A focus at any convention where it appears is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Billion Dollar Exhibit, with more than a billion dollars worth of rare and old paper currency. The BEP is now accepting invitations to participate at numismatic events for the period of October 2016 through September 2017.
The Swiss National Bank surprised a village with news that its centuries-old irrigation canal, the Bisse d’Ayant, will be featured on the nation's next 100-franc note. The still-operating canal was built in 1442.
Some new security devices for paper currency based on the concept of “micro mirror technology” were introduced at the Banknote Conference 2016 in Washington. The micro mirror technology that two of the devices make use of involves the incorporation of microscopic mirrors into a note.
The 29th edition of the “Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Government Paper Money” is scheduled for release early in August. The new edition has been revised to update data on current notes, replacement notes and note registry census totals. New information has been made available on the availability of some scarce early and modern notes.
A glimpse at the Treasury Department’s plans for the future of American paper money was offered July 8 at FedBizOpps.gov, the federal business opportunities website for vendors interested in doing business with the government.
The BEP confirms that Series 2006 $100 notes that were printed in Fort Worth with the “FW” designation were produced as contingency stock but never needed, and thus will not be issued. If any of these ever surfaced, would be treated in the same manner as 1933 Saint-Gaudens $20 coins?
50 dollars, one sheet: Larger sheets of Federal Reserve notes available to collectors for first time
The uncut sheets of $1 Federal Reserve notes, long containing 32 notes, sold to collectors have gotten a lot larger. After a two-year wait, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will begin offering 50-subject sheets for sale to collectors on Aug. 9.
Proof of the resurgence of the U.S. paper money market in mid-2016 will be on full display at the American Numismatic Association convention in Anaheim, Calif. With a huge array of quality and rarity changing hands in two sales on two days, it is clear that consignors are willing to test the limits of the market. Both Stack's Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions are...
The updated €50 note will start circulating on April 4, 2017, and is the fourth denomination in the second or “Europa” series of euro bank notes. As with nearly all paper money revisions, the impetus for the change was security.
The most important and valuable — and complete — collection of military payment certificates ever offered will set records and benchmarks for years to come when it is auctioned by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the American Numismatic Association convention in Anaheim, Calif., this month.