Author Archives: Kerry Rodgers

10,000 yuan renminbi sets record

The number of high denomination, first issue, People’s Bank of China renminbi available to the market is proving quite insufficient to meet collector demand. Prices have been sky rocketing but when it comes to high grade the sky fails to … Continue reading

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India note tops Hong Kong sale

The paper money section of Spink Hong Kong’s Numismatic Collector’s Series sale in April sizzled from beginning to end. There were effectively six bank note sections and these were spread throughout the two-day sale. At sale’s end, three lots had … Continue reading

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British erase polymer £5 notes

Britain has been finding considerable entertainment value in its new polymer £5. Not a week goes by without the mainstream media reporting some new exciting aspect of the fiver. Recently, the British people have learned that the color printing on … Continue reading

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Rare WWI French emergency small change issue tops Knight session

Lyn Knight’s spring auctions at PCDA were underway at the time of writing. When editorial deadlines closed just Session 1 of world paper had been completed. The results left Joel Shafer smiling benignly. Four Afghani lots started the auction strongly. … Continue reading

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Australia redesigns its $10 note

On Feb. 17 the Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the design of the country’s new, 65 x 137 mm, $10 bank note. This is the second note in Australia’s new polymer series. It will be released into circulation in September … Continue reading

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Chinese notes see auction action

Chinese notes provided the major auction action at Archives International Feb. 7-8 sale. Those from the Pogrebetsky Family Archives provided greatest interest. Several had served as plate notes in Alexander Pogrebetsky’s 1929 book, Currency and Finance of China. One such … Continue reading

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BoE responds to fat-free uproar

In mid-February the Bank of England issued a statement updating its position on, “the discovery of traces of animal-derived products in £5 polymer banknotes.” It reiterates that it was unaware of the presence of these products in the polymer film … Continue reading

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Sovereign ‘look’ now 200 years old

Two hundred years ago, Britain reintroduced the gold sovereign as part of the Great Recoinage of 1816. To mark the 200th anniversary of the rebirth of this coin, the Royal Mint has released a special 2017 edition. The reverse designs … Continue reading

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Meiji gold dominates Heritage NYINC sale

Heritage Numismatic Auctions launched 2017 in spectacular fashion when its NYINC World Coins Signature Auction, held Jan. 8-9, realized $15,625,761. Twelve gold coins fetched in excess of $100,000 apiece. Of that number, six sold for over $200,000. These results reflect … Continue reading

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Rare chits attract attention at FUN

Heritage Auctions Jan. 5-9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction opened 2017 on a red hot note. No more so was this evident than when a type set of four World War II Gilbert and Ellice Islands chits appeared on the … Continue reading

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