Tag: World Currency

Thailand to Issue Commemorative Banknote for Queen’s Birthday Aug. 12

Thailand to Issue Commemorative Banknote for Queen’s Birthday Aug. 12

By Bank of Thailand ….   Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), unveiled a 500-Baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12 August 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The color, size, and […]

By August 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Liberia to Issue New Bank Notes

World Paper Money – Liberia to Issue New Bank Notes

By Central Bank of Liberia …..   The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) wishes to inform the general public that in keeping with its statutory mandate to at all times ensure that the integrity of the Liberian Dollar is uncompromisingly maintained, the CBL will shortly introduce a new series of banknotes into the Liberian economy. […]

By August 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money Auctions – Rare French Specimen Proofs

World Paper Money Auctions – Rare French Specimen Proofs

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering two very significant French Specimen Proofs in our World Paper Money Session at our official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. One is known to collectors as the “Colbert note” and is a very rare specimen proof, […]

World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines 1st Half 2016

World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Declines 1st Half 2016

By European Central Bank …..   331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2016 Around 80% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment […]

By July 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 – 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 […]

By June 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Bank of Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknote Honoring King’s 70 Years on Throne

Bank of Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknote Honoring King’s 70 Years on Throne

By Bank of Thailand ….   Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), recently unveiled a 70-baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne, which takes place on June 9, 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grading Paper Money – Dauers Reholder Bermuda Collection in New PMG Holder

Grading Paper Money – Dauers Reholder Bermuda Collection in New PMG Holder

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen by Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer to reholder their prestigious Bermuda collection in PMG’s new crystal-clear holder. To display the highest-graded complete Bermuda pre-decimal collection in existence, the Dauers needed the highest-quality holder to match. They chose the new PMG holder for its museum-quality display, crystal-clear optics and long-term […]

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

Rare French 1959 Molière 50,000 Franc Banknote on MA-Shops.com

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   50,000 Francs MOLIÈRE 1959 FRANCE New Unc Description: From François Villon to Jean Genet, French culture has long embraced its rebels and non-conformists. One of the greatest is Molière. Molière (real name: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) was a French playwright who wrote some of the most renowned comedies in the […]

By March 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers to Feature World Coins and Paper at Whitman Expo – VIDEO: 5:37

CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers to Feature World Coins and Paper at Whitman Expo – VIDEO: 5:37

Kyle Ponterio, Stack’s Bowers, Interviewer and Producer: David Lisot. Kyle Ponterio talks about the Stack’s Bowers Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin Expo in November and shares some of the highlights. CoinWeek is the #1 website online for news and information about numismatics. CoinWeek has also won the NLG Award for best numismatic website 4 years […]

Currency selections from The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII

Currency selections from The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII

Confederate Type 1 Montgomery Note The Eric P. Newman Collection Part VII, featuring more than 2,200 pieces of U.S. and World currency from the numismatic legend’s famed collection – a wide array of World, Colonial and Continental currency, Obsolete notes by state and Confederate currency, sold exclusively to benefit the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education […]

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 […]

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 […]

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Lyn Knight, Convention Chairman, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Memphis International Paper Money Show was the first convention devoted exclusively to collecting bank notes. For 39 years it has continued to be the place to come to talk about collecting paper money. Lyn Knight, show promoter, talks about this year’s Memphis International Paper Money Show. […]

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. […]

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

By Archives International Auctions….   Fort Lee, N.J.-based Archives International Auctions (AIA) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in […]

 
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