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The Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction Realizes $5.3 Million

Santa Ana, CA – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million.

A significant and highly desirable Fort Benton, Montana Territory five-dollar banknote from 1875. Graded PMG About Uncirculated 53, the note sold for $45,600. (Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers)

Realizing $78,000, this #1 Lancaster, OH $100 Red Seal from 1902, was issued by the First National Bank of Sargent. The note was last seen in the 1970s and has been in the same collection ever since. (Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers)

The auction in Rosemont, Illinois saw eight lots eclipse the six-figure mark. Leading the way was the ex-Anderson Collection Fr.345c 1880 $500 Silver Certificate that sold for $750,000. Also exceeding $700,000 was a Fr.1202a “Triple Signature” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate which realized $720,000. A trio of ultra-high denomination notes each realized well into the six-figure range with a unique Fr.2220-D 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Cleveland district selling for $168,000. An ex-Binion Fr.2231-B 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note from the New York district brought $162,000, while a Choice Uncirculated Fr.2221-G 1934 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Chicago district crossed the block for $126,000.

This exceptionally rare 1880 $500 Silver Certificate of Deposit, graded PCGS Currency Very Fine, commanded $750,000 at auction. Sold as part of the Joel R. Anderson Part II collection, it is one of just wo examples of the catalog number in private hands. (Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers)

An incredible “Triple Signature” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate, is one of just three pieces known and the only remaining in private hands. The face of the note has a portrait of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, nicknamed “Old Bullion.” The note sold for $720,000. (Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers)

A number of outstanding National Currency pieces sold for impressive sums, including the $78,000 price paid for a 1902 $100 Red Seal from the First National Bank of Sargent, Nebraska. Additionally, $45,600 was the final price for a new to the market 1875 $5 note from the First National Bank of Fort Benton, Montana Territory.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments to the November Official U.S. Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore. For more information about the auction or to consign your items, contact Stack’s Bowers Director of Currency Peter Treglia at PeterT@stacksbowers.com or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at BCiociola@stacksbowers.com.

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