Category Archives: Grading Paper Money

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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PCGS Announces NFC Technology Included in All Coin, Currency Holders

Professional Coin Grading Service leads numismatic hobby with a massive leap forward in anti-counterfeiting technology   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced that it will begin embedding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in all its encapsulated coins, medals, tokens, and banknotes in October 2020. This revolutionary advancement launches after an initial limited rollout earlier […]

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PMG Announces Two Certified Paper Money Labels in New Format

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is now offering two attractive special labels that fully embrace its recently released fourth-generation holder and label design. One label features a waving US flag across the full length of the PMG label, bordered by blue holographic foil at the left and red holographic foil at the right. The other label […]

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Eight PMG-Certified Paper Money Lots Each Realize Over $100,000 at Heritage Sale

An impressive eight lots certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) each realized over $100,000 in the Heritage Auctions US Currency Signature Auction held on August 3, 2020. They included three uncut sheets from the outstanding Monarch Collection as well as five high-denomination Federal Reserve Notes. In fact, 23 of the top 25 lots were certified […]

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials Loaded With Hot Deals

PCGS Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out several new offers for those who send in and grade their coins, banknotes, medals, and tokens through September 22, 2020. These valuable limited-time deals include free return shipping and major discounts for add-on services. […]

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Get Ready for the 2020 PMG Registry Awards

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is excited for the 2020 PMG Registry Awards, and we hope you are too! The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their PMG-certified notes and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts more than 13,500 sets […]

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PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote. Issued in $100 as […]

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NGC Announces Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event

Last week, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that the 2020 World’s Fair of Money is suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. The highly anticipated show had been scheduled for August 4-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), the official coin grading service of the ANA, responded by announcing a special savings event for collectors […]

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NGC Coins and PMG Notes Impress in Stack’s Bowers May Sale

A coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries coin and paper money auctions in Hong Kong, China held May 4-6, 2020. The top result in the coin auction was a China 1929 L&M-91 Italy Satin Finish Silver […]

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A Letter From NGC’s Mark Salzberg

I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years. In that time, I have seen many market peaks and valleys — periods of prosperity as well as periods of great difficulty. In fact, I became a coin dealer during the boomtimes of the late 1970s, only to experience the great crash of […]

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PMG Achieves Milestone – 5 Million Notes Certified

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has now graded five million notes, becoming the first third-party grading service to achieve this important industry milestone. PMG’s achievement comes at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges. Therefore, the company has proactively developed and instituted enhanced health and safety procedures to ensure […]

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Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… This article marks the debut of a new regular segment called “Notable Notes”, in which we profile a particularly remarkable piece of paper money that our graders at the newly launched PCGS Banknote have come across. We kick off this new segment with one of the more popular 20th-century […]

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PMG Announces Next-Generation Paper Money Holder and Label

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced its fourth-generation holder and a new label that will provide enhanced security and display for PMG-certified banknotes. Among the upgrades to the PMG holder is a new high-security hologram, which has an improved design that boasts a dozen overt and covert security features. The new hologram is also significantly […]

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PNG Reappoints NGC, NCS and PMG as Official Grading and Conservation Services

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading and Conservation Services of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). PNG is a non-profit organization of numismatic professionals in the United States. Its primary mission is to make the hobby safe for […]

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PMG Certifies Legendary ANA Bebee Collection’s Uncut Sheets

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was honored to recently certify nearly 20 uncut sheets of banknotes from the legendary ANA Bebee Collection. The sheets were submitted to PMG by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the country’s largest nonprofit numismatic organization, which received the Bebee Collection in 1988. Banknotes are printed in sheets that are then cut […]

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Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and Roundtable Trading Extend Collaboration With NGC, NCS and PMG

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are pleased to announce that they have been reappointed as the Official Grading Services of the popular Facebook group Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers, as well as Roundtable Trading, LLC, an affiliated dealer-to-dealer trading and informational platform. Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), an affiliate of NGC and […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint CGB Official Grading Submission Center in Europe

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have appointed CGB Numismatics Paris, a leading coin and banknote firm in France, as an official submission center in Europe. Founded in 1988, CGB is an international numismatics firm that operates a large online store and conducts important auctions throughout the year, […]

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PMG Certifies the ‘Holy Grail’ of Uncut Currency

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently certified a group of seven of the greatest uncut sheets of US banknotes in existence. The seven sheets highlight the Monarch Collection, a phenomenal collection of US paper money carefully curated by a collector decades ago, before the advent of paper money certification. The centerpiece of the Monarch Collection is […]

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PMG Grades Mismatched Serial Number Error on US $20 Bill

A woman who made a purchase at the January 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando got an unexpected bonus in her change: a $20 bill with a valuable mismatched serial number error. She immediately submitted the note to Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), which confirmed that the 2013 $20 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) had […]

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PMG Grading On-site at PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is pleased to announce that it will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money at the world-famous PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April. The PMG on-site grading event will be held March 30 through April 5, 2020 at the show in Valkenburg, just east of Maastricht, the Netherlands. This is […]

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PMG Certifies Highlights of Omar Waddington Collection of Scottish and Irish Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified more than 800 selections from the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes. The impressive group is focused primarily on 20th-century issues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The notes were submitted by Spink, a global auction house founded in London in 1666. They are being offered in an auction to […]

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PMG Celebrates 15 Years, Nearly 5 Million Notes Graded

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, a year that will also see the world’s leading third-party paper money grading service surpass five million notes certified. Both of these milestones of longevity and volume are unparalleled achievements in third-party paper money grading. PMG graded its one-millionth note just five years ago […]

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PMG Recertifies World-Famous D. Brent Pogue Collection of Banknotes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection. All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation. Pogue, who died unexpectedly in July 2019, assembled the most […]

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CoinWeek Streaming News: 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter PROOF SET Released…

  The 2020 United States Mint release calendar continues at a busy pace this January with the release of the 2020 America the Beautiful Quarter Proof Set. In this CoinWeek Streaming News update, editor Charles Morgan discusses the set’s release and shows off two interesting items that he brought back from the 2020 Winter FUN […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Attending Torex Coin Show in Toronto, Canada

Representatives from NGC, NCS, and PMG will answer questions about the companies’ services, benefits and procedures at TOREX Numismatic Guaranty Corporation , Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will hand out information and answer questions at the TOREX Coin Show in Toronto, Canada. The TOREX event will take place February 22-23, 2020, […]

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PMG-Certified 1975 2 Yuan Proof Leads Sale of Professor Hsu Collection

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes – dozens of them Specimens and Proofs – will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020. The centerpiece […]

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PCGS Banknote Accepting  Paper Money Submissions January 2020

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will again be authenticating, grading, and certifying United States and world paper money domestically with the launch of a new service, PCGS Banknote (www.PCGS.com/banknote), in early January 2020. The company has successfully provided PCGS Gold Shield brand grading of U.S. and world paper money at its international Asia and Europe offices for the past four years. It now will offer […]

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PMG Online Gallery Showcases DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has created an online image gallery to showcase the 285 PMG-certified specimen notes in the amazing DC Chio Collection of First Series Renminbi (RMB). The Renminbi was introduced in December 1948 by the nascent People’s Bank of China in order to facilitate commerce in areas controlled by the Communist forces during […]

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NGC, PMG Grading On-Site in India for the First Time in April 2020

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®  is pleased to announce that it will conduct on-site grading in Mumbai, India, in April 2020. This is the first time that NGC, a leading third-party grading service for coins, tokens, and medals, has offered on-site grading in India. The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation India on-site grading event will be held in April […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Named Official Grading, Conservation Services of A. Karamitsos International Auctions

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of A. Karamitsos International Auctions, an esteemed auction house for world coins, notes, stamps, and other collectibles. In addition, their affiliate Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) has been named A. Karamitsos’ Official Conservation Service. Greece-based A. Karamitsos International Auctions began […]

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Verify PMG Certification Now Features Images of 3 Million Notes

  Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that its online Verify PMG Certification tool, which enables free, quick and easy searches of its certification database, now features images of more than three million PMG-certified notes. Verify PMG Certification lets a user enter a note’s certification number and grade to confirm its description and grade in […]

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More Than 200 PMG-Certified Notes From Manzi Collection to be Offered October 10

Over 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) comprise the bulk of The Lou Manzi Collection of English Banknotes – Part 2 sale, being held October 10, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink and Son Ltd. The Manzi Collection ranks among the all-time finest assemblages of British banknotes and includes many highly desirable […]

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More Than 200 PMG-Certified Banknotes From Ibrahim Salem Collection Part 2 to be Sold

More than 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are part of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes Part 2 sale being held October 2, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink & Son Ltd. Most of these notes were certified at a PMG on-site grading event held in Munich over the […]

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PMG Announces Bond and Stock Certificate Grading Services

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates. Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as “scripophily”, is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years. Many companies no longer issue printed certificates, so these items serve as uniquely […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Marudhar Arts is one of India’s leading numismatic dealers and auctioneers. It was founded in 1966 by Mr. Prem Ratan Maru and […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has appointed Marudhar Arts an Official Submission Center in India. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). Marudhar Arts is one of India’s leading numismatic dealers and auctioneers. It was founded in 1966 by Mr. Prem Ratan Maru and […]

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PMG Certifies India “Discovery Note” at Hong Kong Event

The 1925 banknote was not previously known to specialists Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a previously unknown British India banknote at its recent on-site grading event in Hong Kong. The 1925 1,000 Rupees note was issued in Kurrachee, now spelled Karachi, a city that has been part of Pakistan since 1947. Previously, the only […]

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PCGS Welcomes New Currency and Coin Grading Experts

The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) team has gained three new members bringing a wide range of numismatic knowledge and business acumen. Well-known banknote and counterfeit expert Bruce Thornton has joined as the Director of Banknote Grading; numismatic educator and vintage coin grader Steve Feltner began a role as Director of Numismatic Education and Outreach; […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Appoint Taisei Coins as Official Submission Center in Japan

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have appointed Taisei Coins Corporation, a leading Japanese numismatics firm, as an Official Submission Center. The 50-year-old company based in Tokyo will accept collectibles to be submitted to NGC, NCS, and PMG. Taisei can also answer questions about the companies’ services and […]

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Five Things to Know About NGC & PMG at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

If you’re attending the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago August 13-17, here are five things to know: 1. NGC is offering on-site grading and encapsulation of US coins, starting on August 13. PMG is also offering onsite grading and encapsulation for paper money. This allows collectors to have their collectibles graded during the show. For […]

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PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) suspended the membership of Jason Bradford on July 18, 2019, for conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of the Code of Ethics, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. Bradford, of Legacy Currency Grading in Brentwood, Tennessee, joined the PNG in 2015 as member #765. According to Brueggeman, the […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG Named Official Grading and Conservation Services of VCoins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of VCoins, a major online marketplace for ancient and world coins as well as other collectibles. In addition, their affiliate Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) has been named VCoins’ Official Conservation Service. US‐based VCoins, founded in 1998, has tens of […]

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NGC and PMG Partner With eBay on Expert Review Service

Uncertified coins and banknotes on one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces will have a link to purchase a preliminary review by NGC and PMG experts   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), together with Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), have partnered with eBay to launch NGC/PMG Expert Review, a low-cost service that provides a preliminary […]

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PMG-Certified Selections From Manzi Collection Excel at Auction

PMG certified the top 10 notes in London’s Spink sale of important United Kingdom currency   A high-profile collection of United Kingdom banknotes — some dating to the 18th century and most of them certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) — sold briskly Thursday in an auction presented by the venerable London firm Spink. The […]

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PMG Grades Highlights from the Lou Manzi Collection of United Kingdom Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified over 280 selections from the Lou Manzi Collection of United Kingdom Notes. The amazing group includes numerous rarities from the United Kingdom, many of them iconic “White Notes” from the Bank of England. Over more than three decades, Lou Manzi assembled what is likely the finest and most important […]

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PMG Hires Matt Quinn as Grading Finalizer

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has hired industry veteran Matt Quinn, who joins its team of expert grading finalizers on May 1. Matt Quinn has been a professional numismatist for 15 years. Most recently, he operated his own paper money trading company in New Hampshire, which he closed when he accepted a position with PMG due […]

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PMG Currency Grading: North Carolina Colonials

North Carolina was the only colony to ever produce handwritten notes   Money in the Colonies of America relied heavily on barter and coins. They were preferred over paper money partly due to paper being hard to redeem at times and having no intrinsic value, which made for easy depreciation. At the time, Britain, which […]

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PMG-Graded Notes Lead the Way in Spink Auction in London

Two PMG-certified banknotes from India and another from Zanzibar led the results of a Spink auction of world banknotes held April 17-18 in London. In all, eight of the top 10 lots were certified by PMG. The top lot was an India 1858-60 10 Rupees Progressive Proof, which dates from a time of transition in […]

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PMG Currency Grading: German Vampire Notes

If you turn three German notes to the left at a 90-degree angle, there is an image that looks like a vampire   During the early 1920s, post-World War I Germany saw its economy spiraling out of control. Hyperinflation took over the Weimar Republic from 1921 to 1923 (though it had begun slowly accelerating right […]

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PMG-Graded Banknotes From Muszynski and Dauer Collections to be Sold in April

More than 150 banknotes that were certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) from two important collections are being offered in a Spink auction in London, April 17-18. They include 97 PMG-certified banknotes from the Michael Muszynski Collection of Sub-Saharan Africa and 62 PMG-certified banknotes from the Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of Burma, Ceylon and […]

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CCG Announces Major Coin, Paper Money Certification Initiatives in India

The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has announced major initiatives in India, the world’s second-most populous country with more than 1.3 billion people. CCG’s independent member companies include Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS®), and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®). CCG has appointed Peacock Bloom Numismatic, LLP (Peacock Bloom), an Official Submission Center to NGC, […]

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PMG-Graded Proof Chinese Banknote Realizes $240,000 at Stack’s Bowers Auction

A stunning China 1975 2 Yuan Proof that was certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was the star of a Stack’s Bowers paper money auction held March 25 in Hong Kong. Graded PMG 62 Uncirculated, the note was the top lot in the auction, realizing $240,000 (USD), far above its pre-auction estimate of $75,000 to […]

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PMG Grades Highlights From Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Notes, Part I

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified over 250 selections from part one of the Ibrahim Salem Collection of British Commonwealth Banknotes. The amazing group includes numerous rare and important issues from current and former territories of the United Kingdom. PMG certified the notes at its first London on-site grading event, which was held in January […]

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PMG Certifies Trio of Million-Dollar US Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified three important US notes that were recently sold at auction for a combined $5 million. The group comprises three of the rarest and most iconic US notes, each of which is unique in private hands: An 1869 $500 “Rainbow” Legal Tender Note, attributed as Friedberg-184 and now graded PMG […]

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PMG Grades Second-Known 1920 Home Bank of Canada $5

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified the second-known example of the 1920-dated Home Bank of Canada $5. The issue was previously thought to be unique, with the only example being in the National Currency Collection of The Bank of Canada. The note, recently certified by PMG, is the first and only in private hands. This […]

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Paper Money News – PCGS, Jason Bradford End Currency Grading Relationship; Bradford Launches New Grading Service

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. PCGS announced on Tuesday that it has ended its business relationship with K3B, Inc., a Peoria, Illinois company that operated under the trademark and brand PCGS Currency. The announcement came as unexpected news to the numismatic community as K3B has been grading notes under the PCGS Currency brand since February […]

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After PCGS Currency Breakup Bradford Launches Legacy Currency Grading

Bradford Launches Legacy Currency Grading…. Well-known paper money authentication expert Jason W. Bradford and his team of experts launched Legacy Currency Grading (www.LegacyGrading.com), a new paper money grading and authentication service, on February 20, 2019. Bradford, the founding and former President of PCGS Currency, stated: “Legacy Currency Grading will strive to improve the consistency and […]

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Paper Money News – PMG Certifies Unlisted 1975 People’s Republic of China 2 Yuan

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG ®) recently authenticated and graded a stunning, unlisted 1975 People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2 Yuan proof note. It is graded PMG 62 Uncirculated. This proposed 1975-dated design was ultimately not approved for circulation and was never officially issued. Unlike many proofs that are printed on thin India paper, this proof […]

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Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd United States Treasurer, to Sign NGC Labels

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification labels for NGC. As Treasurer of the United States, Cabral worked closely with the directors of the United States Mint during a dynamic time in its history, when some of its most […]

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Paper Money Guaranty Now Attributing Pre-Star Replacement Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will attribute “Pre-Star Replacement Notes” for Large Size National Bank Notes, Small Size National Bank Notes and Large Size Type Notes (such as Legal Tender, Silver and Gold Certificates and Federal Reserve Notes) starting November 15, 2018. Replacement notes are those that took the place of notes that were deemed unfit […]

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Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes – 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 banknotes operations; massive mafia printing operations in some dingy cellar in the city, massive […]

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World Paper Money: The Clara Schumann German Mark

During the 1980s, the Deutsche Bundesbank issued a new series of banknotes, which included famous German artists and scientists as a way to honor their life and work By Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) …… One banknote that displays multiple musical instruments is the Federal Republic of Germany 100 Deutsche Mark (German Mark). A simple but […]

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Paper Money – Some of My U.S. Currency Favorites

By Chad Hawk – Grader, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   As a grader for PMG, I enjoy the tremendous benefit of seeing some of the world’s greatest paper money everyday. I review notes from all over the world and have been able to view more paper money than most people encounter in their entire […]

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Iconic & Artistic Large Size US Banknotes

Large Size US Paper Money offers historical importance unmatched by any other trade Large size American currency is fascinating in its use of imagery on its banknotes. From 1861 through the Series of 1923, collectors enjoy a history lesson through artistic renditions of our past. Throughout today’s libraries, universities, museums, and parks, the same history […]

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Paper Money – PMG Grades 2.5 Million Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has become the first third-party grading service to certify 2.5 million Certified Banknotes. Founded in 2005, PMG quickly rose to the position of world’s largest third-party paper money grading service due to its accuracy, consistency and integrity. Every note that PMG certifies is encapsulated in […]

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NGC-Graded Coin, PMG-Certified Notes Top FUN Auctions

A Stella, certified by NGC, sells for $750,000, while a gold certificate, certified by PMG, sells for $600,000 A U.S. coin certified by NGC and a U.S. gold certificate certified by PMG – both from the late 19th century – finished at the top of Heritage Auctions’ sales at the FUN show last week. A […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG to Take Part in October’s Numismata Berlin

Company representatives will distribute information and accept submissions at the event in the German capital Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will attend Numismata Berlin, which will be held October 14-15, 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The 19th edition of Numismata Berlin will take place at Messegelände am Funkturm, […]

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NGC, NCS and PMG to Take Part in October’s Numismata Berlin

Company representatives will distribute information and accept submissions at the Numismata Berlin event in the German capital Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), Numismatic Conservation Services® (NCS®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will attend Numismata Berlin, which will be held October 14-15, 2017, in Berlin, Germany. The 19th edition of Numismata Berlin will take place at Messegelände […]

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PMG Certifies Rare People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan Banknote

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People’s Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yüan note is attributed as Pick 858Aa (Pick refers to the catalog numbers originally developed by Albert Pick and used by the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) and graded PMG AU […]

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Grading Service Paper Money Guaranty Hires Gibraltar Coins’ Victor Ingraffia

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has hired Victor Ingraffia, the founder and former CEO of Gibraltar Coins & Precious Metals in Clearwater, Florida, to join its team of graders. Ingraffia has had a lifelong interest in coins and paper money, ever since his kindergarten “lunch lady” gave him a Whitman folder and let him peruse the […]

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Grading US Paper Money & World Currency – PMG Accepting Submissions at FUN

Both US paper money and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Summer FUN Show, July 6-8, 2017 in Orlando, Florida Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in Sarasota, Florida. PMG will be at booth #619. […]

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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 […]

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Complete Gem District Set of 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Notes to Show at IPMS

The collection–the only complete Gem District Set known to exist–will be exhibited at the 2017 International Paper Money Show (IPMS) in Kansas City, June 8-11 By Robert Phillips …… The Stradivarius Collection, so named to emphasize its quality and rarity, is not only the finest-known collection of 1934 Light Green Seal (LGS) $500 Federal Reserve […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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Cool Currency 2016 Episode 3 – 4K Video

What do you know about money? Our third episode of Cool Currency for the year was filmed at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money – the World Series of American Numismatics! This year, the annual gathering took place in Anaheim, California. CoinWeek was there and found four fascinating banknote stories. In this […]

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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 […]

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Numismatic Books – Whitman Publishes Paper Money Counterfeiting and Technology Reference

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of Counterfeiting and Technology: A History of the Long Struggle Between Paper-Money Counterfeiters and Security Printing, by Robert “Bob” McCabe. In 480 pages this narrative covers the origins and development of paper and printing; the formation of engraving companies in America, particularly in the melting pot of Philadelphia; the […]

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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 to […]

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Paper Money News – The 2016 PMG Registry Awards

Participation is free for the PMG Registry Awards. Sets have to be registered by 5 p.m. EST on September 16, 2016 to be eligible for this year’s awards. Winners will be announced October 14! Awards will be presented to five outstanding PMG Registry awards sets selected by a team of experts at Paper Money Guaranty […]

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PMG Grading On-Site at Memphis International Paper Money Show

PMG will be at booth number 101 at the International Paper Money Show, in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cook Convention Center June 2 – 5, 2016 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting early submissions on Thursday, June 2, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Early submissions are for on-site grading only. To set up […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG at Texas Numismatic Show

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show, in Arlington, TX at the Arlington Convention Center, May 19-21 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the Texas Numismatic Association Annual Coin & Currency Show. All submissions will […]

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World Paper Money – PMG: Belarus to Release Seven New Banknotes

Beginning in July 2016, seven new denominations of banknotes and eight denominations of coins will be issued by Belarus. The notes will include 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rubles. Also, the denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 kopeks and 1 and 2 rubles will be introduced as new coinage on July […]

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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 […]

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Grading Paper Money – PMG Accepting Submissions at Central States

Both US and world currency submissions will be accepted at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention, in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, April 28 – 30 Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will be accepting regular submissions for all service levels during the show. All submissions will be sent to our office in […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

Cool Currency – Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked them to show and discuss the coolest currency notes that they brought to the show. Banknote and currency collectors, you’ve waited a long time. Here’s the next installment of CoinWeek’s […]

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ANA School of Numismatics Offers Seminars at FUN Convention

Become a smarter collector and learn how to preserve your investment Were you aware the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent is one of the most counterfeited U.S. coins? Learning to distinguish and recognize minor inconsistencies can mean the difference between a few dollars and several thousand. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) School of Numismatics is offering […]

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PMG Hires Martin Gengerke as Consultant

On March 6, 2015, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that Martin Gengerke has joined its team as a consultant. Widely regarded as one of the industry’s most accomplished experts, Gengerke brings decades of experience to the leading grading service from a career that has included stops at Stack’s Bowers, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. “We’re ecstatic […]

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PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

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PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), the official paper money grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has graded 28 additional notes from the acclaimed ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money. This continues PMG’s certification of the ANA Bebee Collection, a collaboration between PMG and the ANA that was initiated in 2010. The ANA Bebee Collection […]

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Paper Money Guaranty Grades 1,000,000 Notes

  Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has graded its 1 millionth note. It is the first third-party paper money grading service to reach this important industry milestone. This accomplishment comes as PMG celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Founded in 2005, PMG has grown to become the world’s largest independent paper money […]

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