Banknotes or Currency Articles

PMG Grades United Kingdom Notes From Lou Manzi CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified over 280 selections from the Lou Manzi Collection of United Kingdom Notes. The amazing group includes numerous rarities from the United Kingdom, many of them iconic "White Notes" from the Bank of England.

Over more than three decades, Lou Manzi assembled what is likely the finest and most important collection of top-quality British currency outside of a museum […]


PMG Grades Trio of Million-Dollar Banknotes Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) certified three important US notes that recently sold at auction for a combined $5 million.

The group comprises three of the rarest and most iconic US notes, each of which is unique in private hands […]


PMG Certifies 1920 Home of Bank of Canada $5 NotePaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has certified the second-known example of the 1920-dated Home Bank of Canada $5.

The issue was previously thought to be unique, with the only example being in the National Currency Collection of The Bank of Canada. The note, recently certified by PMG, is the first and only in private hands […]


PMG Launches CrossOver Service for Notes in PCGS HoldersPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) has introduced a CrossOver service for notes that are still encapsulated in PCGS Currency holders.

PMG’s CrossOver service allows notes encapsulated by PCGS Currency to be submitted to PMG for grading without being removed from their holders […]


Jason W. Bradford Launches Legacy Currency GradingWell-known paper money authentication expert Jason W. Bradford and his team of experts launched Legacy Currency Grading (, a new paper money grading and authentication service, on February 20, 2019.

Legacy Currency Grading will offer a warranty for all banknotes certified by its graders […]


America's Founding Fathers Currency Set for 2019New today from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is its latest product for money collectors, the America’s Founding Fathers 2019 Currency Set.

Annually released and at the same $21.95 price since 2014, this year’s set holds two notes that share matching serial numbers beginning with "2019" […]


Heritage Announces Weekly World Currency AuctionsHeritage Auctions has introduced a World Currency Weekly Auction that runs every Tuesday on

The weekly auctions came about because of the continued growth in recent years of the Heritage Auctions Currency Department, which eclipsed $41 million in sales in 2018 […]


Happy Birthday $1 Note Features '2019xxxx' Serial NumberThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) released today, Jan. 3, its first numismatic money product for this year, the 2019 Happy Birthday Currency Note.

It features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "2019." The note will be from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York (B), Philadelphia (C), or San Francisco (L) […]


Year of the Pig $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 $1 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with "8888," the bureau’s "1$ Year of the Pig 2019" money product was released today for $5.95 […]


Federal Reserve Orders 7 Billion Banknotes for 2019U.S. currency production in 2019 is expected to reach just over 7 billion notes valued at more than $206.9 billion, based on a Federal Reserve order submitted to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

Most of the banknotes will be $1s, $20s and $100s. In a bit of a surprise, orders for $2s have been placed for the first time since 2016 […]