New Zealand Launches New $5 and $10 Notes

By Reserve Bank of New Zealand....   New Zealand Prime Minister John Key along with the Reserve Bank today launched the first two denominations in a...

Bank of Canada Announces 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

From left to right: Michael Duncan, Justice System Specialist, Currency Department, Bank of Canada; Detective Bill Allen, Edmonton Police Service; Chief Clive Weighill, President,...

PMG to Offer “SG50” Singapore 50th Anniversary Label

A special label will be offered by PMG to celebrate the country’s anniversary and commemorate the release of these notes Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will...

Swedish Banknote and Coin Campaign Now Underway

By Sveriges Riksbank....   It is now slightly less than two months until the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) launches the largest banknote and coin...
Maldives 5,000 rufiyaa commemorative banknote, obverse

Maldives Issues New 5,000 Rufiyaa Commemorative Note

By De La Rue, plc....   The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a new high-value commemorative note printed on polymer substrate. The new 5,000 Rufiyaa...

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare Asian banknotes. The sale will lead...
2012 100 HKD commemorative note

Centennial Currency: Bank of China’s 2012 Commemorative Note

Before the 150th Anniversary commemorative note was released by the HSBC in 2015, the Bank of China released their own commemorative note in 2012,...

Spink and Son’s Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015

Spink is proud to announce that we are the key sponsor and official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition to be held in...
500 Euro Banknote

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency at Stacks Bowers....... Most collectors are interested in securing banknotes produced prior to their births, but as time...

Biannual Information on Euro Banknote Counterfeiting

Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – overall number remains very low By European Central Bank....   454,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn...
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...
Canada DC-29 1929 $1,000, PMG Extremely Fine 40 EPQ, obverse

PMG Special Display at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Canada DC-29 1929 $1,000, PMG Extremely Fine 40 EPQ, obverse In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will display a dozen superb...

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

The Banknotes, Bonds and Shares, Coins and Medals of South East Asia sale (held during the International Exhibition in Singapore) takes place on August...

National Reserve Bank of Tonga Launches New Series of Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc....   The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is launching an upgraded family of six banknotes that have been printed by De...

Memphis International Paper Money Show Convention Report 2015 – Video: 3:37.

Lyn Knight, Convention Chairman, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The Memphis International Paper Money Show was the first convention devoted exclusively to collecting bank notes. For...

Poland to Release New 200-Zloty Banknote on June 23

By Polish National Bank....   In April 2014, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski, or NBP) put into circulation the first upgraded banknotes in denominations...

Bank of Scotland to Issue New £5 and £10 Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc....   Bank of Scotland has announced that it will be issuing new £5 and £10 notes on De La Rue’s Safeguard®...

Impressive Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Note Among August Hong Kong Currency Highlights

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency - Stack's Bowers One of many remarkable far eastern banknotes to be offered in our upcoming August Hong...

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

By De La Rue, plc....   The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded the Best New Banknote...
2015 Papua New Guinea 10-kina commemorative note

Papua New Guinea Issues New Commemorative Coins, Banknotes

By Bank of Papua New Guinea....   Loi M. Bakani, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, gives notice of the forthcoming issue into circulation...
Maldives flag

Maldives Announces New Polymer Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc....   The Maldives Monetary Authority has announced that it will be launching a new family of seven banknotes on Safeguard. The...

Bank of England Invites British Public to Nominate Artist for New £20 Banknote

By The Bank of England....   At an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London today, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark...

Bank of Canada to Issue $20 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Bank Note

By The Bank of Canada....   On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning sovereign in Canadian history, exceeding the reign...
Front, 2014 $50 polymer Trinidad and Tobago bank note

IBNS Announces 2014 Banknote of the Year

By Dennis Lutz & Robin Hill - IBNS Banknote of the Year Co-ordinators....   The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) announces that its voting membership has...
Front, 2014 Gambian 20-dalasi polymer bank note

The Gambia Introduces New Commemorative Banknotes, Coins

The West African nation of The Gambia recently launched new commemorative 20-dalasi (D20.00) polymer banknotes, a new family of paper-based banknotes and commemorative coins...

Trans-Dniester Notes Issued to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII (UPDATED May...

The Trans-Dniester Republican Bank commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Allied victory over the Axis Powers with the release of limited-edition, one- and ten-ruble...

Lyn Knight Previews the 39th Memphis International Paper Money Show – Video: 3:15.

CoinWeek Executive Producer David Lisot discusses the 39th Memphis International Paper Money Show with show organizer Lyn Knight of Lyn Knight Currency Auctions. The Show...
front of 500-BIF note, 2015

Burundi Issues New Banknote Series

By CoinWeek News Staff ....   The Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB), having the exclusive right to issue bank notes and coins legal tender...

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities,...
Solomon Islands $100 bank note, front

Solomon Islands Launches Second Denomination in New Banknote Family

By De La Rue, plc ......   A new $100 designed and printed in close collaboration with De La Rue has been launched by the Central...