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Nevada National Bank Note leads Expo sale

A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nev., featuring an A000001A serial number, is estimated to sell for in excess of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature Auctions, Sept. 3-5.

A No. 1 1929 $10 from The First National Bank of Tonopah, Nev., is expected to draw attention at Long Beach.

A No. 1 1929 $10 from The First National Bank of Tonopah, Nev., is expected to draw attention at Long Beach.

“Collectors will instantly appreciate the rarity of the Tonopah note as one of the hobby’s Great White Buffalos,” said Dustin Johnston, Director of Currency Auctions at Heritage.

“Not only does this rare note carry a A000001A serial number, this auction marks the first time it’s been offered for sale in more than 40 years.”

A 1902 $5 Plain Back (estimated at $30,000+) joins the 1929 $10 National Bank Note as another Tonopah rarity. The Plain Back is one of six examples known to exist.

Graded Super Gem New 67PPQ, a $10 1914 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note, estimated at $35,000+, is said to be tied with the finest known for the type.

The $10 Red Seal note “is one of just three that have ever been graded Superb Gem, and has resided in a private collection for 15 years,” according to Heritage.

One of just three of its type to be offered for auction in the past 25 years is a newly discovered 1902 $10 Plain Back from Meeteetse, Wyo. It’s thought to worth in excess of $22,500.

Another discovery 1902 Plain Back being offered is a $5 note cataloged as one of two known to exist from Sierra Madre, Calif.

A Plain Back $5 from The First National Bank of Sierra Madre, Calif. is a discovery note.

A Plain Back $5 from The First National Bank of Sierra Madre, Calif. is a discovery note.

A Plain Back $5 from The First National Bank of Sierra Madre, Calif. is a discovery note.

It is cataloged as one of the two known to exist from Sierra Madre, Calif.

Besides California, Idaho and Montana nationals are featured as part of “The Open Road Collection.”

A Roff 1882 $20 Indian Territory note, estimated at $20,000, “is the nicer of two known to exist having been graded a desirable Very Fine 25PPQ.”

World notes include a rare 1892 $5 Yukon overprint from The Canadian Bank of Commerce estimated at $10,000+.

From the Ruth W. Hill Collection, a 1942 100 lire Egyptian Cass Mediterrania di Credito is described as the highest denomination of this series issued by Italian forces for use in occupied Egypt. It’s thought to be worth at least $10,000.

Also crossing the block is a rare 1914 German New Guinea 10 marks note. It described as a provisional note circulated for only two months before being recalled and exchanged for the Australian pound, and one of eight surviving examples (estimate $10,000+).

Additional lots will be offered Sept. 8 through Heritage LIVE! at www.HA.com.

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