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World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   The SS Andrea Doria name invokes tragedy now, but at the time of construction, she represented the hopes of Italian recovery after World War II. Construction began in 1950, with the ship launching in June 16, 1951. In terms of size, she was 697 feet […]

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 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Stack’s Bowers World Paper Money January 2017 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers World Paper Money January 2017 NYINC Auction

The World Paper Money Department of Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents their flagship 2017 January New York International (NYINC) Auction, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The firm has been collecting consignments for this sale since the summer, and the resulting catalog features material that will exceed expectations. It is truly […]

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 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 23, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: James Halperin How did a pair of college dropouts who were business rivals come together to form what is now the third largest US-auction house with annual sales in excess of $860,000? Our merger occurred in 1982 when the coin […]

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Central Bank of Venezuela Introduces New Banknotes & Coins

Central Bank of Venezuela Introduces New Banknotes & Coins

By Central Bank of Venezuela …..   “We have six new bills Bs.500 of Bs.1000, Bs.2000, Bs.5.000, Bs.10.000 and Bs.20.000; and coins Bs.10, Bs.50 and Bs.100 that will coexist with the current and be incorporated from December 15, progressively, for the benefit of the general population,” said the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 16, 2016 Current Events 1.) The reasons Saudi Arabia stopped issuing paper riyals “The number of one Riyal banknotes constitutes half of the banknotes in circulation. This posed challenges and it was thus decided to gradually replace it with coins,” the monetary said… 2.) Venezuela to replace high […]

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World Banknote News – Kyrgyzstan Issues New Series IV 2016 Banknotes

World Banknote News – Kyrgyzstan Issues New Series IV 2016 Banknotes

By National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic ……   The National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic announces that, in accordance with the Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the issue of banknotes in circulation Modified Series IV sample of the national currency in 2016” dated November 30, 2016, […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Offer Thian Album of Confederate Currency

Kolbe & Fanning Offer Thian Album of Confederate Currency

Online Catalogue Now Available for Bidding The catalogue for Kolbe & Fanning’s 2017 New York Book Auction has been posted to the firm’s online bidding platform at auction.numislit.com. Every lot is illustrated in color and absentee bids can be placed at any time prior to the sale. Live internet bidding will be available during the […]

World’s First Issued Banknote at Spink Auction in New York

World’s First Issued Banknote at Spink Auction in New York

Spink will be very sad to see the end of 2016 and the festivity and celebrations of the 350th anniversary, however we have so much lined up for January 2017 that we can barely contain ourselves! Spink will be holding five numismatic auctions in January, and many of them will be taking place during the […]

By December 12, 20160 Comments Read More →
‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

‘Tis the Season for Silver and Gold and Santa

For the new collector, young or old, on your shopping list: go buy the book! By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   ‘Tis the season. The mere utterance of that well-known phrase evokes fond memories of our youth, childhood recollections of holidays and wish lists. While still an exciting time of year as […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Plough uncovers major hoard of Roman coins A WONDERFUL collection of 120 Roman Imperial coins was unearthed in the Isle of Axholme. The so-called Owston Ferry Hoard was discovered in 1952 by Mr. A. T. Pitchfork. Ploughing a field in the village, […]

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

Woman of Color, Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond Chosen as Woman on New $10 Canadian Banknote

By Bank of Canada …..   Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu today announced that Viola Desmond will be featured on a new $10 bank note, expected in late 2018. This will mark the first time that a portrait of a Canadian woman will […]

Bank of Canada, Finance Minister to Reveal Woman on Latest Banknote

Bank of Canada, Finance Minister to Reveal Woman on Latest Banknote

By Bank of Canada …..   On Thursday, 8 December 2016, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note. Topic: The announcement of a Canadian woman to […]

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

Controversy Over Animal Fat Used to Manufacture New UK 5 Pound Note

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Tallow: The white nearly tasteless solid rendered fat of cattle and sheep used chiefly in soap, candles, and lubricants. –Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Tallow. Probably not a word we or any other numismatic authors and journalists have to use much, but it’s at the heart of […]

Archives International Auctions Sale 37 – US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins

Archives International Auctions Sale 37 – US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Scripophily & Coins

By Archives International Auctions ……   More than 1,100 lots of U.S., Chinese and Worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stock and bond certificates), Security Printing Ephemera and Coins will be sold at a two-session public auction on Tuesday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 13 at our offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

World Banknote News – Barbados, Colombia Introduce New Bills

World Banknote News – Barbados, Colombia Introduce New Bills

Central Bank of Barbados Marks 50 Years of Independence with Commemorative $50 Banknote By De La Rue, plc….   De La Rue is delighted to have designed and produced a commemorative banknote for the Central Bank of Barbados to celebrate 50 years of independence Based on the fully circulating banknote that has a bright hologram […]

World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

World Currency News – India Demonetizes 500 & 1,000 Rupee Banknotes

There was more than one surprise on election night… By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….   While much of the world–and certainly much of the world’s press–was otherwise occupied on election day, shortly before midnight on Tuesday, November 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Indian 500 rupee (Rs 500, or ₹500) and 1,000 […]

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World Banknote News – Zimbabwe Introduces Bond Notes

World Banknote News – Zimbabwe Introduces Bond Notes

By Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe …..   The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is pleased to advise the nation of the introduction of bond notes with effect from Monday, 28 November 2016. The bond notes will be released into the market through normal banking channels in small denominations of $2 and $5 to fund export incentives […]

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Women on Money: Five Finalists Chosen for Canada’s Newest Banknote

Women on Money: Five Finalists Chosen for Canada’s Newest Banknote

By Bank of Canada…….   On Thursday, 8 December 2016, the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada will reveal which iconic Canadian woman will be featured on the next regularly circulating bank note, expected in 2018. In advance of that announcement, the Bank today published the short list from which […]

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World Currency News – Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

World Currency News – Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

By Norges Bank …… On Tuesday, November 22, Norway’s new banknotes were on public display for the first time. The first denominations will be put into circulation in summer 2017. In recent years, a number of our neighboring countries have issued new and more secure banknotes. Fortunately, only a very small proportion of banknotes in […]

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World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

World Currency News – Seychelles to Release New Family of Banknotes, Coins

By Central Bank of Seychelles….   The Central Bank of Seychelles will launch a new family of banknotes and coins to commemorate 40 years of Seychelles’ Independence, with the theme “Seychelles’ Unique Biodiversity – the backbone of our economy”. The project which started in 2012 is in its final stage and the issuance is scheduled […]

By November 28, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 25, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Q&A: Erik Goldstein Erik J. Goldstein is the senior curator of mechanical arts and numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has been in this position since 2002. A student of military history and numismatics, he has lectured widely and instructs a […]

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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 […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

By November 18, 20160 Comments Read More →
Macedonia to Issue New 200 & 2,000 Denar Banknotes

Macedonia to Issue New 200 & 2,000 Denar Banknotes

By National Bank of Macedonia …..   200 Denar Front The design on the front of the 200 denar banknote is representative of Christian terracotta icon or relief depictions of the Old Testament warriors Joshua and Caleb, the original of which dates to the sixth or seventh century and belongs to a famous group of […]

By November 14, 20160 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of […]

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