Banknotes or Currency Articles

PMG-Certified Notes Shine in Heritage September Currency SaleA rare banknote certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) realized $384,000 to lead the way at a pair of Heritage Auctions currency sales held September 17-18, 2020. The result set a world record for any piece of small-size US currency, according to Heritage Auctions.

In a reflection of collectors’ clear preference for PMG-certified notes, 23 of the top 25 lots in the Heritage Auctions Currency Sale and 23 of the top 25 lots in the Heritage Auctions World Paper Money Sale were certified by PMG […]


1934 $10,000 Note Realizes World Record in Heritage SaleA 1934 U.S. bank note set the world record for the most valuable type of its kind sold at auction when it brought $384,000 at Heritage Auctions. The $10,000 bill sets the ceiling on the most valuable "small size" piece of currency ever sold.

The note is one of just three $10,000 bills to survive in such remarkable condition, according to Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), which graded the note […]


PMG Announces Two New LabelsPaper Money Guaranty (PMG) is now offering two attractive special labels that fully embrace its recently released fourth-generation holder and label design.

One label features a waving US flag across the full length of the PMG label, bordered by blue holographic foil at the left and red holographic foil at the right […]


PMG-Graded Notes Dazzle at Heritage Sale on Aug. 3An impressive eight lots certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG) each realized over $100,000 in the Heritage Auctions US Currency Signature Auction held on August 3, 2020.

They included three uncut sheets from the outstanding Monarch Collection as well as five high-denomination Federal Reserve Notes […]


2020 PMG Registry Awards CategoriesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG) is excited for the 2020 PMG Registry Awards, and we hope you are too!

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their PMG-certified notes and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes […]


PCGS Banknote Certifies 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon NoteThe finest-known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 "Grand Watermelon" Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote (

Issued in $100 as well as $1,000 denominations and originally redeemable in gold or silver coin, they were dubbed "Watermelon" notes because of the color and design of the large zeroes on the reverse of the note […]

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PMG Certifies 5 Million NotesPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) is proud to announce that it has now graded 5 million notes, becoming the first third-party grading service to achieve this important industry milestone.

PMG’s achievement is even more impressive in that it comes at a time when the world faces unprecedented challenges […]


PMG Certifies ANA Bebee Collection of Uncut Banknote SheetsPaper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was honored to recently certify nearly 20 uncut sheets of banknotes from the legendary ANA Bebee Collection. The sheets were submitted to PMG by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the country’s largest nonprofit numismatic organization, which received the Bebee Collection in 1988.

Banknotes are printed in sheets that are then cut into individual notes for circulation. Uncut sheets of vintage US banknotes are exceedingly rare as typically only a handful were saved for presentation purposes […]


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 " […]