” Singapore 50th Anniversary Label

PMG to Offer “SG50” Singapore 50th Anniversary Label

A special label will be offered by PMG to celebrate the country’s anniversary and commemorate the release of these notes Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will offer a special label for the Singapore 50th Anniversary paper money set to be released later this year. This PMG certification label will feature the “SG50” little red dot logo […]

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 […]

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

Cool Currency! from the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 13:28

CoinWeek’s David Lisot was in Long Beach, California, site of the 2015 Memphis International Paper Money Show. While there, David had a chance to talk to dealers and collectors to see what Cool Currency! they had on hand. Frederick J. Bart, 1977 Federal Reserve $10 Note Obstructed Printing Error PG64, Dennis Forgue, Colonial Vermont Half Crown Note, Pierre Fricke, Confederate […]

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, […]

PMG Hires Jim Fitzgerald as Consultant

PMG Hires Jim Fitzgerald as Consultant

    SARASOTA, Fla. (June 15, 2015) – Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has hired Jim Fitzgerald, the current President of the Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA), as a consultant. Jim’s focus will be on the authentication and grading of paper money. A 30-year veteran of the paper money business, Fitzgerald brings a wealth of experience […]

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

NGC, NCS and PMG Announce Major Expansion in China

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have entered their next phase of expansion in China with several major developments. The three companies, which are independent members of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), have extended their Official Submission Center agreement with Guangzhou National Standard Numismatic Collection Grading Co., Ltd. […]

 
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