Beverages, BBQ, and Buck$!
The 2015 PCGS Currency Registry Awards Dinner was held June 18th, 2015 at the Blues City Café in Memphis, TN. This year’s dinner boasted our highest attendance yet, as we almost ran out of seats! Dealers, registry participants, and fellow collectors mingled while dining on delicious Memphis barbeque. Registry winners were presented with certificates and plaques honoring their achievements. There were also two awards announced exclusively at the ceremony...Read more>>
How Franklin Thwarted Counterfeiters
Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia printing shop made plaster molds from pressed sage leaves to create metal stamps for marking foliage patterns on Colonial currency. The distinctive contours of leaf spines, stems and veins were meant to thwart counterfeiters, and Franklin’s workers managed to keep the casting technique a secret that has puzzled modern scholars, too.