Category Archives: Federal Reserve Notes

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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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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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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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction realizes $5.3 million

Santa Ana, California (August 29, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30

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High Denomination Notes Highlight Heritage ANA Currency Auction

Heritage’s ANA World’s Fair of MoneyPlatinum Night Currency  Auction, scheduled for the evening of August 15 at the Chicago ANA convention, features the crème de la crème of US currency. This year’s Platinum Night Platinum Night particularly emphasizes large denomination currency in both small size and large size formats. A 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve note […]

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Paper Money News: BEP Celebrates Moon Landing 50th Anniversary with 2019 $2 Rocketship

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the 2019 $2 Rocketship. The 2019 $2 Rocketship features an uncirculated, Series 2013 $2 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with “2019”. The […]

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Stack’s Bowers Official Whitman Paper Money Auction to Feature Rare United States Small Size Currency

In addition to the amazing large size paper money rarities in the Anderson Collection, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Spring 2019 Baltimore Auction contains a half-dozen fabulously rare small size high-denomination banknotes, five of which were unknown to the collecting community until recently. The five previously unknown notes are all 1934 $500 Light Green Seal Gems […]

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The Mint’s 2019 Year of the Pig $1 Federal Reserve note available tomorrow at noon

Tomorrow (December 18), the United States Mint releases the 2019 Year of the Pig $1 Federal Reserve note (B15050) at 12 noon (ET). 2019 is the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and the Mint’s 2019 $1 Uncirculated Federal Reserve note is contained within a decorative folder which emphasizes the occasion

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Series 2017 $1 notes slow to appear

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Have you found a series 2017 $1 Federal Reserve Note in circulation yet?
These are the new notes with the facsimile signature of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin printed rather than in cursive

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Lucky Money Collection: BEP Celebrates Chinese New Year With Year of the Pig 2019

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 Pig 2019! The “Pig” is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Year […]

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Bargains to be found in Federal Reserve Notes

By Bill Brandimore
Colonial and Continental notes were strong at Long Beach with the presence of a number of notes slabbed in attractive grades. This is a very interesting area to collect with some historic signatures and many patriotic themes.
Fractionals were also stronger, although a sheet of three-cent notes sold cheap, along with other sheets

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$2 Lucky Panda Latest in Lucky Money Collection From BEP

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing ……   The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the $2 Lucky Panda, a new addition to the Lucky Money Collection. The $2 Lucky Panda is exquisitely designed with decorative Chinese symbolism and is packaged in a symbolic, red folder with embossed, gold foil. This […]

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Court Denies Appeal to Remove “In God We Trust” From Currency

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On May 31, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled against a man suing to remove the motto “In God We Trust” from the nation’s currency. Litigation had been ongoing since May of last year. Kenneth Mayle, the 36-year-old plaintiff who describes himself as a non-theistic […]

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Astonishing Fancy 88888888 Serial Number US FRN Denomination Set Offered by Stack’s Bowers

  While we have auctioned off hundreds of thousands of lots of paper money through the years, we have never handled one quite like the lot we are about to offer in our upcoming August Hong Kong Sale. It is unique in multiple ways: 1) Every piece in this seven-note set carries the coveted “SOLID […]

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Trump Treasury Trashes Tubman Twenty?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for Coinweek…. After Donald J. Trump was elected president on November 8, 2016, the numismatic media had reason to wonder whether or not the new administration would reverse the Obama-era decision to include women on the upcoming Federal Reserve Note redesign. Specifically, many wondered if President Trump would direct […]

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Iconic & Artistic Large Size US Banknotes

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

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Q. David Bowers – 1861 $20 Demand Note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to the first of my series of weekly comments on highlights from the Joel Anderson Collection of federal paper money. The first narratives will feature notes that will be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, March 21-23, 2018, […]

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Q&A: Why is there less color variation in U.S. paper money?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: The color green is so historically traditional the backs of our paper money that we refer to U.S

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Latest in BEP Lucky Money Collection: 2018 Year of the Dog $1 Note

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: the Year of the Dog 2018. The Dog is one of 12 zodiac signs associated with the Chinese Lunar Calendar. […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo is now online and open for bidding. The auction, which will be held live Thursday, November 9, will offer nearly 700 lots of paper money covering the full spectrum United […]

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High Grade Confederate Currency, Rare National Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers ANA Currency Auction

The auction room of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money bustled with activity the evening of August 2, as bidders eagerly competed for a diverse offering of collectible paper money. Prices realized for the auction totaled $2,300,756. All prices quoted include the buyer’s fee. The […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA US Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online and open for bidding. This year’s auction offers 551 live lots along with 286 Internet-only lots. Headlining the auction is The Cleo Collection of Confederate Paper Money, a complete type collection of Confederate treasury notes of […]

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Whitman Releases New Check List and Record Book of U.S. Paper Money

Whitman Publishing announces the release of an updated Check List and Record Book of United States Paper Money for collectors of American currency. The 256-page softcover book retails for $9.95 USD and is available from booksellers and hobby shops nationwide, and online. The Check List and Record Book is designed as a convenient way for […]

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

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

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Paper Money News – Trump Appoints Jovita Carranza as New United States Treasurer

Carranza replaces popular US Treasurer Rosie Rios, who left the post in July, 2016 By CoinWeek News Staff …. Fans of modern US paper money, take note (see what we did there?). On April 28, President Donald Trump appointed Jovita Carranza as the 44th Treasurer of the United States on April 28. She takes over […]

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Highlight Results from the Kagin’s 2017 ANA Money Show Auction

By CoinWeek …. Beyond the usual announcements, exhibits and news coming from the show, the recently concluded 2017 ANA National Money Show in Orlando, Florida will be especially remembered thanks to the return of Kagin’s, Inc. to the auction business. For the first time in almost 34 years, the Tiburon, California-based company served as the […]

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Two High Denomination Notes Highlight Stack’s Bowers US Currency Auction

By CoinWeek …. Stack’s Bowers, the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, is dedicating two sessions of its auction to a panoply of U.S. currency and notes. Session 5 (Lots 10001-10467) will take place on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM in Room 309 Session 8 (Lots 11001-11321) is Internet […]

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Two High Denomination Notes Highlight Stack’s Bowers US Currency Auction

By CoinWeek ….   Stack’s Bowers, the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, is dedicating two sessions of its auction to a panoply of U.S. currency and notes. Session 5 (Lots 10001-10467) will take place on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM in Room 309 Session 8 (Lots 11001-11321) is […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #37: Uncut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: Uncut Funk: African-American Representation and Money Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of Uncut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a […]

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