Banknotes or Currency Articles

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 (StacksBowers.com), 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Anna Escobedo Cabral to Autograph PMG LabelsPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) is excited to announce that Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States, will individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for PMG.

As Treasurer of the United States, Cabral advised the Directors of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which prints US paper money, and the US Mint, which strikes US coins and medals […]

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Lucky Panda $2 Note Features '888' Serial NumberThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) released its latest Lucky Money product, the $2 Lucky Panda banknote.

Featuring an uncirculated $2 Federal Reserve note with a serial number beginning with “888,” the bureau launched the new collectible today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern for $12.88 […]

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Joel R. Anderson Collection Part I Sale Realizes $7.9 MillionThursday night’s landmark sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part I saw a number of previous price records fall as several lots achieved never before seen price realizations.

In all, the 64 lots offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part I realized $7,912,140, with an incredible seven lots surpassing the $500,000 mark […]

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America's Founding Fathers Currency Set for 2018The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) today at 8:00 a.m. ET released its latest product for money collectors, the America’s Founding Fathers 2018 Currency Set.

Annually released and at the same $21.95 price since 2014, this presidential set includes two notes that share matching serial numbers beginning with 2018 […]

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