• Persian bank note
    Jul 9, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Spink July sale features set of rare Persian notes

    A complete set of 11 first-series Qajar Dynasty remainder notes from the Imperial Bank of Persia in 1892 is a highlighted attraction in Spink's first of a two-part sale of a Persian bank note collection.

  • House note for Chile
    Jul 6, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Focus on innovation leads to modern currency awards

    Honors for Latin American notes employing the latest advances in innovative security devices tag Suriname's $200 and $500 notes, Peru's new sole series, the twice-awarded ECCB $2 and Chile’s 281 house note.

  • Mozambique notes
    Jul 2, 2024, 10:47 AM

    New notes issued for Mozambique on different substrates

    New metical notes being issued in Mozambique since mid-June have three denominations printed on polymer substrate and three on paper, all featuring security updates and new designs.

  • Security on new notes
    Jul 1, 2024, 12:01 PM

    Designs change on new notes issued in July for Japan

    Japan is issuing newly designed notes for the first time in 20 years, retaining some traditional styling but with updated security and enough differences to worry some vending machine companies.

  • Europol arrests for counterfeiting
    Jun 28, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Recent arrest suggests payment method to fakers is changing

    An international task force produced another arrest in June, with associated seizure of fake euro notes, equipment and materials used by the counterfeiters and cryptocurrency being accepted in payment.

  • King Charles III notes
    Jun 23, 2024, 17:00 PM

    New King Charles III £5 notes sold in Spink auction

    The first of four scheduled Spink charity auctions to feature low serial number Bank of England notes with the portrait of King Charles III offered nearly 300 £5 notes including an uncut sheet.

  • Whitman Paper Money book
    Jun 18, 2024, 16:47 PM

    New edition of guide book to U.S. paper money ahead

    "A Guide Book of United States Paper Money" in its eighth edition is available for pre-order, with release expected in July for this " source for history, grading, and values of U.S. paper currency."

  • 1 rupee note from 1918
    Jun 8, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Recovered bank notes from WWI offered in Noonans sale

    Several notes from a shipment of paper money printed for India that sunk with the steamship transporting them after a 1918 submarine attack were sold in a London auction by Noonans.

  • Argentina 10,000 peso note
    Jun 4, 2024, 19:00 PM

    Patriots of Argentina featured on note series

    Heroes and Heroines of the Nation, War of Independence patriots, are featured subjects on the latest bank note series in Argentina, with the 10,000-peso note becoming the first to circulate.

  • Hong Kong note
    Jun 3, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Firm hits new record for world bank notes in Hong Kong sale

    Stack's Bowers and Ponterio completed a very successful sale in Hong Kong that resulted in higher gross sales than the company's previous record set in 2022.

  • Louisenthal and black bank note
    Jun 3, 2024, 12:00 PM

    Excellence in Currency Technology winners named

    The International Association of Currency Affairs' awards in May included one for ISBN's note of the year, the ECCB's 40th anniversary $2 note, named Best Limited Circulation Commemorative Banknote.

  • Eswatini 50th anniversary note
    May 28, 2024, 08:00 AM

    Eswatini offers anniversary commemorative bank note

    The central bank of the nation now known as Eswatini celebrated its 50th anniversary with the release of a commemorative bank note for collectors, denominated an appropriate 50 emalangeni.

  • Eastern Caribbean commemorative $2
    May 25, 2024, 09:00 AM

    IBNS picks 2023 commemorative as bank note of year

    The vote results are in from the International Bank Note Society, and the honor of being named 2023 Bank Note of the Year goes to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank's $2 commemorative note.

  • Sudan 1 piastre note
    May 13, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Noonans sale features Europe’s first known paper money

    Noonans' sale of a siege note collection offers interesting historical items such as "coins" from Leiden made from compressed prayer-book pages, sometimes drolly mentioned as Europe's first paper money.

  • Saudi 5-riyal note
    May 11, 2024, 12:00 PM

    Saudi Arabia makes updates to its 5-riyal note

    An updated polymer 5-riyal bank note has begun to circulate in Saudi Arabia that is more colorful than the previous notes and sends a message of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative.

  • new notes from Zimbabwe
    May 8, 2024, 09:00 AM

    Zimbabwe issues another new currency to battle inflation

    The new round of paper money replacing notes circulating in Zimbabwe, ZiG notes are backed by gold and retain past notes' iconic imagery of balancing rocks on the face, while the backs carry gold refining images.

  • Metastatic breast cancer notes
    May 3, 2024, 11:00 AM

    Special 'notes’ focus on metastatic breast cancer

    Special notes created for an awareness campaign about cancer direct attention to incurable metastatic breast cancer and support needs and life choices possible for women living with the disease.

  • Euro forgery
    May 1, 2024, 13:00 PM

    Multi-national force finds millions in fake euro notes

    Italian Carabinieri and French National Police in coordinated operations arrested 63 persons, mostly in Italy, accused of creating millions of euros' worth of counterfeit euro notes.

  • stacks-hundred-lead
    Apr 28, 2024, 17:00 PM

    Stack’s Bowers Maastricht world paper money sale

    The more than 700 lots offered during Stack's Bowers May 9 sale of world paper money rarities will include items from the Al Kugel collection of mostly European and Asian notes.

  • Kyrgyz Republic 20-som note
    Apr 16, 2024, 12:00 PM

    Security upgraded in new note series for Kyrgyz Republic

    The latest note series being issued for the Kyrgyz Republic will include updated security features, but with colors, size and principal designs remaining unchanged from the previous series.