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Spink to Offer Sarawak 1945 Small Change Notes

On Jan. 15, during Spink’s NYINC World Banknotes Sale, highly collectable examples of all three known denominations of Sarawak 1945 small change notes will be of offer: 1 cent, 5 cents and 10 cents. Their provenance could not be better: … Continue reading

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French Colonial Notes with Georges Bayle

I have invited Georges Bayle, a French specialized collector of French Colonial bank notes, to share some of his thoughts on collecting. (Interview conducted and translated by Richard Taylor in France.) Georges Bayle has been collecting French colonial paper money … Continue reading

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Exploring Banknote World with Abdullah Beydoun

I have invited Abdullah Beydoun, the founder of Banknote World, to share some of his thoughts on collecting and identifying bank notes. Beydoun has developed a website, https://www.banknoteworld.com/ that includes an educational component.   Q: What inspired you to become … Continue reading

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1974 $1 Off-Center Pair

By Peter Huntoon Here is a misprint situation that I thoroughly enjoy seeing. The two notes with severely off-center overprints are from the same sheet. Fred Bart offered one on eBay that was uncirculated from the G3 plate position. Bob … Continue reading

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PCGS Banknote Grades $1,000 ‘Grand Watermelon’ Note

The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Note, which in 2005 became the first bank note to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote, according to a July 9 statement. … Continue reading

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GreatCollections Offers Ultra-Rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate

An ultra-rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, of which only a handful of examples are known, is currently being auctioned by GreatCollections, the auction firm announced in a June 5 press release. The large-size, high-denomination note, which features a half-length portrait … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers May 2020 Hong Kong Auction

By Tracy Schmidt Stack’s Bowers’ May 2020 Hong Kong Auction included bank notes in Session B held on May 4 and Session E held on May 7. There were four notes that I especially want to share with you from … Continue reading

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De La Rue Fights to Turn Company Around

By Richard Giedroyc During early 2017 De La Rue stock was trading near the high point of its 52-week value. As of April 10 this year the stock was trading at the paltry figure of 14.3 percent of its 52-week … Continue reading

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PMG Certifies the ‘Holy Grail’ of Uncut Currency

On March 5, Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) announced that they had certified a group of seven of the greatest uncut sheets of U.S. bank notes in existence. The seven sheets highlight the Monarch Collection, a collection of U.S. paper money … Continue reading

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Reserve Bank of Australia Reveals Next $100 Design

On Feb. 24, The Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the design of the new $100 bank note, which is the final denomination to be redesigned as part of the Next Generation Banknote Program. The banknote will be released into circulation … Continue reading

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