A book of South American specimen notes sold for nearly triple its high estimate at Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ auction dedicated exclusively to world paper money at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Calif.
A study from the British firm Smithers Pira, that calls itself a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, predicts the future of traditional money like coins and notes.
The Bank of the Republic of Colombia introduced a new 50,000-peso note on Aug. 18. It celebrates the life of the Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Gabriel García Márquez, the nation’s greatest writer.
Military payment certificates, or MPCs, do not exceed the $10,000 price point frequently, and the $70,500 that one lot sold for at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction in Anaheim on Aug. 10 puts it near the front of the list.
A June 14, 1938, laboratory report from the American Banknote Company to “A.A. Wittenebel” on tests for various paper currencies that surfaced in Canada was shared at the ANA World's Fair of Money.
Small-size notes starred in the paper money auctions at the ANA World's Fair of Money, defying conventional wisdom that large-size notes dominate collector attention. The reasons for the change in focus are speculative, but it would not be out of the question that bidders who used to focus their attention only on the big format notes are now also devoting some...
An example of Irving House 3-cent encased postage known by as few as just two pieces highlights Early American History Auctions Aug. 27 online sale. The 388-lot auction also features a number of collectibles executed by Paul Revere, including an engraved and printed loan document.
Working both within and outside of the confines of the law, American artist James Stephen George Boggs — better known as J.S.G. Boggs — is an enigma. His signature pieces are hand-drawn replicas of current money called “Boggs bills” that he uses to purchase goods and services. His work combines visual art and performance art, with his bills and the documentation...
At $14,400 (including 20 percent buyer’s fee) a rare American Bank Note Co. stock certificate issued in New York and dated May 15, 1868, was the top seller in the Archives International July 26 auction in Fort Lee, N.J.
Spink’s Aug. 17 to 18 auction in Hong Kong features 1,818 lots of coins, medals, notes and ephemera that span the Asian continent. One note in particular, the famous “Old Man” note, stands out. It is a 1,000-dong specimen note issued by the South Vietnamese National Bank.