Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Philippines 500 pesos among leaders in Stack’s Bowers sale

Over 10 days in early August, Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted five sales of world paper. Two were held at ANA in Denver and three in Hong Kong. The total realized over all five catalogs was $1,313,715. In the ANA sale … Continue reading

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History of Krugerrand a thrilling tale

Of the many numismatic books I have opened over the years, I have found few as readable and as absorbing as Professor Francois Malan’s story of South Africa’s Krugerrand: “Krugerrand Golden Jubilee” Prestige Bullion, South African Mint & Rand Refinery, … Continue reading

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Spink London to tender major collections

World paper money aficionados need to mark Sept. 27-29 in their diary. Spink London will be conducting three sales over that period: The Medici Collection of Italian Banknotes, The Bruce Smart Collection of The British Commonwealth Part 2, and their … Continue reading

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