Selling currency notes and banknotes
Paper money of all kinds is of interest to enthusiasts all over the world. If you would like to sell your personal or inherited collection of currency notes, banknotes, inflation money or emergency money, we can help you secure the best possible price. At our international auctions, there are buyers from all over the world.
A currency note is a means of payment made of paper or a similar material. Banknotes are currency notes issued by a bank (bank of issue).
If you would like to sell your collection or specific currency notes, the first thing you should do is seek advice from our experts. Experienced professionals can tell very quickly whether it makes sense to sell your notes or whether they are relatively worthless. If the material is valuable enough to go under the hammer, the notes can be included in the next auction.
As with all collection material, the value is determined by supply and demand. In some cases, the face value of the banknotes is also still a factor. This should be taken into account when selling them.
Example 1: The cash value of a DM 1,000 note from the Federal Republic of Germany is €511.29.
Example 2: The legendary $100,000 note from the USA is of course always worth at least $100,000.
Emergency money, currency note, 100 billion, Düsseldorf, 1923
Emergency money is a form of currency that is issued by states, municipalities or companies in times of war or crisis as a replacement for official money. In most cases where emergency money is used, the actual currency has been weakened to the extent that people no longer have any confidence in it. Emergency money can also take the form of goods or foodstuffs.
Talk to our experts
We have many years of experience auctioning currency notes of all kinds from all over the world. Our most recent auctions indicate clearly that demand for rare, well maintained banknotes is very high. We would be happy to advise you on how to maximise the proceeds from your collection.
Prices fetched for banknotes at past auctions
Banknote, “Bank of Gdańsk”, 25 gulden, 1931, starting bid: €3,200, acquisition price: €3,500
First Banknote of history, China, Ming Dynasty, starting bid: €5,000, acquisition price: €25,000
Banknote, Netherlands, 50 guilders, 1943, starting bid: €450, acquisition price: €1,000
Banknote, Czechoslovakia, 100 crowns, 1919, starting bid: €150, acquisition price: €3,600
Inflation money, Reichsbank note, 5 billion, 1923, starting bid: €300, acquisition price €600
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