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Uzbekistan Introduces New 200,000 Soum Banknotes

Uzbekistan Introduces New 200,000 Soum Banknotes

The Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan announces the issuing of new banknotes with a face value of 200,000 soums from July 15,...
New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money August 18

New Information on Nazi Counterfeiting Plot to be Unveiled at World’s Fair of Money...

Museum-quality book features never-before-seen accounts from numismatists, historians, descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the granddaughter of the Nazi who ran “Operation Bernhard”   A new book...

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

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ...... This installment of “Notable Notes” highlights one of the more popular 20th-century “Horse Blankets”, so named because of the...
Central Bank of Egypt Begins Migration to Polymer Banknotes

Central Bank of Egypt Begins Migration to Polymer Banknotes

By De La Rue, plc ..... The new Egyptian 10-pound note (LE10) launched on July 5, 2022, and is the first Egyptian banknote to be...
Ulster Bank Issues New £50 Polymer Banknote

Ulster Bank Issues New £50 Polymer Banknote

By De La Rue, plc ...... Ulster Bank began issuing its latest polymer banknote on June 15, 2022. The new banknote focuses on Northern Ireland industry...
Bank of Scotland Completes Upgrade to Polymer With New £100 Note

Bank of Scotland Completes Upgrade to Polymer With New £100 Note

By De La Rue, plc ..... The new £100, which entered circulation on May 9, 2022, features medical pioneer Dr. Flora Murray CBE and completes...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part V

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part V

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...
United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

United States Series 1935A Hawaii Overprint Notes

In the wake of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States command was faced with the prospect...

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...
Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

Noteworthy Notes: Classic Colonial New Jersey 6 Shilling

By Philip Thomas for PCGS ...... In the PCGS grading room, we certainly come across our fair share of the earliest types of American banknotes,...
Hyperinflation: Five Banknotes That Signaled Economic Catastrophe

Hyperinflation: Five Banknotes That Signaled Economic Catastrophe

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   What is inflation? Basically, inflation is the rate, usually measured yearly, at which prices increase. When controlled by financial...
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...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part IV

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part IV

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...
Bank of Thailand to Launch New Polymer 20 Baht Note

Bank of Thailand to Launch New Polymer 20 Baht Note

By De La Rue, plc ..... The Bank of Thailand will launch the new 20 Baht note on March 24, 2022. This marks a transition...
Euro Banknotes

Euro Banknotes to be Redesigned by 2024

By European Central Bank ..... ECB expects to select new euro banknote designs by 2024 ECB to seek the opinion of the public Multidisciplinary...
Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part II

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   Link to Part I As we continue our exploration of miscellaneous paper issues from the United States,...
Paper Banknotes From the Papal States

Paper Banknotes From the Papal States

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ..... In 1796 the French army of Italy invaded the Italian peninsula. With General Napoleon in command, the army swept...
Central Bank of the Bahamas Releases New $100 Banknote

Central Bank of the Bahamas Releases New $100 Banknote

By Central Bank of the Bahamas ...... The Central Bank of The Bahamas released its new $100 banknote on October 6, 2021, completing the phased-in...
Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part I

Curiosities of the United States Paper Money Cabinet, Part I

By John Thomassen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   For numismatists and collectors alike, there’s nothing quite like exploring an area of numismatics that one...
Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

Tubman, Jackson, and Boggs: How Art Predicted the Future of US Paper Money

By Robert Cavalier and Wayne Homren ..... J.S.G. Boggs The proposed Harriet Tubman $20 bill would not be the first time the famed abolitionist and women’s...
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...
Royal Bank of Scotland Issues New £50 Polymer Note

Royal Bank of Scotland Issues New £50 Polymer Note

By De La Rue, plc ..... The new £50, which entered circulation on August 18, features an illustration of women’s education pioneer Flora Stevenson and...
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...
Cook Islands Issues New $3 Polymer Note Featuring Ina and the Shark on Safeguard Substrate

Cook Islands Issues New $3 Polymer Note on Safeguard

By De La Rue, plc ..... The South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands launched their new $3 banknote on August 3, 2021, during Constitution...
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...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part III

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part III

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...
Ootje Oxenaar - The Art and Application of Banknote Design

Ootje Oxenaar – The Art and Application of Banknote Design

By Phil Arnold for PCGS ...... On a dreary April morning in 1998, I was blearily wandering through the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I...
New World Banknotes in SAFEGUARD Polymer

New World Banknotes in SAFEGUARD Polymer From Libya, IBNS Award Winner Trinidad & Tobago

By De La Rue, plc ..... Central Bank of Libya Issues a New 5 Dinar Banknote Featuring SAFEGUARD ARGENTUM The Central Bank of Libya has issued...
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...

Collecting $2 Bills Dated From 1862 to the Present

The $2 bill has never been very widely accepted by the American public, nor as widely collected as other denominations   By Bullion Shark LLC ......   When...