Santa Ana, CA - The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, Nov. 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, Nov. 19 Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Whitman Winter Expo auction realized over $19,124,255 million across 16 sessions offering United States coins, tokens, medals, and paper money. All prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.
Lot 10177, a Fr.212f 1865 $500 Interest Bearing Note graded Very Fine 25 by PMG brought the highest price of the auction. Formerly from the Joel R. Anderson Collection, it realized $264,000. Also pedigreed to the Anderson Collection, lot 10176, a Fr.150 1863 $50 Legal Tender Note graded About New 50 PPQ by PCGS Currency, sold for $192,000.
A previously unreported serial number 1 $10 1902 Plain Back from the First National Bank of Rosebud, Montana graded Choice Uncirculated 64 by PMG was the top-selling National Currency note of the auction realizing $48,000 (lot 10361). Also among National banknotes, $45,600 was the price brought by a $10 1902 Red Seal from The Farmers National Bank of Kingfisher, Territory of Oklahoma graded Very Fine 30 by PMG (lot 10407).
Small size currency was led by a PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 Fr.2407 1928 $500 Gold Certificate that sold for $31,200 (lot 10305).
This was the firm’s final live United States currency auction of 2019. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments for the March 2020 Official U.S. Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in Baltimore. For more information on that event contact Director of Currency Peter Treglia at email@example.com or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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