Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

Uncommon Canadian note brings $22,800

Canadian rarities proved popular at Heritage’s CSNS World Currency Signature Auction held April 26-30 in Chicago. Prices realized were headed by a charming French text, Canadian commemorative $25 of 1935. This is the note with vignettes of King George V … Continue reading

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Scarce $50 note claims record

Aficionados of Asian paper money could perhaps consider taking time out to scan the results of Spink China’s latest collectors’ sale in Hong Kong. The early April auction saw some fascinating prices realized. At the very least, these suggest increases … Continue reading

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Soviet JIM issues realize $28,800

Your reporter is an unashamed follower of WWII-related paper monies. As such, I have been impatiently awaiting the outcome of a sale of three extremely rare examples of Japanese Invasion Money (JIM) produced for use in the Soviet Union. These … Continue reading

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Iraq rarities lead Heritage world sale

If they have not already done so, collectors of Middle Eastern paper need to check out Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society world catalog. Among numerous rarities that will be on offer at Chicago in the April 26-May 1 sale … Continue reading

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Straits Settlement $10 goes on block

When it comes to world paper, it is difficult to beat Spink’s master hunter-gatherer, Barnaby Faul. He’s done it again! On April 11, an extraordinary Straits Settlement rarity will be offered as part of their main world bank note sale: … Continue reading

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Soho Mint ownership explained

Numismatic myths are hard to kill. Some become so deeply entrenched in our literature and numismatic thinking they achieve a mantra-like status of “everybody knows.” This is no reason for not highlighting them in the hope of their eventual demise. … Continue reading

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Rare $100 slated for Hong Kong auction

Collectors of Asian rarities will need to ensure they are front and center at Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong sale on April 2-4. Heading the catalog is an extremely elusive 1901 Straits Settlement $100, P-4C. This is an issued note. The … Continue reading

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Somerville graces Scotland note

Last fall, the Royal Bank of Scotland released its new £10 note. The note’s right face is dominated by a three-quarter profile of Mary Somerville. A public vote in 2016 to decide who should appear on the new RBS tenner … Continue reading

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Australian 5 shillings incurs loss

In 1916, at the height of WWI, the Australian government made a decision to prepare and print a supply of paper 5 shilling notes. The intent was to use them as a silver substitute. Throughout the war, the price of … Continue reading

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Colombian notes top $1 million

Jan. 11 saw Stack’s Bowers offer the first tranche of the remarkable Eldorado Collection of the Paper Money of Colombia. The sale was part of 10 catalogs of coins and notes offered by the company during NYINC. All told, the … Continue reading

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