Banknotes or Currency Articles

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 […]


PMG To Attribute Pre-Star Replacement NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) will attribute "Pre-Star Replacement Notes" for Large Size National Bank Notes, Small Size National Bank Notes and Large Size Type Notes (such as Legal Tender, Silver and Gold Certificates and Federal Reserve Notes) starting Nov. 15, 2018.

Replacement notes are those that took the place of notes that were deemed unfit for circulation. Today, replacement notes for US Federal Reserve Notes are easy to identify thanks to a star (★) in their serial number […]


Stack's Bowers October 2018 Baltimore Paper Money Sale Tops $11.1 MillionThe Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries (, saw total sales that exceeded $11.1 million.

Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection realized over $8.6 million, while the Caine Collection of Federal Proofs and Essays, Part I, brought over a million dollars. The firm’s regular live and Internet sessions added $1.48 million to the sale total. All prices include the 20% buyer’s fee […]


Bank of England Plans New £50 Banknote in PolymerThe Bank of England announced this month its plans to issue a new £50 note printed on polymer.

The banknote will be the last in its polymer series, following already issued £5s and £10s and the £20 on polymer scheduled for release in 2020 […]

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Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II Sale Tops $9.6 MillionStack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 16 offering of Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Philadelphia, achieved nearly $10 million as a room full of enthusiasts vied with online bidders to take home unique, extremely rare and finest known pieces, as well as type notes in incredible condition.

In all, the 70 lots realized $9,652,860, with two notes bringing over $1 million each and well over a quarter of the lots crossing the $100,000 mark […]


WWI 100th Commemorative $2 Collection ReleasedThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) just released its newest product for money collectors, the World War I 100th Commemorative $2 Collection.

Featuring series 2013 $2 notes from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Atlanta with matching serial numbers beginning with 2018 and a commemorative engraved print of the back of the Series 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note […]

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