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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Asian Paper Money Auction Aug. 15-17

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Asian Paper Money Auction Aug. 15-17

The ever-growing Asian Paper Money market has become quite a competitive area in numismatics, as many throw their hats into the ring. For decades, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has been the source for collectors and dealers alike whenever they wanted to view and bid on fresh, rare, and unique material. The firm’s Hong Kong Auction […]

World Paper Money Auction – Archives International XXXIV July 26

World Paper Money Auction – Archives International XXXIV July 26

Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Company’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production material will be sold at public auction on Tuesday, July 26 by Archives International Auctions. The auction will be held in […]

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 […]

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money features an exceptional and rare hand-drawn artist proposal. This marvelous Artist Essay exudes everything collectible about Indian paper money, from guilloché borders, and calligraphic writing, to striking lifelike vignettes. This piece is hand drawn […]

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 – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

World Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Offers Holy Grail of Currency at Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our upcoming Hong Kong Auction will feature one of the most sought after pieces in World Currency collecting. Stack’s Bowers is pleased to offer the South Viet Nam P-4Ap 1000 Dong Proof for the first time in our history. This note is at the top […]

World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

World Paper Money – Europe Prepares Introduction of New €50 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   New Europa series €50 banknote to be unveiled on 5 July 2016 ECB and partners to ensure machines are ready to accept new €50 banknote The European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks of the euro area – the Eurosystem – will unveil the new Europa series €50 […]

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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.) 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 on top of them… 2.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes […]

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 […]

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

New Zealand’s Brighter Money $20, $50 and $100 Notes Now in Circulation

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand ….   New Zealand’s new $20, $50 and $100 banknotes have entered public circulation, the Reserve Bank announced on Monday, May 16. The Reserve Bank’s Head of Currency, Property and Security, Steve Gordon, said the release of the remaining Brighter Money Series 7 notes is a significant milestone for […]

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

European Central Bank Ends Production, Issuance of €500 Banknote

By European Central Bank…..   ECB has decided to discontinue production and issuance of €500 banknote Europa series of euro banknotes will not include the €500 €500 banknote remains legal tender and will always retain its value Today (Thursday, May 4) the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded a review of the […]

Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

Britain to Debut J.M.W. Turner £20 Banknote in 2020

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   The Bank of England announced it will release a new £20 banknote featuring artist J.M.W. Turner in 2020. The new £20 pound note will be printed on polymer, as will the next series of £5 and £10 British banknotes. The selection of J.M.W. Turner to appear on the […]

World Paper Money – Swiss Love Banknotes, Rebuff Plastic

World Paper Money – Swiss Love Banknotes, Rebuff Plastic

As the world continues to adopt electronic methods of payment, Switzerland embraces the regular use of paper currency By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek …….   At a time when the European Union is encouraging its member nations to eliminate high-denomination banknotes to help discourage criminal use of paper currency, independent Switzerland is keeping its 200- […]

Collecting Banknotes

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ….   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just as with coins, grading is perhaps the single most important ingredient of value when it comes to collecting paper money. And just as with coins, we have descriptive […]

Spink Auction: Bruce Smart Collection of Middle East Banknotes

Spink Auction: Bruce Smart Collection of Middle East Banknotes

It gives Spink great pleasure to announce that one of the finest collections of Middle East and North African Banknotes will be available on 12 April – the Bruce Smart Collection. Bruce Smart is a well-known face at banknote conventions around the world. He is extremely knowledgeable and widely liked and respected. Bruce’s collection is […]

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American Numismatic Society Publishes Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

American Numismatic Society Publishes Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to offer The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia, by Michael E. Bonine. This hardcover, 148-page book is a study of this first bank in Iran to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system, and the rivalry between Britain and Russia for influence and […]

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 […]

New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

New Coin Shops from Around the World on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   MA-Shops is an online marketplace for world and ancient coins. Built from the ground up by German engineer Joachim Schwiening, MA-Shops has assembled a network of reputable European dealers–both large and small–onto one, easy-to-use platform. In recent months, Schwiening and MA-Shops have made a concerted push into the American market, competing with […]

By November 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that […]

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 […]

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

The Banknotes, Bonds and Shares, Coins and Medals of South East Asia sale (held during the International Exhibition in Singapore) takes place on August 16, 2015 The Spink team has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic […]

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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 […]

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

By Bank of Papua New Guinea….   Loi M. Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, gives notice of the forthcoming issue into circulation of new K20 and K10 commemorative banknotes and a 50t coin, effective 21 May 2015. K20 Commemorative Banknote The K20 banknote has been resized as part of the banknote […]

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 […]

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

By Dennis Lutz & Robin Hill – IBNS Banknote of the Year Co-ordinators….   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has for the first time ever selected the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago to receive it prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2014. With over 130 new […]

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee The Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia received approval to introduce a newly-redesigned family of Gambian circulation notes. […]

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 […]

 
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