An acute small-change shortage in the North led Congress to authorize postage currency, later fractional currency, to provide notes in denominations of less than a dollar.
Track & Price software, which in the past has recorded auction transaction for U.S. paper money, is now doing the same for world notes, and the firm offers a free trial.
Following up on the introduction of the 50 new sheqel in September 2014 and the 200 new sheqel in 2015 in its new currency Series C, the Bank of Israel is now preparing for the introduction of the 20- and 100-new-sheqel notes before the end of 2017.
The many renditions of what abolitionist Harriet Tubman may look like on the new $20 have been remarkably consistent, mainly because so few actual photos of her are known, all of them from late in her life. That's how this one is different.
The sale of more than 250 lots of paper currency being conducted by Kagin’s Auctions at the National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., on March 10, has more than a fair share of exceptional offerings.
J.S.G. Boggs, a skilled artist or a counterfeiter, depending on one’s point of view, died Jan. 22 at a hotel in Tampa, Fla. He was 62 years old. His hand-drawn notes could sell for thousands of dollars, but several nations tried to stop him.
Anchorage’s Alaska Dispatch News reports that a scam seen in November in Missouri has now spread to Juneau, where the police department is actively cautioning citizens to be on the alert for $50 and $100 denominations with the FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY warning printed on both sides.
One of the more interesting lotteries was held in Czechoslovakia in June 1935 to benefit the nation’s athletes who would be participating in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The ticket is attractively printed in predominantly red, blue, and gold with a large vignette of two of the nation’s Olympians.
Indonesia’s new series of coins and notes have drawn some criticism from one of the nation’s parties. Some of the notes show national heroes that the Muslim party call “infidels” and one portrait depicts a bareheaded woman, leading the party to call for the note’s withdrawal from circulation.
Want to give someone an inexpensive birthday gift with a numismatic theme? The BEP offers a $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “2017,” priced at $5.95.