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1.8) Paper Money Collecting: What is a "Pick" number?




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This article is from the Paper Money Collecting FAQ, by Bruce Giese giesewpm@tiac.net with numerous contributions by others.

1.8) Paper Money Collecting: What is a "Pick" number?

Refers to Albert Pick, author of the world paper money book
on general issues. Nearly everyone who deals in world paper
uses this system for identifying notes. Every note within a
country has a number associated with it, often shown in the
form "P-34" for general issues and "P-S34" for specialized
issues (volume 1). Since every country has the same numbers,
a note is identified by country and Pick number. For example,
USA P-480 is your garden variety series 1988 1 dollar bill.

 

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