A set of six rare Hawaiian notes from 1843 to 1844, the oldest Hawaiian paper currency extant, in the Sept. 6 Heritage Currency Signature Auction in Long Beach, California, has a story that is even more interesting than its opening bid and estimated value.
A 20-zloty bank note commemorating the 300th anniversary of the coronation of the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa was issued by the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) on Aug. 21.
This week on Coin World, we learned that the Royal Mint of Belgium is closing its doors after decades of service. Also, a batch of colorful York County commemorative half dollars was found in a dresser drawer, then sold for a big number at auction.
The Bank of England will not change the chemical composition of the polymer in its bank notes. The bank determined that the only alternative to the trace of animal-derived tallow that some find offensive in the composition would be palm oil derivatives, which also have environmental drawbacks. The decision affects the £5, £10, and upcoming £20 notes.
Researcher and author Frederick J. Bart of ExecutiveCurrency.com in Roseville, Michigan, reports discovery of a Large Examining Printing Equipment press setup error on a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note, printed at the BEP's Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Additional examples of the error may be in circulation.
The long-unaccounted-for Series 2013 $100 Federal Reserve notes, first printed in October 2014 but never seen, will make their first appearance in 2018. According to the BEP, deliveries to Federal Reserve Banks have begun. It will take time for the notes to be appear in circulation.
A May 10, 1775, Continental Currency $20 note printed on rectangular, marbled border paper provided by Benjamin Franklin highlights the Aug. 26 online auction by Early American History Auctions Inc. The note is graded PCGS Currency Very Fine 35.
A six-piece set of color trial specimens issued by the Qatar & Dubai Currency Board sold for $58,750 at the 387-lot Stacks’ Bowers World Currency Auction in Denver on Aug. 4.
Series 2017 Federal Reserve notes have not yet gone into production, but the BEP is preparing to begin printing them. When will they enter circulation?
What auctioneer Lyn Knight says could be the most complete collection of Illinois national bank notes ever assembled, will be offered at auction in Collinsville, Illinois, on Aug. 26.