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1882 $20 rarity tops Baltimore auction

A “Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1175a, took the lead in Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale Oct. 30 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Graded PCGS Choice New 64 PPQ, and listed as the highest graded specimen of its type, the rarity brought $199,750.

A rare ‘Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate led the Stack’s Bowers sale in Baltimore. It sold for $199,750.

A rare ‘Triple Signature” 1882 $20 Gold Certificate led the Stack’s Bowers sale in Baltimore. It sold for $199,750.

Prices here include the 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. According to Stack’s Bowers, the auction realized $1,781,242.43 and saw a sell through rate of more than 90 percent.

Another top lot was an 1891 $1,000 “Marcy” Silver Certificate face proof, Fr. 346e, which went for $88,125.

Next highest was an 1891 $100 Silver Certificate, Fr. 344, at $49,938. It was graded PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent.

Featured also was the Peter Mayer Collection Part II, where a unique $10 proof on the Salem Bank of Salem, Mass. was auctioned at $24,851. It showed the “Charge of the Zouaves” vignette.

This face proof for the 1891 $100 brought $88,125.

This face proof for the 1891 $100 brought $88,125.

Other top lots included:

• 1869 $50 Legal Tender Note “Rainbow,”  Fr. 151, PMG VF 20: $41,125;

• 1905 $20 Gold Certificate “Technicolor,” Fr. 1180, PCGS Very Choice New 64 PPQ: $32,900;

• 1878 $20 Silver Certificate, Fr. 307, PMG Very Fine 20 Net: $30,550;

• 1922 $1,000 Gold Certificate, Fr. 1220, PMG Very Fine Net: $25,850;

• 1918 $1,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 1133-C, PMG Very Fine 25: $24,675;

• 1891 $10 Silver Certificate, Fr. 299, PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ: $16,450;

• 1896 $5 Silver Certificate, Fr. 269, PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ: $16,450;

• No date (18xx) $3 Buffalo, N.Y. Manufacturers and Traders Bank, NY-430 G6a SENC India paper mounted on card obsolete, Choice Uncirculated, proof, $17,625.

The next Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency auction is March 26-29, 2015, in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

For additional information, visit www.stacksbowers.com.

This article was originally printed in Bank Note Reporter.
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