Looking for a birthday present for someone this year? The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has an answer with the 2016 Happy Birthday Currency Note. The note features a Series 2013 $1 note with a serial number beginning with “2016xxxx.”
A year after it was announced, the Polish National Bank (Narodowy Bank Polski) said on June 6 that a new 500-zloty note (the equivalent of $128) will enter circulation in February 2017. The bank note will complete the “Rulers of Poland” series with a profile portrait of King Jan (John) III Sobieski.
Muralist Edwin H. Blashfield may be familiar to collectors for his vignette on the back of the Series 1896 $2 silver certificate, but he also did such sketches as Study of a Head for a Mural Panel, being offered by He
The House Rules Committee June 21 denied floor consideration of a proposed amendment to a Treasury Department appropriations bill that would have blocked the redesign of the $20 Federal Reserve note to feature abolitionist Harriet Tubman, affected designs for future U.S. coins, including America the Beautiful quarter dollars, and more if enacted. The proposed...
If you were to ask numismatists which denomination of paper money is least useful, nearly all would agree: “the $2 bill.” On the other hand, if you were to ask them about their favorite current note, they would also probably answer: “the $2 bill.”
The old adage “all good things must come to an end” took on a new meaning June 2 with the expected disclosure that the 40th International Paper Money Show would be the last held in Memphis, Tenn. The next one will be in Kansas City, Mo., from June 7 to 11, 2017.
Four fabled large-size notes broke the $100,000 barrier at the June 4 Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale in Memphis, Tenn. As expected, the leader at $270,250 was the famous Friedberg 167a Series 1863 $100 Spread Eagle legal tender note, the first note to feature an American eagle as part of its design.
A "Black Money" Maryland note from the Revolutionary War era highlights Early American's July 9 online auction. The "Choice Very Fine" note with a pe-sale estimate of $4,000 to $5,000 is a State of Maryland issue from June 8, 1780, and denominated "Half A Dollar." The note is fully signed by Frederick Green and Thomas Johnson Jr. The note, printed by Green, is...
You find all sorts of things in the fine print on obsolete bank notes and scrip; sometimes it’s the actual location or the complete name of the issuer that puts a whole different light on the note’s acceptance. A few vignettes have microprinted titles identifying their subjects. One such vignette can be found on a $5 issue of the Lafayette Bank of Boston, but...
Philippines notes were among the top lots in Lyn Knight Currency Auctions' sale at the 40th International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tenn. The results would have surprised many attending the first show 40 years ago.