Soon after winning the International Banknote Society’s Banknote of the Year Award for its $5 Edmund Hillary note, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced that the remaining notes in its new “Brighter Money” Series 7 are now in circulation.
The famous North Korean supernotes and the recent rise of Peru as a center for counterfeiting United States paper money may cause us to forget that some nearly as good counterfeiting has been done on native shores. A reminder of that was published in a recent lengthy report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Fantastic Fakes: Busting a $70 Million Counterfeiting...
A pair of high-denomination Series 1928 gold certificates highlight a June 12 sale by a Minnesota auction company of coins and paper money amassed by three generations of a family of collectors. Neither of the rare $500 (Friedberg 2407) and $1,000 (F-2408) notes is third-party graded, but upon examination they will rank among the top tiers.
Also this week, former Coin World editor Beth Deisher advocated for historical U.S. women to appear on coins in addition to paper money, Paul Gilkes looked ahead to the release of the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial gold quarter dollar, and the coins of Jamaica featuring Bob Marley.
Lima, Peru, is now the counterfeiting capital of the world, says the U.S. Secret Service, which seized 16 million bills of Peruvian manufacture in 2015. The revelation is in a video report by Fernando Lucena, a reporter who went undercover for Vice News and was so good at what he did that he was even able to film how the counterfeits were made.
If a collector mentions souvenir cards from coin shows, you probably think of American Numismatic Association conventions and the special commemorative cards printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing — and you would be half right! The problem — or challenge — is that virtually every statement you can make about them has a “but” attached.
Fresh material is usually a cause for excited bidding, and the three sessions of the Lyn Knight Currency Auctions sale in conjunction with the June 2 to 5 International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tenn., include a number of notes that have been off the market for a generation.
The Disney Dollar, a popular form of private currency since 1987, was discontinued on May 14. However, the program's end likely will not negatively affect the market for the notes, since Disney Dollars are more popular than ever among collectors.
The newest addition to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Intaglio Print Program, “Defenders of Democracy,” will go on sale at 8 a.m. Eastern Time May 24. Each card in the five-card set is dedicated to one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard — and features an engraved vignette emblematic of that...