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

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...

Nearly $400,000 For Del Monte-Stickered $20 Bill Sets World Record at...

Collectors broke out into a bidding war the evening of January 22 and pushed the auction price of a $20 bill featuring a Del...

The Stories Are Free: 10 Story Coins and Notes You Can...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Stories sell. Any collector knows that a good story adds to an item’s value. The stories themselves, however, cost nothing....

A $10,000 Bill Sets $384,000 World Record at Heritage Auctions

Bill is now world’s most valuable ‘small-size’ note   A 1934 U.S. banknote set the world record for the most valuable type of its kind sold...

How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   Take a look at the paper currency you’re carrying around and think back several years. You’ll probably notice that...

The Civil War and the National Banking System – The Birth...

By Kevin Foley for CoinWeek....   On the eve of the Civil War in 1861, the financial and banking system in the United States bore little...

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...

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...

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...

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler .....   When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on...

US Paper Money & Scrip – Military Payment Certificates

MPCs are growing in popularity and can offer the new collector an easy and fun way to learn about numismatics US large & small size...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1918 $2 Battleship Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   Back of Series of 1918 "Battleship Note" $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions While the terminology sounds...

Running Antelope and the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   (Editor's note: The following article contains words and images that some collectors may find offensive. They are presented here...

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...

Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   This article marks the debut of a new regular segment called “Notable Notes”, in which we profile a particularly...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1896 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ...... The Series of 1896 Silver Certificates are referred to as the “Educational Series” in the hobby due to the...

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...

Newly Discovered Santa Maria, CA Serial Number 1 Red Seal Offered...

New Santa Maria Note Added to Sale​   By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature in our Official...

Paper Money – Whatever Happened to North Korean Counterfeit U.S. $100...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Coinweek .......   A long-running counterfeit currency saga, one that originated in North Korea during the 1970s and affected countless people in...

THE UNDERCOVER COLLECTIBLE – 50 YEARS OF SMALL-SIZED $1 FEDERAL RESERVE...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Why be sneaky and come up with all kinds of tricks to hide an item when the same thing can be achieved in...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1869 $1 “Rainbow Note”

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   1869 $1 Legal Tender Rainbow Note, courtesy of Heritage Auctions The Series of 1869 United States Notes, dubbed “Legal Tenders”...

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in...

Rare Treasury Notes From Karelian Collection at Stack’s Bowers March Auction

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Extremely Rare Rosecrans Nebeker 1891 $50 Treasury Note The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 United States...

The 2000 United States Millennium Coinage & Currency Set Turns 20

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The anticipation surrounding the dawning of the new millennium had been building for many years by the time calendars...

Paper Money Collecting – Forming a Basic Rare Currency Library

By Kevin Foley, Special Contributor to CoinWeek....   I’m pleased to be joining Coin Week as a contributor, providing views and commentary about rare currency and paper...

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series,...

By Jay H. Recher - Paper Money Guaranty Corporation ......   The first part of a two-part article discussing the three notes that make up the...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auctions 9 of Top 10 United States Banknotes...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctioned nine of the top 10 highest-priced examples of US paper money to cross the block in 2020, extending a trend...

$20 Bill Changes Since 1976: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs,...

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...

A Closer Look at the Series of 1886 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   While Silver Certificates began in 1878, the Series of 1886 would be the first issuance of denominations smaller than...