The times have been good lately for some lucky plumbers in Geneva, Switzerland, as they unclog toilets filled with cut-up €500 notes.
The 86 lots of Persian bank notes in Spink’s Sept. 27 sale in London, billed as the “Shamshir and Lion Collection,” are among the most handsome issues in the history of world currency,” according to the auction house.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is giving priority to processing mutilated paper currency claims resulting from the hurricanes to speed recovery efforts for those affected.
Letters and documents recording individual experiences during the Gold Rush were featured in Cowan's Auctions' Sept. 8 sale of a portion of Eric C. Caren's collections. Katie Horstman, Cowan’s director of American History, praised Caren's diverse interest represented in materials already offered across a series of auctions in the past few years.
The former republics of the Soviet Union are continuing to be a boon to collectors, with three of them announcing new, or updated bank notes in the last two months alone.
Series 2013 $100 notes were not expected in circulation until early 2018, but at least two reports have been made of notes being encountered, one in new York City and the other in Kyrgyzstan.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces the nation’s paper money and it can assist hurricane victims in recovering notes that were damaged in the recent storms.
Marlene Dietrich, the famous actress and singer who left her native Germany and took up the Allied cause, entertained U.S. troops during World War II. Her massive souvenir short snorter is headed to auction.
Jade Dalloul, a Parisian art director, revisits an old concept and reimagines a world in which corporations like McDonald’s and Facebook issued their own currencies.
The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe to issue a new currency series, dropping three zeroes from all denominations. The designs are a radical departure from the series of bank notes they replace.