More than 800 PMG-certified Banknotes in Crown Currency Sale

Posted on 6/19/2024

Among the rarities in this early July auction is a Russian note issued by the Spitsbergen Mining Administration.

A Russian rarity from its industrial past is among more than 800 world notes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) that are included in Crown Currency Live Auction 30. Bidding is already underway for this sale, which concludes on July 4, 2024.

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Among the notes available is a Spitsbergen, Mining Administration ND (1931) 1 Kopek graded PMG 30 Very Fine (lot 727). The Spitsbergen Mining Administration is a Russian state-owned enterprise that mines coal on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Uniquely, the administration also issued its own currency for internal use within the mining settlements during the Soviet era. Although no longer in circulation, these notes, particularly the Kopek notes, have become rare collector's items, reflecting the historical and economic significance of Russian mining activities on Svalbard.

Other PMG-certified banknotes in this auction include:

  • an Austria, Wiener Stadt Banco 1762 10 Gulden graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated (lot 79)
  • a Belgian Congo, Banque Centrale 1958-59 1,000 Francs graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 103)
  • a China, Wan I Chuan Bank ND (1904-08) 10 Dollars - Private Issue graded PMG 53 About Uncirculated (lot 211)
  • a Germany - Federal Republic 1960 1,000 Deutsche Mark graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 333)
  • a Germany - Federal Republic 1977 500 Deutsche Mark graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 336)
  • an India, Reserve Bank ND (1970) 5 Rupees graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 407)
  • a Latvia, Latvijas Bankas 1992 (ND 1994) 100 Latu graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 459)
  • a Greenland, Credit Note 1953 100 Kroner Specimen graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 368)
  • a Malaya / British Administration 1940 10 Cents pedigreed to the Frank Goon Collection and graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 512)
  • a Netherlands, Silver Note 1916 1 Gulden Specimen Uncut Sheet of 4 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 601)
  • a Phillipines, Bangko Sentral 2022 1,000 Piso graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 673)
  • a Poland, National Bank 1974-79 2 Zlote Reprint graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 679)
  • a Singapore Collectors Series Specimen ND (1989) 1 Dollar graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated (lot 805)
  • a Suriname, Centrale Bank 2000 25,000 Gulden graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 842)

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