PMG Counterfeit Detection Series Wins NLG Award at ANA

Posted on 8/20/2019

The monthly column offers collectors insight into counterfeit and altered banknotes.

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Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has been recognized by the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) for its monthly Counterfeit Detection series. The award, given for the Best Numismatic Column or Articles on World Paper Money, was announced at the 2019 World's Fair of Money in Chicago.

PMG, the world's largest and most-trusted third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation service for paper money, was founded in 2005 and has certified more than 4 million notes. Its grading team uses a vast research library, specialized equipment and their combined expertise to detect counterfeit and altered notes.

Beginning in 2018, PMG has published a monthly Counterfeit Detection column in its monthly newsletter, sharing information about spurious notes. Examples include outright fakes as well as notes with an alteration to the serial number or date to make it appear to be more valuable.

The November 2018 PMG Counterfeit Detection column featured an altered India 5 Rupee.
Specialized lighting shows traces of a serial number that was removed.

The NLG was established in 1968 as an organization for numismatic writers, editors and content creators. It recognizes outstanding writing and other content each year during the World’s Fair of Money.

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