100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

100-Note Series 1934A $500 Banknote Pack 1st Graded by New PCGS Service

Professional Coin Grading Service will soon debut grading of sealed banknote packs amid demand for certification of consecutive notes, low serial numbers, and other...
Scarce “Triple Sig” Series 1882 $50 Gold Certificate Found in Old Book - PCGS Banknote

Scarce “Triple Sig” Series 1882 $50 Gold Certificate Found in Old Book

1882 $50 Gold Certificate, PCGS Very Fine 30   By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Recently, PCGS Banknote had this beautiful Gold Certificate come through the grading...
Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

Mules and Blocks on Bucks: PCGS Certified Paper Money

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   It isn’t every day that a United States banknote variety that is currently unlisted in the foremost reference catalog...

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000...

Error Is Human, Pt. 1: Certifiable U.S. Paper Money Errors

Part I of a two part series discussing the US errors that Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will recognize, grade and encapsulate. By Jay H. Recher...

PCGS Announces NFC Technology Included in All Coin, Currency Holders

Professional Coin Grading Service leads numismatic hobby with a massive leap forward in anti-counterfeiting technology   Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has announced that it will...

PMG Certifies the ‘Holy Grail’ of Uncut Currency

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) recently certified a group of seven of the greatest uncut sheets of US banknotes in existence. The seven sheets highlight...

PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at...

PMG Certifies World’s Greatest Collection of National Bank Notes

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that it recently certified the extraordinary collection of National Bank Notes assembled by Andrew Shiva, one of the...
Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

An extremely rare Silver Certificate certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is the top lot in the Stack’s Bowers American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction of...

Paper Money News – PCGS, Jason Bradford End Currency Grading Relationship; Bradford Launches New...

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   PCGS announced on Tuesday that it has ended its business relationship with K3B, Inc., a Peoria, Illinois company that operated...

After PCGS Currency Breakup Bradford Launches Legacy Currency Grading

Bradford Launches Legacy Currency Grading.... Well-known paper money authentication expert Jason W. Bradford and his team of experts launched Legacy Currency Grading, a new paper...

PMG Currency Grading: German Vampire Notes

If you turn three German notes to the left at a 90-degree angle, there is an image that looks like a vampire   During the early...
1902 $10 Red Seal – Palo Alto, California, First National Bank Charter #7069, PCGS VF20. Image courtesy PCGS.

Noteworthy Notes: New 1902 $10 Palo Alto Banknote Discovered

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ......   There’s an old saying that still readily applies in the real estate market: “Three things matter when determining the...

Counterfeit Banknotes – The Story of Czeslaw Bojarski

Counterfeit Banknotes - By Paper Money Guaranty Staff ........ One of the most successful makers of counterfeit banknotes of the 20th century was Czeslaw Bojarski and...
PMG Announces Seven Million Notes Certified

PMG Announces Seven Million Notes Certified

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is excited to announce a major milestone: seven million banknotes certified. With this achievement, PMG maintains the title of being...
PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Series 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, PCGS Choice Very Fine 35 PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the...

PMG Certifies Famous “Del Monte” $20 Error Note Offered by Heritage

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified the famous “Del Monte” error note – a 1996 $20 Federal Reserve Note printed over a Del Monte...

PNG Suspends Member Jason Bradford

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) suspended the membership of Jason Bradford on July 18, 2019, for conduct prejudicial to the PNG, including violation of...

Eight PMG-Certified Paper Money Lots Each Realize Over $100,000 at Heritage Sale

An impressive eight lots certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) each realized over $100,000 in the Heritage Auctions US Currency Signature Auction held on...

Verify PMG Certification Now Features Images of 3 Million Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that its online Verify PMG Certification tool, which enables free, quick and easy searches of its certification database,...

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just...

NGC, PMG Grading On-Site in India for the First Time in April 2020

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®  is pleased to announce that it will conduct on-site grading in Mumbai, India, in April 2020. This is the first time...

PMG Certifies Rare People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan Banknote

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified a rare, high-denomination banknote from the early years of the People’s Republic of China. The 1951 10,000 Yüan...
500 escudos, obverse. Portugal

Alves Reis: The Man Who Would Be Rich

While there have been counterfeiting operations throughout history, few have been as coordinated and successful as the one that Alves Reis carried out in...

World Paper Money: The Clara Schumann German Mark

During the 1980s, the Deutsche Bundesbank issued a new series of banknotes, which included famous German artists and scientists as a way to honor...

NGC Coins and PMG Notes Impress in Stack’s Bowers May Sale

A coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and a note certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) achieved the top results in the Stack’s...

A Letter From NGC’s Mark Salzberg

I have been in the collectibles industry for more than 40 years. In that time, I have seen many market peaks and valleys —...

PMG Announces Next-Generation Paper Money Holder and Label

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced its fourth-generation holder and a new label that will provide enhanced security and display for PMG-certified banknotes. Among...
PMG Certifies Phenomenal Canadian Banknote Rarity

PMG Certifies Phenomenal Canadian Banknote Rarity

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has certified an incredibly rare Canadian banknote that recently sold for more than $400,000 USD. Upon acquiring the note, the...