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Stack’s Bowers sells solid 8 trio for $12,000

Stack’s-Bowers’ Hong Kong sale was a work in progress as the most recent issue of Bank Note Reporter went to press.

Results from Aug. 6 included several lots offering groups of Federal Reserve Notes, all of which carried the coveted SOLID EIGHTS serial number: 88888888.

The solid 8s Federal Reserve trio that took $12,000 at Stack’s-Bowers’ Hong Kong sale in August. (Images courtesy Stack’s Bowers)

Top-selling lot was a trio consisting of a 2013 $1 (Fr. 3001-E, PMG 66 EPQ Gem Uncirculated), a 2003 $10 (Fr. 2038-B, PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated), and a 1996 $100 (Fr. 2175-B, PMG 64 EPQ). The group took $12,000, matching its upper estimate.

A 10-note run of 2006A $100 (Fr. 2182-G) with serials KG88888880-9A grading Gem Uncirculated fetched $6,000. The solid 8 serial was the sole item with a PMG grade that was 65 EPQ Gem Uncirculated.

The 16-piece lot containing a complete denomination set of sold 8s – $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100, described in last month’s Bank Note Reporter – failed to meet its $45,000 reserve.


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