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PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at PCGS About Uncirculated 50 it is the finest known! “I am very excited to have this iconic and historic note certified and encapsulated by PCGS Banknote,” says Stack’s Bowers Galleries […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1896 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… The Series of 1896 Silver Certificates are referred to as the “Educational Series” in the hobby due to the design on the $1 “History Instructing Youth” issue. All three denominations in this series consist of elaborate allegorical artwork on the face of the note that makes one forget for […]

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A Closer Look at the Republic of Texas 1843 25¢ Exchequer Bill

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… Prior to being admitted to the union as the 28th state, Texas existed as a republic from 1836 to 1846. Famous Texan Sam Houston would be elected as president of the Republic of Texas twice, the second time rigorously overseeing the final issue of Texas paper money before statehood. […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1886 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… While Silver Certificates began in 1878, the Series of 1886 would be the first issuance of denominations smaller than $10. These lower denominations would see a lot of circulation given their smaller face values and the fact that they were frequently substituted for the heavy silver dollars that people […]

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PCGS Adds Senior Collectibles Experts, Two Tenured Team Members Promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) recently welcomed to its team three key professionals with rich numismatic expertise and business experience. Joining the company are longtime collector and seasoned business executive David Steinberger as Vice President of Customer Experience, numismatist Sanjay C. Gandhi as World Coins Content […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ……   Back of Series of 1918 “Battleship Note” $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds almost the same, Federal Reserve Bank Notes differ from Federal Reserve Notes in the language of which entity will be paying to the bearer on demand. “FRBNs”, as […]

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