Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

Mints celebrate the holiday season

The past several Christmas/Holiday seasons have seen more and more coins issued to celebrate the occasion. A few are from major mints. Many of the more recent issues are from smaller production houses. Australia’s Perth Mint is in its eighth … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Austen notes highlight charity sale

Spink London’s annual charity sales have become a regular feature of the fall calendar. The auctions feature low and special serial numbers of new issues of the Bank of England and several Scottish banks of issue. All proceeds go to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

70th wedding anniversary for queen

On Nov. 20, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Their 1947 marriage took place in Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests and was broadcast to 200 million radio listeners. For the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Hong Kong sale started with a bang

By Kerry Rodgers Spink China’s Hong Kong collectors’ sale started with a mighty bang. The first paper money item on the block was a 700-year-old Yuan dynasty two kuan (NIP, S&M C167-1). Extraordinarily rare in any condition, this one came … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Fiji rarities offered by Noble in November

Noble Numismatics November sale will hold particular interest for those who collect issues of the British Empire or paper money bearing royal vignettes. Four Fiji £sd rarities will appear on the block in Sydney. Two are rare, and two extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Myddelton failure turns valuable

Among top-selling lots at Dix Noonan Webb’s September auction was a delightful example of a 1796 Kentucky halfpenny token struck in silver for Philip Parry Price Myddelton. Its arrival on the block produced fierce competition that saw it sell for … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

New gold sovereign edition a must

Marsh, M.A. The Gold Sovereign (revised Steve Hill). Token Publishing. pp. viii, 184. 2017. ISBN 979-1908828-36-1. For all students and collectors of British gold coins, this new edition of Michael Marsh’s classic is a must. Steve Hill’s complete revision and … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Zanzibar set sells in private treaty

In early September, Trusted Traditions’ John Markis announced the private treaty sale of a full Waterlow-printed set of 1916-20 Zanzibar notes: P-2 to P-7. These are among the rarest and most desirable paper money issues in the world. Each was … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Austen devotees react to design

As reported in September issue of Bank Note Reporter (read more here), the Bank of England’s new polymer £10 was launched by the bank’s governor, Mark Carney, on July 18. The note’s back design features world-renowned author Jane Austen and … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment

Zanzibar note tops recent Long Beach sale

For Heritage Auctions, its Long Beach World Currency Signature sale proved a major success. The total realized by the 1,500+ lots was $1,262,724. Nine of those lots fetched in excess of $10,000. Central to the sale—and these prices—were the 136 … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, General News, News | Leave a comment