Paper money has its equivalent of the struck-through error type found on coinage — when a portion of the printing is applied over foreign matter that can partially or fully obscure a portion of a note.
The Swiss National Bank has begun issuing a new 20-franc note. It is the second of six denominations in the ninth series, which highlights “The Many Facets of Switzerland.”
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Annual Production Report for fiscal year 2016 (October 2015 to September 2016) has been posted on the BEP website.
In addition to the note signed by the biggest band of all time, we came across a collection of medals from the first family of the U.S. Mint that are heading to auction.
The Central Bank of Nicaragua has issued a commemorative 1,000-córdoba bank note commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of the nation’s iconic poet Rubén Darío.
“Money 2017” is the name chosen for the first edition of the June 7 to 11 International Paper Money Show in Kansas City, Mo. For the last 40 years IPMS was usually known simply as “Memphis” but with the change of venue, it is also taking a new outlook along with a new name.
Two otherwise very common pieces of U.S. paper money that were part of an 856-lot sale of “Fine Autographs and Artifacts” conducted by RR Auction of Amherst, N.H., brought uncommon bids.
England’s paper £5 note, featuring Elizabeth Fry, was withdrawn from circulation May 5. The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill will be the only £5 note with legal tender status.
Runners-up in tight voting were the Maldive Islands 1,000-rufiyaa note depicting a tortoise and whale shark, Argentina’s 500-peso note featuring a jaguar, and the Royal Bank of Scotland’s polymer £5 note. So, which note won?
As expected, the highest price at Heritage’s CSNS paper money auction, $376,000, was realized for a $50 note from the Farmers National Gold Bank of San Jose.