Solid 5: Unique Silver Certificate Sells for $7,600 at GreatCollections

Solid 5: Unique Silver Certificate Sells for $7,600 at GreatCollections

On Sunday, April 17, 2021, Greatcollections.com sold a one-of-a-kind 1928A $1 Silver Certificate, notable for its solid 5s serial number for $7,593.75 (with Buyer's...
Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Bidding Already at $5,500 For Extremely Rare Dual Serial Number Error $5 Note

Certified by Professional Coin Grading Service, this banknote has mismatched serial numbers and is also missing some serial number digits   Bidding has reached $5,500 for...

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...
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...

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

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....

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

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

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...
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...

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

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...

Watch: Paper Money Stashed Away Since the 1960s

In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream, Editor Charles Morgan shows off nearly 50 notes from a recently discovered hoard of paper money...
Renowned Ibrahim Salem Collection of U.S. Banknotes Comes to Heritage Auctions

Renowned Ibrahim Salem Collection of U.S. Banknotes Comes to Heritage Auctions

Notes at May 6-7 Central States event reflect collector’s focus on Type rarity and fancy serial numbers   A rare and coveted $5,000 FRN from one...
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...
Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 million in U.S. coins, currency, and Americana was sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in their official auction for the Whitman Coin &...

Running Antelope and the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate

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

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...

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...

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...
Ultra-Rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate Coming to Heritage Auctions

Ultra-Rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate Coming to Heritage Auctions

One of two known examples in private hands is among the top draws at FUN Currency Auction   One of just four examples of a rare...

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...

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...

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...

Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note: Stack’s Bowers Direct

Finest Known "Grand Watermelon" 1890 $1000 Treasury Note The "Holy Grail" of American Currency Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.   Perhaps...

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”...

The Making of History: The Silver Certificates of the Educational Series, Part 1

By Jay H. Recher - Paper Money Guaranty Corporation ......   The first part of a two-part article discussing the three notes that make up the...
One-of-a-Kind Error Coins of Don Bonser Collection, Small Size Notes in Heritage Auctions

One-of-a-Kind Error Coins of Don Bonser Collection, Small Size Notes in Heritage Auctions

When coins are manufactured, things don't necessarily go as planned, and the results can be both very intriguing and highly collectible. The Don Bonser Collection...

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...