Category Archives: Paper Money World

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Henrik Holt Christensen Joins Stack’s Bowers as Europe Paper Money Consignment Director

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ European network and growing the firm’s World Paper Money department. He will be at the Maastricht Paper Money Fair […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA 2019 Ancient, World Coin and World Paper Money Auctions Realize Nearly $5.5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the results of their August 2019 Ancient and World Coin and World Paper Money auctions held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. As an official auctioneer of this annual event presented by the American Numismatic Association, Stack’s Bowers offered over 4,600 lots […]

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The Harry M. Eisenhauer Collection of Canadian Currency at Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Sale

Some of the most remarkable collections are built by the collectors and researchers that give back to the hobby most. Harry M. Eisenhauer is no exception. Harry specialized in Canadian Chartered Banknotes, with a particular focus on the Eastern Provinces of Canada. Over 50 years of collecting, he was able to acquire some of the […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Coin, Paper Money Auction August 19-22

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to present their August Hong Kong Coin and Paper Money auction, August 19-22 in conjunction with the Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS). This comprehensive sale features numerous Pan-Asian rarities and highlights comprising over 3,500 lots of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. Figuring prominently in the coin sessions are many […]

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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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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Decreased Further 1st Half 2019

By European Central Bank …… 251,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2019 Over 80% 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 Some […]

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Alan Turing on New £50 Note: Bank of England

Today, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, announced that Alan Turing will appear on the new £50 polymer note   By Bank of England ….. Making the announcement at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney also revealed the imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work that will be […]

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Show & Convention News – June TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   Gorgeous weather and a very good turnout at the TOREX Coin Show and Auctions on the Canada Day weekend in Toronto. The show featured a busy bourse and a very exciting auction. Collector and dealer feedback was very positive. We were very pleased to welcome Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) representatives Lisa […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auctions Total More Than $5.7 Million

Rare Chinese coinage led the way as Heritage Hong Kong Auctions June 26-28 Signature Sales in Hong Kong realized in excess of $5.7 million overall. Auctions of both World Currency and World and Ancient Coins were held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The auction […]

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Newly Discovered Santa Maria, CA Serial Number 1 Red Seal Offered in Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale

New Santa Maria Note Added to Sale​   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature in our Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money the first Red Seal to come forward from the First National Bank of Santa Maria, California. This offering is […]

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Heritage Auction Offers Solovey Collection of Japanese and Chinese Foreign Banknotes

We are pleased to offer yet another incredible installment of the Yuri Solovey Collection, consisting of both The Yuri Solovey Collection of Japan and Territories and The Yuri Solovey Collection of Chinese Foreign Banks & Hong Kong. The Yuri Solovey Collection is featured in its own stand-alone catalog as a part of the June 26-28 […]

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World Paper Money: New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes to Enter Circulation May 28

New euro banknotes from the European Central Bank (ECB) ….. The new 100 and 200 euro banknotes will be put into circulation on May 28, 2019. They incorporate new innovative safety features, namely the satellite hologram and the enhanced emerald number. With these cuts of 100 and 200 euros, the series “Europe” will be complete. Euro banknotes […]

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Typo on New $50 Banknote Latest Kerfuffle at Reserve Bank of Australia

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …. On Thursday, May 9, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) acknowledged a typo on the new $50 polymer banknote. In circulation for almost seven months since its October 18 release, it took until early this month for the misspelling “RESPONSIBILTY” to become news. The Bank claims that it has […]

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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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Heritage Central States Auction Results Approach $34 Million

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago featured four distinct Heritage auctions during the period April 24-29, covering US Coins, World Coins, US Currency, and World Currency. Overall, these auctions raised over $33.7 million for their consignors during the festivities. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The Signature auction of US coins […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Spring Hong Kong Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the sixth Hong Kong Coin Show held at the Mira Hotel. The vibrant market, aided by an impressive and dynamic offering of desirable rarities, helped the sale exceed expectations, with total prices […]

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Travel “Round the World in Banknotes” With Coincraft’s New Catalogue

Coincraft – one of the largest sources for coins, banknotes and many collector objects in the United Kingdom – has assembled a new catalogue of highly collectible banknotes that includes selections of vintage and some very recent banknotes issued by Central Banks. Entitled Round the World in Banknotes, the 47 full-color catalogue boasts offerings from […]

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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 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 – 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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Heritage Auctions Launches Weekly World Currency Auction

All lots will be 100 percent unreserved, generating more options for all levels of collectors   Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest auctioneer of currency and coins, has introduced a World Currency Weekly Auction that runs each Tuesday on HA.com. The weekly auctions came about because of the continued growth in recent years of the Heritage […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Rare Gold Ducats, Argentine Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers’ NYINC Coin & Currency Auction

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… For collectors of World and Ancient coins and medals, the start of 2019 will be exciting as the 47th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) kicks off the new year. The convention is open to the public January 11-13 from 10 am to 7 pm with early bird entry […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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World Paper Money – Hidden Messages in Propaganda Notes of Japanese-Occupied China

Chinese banknotes insulted the Japanese enemy and instilled hope in an occupied people By Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   While many American historians cite the start of World War II as the invasion of Poland in 1939, scholars of Asian history often state that the war had, in fact, begun two years earlier, following […]

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Archives International to Offer US, Chinese and World Banknotes, Scripophily at Milestone 50th Auction

The auction will be held by Archives International Auctions in NYC and their offices in Fort Lee, N.J. Archives International Auction’s (AIA) December “50th Milestone Auction” scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, December 3-4, consists of over 1,150 lots of rare and desirable banknotes, scripophily, Presidential autographs, and historic Ephemera. Featured will be an extensive collection […]

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MA-Shops: Denarius – New World Coin & Banknote Offers From Norway

MA-Shops gives a warm welcome to Denarius By MA-Shops.com …… A Norwegian 1917 2 øre and 1670 King Frederik III funeral commemorative coin, both beautiful items, are among the new offerings from the shop Denarius. This new shop, owned by Marius Ringsrud, is a member of the Norwegian Coin Dealer Assocation since 2017. Marius received […]

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Paper Money – What Are The World’s 15 Highest Denominations Ranked by GDP

Paper Money Denominations Updated by Coinweek Staff July 24, 2018 ……. Ever wonder what the highest-denomination paper money banknotes are in the world’s top-producing nations based on GDP? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the […]

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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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Heritage Hong Kong Auction of World, Ancient Coins and World Currency Reach $4.38 Million

94% sell-through rate produces third-highest total for any Heritage Hong Kong auction Led by strong bidding across the board, especially for Chinese coins and currency, World Coins & Ancient Coins Auction and its World Currency in the Heritage Hong Kong Auction combined to bring $4.38 million. With a combined sell-through rate of 94 percent by value, the […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Presents the August 2018 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday, August 6 through Wednesday August 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of […]

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South Africa Releases Designs for Coins, Currency Commemorating Nelson Mandela

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, […]

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Robert J. Bauman Collection of Argentinian Paper Money, Pt. 1 at Stack’s Bowers 2018 ANA Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   At our upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, we will offer a very prestigious collection of scarce, and virtually unseen Argentinian paper money from the collection of Robert J. Bauman, the writer of […]

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Ultra-Rare 1860 Commercial Bank 1 Dollar at Stack’s Bowers World Paper Money Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Paper Money Auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   In Stack’s Bowers upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, they are offering a very special 1860 Commercial Bank of Canada 1 Dollar note in a PMG Choice Fine 15 holder. Plate Position […]

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Asian Monetary History at Heritage Hong Kong World Currency Auction

A diverse selection of over 700 world currency banknotes from China and other parts of Asia will be featured in Heritage Auctions’ Hong Kong World Currency Signature Auction, to take place June 27-29 in Hong Kong (June 26-28 in the US). As always, for those of you unable to make it to the live auction, bidding […]

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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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World Paper Money – South Africa Treasures in Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In our May Collectors Choice Sale closing live at StacksBowers.com on May 16, are featured two important pieces of paper money from South Africa. Lot 72357 is a Pick 39, South Africa Treasury 1 Pond, with an 1872 date, in a PCGS […]

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Paper Money of Belgium in Stack’s Bowers May Collector’s Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our May Collector’s Choice World Paper Money Sale is currently available online. This sale offers over 400 lots of certified material and is strong in many areas. One of the standout countries is Belgium, a section that contains the following highlights. Lot […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature NGC-Graded Coins, PMG-Graded Notes

A wide variety of treasure , coin rarities ans paper money , both NGC-graded coins and PMG-graded notes, are set to draw heavy bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held live online May 15 and 16, 2018. Some of the NGC-graded treasure and coin […]

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World Record for Tibetan Coins at Spink Hong Kong Coin Auction

Spink held a recent two-day sale April 4-5 at their Sheung Wan Galleries in Hong Kong. The sale was well-attended and contained many world-class items, some of which achieved world records. World Record for Tibetan Coin The Rhodes Collection of Tibetan Coins, Tibetan and Nepalese Banknotes contained items which have not been seen for many […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Auction

By Richard Ponterio – Executive Vice President, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction ……   Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Auction Showcase Auction! I am pleased to present our latest auction catalog. The dedicated staff at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio toiled for months to prepare this sale, which […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 9, 2018: Crypto Commem, A Fool for a Client…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 9, 2018 Current Events 1.) How to Enter the Illinois Bicentennial Coin Design Contest Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs is looking for someone to design the coin that will be created and distributed to commemorate the state’s 200th birthday. Designs must be submitted by May 1. […]

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New $10 Canadian Banknote Featuring Viola Desmond Unveiled on International Women’s Day

By Bank of Canada …… Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz yesterday unveiled the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library. Once issued into circulation in late 2018, it will mark the first time that an iconic Canadian woman is portrayed […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 2, 2018: Elon Musk Cryptoking? Gold Underfoot…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 2, 2018 Current Events 1.) New Jim Thorpe one-dollar coins selling out fast The people of Jim Thorpe were lining up to get the newest coin from the US Mint. The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank has already sold out of a 3,000-coin shipment it received […]

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Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Presents April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to announce their April 2018 Hong Kong Paper Money Auction. It presents a very diverse auction and the catalog contains pieces for every type of collector of Asian banknotes, from Empire, to Commonwealth, and all the way down to fancy numbers and errors. Included among the highlights are pieces […]

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Legal Tender Status of Older Canadian Bank Notes to Change

By Bank of Canada …… In the 2018 budget, the Government of Canada announced that it will ask for the power to be able to remove legal tender status from Canadian bank notes–something it cannot do now. If that power is approved by Parliament, the plan would be to remove that designation from certain Canadian […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2018 Episode 1 – 4K Video

Cool Currency! gets its first episode of 2018!   In order to bring you these four fascinating currency segments, we travel back in time and span the globe. Connor Falk from Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC shows off an interesting and rare commemorative banknote from the Dominican Republic. Richard Stelzer, a leading authenticator and dealer in paper […]

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South Africa Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary with Commemorative Banknotes, Coin

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will this year launch a set of commemorative South African banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. At the same time, the South African Mint, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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World Currency News – Bank of Botswana Introduces New Polymer Banknote

A new 10 Pula designed in collaboration with De La Rue on their Safeguard® polymer substrate entered circulation February 1 By De La Rue, plc …..   Front, Botswana 10 Pula banknote. Image courtesy De La Rue The Bank of Botswana announced their decision to introduce a new 10 Pula on polymer to help increase […]

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Uruguay Issues 100 and 1,000 Peso Banknotes with New Security Features

By Central Bank of Uruguay ….. As of January 24, the Central Bank of Uruguay has released new $100 (Series G) and $1,000 (Series E) bills into circulation that incorporate new anti-counterfeiting security features. The $100 banknotes have the same security features as found on the $200, while the $1,000 notes share the same security […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018:

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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World Paper Money – Euro Banknote Counterfeiting Remains Low 2nd Half 2017

By European Central Bank ….. 363,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the second half of 2017 Around 85% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment Some […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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Ukraine Issues 100 Ruble Commemorative Note Honoring 1st Ukrainian Banknote

By National Bank of Ukraine ….. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the events of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921 and the first Ukrainian paper money, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a souvenir bill entitled `One Hundred Rubles’, which reproduces the design of the first Ukrainian banknote – a national credit card denomination of […]

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Stack’s Bowers Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money Exceeds $1 Million in Prices Realized

  The Stack’s Bowers Galleries January 11, 2018, sale of the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money commenced the firm’s five official NYINC auction sessions with intense bidding that lasted several hours and saw countless banknote rarities rocket to astounding levels, many at multiples of their pre-sale estimates. Those attending represented a who’s who of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 12, 2018: Of Shipwrecks and Surpluses…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 12, 2018 Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 1.) Breaking Bitcoin With a Quantum Computer “The second someone creates a viable quantum computer, the NP-complete math problems at the heart of Bitcoin mining tech become instantly solvable,” Beath notes. “In other words, one answer to the question ‘what’s […]

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World Coins – Solomon Islands Issues Gold Coin Note

By Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) …… The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands (CBSI) is pleased to announce the availability of the world’s first-ever legal tender gold coin note. This extremely thin coin note is produced in 0.5 g fine .999 gold and is measured at 90 x 43 mm. The making of […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction – Specimen United Arab Emirates Banknotes

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   With the January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction right around the corner, we wanted to take time to highlight a few special United Arab Emirates banknotes. Lot 30447 contains a very special group of scarce TDLR first issue, high-grade United Arab Emirates Specimens: Pick […]

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Unique Record Book of Colombian Banknote Proofs at Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

A featured highlight from the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money, which crosses the auction block January 11 in the official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), is an official American Bank Note Company archival record book of  1923-1979 Colombian Banknote Proofs Issues. Lot 10564 is a unique archival record Colombian Banknote […]

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Canadian Banknote Highlights from the Stacks Bowers NYINC World Currency Auction

Below are select highlights from the Stack’s Bowers World Currency Auction taking place at the NYINC on January 12th, 2018 CANADA. Banque du Canada. 100 Dollars, 1935. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. French Text. Osborne-Towers. A very elusive design, printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, and one of only two pieces for the catalog number […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is Crypto, Trump Challenge Coin

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided platform with pre-specified rules. Its two main constituencies are the users who hold balances and engage in electronic transactions, and miners who maintain the system’s infrastructure. A […]

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Heritage Hong Kong Auction of World Coin and Currency Event Surpasses $5.4 million

Heritage Hong Kong Auction – Immaculate Chinese strikes command six-figures; rare 1953 10 Yuan note tops currency offerings December 6-8 Setting a house record as the highest-grossing World Coins and Currency auctions held in Hong Kong, Heritage Hong Kong Auction December 6-8 event realized $5,484,035 USD, as collectors sought out Chinese proof coins and 19th-century dollars in […]

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World Paper Money – Bank of Philippines Releases New Generation of Banknotes

By Central Bank of the Philippines ….. Pursuant to its mandate of preserving the integrity of Philippine currency, the Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or BSP) release its New Generation Currency (NGC) banknotes with enhanced design on December 5. The enhancements aimed to highlight significant moments in the nation’s history, as […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017: Money Will Burn, the Bitcoin Bubble and the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 8, 2017 Current Events 1.) BEP Damaged Currency Redemption With the wildfires raging in California, it’s important to remember that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers a redemption program for burned, mutilated or otherwise damaged currency. Follow this link to learn more. 2.) Zimbabwe not […]

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Paper Money Auction – Extremely Rare 1896 Puerto Rico 5 Pesos

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… In our January 2018 New York International Sale on January 12, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, we will be offering a very special Puerto Rico 1896 5 Pesos note in Lot 30390. The note is from the Banco Espanol de Puerto Rico, and […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Commemorative Banknote Produced for Charity

By De La Rue, plc ….. Official Commemorative Note Launched to mark the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi The most anticipated film of the year honored with the commemorative note available on ebay.co.uk Produced by commercial currency provider De La Rue in partnership with the UK government’s Made In GREAT Britain campaign Fans […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Showcase Eldorado Collection of Columbian Paper Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be showcasing the first installment of The Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money as part of their official auction January 11-13, 2018 during the New York International Convention (NYINC) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The Eldorado Collection, offered in two auction catalogs, is an important […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017: Bitcoin Nyet, and Speaking of Crime…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Patriotic collectors boost market for ancient Chinese artefacts Following the fashions to buy western art and classic wristwatches, historical Chinese artefacts are now the must-have item for the country’s wealthy collectors who are snapping up maps, books and other objects that […]

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Announcing the Release of Mexican Paper Money 2017

World Numismatics, LLC has released the 2017 Digital Edition of the most complete guide to Mexican Paper Money ever published.  Mexican Paper Money has become the industry standard and contains listings on more than 7,000 items, thousands of which are not listed in most catalogs.  The 2017 Edition has thousands of changes including many newly discovered notes. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 17, 2017: Fountains of Ruin, Blockchain Blues, In Broad Daylight…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Boise’s Assay Office played an important role for the whole nation Between 1861 and 1866, Idaho Territory produced about $52 million in gold ($728 million in today’s dollars). As the sheer volume of gold to be tested increased, the nearest facility […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Prohibitively Rare 1894 British Honduras $1 at NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the offering of a first-issue British Honduras One Dollar note in their official auction of the 2018 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 12-13 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This note is being offered publicly for the first time, having been in private hands since the mid-1890s. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017: Bitcoin Bound and the RCM Counterfeit Gold Mystery

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) The Ideal Auction Preston McAfee, Chief Economist at Microsoft, explains the different kinds of auctions, how they work, what the pros and cons are, and why we don’t have auctions for everything we buy. Truly fascinating stuff. But where it gets deep […]

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Treasure Coins, Gold Artifacts Brighten Sedwick’s November Auction

Unique gold coins and artifacts will draw attention to Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 22. Over 2,340 lots will be up for bidding in the combined floor and live online auction held next week on November 2-3. Online lot viewing and bidding is hosted at www.auction.sedwickcoins.com. One impressive artifact […]

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Coin Club News – An Interview with David Chio of the Macau Numismatic Society

  By Yuan Shui Qing, Xi’an Numismatic Society, for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics …… The Macau Numismatic Society was founded in 1988, and since then has become a major player in the Greater Chinese collecting sector. The Society’s leading figure is David Chio. David Chio was born in 1957 in Macau. After much […]

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New Russian 200 Ruble Banknote Features Crimean Landmarks

For the second time in as many years, the Bank of Russia has released a new banknote featuring prominent symbols and landmarks from Crimea to almost immediate controversy By CoinWeek News Staff …. On October 12, the Bank introduced two new denominations of Russian currency, a 200-ruble note and a 2,000-ruble bill. And while the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017: Debtor Nation, Crypto-Corruption

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) ‘Like stars in a complex constellation, these objects convey the sweep of Jewish history’ This exceptionally rare gold coin was minted in Judaea immediately after the conquest of Jerusalem and brought with a deployment of Roman troops to England soon afterwards. Two […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017: Swiss 10 Franc, Money Monopoly

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Silver dollar artist: Orem sculptor designs WWI commemorative coin The most common mistake beginners make, contest officials told LeRoy Transfield, is adding too much detail. So the Orem sculptor meticulously planned every detail of his 8-inch plaster masterpiece: a soldier with a […]

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Bank of England Jane Austen Banknote Auction Raises Money for Charity

By Bank of England ….. Following the launch of the new £10 note in September, various Jane Austen notes with low or special serial numbers were auctioned for charity on 6 October. The auction, held at Spink, also included a selection of old series notes which are no longer legal tender. The auction raised £269,338 […]

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Collecting World Currency: A Study of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua Bromide Proofs

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC ……   The history of El Banco del Estado de Chihuahua (Bank of the State of Chihuahua) is brief and steeped in the turbulent times of the Mexican Revolution. It was founded on December 12, 1913, as decreed by General Francisco “Pancho” Villa, military governor of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Japan Crypto, Russian Gold, War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Body Armor Made of Old Chinese Coins The Tlingit believed that the coins would provide protection from bullets. There is some anecdotal evidence that such body armor was in fact effective in a battle with the Russians in the year 1792. According […]

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Clydesdale Bank’s New £10 Note Enters Circulation

By De La Rue, plc …..   Clydesdale Bank’s second polymer note available from September 21 World famous Scottish poet Robert Burns features on Clydesdale Bank’s new £10 note which was designed in collaboration with De La Rue’s talented design team. They worked closely with the Bank to produce the new polymer note which also […]

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Spink: Charles I, the Placeholder for King Tutankhamun

Another September rolls around, and with it another pair of banknote shows in Maastricht and London. Spink are holding a total of seven Spink banknotes auctions to coincide with these shows. The World Banknotes sale is another gargantuan one at almost 2000 lots and will take place from 27th – 29th September 2017 in London. […]

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Spink Paper Money – Charles I, the Placeholder for King Tutankhamun

Another September rolls around, and with it another pair of banknote shows in Maastricht and London. Spink are holding a total of seven Spink banknotes auctions to coincide with these shows. The World Banknotes sale is another gargantuan one at almost 2000 lots and will take place from 27th – 29th September 2017 in London. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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World Paper Money – New Australian $10 Banknote Enters Circulation

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….. The new Australian $10 banknote entered general circulation on Wednesday, September 20, following the release of the new $5 banknote last year. Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, said: “The launch of the new $10 banknote is a milestone in our program to deliver Australians banknotes […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Cash or Credit, Company Scrip, Gold Hold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 15, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Why the world has so many Guineas As colonisers carved up the continent, many European nations controlled their own Guinea. At independence, French Guinea became Guinea, Spanish Guinea became Equatorial Guinea, and Portuguese Guinea became Guinea-Bissau. The region was a major source […]

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World Paper Money – Georgia Issues New 5 GEL Banknote

By National Bank of Georgia …… On September 1, throughout the whole territory of the nation of Georgia, renovated banknotes of 5 GEL were entered into circulation, where they will circulate alongside the older issues of banknotes. Executive Director of National Bank of Georgia, Giorgi Melashvili, invited media representatives to the National Bank’s Cash Center […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Fake Gold, Fake Coins, and Fort Knox

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 1, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland For almost 400 years, kreuzers were probably the most important small coins being circulated every day in Switzerland. It was not only a method of payment, but was also used to measure the value of other coins. […]

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India Introduces 50 and 200 Rupee Banknotes in New Mahatma Gandhi Series

By Reserve Bank of India ….   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued ₹ 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The […]

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Central Bank of São Tomé & Príncipe Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Banknote Series

By De La Rue, plc …..   The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe (Banco Central de São Tomé e Príncipe) has today unveiled a new currency series. The launch is part of the bank’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and consists of six new banknotes and five new coins. The banknotes have been designed and […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Brokers Private Sale of Zanzibar Bank Notes with Spink and Trusted Traditions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Spink London and Trusted Traditions, is pleased to announce that it has brokered a record setting private treaty sale of a complete Waterlow and Sons set of banknotes from Zanzibar at an undisclosed price. Zanzibar, a tiny island off the east coast of Africa, is a semi-autonomous region belonging […]

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Welcome to the August 2017 Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our 2017 August Hong Kong Auction Catalog. As always, we are offering an exceptional amount of scarce and high-quality material. A few pieces of paper money included in this catalog have yet to be offered in public auction, while others are among the finest […]

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World Banknote News – Release Date for New Australian $10

By Reserve Bank of Australia ….. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, announced today in his opening statement to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics that the new $10 banknote will be released into general circulation from 20 September 2017. This follows the release of the new $5 banknote […]

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Bank of England Decides if Future Polymer Banknotes to Contain Tallow

By Bank of England ….. On Thursday, 10 August, the Bank of England announced that after careful and serious consideration and extensive public consultation there will be no change to the composition of polymer used for future banknotes. The new polymer £20 note and future print runs of £5 and £10 notes will continue to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 7, 2017: War on Cash and Coins, Monday Edition

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for August 4, 2017:  The War on Cash 4: The Cash Master 1.) Is e-payment fast rendering cash extinct? As a Guardian newspaper article points out in January, “If you begin to insist on cashlessness, it does put pressure on you to be banked and signed up to […]

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Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank to Launch New £10 on Safeguard® Polymer

Clydesdale Bank has announced its second polymer banknote will be issued into circulation on 21 September 2017 By De La Rue, plc ….. De La Rue worked closely with Clydesdale Bank on the design of the new £10 note which will continue to feature Robert Burns, the world famous Scots poet. The design also includes […]

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Thailand to Launch Commemorative Banknotes in Remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

By Bank of Thailand …. Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), announced that His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun had granted royal permission for the BOT to print and issue commemorative banknotes in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The BOT will issue 20-Baht, 50-Baht, 100-Baht, 500-Baht, and 1000-Baht banknotes in […]

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World Currency News – Paraguay, Turkey, Madagascar Introduce New Banknotes

Madagascar to Issue New Range of Bills By Central Bank of Madagascar …… Following Decree No. 2017-400, adopted in Government Council on May 23, 2017, the Central Bank of Madagascar (Banky Foiben’i Madagasikara, or BFM, in Malagasy) will start issuing a new range of banknotes this month. The first group was released July 17, consisting […]

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Bank of Canada Gives Award to RCMP’s Counterfeit Enforcement Team

By Bank of Canada …… L to R: Richard Wall, Managing Director of Currency Department; Sgt. Marco Roy and Cpl. Vincent Roy, officers, RCMP-C Division; Mario Harel, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Gilles Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing, RCMP; and Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

By CoinWeek News Staff ….. On July 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the heart of Mosul overlooking the Tigris River. The 12th-century structure was built by Nur ad-Din Zangi, a Turkish noble, in the closing decades of the great Seljuk Empire. […]

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World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

A highlight of the Stack’s Bowers August ANA World’s Fair of Money sale and a set that will certainly excite collectors is a Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimen grouping. These 1960s series notes from Qatar and Dubai are among the most sought after collectible banknotes as the circulation period was short and the issuance […]

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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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Bank of Norway Introduces New 100, 200 Krone Banknotes

  By Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) …… The first two denominations in Norway’s new banknote series were put into circulation on May 30, 2017. “This is an important milestone in the work to issue new banknotes. The notes … are the product of highly advanced graphic design that will function as a secure and […]

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World Banknotes – Georgia to Issue New 5 Lari Note

By National Bank of Georgia …… At a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, the National Bank of Georgia announced that, from September 2017, the Bank will put into circulation new banknotes in the denomination of 5 lari. It is a continuation of the Bank’s currency upgrade process; the 20-, 50- and 100-lari banknotes have […]

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Bank of Canada Issues Commemorative $10 Banknote for 150th Anniversary of Confederation

By Bank of Canada ….. On Thursday, June 1, the Bank of Canada began circulating the $10 commemorative bank note that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canadians can now obtain this special note at financial institutions. Only 40 million notes are being issued–roughly one for every Canadian. Governor Stephen S. Poloz was among the […]

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Could a Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com …… There’s that saying about how “a great deal of truth is said in jest”. It’s true that sometimes comedy can reveal some important point that has been overlooked or under-appreciated. This is probably not the case with the joke that appeared on a 1995 episode of The Simpsons that, […]

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Could an Old Simpsons Joke Rename Australia’s Currency?

Australia’s currency may just get the name change it logically deserves… By Everett Millman – Gainesvillecoins.com ……   There’s that saying about how “a great deal of truth is said in jest”. It’s true that sometimes comedy can reveal some important point that has been overlooked or under-appreciated. This is probably not the case with […]

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Historic Canadian Banknote Collection Could Top $1 Million at Toronto Coin Expo Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo…. Hidden in a safety deposit box in New Brunswick since the mid-1980s was a prized collection of 2,000 banknotes. The collection has been hailed as The Covered Bridge Collection and is expected to realize more than $1 million altogether over 2 sales this year. Part one of […]

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World Paper Money – Psychologists, Philosophers & Scientists on Banknotes

By Luke Wilson – Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) …… Last year, we highlighted notes featuring artists and composers. This month we are featuring four notes commemorating the accomplishments of psychologists, philosophers and scientists. Above: Austria P-149, front and back. All images courtesy PMG In 1982, Austria’s National Bank redesigned their banknotes with a new group […]

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World Currency- Maldives Launches New 5 Rifiyaa Polymer Banknote

By De La Rue, plc…. The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued the final banknote in their new family of Safeguard® banknotes. To facilitate financial transactions for all their citizens, the MMA has now issued the final note in the new series, the Rufiyaa 5. As with the rest of the new family that was […]

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Swiss National Bank Releases New 20 Franc Note

Second ninth-series note showcases Switzerland’s creativity By Swiss National Bank …… The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 20-franc note on 17 May 2017. It is the second of six denominations in the new banknote series to be released. The current eighth-series banknotes will remain legal tender until further notice. The inspiration […]

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Switzerland Lands 2016 IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

By International Bank Note Society …… The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has selected the Swiss National Bank to receive its prestigious “Bank Note of the Year Award” for 2016. With almost 120 new banknotes released worldwide during 2016, over half were of sufficiently new design to be eligible for […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2017 Episode 1 – 4K Video

Cool Currency! Gets its first episode of 2017. We really break the bank with four segments that feature four cool U.S. and world banknotes. John Markis shows off the finest known Specimen South Vietnam 1955-56 1000 Dong. Frederick Bart from Executive Currency offers up a Dual Denomination error note that blends a $20 face to […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2017 Episode 1 – 4K Video

Cool Currency! gets its first episode of 2017. We really break the bank with four segments that feature four cool U.S. and world banknotes. John Markis of Trusted Traditions shows off the finest-known Specimen South Vietnam 1955-56 1,000 Dong – otherwise known as the “Old Man and the Temple” note. Frederick Bart from Executive Currency […]

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Fiji Issues Circulating Banknotes, Coins to Commemorate 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Win

By Reserve Bank of Fiji …… The Reserve Bank of Fiji announces that a commemorative circulation banknote and coin commemorating Fiji Rugby 7s gold medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics was officially unveiled by Honorable Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs, Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at […]

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World Paper Money – New €50 Note Now in Circulation

By European Central Bank ….. Fourth new banknote in ‘Europa Series’ Enhanced security features to offer better protection against counterfeits Notes can be checked using Feel, Look, Tilt method The new €50 banknote is now in circulation across the euro area as of 4 April. The note is the fourth in the ‘Europa series’ of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 14, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 14 2017 Brain Food 1.) Test How Much You Know About Bitcoin As the world’s monetary systems teetered on the edge in late 2008, some computer whizzes sought a digital solution. As Lehman Brothers lay dying, a math-based, completely digital means of exchange known as bitcoin […]

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Archives International Auctions Sale 40 – Chinese, US & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily

By Archives International Auctions …… Archives International Auctions (AIA) is about to hold