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The Joint Coinage of Qatar and Dubai

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Qatar & Dubai AH1386-1966 25 Dirhams, PCGS MS64. Images courtesy PCGS The Gulf Emirate States are an amazing and rich area of the world, with the history of this region stretching back thousands of years. Prior to the discovery of oil there and the wealth from it, what today […]

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1914 FRN $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering a remarkable Fr.964 1914 Federal Reserve Note $20/$10 Double Denomination Error in their November 2020 United States Currency auction (lot 7169). This example is the A position note of a cut sheet of four 1914 Burke-McAdoo signed FRNs from the […]

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Month-Long Metals and Tokens and Currency Auctions From Heritage

The latest Month-Long auction from Heritage Auctions features Metals and Tokens in its offering of a selection of Certified American Tokens and Medals. Open for bidding now, this auction concludes with a live session at 6 PM CT on October 29. The vast majority of the Metals and Tokens offerings in this auction are either […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Realize Over $11.5 Million in October Hong Kong Auction

Auction firm Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio continues to deliver world-class sales of quality numismatic material and realize impressive prices, regardless of the challenging and unprecedented circumstances of the year 2020. The firm’s incredible Hong Kong series of auctions clearly demonstrates the firm’s success, as their colossal 10th-anniversary auction in May 2020 shot past expectations and […]

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Maurice Storck Collection of Currency in Heritage Month-Long Auction

Maurice Storck was a popular, long-time coin dealer schooled early-on by the Great Depression and later by World War II. He was a decorated veteran who witnessed first-hand the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Later, he faithfully served the army’s 25th infantry division at Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. After the war, he was one […]

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Fiji Launches Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 50th Year of Independence

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji has launched a commemorative $50 banknote and 50 cent coin to commemorate Fiji’s 50th year of independence. The commemorative currency was officially unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on October 7 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Work on […]

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Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler ….. When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on the Caribbean island of Guanahani, a bill was proposed that would eliminate the cent and the half-dollar and create a new small dollar coin bearing a portrait of the discoverer […]

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Reserve Bank of Australia Announces $100 Banknote Release Date

By Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ……   The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced that the new $100 banknote will be released into general circulation on October 29, 2020. Existing $100 banknotes retain legal tender status and can continue to be used. The new banknotes have been in production since mid-2019 and will soon […]

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Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Auction Showcases Ancient, World Coins

More than 2,500 Lots of World and Ancient Coins, Medals, and Paper Money Set to Cross the Auction Block this October   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their upcoming Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of World and Ancient Coins, along with a great offering of World Paper Money. Building on their record-setting CCO […]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Two Sides of a Bill

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a country of immense natural beauty and thousands of years of cultural history that resonates to the present day. With human habitation attested to as early as 16,000-12,000 BCE by the Badanj cave carvings, this beautiful land has been home to many peoples: Ancient […]

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Hong Kong Auction to Feature Pavilion Dollars, Rare Ta-Ching Banknote

The Mysterious ‘Pavilion Dollars’ of 1921 By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… As interaction increased between the western world and the late Imperial/early Republican China, a yearning to modernize Chinese medicine and healthcare caused an influx of both scholarship and funding by the Rockefeller Foundation. Roger Sherman Greene II served […]

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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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The Paper Money Coin of 1574 – The First Paper Currency of Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS …… Netherlands Leiden 1574 Siege ¼ Gulden, PCGS XF40 Paper money requires a sacrifice, as they are not of any intrinsic value. It has a value that is assigned to the piece and based on a fiat or faith-based system that requires users to accept it for a particular value. […]

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Nearly Uncirculated 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A pleasing Fr.2404* 1920 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November currency auction. Just around 40 examples of this rare small size replacement type are recorded in the census. The offered example displays […]

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Archives International Auction 61 of Stocks, Bonds, and World Banknotes

Auction 61: October 4-5, 2020 To be sold at public auction in three sessions over two days, beginning at 11:00 am ET each day   During this unprecedented time period, the team at Archives International is committed to taking every safety precaution to protect participants in our auctions: We have continued to reduce the number […]

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A $10,000 Bill Sets $384,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

Bill is now world’s most valuable ‘small-size’ note   A 1934 U.S. banknote set the world record for the most valuable type of its kind sold at auction when it brought $384,000 USD at Heritage Auctions. The $10,000 bill sets the ceiling on the most valuable “small size” piece of currency ever sold. “This is […]

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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Egypt: Central Bank governor confirms plans to produce polymer banknotes for early 2021

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The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt has confirmed (10th September) they will begin to print Egyptian pound banknotes on polymer from the beginning of 2021

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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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$20 Bill Changes Since 1976: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a survey of all of the different $20 bills that have been issued since roughly 1976. Quite a few signature […]

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Bowers on collecting: “With the ever-circling years comes round the Age of Gold.”

THE GILDED AGE
The Gilded Age for the American $20 gold coin or double eagle began in 1849 when this new denomination was created, spawned by discovery of gold on the American River in January 1848, which expanded to become a worldwide sensation. With the arrival of the Forty-Niners the next year and statehood for California in 1850, the United States extended from sea to shining sea

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Bowers on collecting: “With the ever-circling years comes round the Age of Gold.”

THE GILDED AGE
The Gilded Age for the American $20 gold coin or double eagle began in 1849 when this new denomination was created, spawned by discovery of gold on the American River in January 1848, which expanded to become a worldwide sensation. With the arrival of the Forty-Niners the next year and statehood for California in 1850, the United States extended from sea to shining sea

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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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Heritage Presents Special Auctions of Mexican 8 Reales, Canadian Paper Money

A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales Heritage World and Ancient Coins is presenting a month-long auction featuring A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales. Bidding is open now through Coins.HA.com, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CT. Mexican 8 Reales pieces were struck in large quantities from many […]

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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Heritage Auctions expects a gold rush for the “Original Goldbug” Collection by James Dines

1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim, PR-69 NGC. Hover to zoom

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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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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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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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$33 Million Sells in Early August Heritage Signature Auctions

Gold rarities provided the vast majority of the highlights as Heritage’s August 3-9 Dallas Signature Auctions saw more than $33 million USD in rare coins and currency change hands. The bulk of the action took place in the August 3-9 US Coins Auction, which raised over $18.7 million, with the August 5-7 World and Ancient […]

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Heritage Auctions’ offerings of finest-known coins from U.S. and England push ANA sales past $33 million

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit 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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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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World Banknote News: Brazil Launching New $200 Real Banknote

A new denomination of the real will begin to be produced in August and will feature the maned wolf (Concept Image above,Not actual design) 200 Real World Banknote By Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil) …… The Central Bank is launching the newest denomination for the second family of the real: the R […]

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PCGS 50 Days of Summer Specials loaded with hot deals

Professional Coin Grading Service Offering a Variety of Limited-Time Submission and Grading Discounts, Other Specials
(Santa Ana, California) August 5, 2020 — Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is rolling out many exciting offers for those who submit 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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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — 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

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Award-winning Guide Book of United States Paper Money coming in an updated seventh edition

(Pelham, Alabama) — An updated and revised seventh edition of the Guide Book of United States Paper Money will be available in September 2020. The new book is a collector’s price guide and history of the paper currency of the United States dating from federal issues introduced during the Civil War to modern-day cash

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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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PCGS adds three senior collectibles experts, two tenured team members promoted

New Acquisitions Lead Corporate, Coin & Banknote Departments
(Santa Ana, California) — 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

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Heritage Auction 1st Public Offering Since 1993 of Unique Speelman-White Uncut Sheets

Heritage Auctions to offer rare uncut currency sheet. Present-day collectors are familiar with the fact that uncut sheets of modern currency are available for a small premium from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington, DC. Uncut sheets of Large Size Notes, however, are another matter entirely. None were made available to the […]

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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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Heritage Offers Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes

Open for bidding now at Heritage is an auction of the Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes, one of our month-long auctions intended for collectors of all numismatic budgets. The live auction will begin at 7 PM on Friday, July 31. This fascinating collection consists of 464 notes, mostly from the 1850s and ’60s, including […]

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Northern Ireland Launches New £20 Polymer Banknotes on Safeguard

By De La Rue, plc ….. Bank of Ireland and Danske Bank launched their new £20 banknotes on Monday, July 13, printed on De La Rue’s SAFEGUARD® polymer substrate and incorporating a De La Rue holographic stripe featuring DEPTH™ IMAGE and DUAL™ IMAGE respectively into the window of each note. This will be followed by […]

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Ultra Rare Issued 1919 50 Rubles Provisional Government Russian Banknote

Russian Banknotes by Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… One of the more intriguing notes offered in the Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction is a P-39Ba 1919 Russian Provisional Government 50 Rubles Credit Note, graded Very Fine 25 EPQ by PMG and retaining fully original paper from 100 years ago. Two […]

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Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money. Scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this rich offering of material will comprise three live sessions August 5 and 6, with three additional online sessions […]

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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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Angola: New series of polymer banknotes to be introduced with designs highlighting natural landmarks

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The Banco Nacional de Angola has announced (7th July) that a new series of banknotes will be gradually introduced beginning on the 30th July

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CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

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PCGS Banknote grades ultra-rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon note

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The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction
(Santa Ana, California, July 9, 2020) — 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

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Rare Zanzibar Note, Canadian $5 in Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Auction

Serial Number 1 Merchants Bank of Canada 5 Dollar By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The upcoming Stack’s Bowers August 2020 World Paper Money auction offers an exciting and vast array of notes from a variety of countries. One is a 5 Dollar Merchants Bank of Canada issued note, CH […]

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CCG hiring world-class sports card experts

If you are knowledgeable and passionate about sports cards, now is your opportunity to build the new leader in third-party grading.
Sarasota, Florida (July 7, 2020) — The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is hiring world-class sports card experts to lead a new service dedicated to expert and impartial certification of sports cards and memorabilia

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces schedule for August 5-7, 2020 Auction at Bellagio Hotel and Casino — Las Vegas

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Stack’s Bowers Announces Schedule for August Auction in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming August 2020 showcase auction of United States coins and paper money and World coins and currency. The live auction will be held August 5-7 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in coordination with the recently announced PCGS Members Only Show. The […]

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — 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

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NGC, NCS, and PMG announce Official ANA Grading and Conservation Services Special Event, July 27 to August 7

Sarasota, Florida (June 24, 2020) — 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

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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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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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Rare Indian Head Eagles Lead Almost $12 Million Heritage Long Beach Auction Results

Two rare Indian Head eagles, representing the first and last years of the issue, led Heritage’s June 4-7 Long Beach Signature Auction of US coins to total sales over $11 million USD. The corresponding June 5 Pinnacle US Rarities Collection Currency Auction added close to $900 thousand, bringing the total results for the weekend close […]

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It’s my 10th anniversary as a contributor to Coin Update and World Mint News Blog

Dear readers, it’s hard to believe, but this week marks 10 years since I first joined Coin Update and World Mint News Blog. My first submission in June 2010 was an interview I conducted with U

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Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note: Stack’s Bowers Direct

Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note The “Holy Grail” of American Currency Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.   Perhaps no single note has captivated United States currency collectors as much as this 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note. Popularly known as the “Grand Watermelon“, these notes gained their […]

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DLRC offers the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company plates

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David Lawrence Rare Coins presents a unique offering of stamp plates and dies from the American Bank Note Company
(Virginia Beach, VA) In a unique opportunity, David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now bringing to market the Continental Collection of American Bank Note Company (ABNC) Stamp Plates, a diverse offering of items from the archives of the American Bank Note Company

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Cambodia: National Bank unveils plan to limit use of $1, $2, and $5, U.S. dollar banknotes from domestic transactions

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Cambodia: National Bank unveils plan to limit use of $1, $2, and $5, U.S. dollar banknotes from domestic transactions

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Just One Week Left Before Daniel Frank Sedwick Treasure Auction 27 Goes Live

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… We are a week away from the start of our Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27! Now is your LAST CHANCE to schedule to bid by phone or mail your bids. Here’s what you need to know to be ready to bid in the sale: Registration […]

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Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs at Heritage Auctions

The latest month-long currency auction from Heritage covers The Armando Valdes Collection of South American Banknote Proofs, a fascinating collection assembled over the course of more than a decade. This auction runs through May 31, with the live bidding session scheduled to begin at 7PM CT on May 31. Our team of expert numismatists and […]

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Over $13,000,000 in Coins and Banknotes Sold at Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce the results from their recently concluded May Hong Kong auction. Total prices realized for this monumental 10th anniversary sale were $13,207,382 USD, but that only tells part of the story. The sale had been rescheduled from its original date in March and was put in jeopardy of […]

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Zimbabwe: Reserve Bank announces introduction of larger denomination dollar banknotes into circulation

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has announced (14th May) it will be releasing larger value banknotes into circulation. The release of the ZWL $10 denomination will commence from the date of the announcement, and the issue of the ZWL $20 denomination is scheduled to enter circulation from the first week of June 2020

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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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Spanish Colonial, Colombian Coins Star in Sedwick’s May 27-29 Treasure Auction

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… A wealth of shipwreck gold and silver treasure plus a selection of Colombian numismatic rarities will star on May 27-29 in Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s online Treasure, World, U.S. Coin & Paper Money Auction 27. As usual for this top auctioneer of Spanish colonial material, Sedwick’s sale features many […]

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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A letter from Mark Salzberg

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Sarasota, Florida (May 4, 2020) — My Friends and Colleagues in the Collectibles Community: I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years

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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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Numismatic Crime – Help NCIC Find Stolen and Missing Currency

Recent Numismatic Crime by Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… Stolen/Missing Currency The notes pictured below were shipped via the US Postal Service: Stolen Currency The Abilene, Texas Police Department is investigating the theft of the following notes listed below: Schwertner National Bank $10 Small Notes 10956A001513 B000474A B000553A […]

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Over $33 Million Sells in Heritage Central States Auctions

The Heritage Auctions Central States sales are complete, and the results are in. Overall, more than $33.3 million in rare coins and currency changed hands during these auctions, which were moved from Chicago to Dallas due to the cancellation of the Central States show. All prices include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. US Coins saw the […]

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Live Bidding Begins This Week for Stack’s Bowers 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction

Dear Friends, It is finally here – our 10th Anniversary Hong Kong Auction! Before I share some of the wonderful numismatic items that have been entrusted to us for this auction, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past and, perhaps more importantly, offer a heartfelt “thank you” to those who have […]

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Paper Money Care Package – CONTENTS REVEAL STREAM

A CoinWeek follower sent us an interesting care package filled with a variety of very used but interesting banknotes and other numismatic items to enjoy while everyone is on lockdown. For this CoinWeek video stream, editor Charles Morgan and his daughter Stella go through some of the most interesting pieces from the box and share […]

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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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The 2000 United States Millennium Coinage & Currency Set Turns 20

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The anticipation surrounding the dawning of the new millennium had been building for many years by the time calendars finally changed to the year 2000. While flying cars were nowhere to be seen, the arrival of the third millennium “Anno Domini” was greeted by a throng of numismatic promotional […]

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Rare Hong Kong 1893 10 Dollar Note: Only Issued Pick-143 Certified by PMG

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In lot 50281 of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers May 4, 2020 Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, Hong Kong and World Paper Money, we will be offering a scarce banknote printed by Barclay and Fry Ltd. PMG’s population report lists this note as […]

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IBNS 2019 Bank Note of the Year Award Goes to Aruba

Founded in 1961, the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is a non-profit group dedicated to the collection and study of banknotes and other forms of paper money issued around the world. And since 2005, the Society’s thousands of members in numerous countries around the world have selected a new banknote released in the previous year […]

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The Stories Are Free: 10 Story Coins and Notes You Can Buy Cheap

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. Stories sell. Any collector knows that a good story adds to an item’s value. The stories themselves, however, cost nothing. Here are 10 story coins and notes you can buy for very little. Inflation Notes A US $1,000 bill is impressive, but why stop at a mere 1,000 units? […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Highlights May 2020 Hong Kong Coin, Paper Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is tremendously excited to present their May Hong Kong Coin and Paper Money auction—a monumental event that marks a decade of the firm’s sales in Asia. The sale has generated a great deal of interest due to its vast array of rare coins and paper money, over 3,850 lots in total. […]

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Recent Auctions Show Coin Market, Banknotes Strong Amid Global Crisis

  As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency. Indeed, coins and banknotes represent one of the rare pockets of stability, safety and even strength during this period of fear and uncertainty. Significant volatility of the stock market is […]

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Heritage Offers Jesse Lopez Classic Silver Dollar Collection, Confederate Currency

The Jesse Lopez Dollar Collection Heritage’s latest month-long coin auction is The Jesse Lopez Dollar Collection, running through April 15 at coins.HA.com. As with most of our month-long auctions, this offering focuses on collector coins, with offerings for budgets of all sizes. Silver dollars are always popular, and like most of our US coin auctions, […]

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PNG reappoints NGC, NCS, and PMG as its Official Grading and Conservation Services

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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)

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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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Scotland: “Fabric of Nature” polymer series continues with release of new £20 banknotes

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In line with the Bank of England’s introduction of their polymer £20 banknote on the 20th February, the Royal Bank of Scotland has released their corresponding banknote which is also produced on the same plastic substrate

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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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Heritage to Offer the Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer Collection of World Banknotes

Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer have spent a lifetime specializing U.S. and British Commonwealth banknotes. Their collection of World Banknotes is among the finest ever assembled. On April 24, Heritage is proud to present an auction of their collection, featuring rarities spanning the world over, some of the finest to be offered in decades. This […]

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Coin and banknote markets strong amid global crisis

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Sarasota, Florida (April 1, 2020) — As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency

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Tunisia: New banknotes feature first female personality in the Arab world and honour country’s first female doctor

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The Banque Centrale de Tunisie has released (27th March) new banknotes, which, for the first time in the modern history of the Arab world, an Arab nation has issued a banknote featuring a woman

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In the wake of the outbreak of the Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus, we need our hobby and activity more than ever

The Wuhan strain of the COVID-19 virus has, for the most part, overtaken world headlines as many countries battle an unseen enemy. It’s hard to believe, just eight weeks ago, that many of us in the coin industry were attending the World Money Fair in Berlin

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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 and PMG named Official Grading Services of MA-Shops

Sarasota, Florida (March 26, 2020) — Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) have been named the Official Grading Services of MA-Shops, a 15-year-old online numismatic marketplace. In addition, Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) has been named MA-Shops’ Official Conservation Service

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Sedwick Treasure Auction #27 Re-Scheduled for May 27-28

By Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC …… Special times deserve special treatment. We are living through a unique period in the history of humanity, not just the impact of COVID-19 but also the global response to contain and minimize it. To accommodate all the necessary changes, we have decided to re-schedule our Auction #27 for May […]

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Stack’s Bowers Sale of Pogue Collection US Paper Money Realizes More Than $9.2 Million

View All Lots & Bid in the Internet Sessions Here   Stack’s Bowers Galleries remarkable offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI – Masterpieces of United States Paper Money realized over $9.2 million USD during the firm’s March 2020 Auction, held at their Santa Ana, California headquarters Thursday, March 19. The prices realized […]

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The Don Diego Luna Collection Month-Long Auction of Cuban Coins and Currency From Heritage

The latest offering among Heritage’s Month-Long auctions is the Don Diego Luna Collection. This collection is focused entirely on Cuba, containing selections of coins, currency, tokens, medals, and even badges. This auction, takes place entirely through coins.HA.com, with a live auction to be conducted through Heritage Live scheduled for 8 PM CT on March 29. […]

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With many a coin show or auction postponing or canceling in-person venues in lieu of recent social distancing recommendations, many collectors and dealers are now turning to the Internet to continue their trade via delivery services

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 auction begins Wednesday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PT — bid now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on coins, currency, and other numismatic material in this exciting event. For more information on participating in this sale or to consign to a future auction, contact a numismatic specialist today at (800) 458-4646 or info@stacksbowers

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Can coins and paper money spread coronavirus?

This article is only an analysis of the available information regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and does not substitute for medical advice from a doctor. If you have any questions, please contact your medical provider or review information presented by the official medical organization(s) available in your area

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Australia Reveals Design of Next Generation $100 Banknote

By Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) …… On February 24, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revealed the design of the new $100 banknote, which is the final denomination to be redesigned as part of the Next Generation Banknote Program. The banknote will be released into circulation in the second half of 2020. As with […]

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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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Finest Known $100 “Watermelon” Note Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… The finest known Fr. 377 1890 $100 Treasury Note will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 18-20 in Baltimore. The note is among the highlights of the much-heralded D. Brent Pogue Collection of […]

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Australia: Newly re-designed $100 banknote unveiled by the Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank revealed (24th February) the design of the new $100 banknote, which is the final denomination to be redesigned as part of the Next Generation Banknote Program. As with the existing banknote introduced into circulation in 1996, the new $100 features revised images of Sir John Monash on its back side and Dame Nellie Melba, who is portrayed on the face side

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Scottish Banks to Roll Out New £20 Polymer Banknotes in March

By De La Rue, plc …… Over the next two weeks, three new polymer £20 banknotes will be released into circulation throughout Scotland, starting with the Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale notes today and finishing with the Royal Bank of Scotland’s note on March 5, 2020. This is the first time that the Scottish £20 […]

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The health of the hobby, 2020

For several years when I was a kid, my father and I would plant, nurture, and eventually harvest a big vegetable garden. It was something special he and I shared—my one older brother still living at home didn’t really take to it; my mother helped, but she focused mainly on her flower gardens

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Mackinaw Collection Now Open for Bidding at Heritage Auction

The latest month-long internet coin auction from Heritage features the Mackinaw Collection, consisting primarily of gold double eagles and half eagles with a smattering of other issues. Unusually, this auction also includes a few pieces of currency, which follows closely from the story of how the collection was assembled. This auction is open for bidding […]

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D. Brent Pogue Paper Money, Q. David Bowers Confederate Collection Headline Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be presenting their first United States currency auction event of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-20, 2020. Headlined by the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money, the U.S. Currency sessions will feature more than 600 live lots with estimates totaling in excess of $11 million! The marvelous […]

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Trinidad and Tobago: Central Bank unveils new family of polymer banknotes

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The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has unveiled (21st February) concept designs of their new series of updated banknotes which are to be produced in polymer

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Venezuela: Central Bank to rely on Russian-based currency printers for banknote supply

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It has been reported that the Banco Central de Venezuela has procured the services of a Russian-based currency production facility for a new supply of bolivar-denominated banknotes

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Bank of England Enters New £20 Note Into Circulation

By De La Rue, plc …… On February 20, 2020, De La Rue announced that the new Bank of England £20 note has entered circulation. It features the artist J. M. W. Turner and is the third denomination in the series to convert to a polymer substrate, following on from the £5 and £10, in […]

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Bank of England releases new £20 series “F” JMW Turner banknote

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Today, the Bank of England released their well-publicised £20 series “G” banknotes which feature the image of the eminent 19th-century painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

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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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Stack’s Bowers February 2020 Collectors Choice Online Auction Today

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 2020 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view nearly 900 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency worth nearly $500,000 USD. All of the lots are unreserved! The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on February 18, 2020. Our U.S. […]

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A Ming Note with Historical Provenance at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

In our 10 Year Anniversary Sale at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be once again be offering a few Ming Dynasty notes in various conditions. However, one note will stand out from the group, but not for the typical reasons like vermillion overprints or bold impressions. While the note may […]

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BEP Introduces America’s Founding Fathers 2020 Currency Set

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the America’s Founding Fathers 2020 Currency Set. Each set contains a Series 2017 $1 note and Series 2013 $2 note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, featuring the portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, […]

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Heritage Auctions’ January Numismatic Sales Exceed $68.8 Million

FUN and NYINC sales set world-record prices   Heritage Auctions has announced that its numismatic sales through the month of January totaled a combined $68,811,129 USD from its Signature Auctions held during the Florida United Numismatic (FUN) Convention and the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Sales spanned U.S. Coins, U.S. Currency, World Paper Money […]

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Daniel Morgan Autographed $1 Martha Note to be Offered in March 2020 Pogue VI Sale

Note Presented to Famed Collector Albert Grinnell By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the fascinating notes we have encountered while cataloging the incredible D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is a Fr.223 1891 $1 “Martha Washington” Silver Certificate that was courtesy autographed by United States Treasurer Daniel […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at 2020 NYINC Realizes Nearly $5.8 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their recently completed Official Auction of the 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC)—a sale comprising six different sessions spread out between live and online venues and containing over 3,800 lots of interesting ancient and world coins as well as paper money. These sales attracted […]

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Customs and Border Protection Seizes $900K Worth of Counterfeit US $1 Bills

By United States Customs and Border Protection …… U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the International Falls Port of Entry seized $900,000 in counterfeit United States currency Friday that was discovered in a commercial rail shipment originating from China. “CBP officers strive every day to protect the United States from a variety of […]

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Bank of Canada Launches Public Consultation for New $5 Banknote

By Bank of Canada …… Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Governor Stephen S. Poloz today announced that the Bank of Canada is launching public consultations to select an iconic Canadian to appear on the next $5 bank note. Canadians can submit nominations by using the Bank of Canada’s submission form by March 11, 2020. […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Remained Low in 2nd Half 2019

By European Central Bank ……   308,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2019 Over 70% of those counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method […]

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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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Strike gold in Atlanta: Y’all are invited!

The great state of Georgia is no stranger to organized numismatics. You might remember a few years ago when the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo—usually hosted in Baltimore three times a year—was held in Atlanta

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Stack’s Bowers Present Rarities From D. Brent Pogue Collection in March 2020 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce Part VI and Part VII of the now legendary D. Brent Pogue Collection. The Pogue Collection will forever be known as an incredible assembly of the very finest early American coins from 1792 through the 1830s. The five sales already completed featured this portion of the collection, almost […]

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China: First female tractor driver and national icon, immortalised on one-yuan banknotes, dies

Chinese state media has announced the death of one of the country’s most well-known personalities of the early communist state. Liang Jun (1930–2020) was one of the first and most renowned model workers

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Easily report suspected fakes with online help from Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation

(Temecula, California) January 21, 2020 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) now provides collectors, dealers, the general public, and victims of suspected fraud with a convenient and secure way to report information about counterfeit coins, bars, holders, rounds, Mint products, paper money, or other suspicious counterfeit related activities.
“See it? Report it! If you have information about a counterfeit, you can easily go to the ACEF website, and click on the Counterfeit Alert tab,” explained Doug Davis, ACEF Director of Anti-Counterfeiting

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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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Numismatic Crime – Stolen Banknotes, Missing Coins

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Stolen/Missing Notes Jhon E. Cash Rare Currency of Highland Village, Texas has reported that two $5,000 notes have been stolen/missing in the North Dallas area of Lewisville or Highland Village, Texas in late November or December of 2019. Jhon E. Cash […]

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D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money at Whitman Baltimore Expo

The D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is considered to be one of the finest ever assembled. For nearly two decades Brent Pogue focused on finest known examples, Serial Number 1, and “Star/Replacement” notes, along with other extreme rarities. As with his coin collection, each note was purchased with an emphasis on […]

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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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Canada: New $5 banknote planned, Bank of Canada seeks public input on design and featured personality

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The governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, announced (9th January) that a new initiative to re-design the $5 banknote would involve broader public input to determine the personality featured on the face

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Hong Kong: Last two banknote denominations to be released in time for lai see Lunar Year celebrations

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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has announced on the 1st January the two remaining banknote denominations which are part of the 2018 banknote series entitled “Hong Kong Spirit” will be issued on the 14th January

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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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Confederate Currency of Randy Shipley Collection Offered at Heritage FUN Auction

Confederate Currency Auction Highlights by Heritage Auctions …… Dr. James Randall Shipley, otherwise known as “Randy” to his numerous friends, was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on February 9, 1953, spent most of his life in eastern Tennessee, and died in Kingsport on February 26, 2019. An avid archaeologist with professional training, Randy collected and researched […]

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United Kingdom: Surprising number of polymer £5 and £10 banknotes replaced due to damage

New and surprising information about Bank of England polymer notes has surfaced in which their lifespan has been put into question. The Bank of England has reported that nearly 50 million polymer £5 and £10 notes have had to be replaced since they were launched due to wear and tear

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Best wishes for your numismatic New Year!

Welcome to 2020. How was 2019 for you and your collection? Were you able to remove any stubborn longstanding wants from your want-list? Did you capitalize on opportunities in slower parts of the market? Were you lucky enough to get the year’s Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle at issue price? How many U

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Hundreds of rare coin record prices In 2019, reports Professional Numismatists Guild

(Temecula, California) December 30, 2019 — The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers

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Bowers on collecting: Retrospective this week

For this week’s blog I reprint  information from a circular issued in 1885 by the Pacific Bank of San Francisco giving the status of money in the state at the time and paying respect to the double eagle, in particular (excerpts):
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Highly Coveted 1000 Đong Specimen Note Offered in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Sale will feature a tremendously beautiful example of the most sought after banknote from South Viet-Nam (lot 30464). Known as the “Holy Grail of South Viet Nam Banknotes”, […]

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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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Over $11 Million in Counterfeit U.S. $100 Bills Seized in Taiwan

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. In many places around the world, United States Federal Reserve Notes are accepted as an official currency and legal tender. In many other places, they exist in a quasi-legal limbo, often circulating on the grey and black markets. And no matter where the notes are found or how they […]

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The war, God, and a two-cent idea

By Peter Rexford
I heard the bells on Christmas day, Their old familiar carols play,

Mild and sweet their songs repeat, Of peace on earth good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head, There is no peace on earth I said,

For hate is strong and mocks the song, Of peace on earth, good will to men

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Heritage Hong Kong Coin, Currency Signature Auctions Realize Over $5.5 Million

Szechuan Pattern Set Eclipses $1 Million   Chinese Coin Highlights A spectacular double pattern set of Szechuan coinage, made by the Ferracute factory in New Jersey, was the unquestioned highlight of Heritage’s December 5-6 auction of world and ancient coins in Hong Kong. Overall, the auction of world and ancient coins realized over $3.8 million […]

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Finest PMG Curacao 1960 25 Gulden Note Offered in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… NYINC Paper Money Highlights Our upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction in January will offer one of the nicest Dutch Colonial pieces we have offered in recent memory. In lot 30193, bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a 1960 […]

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Highlights From the Stack’s Bowers NYINC World Paper Money Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… NYINC Paper Money Highlights Welcome to our World Paper Money Sale at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the year 2020. Enclosed within this catalog, you will find many lots that have never been offered at public auction, along with […]

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Confederate $20 Held by Lee at Appomattox Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction

  By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… A Confederate T-67 $20 bill that was held by General Robert E. Lee during his surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia will be offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2020 Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. On the afternoon of […]

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Kolbe & Fanning Release Portfolio Edition of Thian’s Book on Confederate Treasury Notes

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced the publication of Thian’s Masterpiece and the Early Literature of Confederate Paper Money, by David F. Fanning. This publication traces the development of the study of the Treasury Notes issued by the Confederate States of America and outlines the literary history of the subject. Beginning with Thomas Addis […]

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Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Choice, Precious Metals Auctions Close This Week

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Collectors Choice Our December 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 600 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency, valued over $1,000,000 USD. Over 85% of the lots are unreserved. The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on […]

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BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year with Year of the Rat 2020 $1 Note

Year of the Rat $1 Note features auspicious 8888 serial number prefix. By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection – Year of the Rat 2020! The “rat” […]

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Bowers on collecting: “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”

Ever since I was a kid I have enjoyed Sherlock Holmes stories. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels about the detective hero

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Extremely Special CH#55-20-02 1884 5 Dollar Banknote at Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

In the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), we will be offering a very special 1884 Bank of British North America 5 Dollar note certified by PCGS Currency. This extremely rare example is one of only seven pieces known. Two are housed in an institutional collection […]

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European Central Bank: New president adds her signature to euro notes in ceremony at headquarters

The new president of the European Central Bank took part in a ceremony (27th November) in which she added her signature to a ceremonial display banknote, further solidifying her tenure as the head of the European Central Bank. Christine Lagarde, former head of the International Monetary Fund and a French national, was nominated in July 2019 and confirmed in September as the Central Bank’s new president for an eight-year non-renewable term

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Full Band 1916-D Mercury Dime, 1879 Gold Stella Among Highlights at David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  …… Our Sunday Internet Auction #1094 offers another selection from the D.L. Hansen Collection as well as a Mercury dime rarity, a gorgeously toned Bust quarter, a flashy rare Liberty Seated proof quarter, a deep cameo Liberty Gold $2.50, a beautiful cameo proof $3 gold piece, a […]

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MA-Shops: A Brief Sampling of Banknotes

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… I wanted to discuss a topic about banknotes. So, I started searching for banknotes on MA-Shops. It came to my notice that MA-Shops has a great collection of banknotes for paper money collectors. In this blog, I will give a few examples of the banknotes […]

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MA-Shops: A Brief Sampling of Banknotes

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ……   I wanted to discuss a topic about banknotes. So, I started searching for banknotes on MA-Shops. It came to my notice that MA-Shops has a great collection of banknotes for paper money collectors. In this blog, I will give a few examples of the […]

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Heritage to Offer Yuri Solovey Collections of China and Banque de l’Indochine Banknotes

We are pleased to offer yet another installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection (session 1) as a part of our December 4-6 Signature Auction of World Paper Money. Mr. Solovey is an investor and businessman with a passion for traveling and culture and is drawn to paper money because of its artistry and history. His […]

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Monaco: Gadoury Monte Carlo autumn auction realises spectacular results

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Editions V Gadoury Auctions, with offices in Monte Carlo, held their two-day autumn auction on the 15th and 16th November

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes Over $1.5 Million

Official Auction of the 2019 Whitman Winter Expo Brings a Total of More Than $19 million The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 […]

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Switzerland: National Bank announces that time limit to exchange old banknotes is eliminated

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On the 13th November, the Swiss National Bank decided to rescind the regulation which invalidates Swiss Franc banknotes from redemption after a specific posted date

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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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US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily Auction From Archives International Ends Nov. 21

Archives International Auction’s (AIA) November “Auction 56” scheduled for Thursday, November 21, consists of 1,040 lots of in three sessions. Session 1 will include 447 lots of World and Chinese banknotes, coins, and scripophily featuring many rare and desirable notes. Session 1 begins at 10:30 am ET. Session 2 (lots 448-789) will include 341 lots […]

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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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Scotland: New modified design unveiled for £20 polymer banknote

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled (7th November) the modified design which will be included on their latest £20 banknote. In keeping with the specifications of circulation banknotes, which are taken from Bank of England banknotes, the new £20 banknotes will be printed on polymer and will also be reduced in their dimensions

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over

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Why I wrote In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Stack’s Bowers Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

By Peter Treglia – Director of Currency, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over. This sale represents the last live U.S. Currency auction of the year for us and […]

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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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Coin hoards, treasures, and troves: Separating truth from taradiddles!

The second edition of Q. David Bowers’s Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the most exciting coin-collecting books of recent years, has been released by Whitman Publishing

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Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation joins forces with CrimeDex

(Temecula, California) October 30, 2019 — The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe.
“The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns,” explained Doug Davis, ACEF director of Anti-Counterfeiting

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust shows numismatic research is alive and well

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Third 2019 United States Mint youth-oriented product on sale October 31

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT

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Estonia: Going against the trend, Central Bank announces plans to issue 10 million one-cent coins into circulation

The Bank of Estonia has announced that they have ordered 10 million one-cent coins from the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia to meet the needs of merchants for low-value euro-cent coins to use with cash payments in the years ahead. As Estonians readily circulate five-cent coins and larger denominations routinely, the bank deems there are sufficient quantities of the other six denominations to meet the demands of the public

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Third 2019 United States Mint youth-oriented product on sale October 31

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Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2019 Youth Coin and Currency Set (product code 19RX) on October 31 at noon EDT

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Estonia: Going against the trend, Central Bank announces plans to issue 10 million one-cent coins into circulation

The Bank of Estonia has announced that they have ordered 10 million one-cent coins from the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia to meet the needs of merchants for low-value euro-cent coins to use with cash payments in the years ahead. As Estonians readily circulate five-cent coins and larger denominations routinely, the bank deems there are sufficient quantities of the other six denominations to meet the demands of the public

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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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Stack’s Bowers October Collectors Choice Online Auction of World and Ancient Coins and World Paper Money

  By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our October 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 1,800 lots of Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Paper Money valued over $700,000 USD. Over 93% of the sale is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE! The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our […]

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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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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Q. David Bowers on Bill Bierly’s In God We Trust

(Pelham, Alabama) — In November 2019 Whitman Publishing will release William Bierly’s In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion. The 352-page hardcover volume will be available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online

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Georgia: New collector’s coin issued in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the National Bank

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The National Bank of Georgia has announced the issue of silver Proof collector coins that are issued in celebration of the country’s first National Bank, which was established 100 years ago, in December 1919

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In God We Trust: New Whitman Book Explores the Civil War, Its Effects on American Money, Banking, and Religion

Whitman Publishing announces the release of In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion, by numismatic researcher William Bierly. The 352-page hardcover book will debut in November 2019 at booksellers and hobby shops nationwide–as well as online–for $29.95 USD. The national motto “In God We Trust” debuted on United States coinage […]

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Poland: Commemorative banknote issued to honour centenary of first national currency

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The National Bank of Poland has released new commemorative banknotes which remember the country’s first currency issued just after the re-establishment of Polish independence following the conclusion of the First World War

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In God We Trust: New Whitman Publishing book explores the Civil War and its effects on American money, banking, and religion

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces the release of In God We Trust: The American Civil War, Money, Banking, and Religion, by numismatic researcher William Bierly. The 352-page hardcover book will debut in November 2019

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Albania: Newly revised banknote series launched, 200 and 5,000-lekë notes issued

The Bank of Albania — Banka e Shqipërisë has issued (30th September) two new banknotes that initiate a new family of banknotes which will consist of the currently issued denominations. The 200-lekë note (U

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United Kingdom: Bank of England unveils latest polymer £20 banknote that pays tribute to famed 19th-century painter, JMW Turner

The Bank of England today unveiled their next release in the current “G” series which will be the £20 denomination depicting the eminent 19th-century painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The famed artist was born in Covent Garden, London, as the son of a barber and wig maker

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Albania: Newly revised banknote series launched, 200 and 5,000-lekë notes issued

The Bank of Albania — Banka e Shqipërisë has issued (30th September) two new banknotes that initiate a new family of banknotes which will consist of the currently issued denominations. The 200-lekë note (U

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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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Gold Bars, Honduras Coin Rarity to Appear in Sedwick’s November Treasure Auction

  By Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… A large variety of gold and silver shipwreck bars, as well as numismatic rarities, will attract excited bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S Coin & Paper Money Auction 26. The floor auction will be held November 1-2, 2019 at the DoubleTree Disney Springs in Orlando, […]

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Reserve Bank of Australia Announces Release Date for New $20 Banknote

  By Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) …… The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and Bank Governor Philip Lowe have announced that the new $20 banknote will be released into general circulation on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. While they will soon be shipped around the country in time for release, as with any new banknote […]

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

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The Bank of England takes pride in launching the “G” series £50 banknote featuring computer scientist Alan Turing

The planned issue of the Bank of England’s next generation £50 polymer banknote was announced by Governor Mark Carney during a special event which revealed that computer scientist Alan Turing would be the featured personality on the back.
The process to unveil the design and personality to be featured on the UK’s next £50 banknote all began when the Bank of England asked the country in November 2018 who should be portrayed on the back

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United Kingdom: 50th anniversary of first issue of iconic seven-sided 50-pence coin officially celebrated

The Royal Mint has released (24th September) new commemorative coins which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the country’s still distinctive and now iconic seven-sided 50-pence coins. As the United Kingdom revised their currency system in 1971 to adopt a decimal system, a new denomination was to emerge

Continue reading on Coin Update News