Banknotes or Currency Articles

PMG Recertifies Over 200 Banknotes From D. Brent Pogue CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® ( was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection.

All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation […]


Happy Birthday $1 Note Features '2020xxxx' Serial NumberIn association with the United States Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) offers its first numismatic release of the year with its 2020 Happy Birthday Currency Note for $5.95.

Found within the celebratory product is an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "2020." This note is protected in a clear, acid-free polymer sleeve […]


Spink To Auction PMG-Certified Hsu Collection Of Nearly 300 Chinese NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified the collection of Yih-Tzong Hsu, a Taiwanese professor who is a leading collector and researcher of Chinese banknotes. The PMG-certified collection of nearly 300 Chinese notes — dozens of them Specimens and Proofs — will be sold by Spink in Hong Kong on January 3-4, 2020.

The centerpiece of this collection is a very rare China 1975 2 Yuan Proof, a type that was never released for circulation […]


Year of the Rat $1 Notes Feature '8888' Serial NumbersIn celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving (BEP) is now offering its latest annual Lucky Money product.

Featuring an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "8888," the BEP’s "1$ Year of the Rat" product was released today for $5.95 […]

Stack's Bowers November 2019 Baltimore Currency Auction HighlightsThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 Internet-only session.

In total, the Stack’s Bowers Whitman Winter Expo auction realized over $19,124,255 million across 16 sessions offering United States coins, tokens, medals and paper money[…]


PCGS Banknote Launches January 2020Professional Coin Grading Service ( will again be authenticating, grading, and certifying United States and world paper money domestically with the launch of a new service, PCGS Banknote (, in early January 2020.

The company has successfully provided PCGS Gold Shield brand grading of U.S. and world paper money at its international Asia and Europe offices for the past four years […]


Verify PMG Certification Includes Images of Three Million NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has announced that its online Verify PMG Certification tool, which enables free, quick and easy searches of PMG’s certification database, now features images of more than 3 million PMG-certified notes.

Verify PMG Certification lets a user enter a note’s PMG certification number and grade to confirm its description and grade in PMG’s database. Now, users can also view images of the note taken by PMG after encapsulation, if available […]


PMG Certified Over 200 English Banknotes For Manzi Collection Sale, Part IIOver 200 banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) comprise the bulk of The Lou Manzi Collection of English Banknotes — Part 2 sale, being held October 10, 2019, by renowned global auction house Spink & Son Ltd.

The Manzi Collection ranks among the all-time finest assemblages of British banknotes and includes many highly desirable "White Notes" from the Bank of England […]


Federal Reserve Orders 5.2 Billion Banknotes for 2020The pace of U.S. currency production in 2020 will slow to its lowest level in at least a decade, approaching 5.2 billion notes valued at almost $146.4 billion, according to a Federal Reserve order submitted to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

As in recent years, most of the banknotes produced will be $1s, $20s and $100s. The order lacked $2 notes as the amount made in 2019 is expected to meet demand for several years […]


Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA US Currency Auction HighlightsThe Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet only session.

In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million […]