Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

Occupation set realizes $168,000

The world note market continues to thrive. This was ably demonstrated by the results of Heritage’s FUN sale conducted in Tampa. The total realized was a satisfying $1,376,485, with 17 lots scoring over $10,000 apiece. As anticipated pre-sale, the top-selling … Continue reading

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Famous war figures signed silver certificate

World War II snorters bearing famous names have long been a popular collecting item. Boston-based RR Auction had a humdinger in its sale ending Nov. 8: a series 1935 $1 Silver Certificate with 22 signatures. Many were notable WW II … Continue reading

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Gallows medals tell tale of politics

Among top-selling lots at a recent Dix Noonan Webb sale was a 37 mm, 20.30 g copper medallic token. The obverse showed three hanged men suspended above a donkey-drawn gibbet cart. Around a cryptic legend reads THE END OF THREE … Continue reading

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Ten yuan leads Hong Kong sale

As was to be expected, rarities from the People’s Republic of China, Chinese private banks, and the imperial past all featured among top-selling lots at Heritage Auctions’ early December Hong Kong sale. Issues from other Asian countries also featured among … Continue reading

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Andean collection to cross block

Jan. 12, 2018, is a date all collectors of South and Central American paper money will want to highlight in their diaries. On that date, Spink will undertake a sale of “The Andean Collection of Paper Money” at the Grand … Continue reading

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Mongolbank honors Year of Dog

In recent years, several central banks have begun issuing commemorative bank notes to welcome each new lunar year. The latest to do so is Mongolbank [Bank of Mongolia]. In September, it released a 70x150mm 100 togrog to mark the Year … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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