Banknotes or Currency Articles

PMG Certifies $20 Note With Mismatched Serial NumberA woman who made a purchase at the January 2020 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Orlando got an unexpected bonus in her change: a $20 bill with a valuable error.

She immediately submitted the note to Paper Money Guaranty® (, which confirmed that the 2013 $20 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) had an authentic — and quite rare — mismatched serial number error […]


America's Founding Fathers Currency Set for 2020In association with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), the United States Mint today started selling a new money product, the America’s Founding Fathers 2020 Currency Set.

Annually released and at the same $21.95 price since 2014, this year’s set holds two banknotes with matching serial numbers beginning with "2020 " […]


PMG Certified Over 800 Notes From Omar Waddington CollectionPaper Money Guaranty® ( has certified more than 800 selections from the Omar Waddington Collection of Banknotes. The impressive group is focused primarily on 20th century issues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

The notes were submitted by Spink, a global auction house founded in London in 1666. They are being offered in an auction to be held January 30, 2020 […]


PMG To Offer Grading Service At Maastricht PaperMoneyFairPaper Money Guaranty® (  is pleased to announce that it will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money at the world-famous PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April. The PMG on-site grading event will be held March 30-April 5, 2020 at the show in Valkenburg, just east of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

This is the first time that PMG, a leading third-party paper money grading service, has offered on-site grading at PaperMoneyFair […]


PMG Celebrating 15th AnniversaryPaper Money Guaranty® ( is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, a year that will also see the world’s leading third-party paper money grading service surpass 5 million notes certified.

Both of these milestones of longevity and volume are unparalleled achievements in third-party paper money grading […]

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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[…]