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Baltimore auction being readied

Stack’s Bowers is busy preparing the catalog for its auction for the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo, March 30-April 2, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The currency portion of the sale is on March 30.

Peter Traglia, director of currency for Stack’s Bowers, provided BNR with a few of the top lots.

Among National Bank Notes, a certain leader is a No. 1 1882 $5 Brown Back on the First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kan., charter 3253. It is graded PMG Very Fine 30.


An 1882 $100 Brown Back, charter 1999, from The Citizens National Bank of New Philadelphia, Ohio, is also a star of the sale.


The attractive Fr. 525 is in PMG Very Fine 30.

Another Ohio highlight is a new-to-the-census 1882 $50 Brown Back on the First National Bank of St. Clairsville, Ohio, charter 315, graded PMG Very Fine 25.

Also spotlighted are:

• 1928 $500 Gold Certificate, Fr. 2407, PMG About Uncirculated 50;


• 1880 $100 Legal Tender Note, PMG Very Fine 30 Net;

• Obsolete, $5 color proof, Oil City Bank of Oil City, Pa., Haxby PA-380 G6a, choice uncirculated;

• Obsolete, $1 Bank of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., Haxby PA-150 G8a, VF.

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