Coin X is just a couple days away at the time of this writing and Lyn Knight Auctions is showing up to the table with some very special offerings.
One of the offerings that caught my eye is Lot 59414, a 500 Francs from the Banque de France graded Gem New 55 PPQ by PCGS. The face shows an intricate design of Colbert with globe and “CINQ CENTS FRANCS” inscribed across the top in red lettering. The back depicts the statue of Mercury in a picturesque scene by a dock and has “BANQUE DE FRANCE” scrolled across the top in blue. Any collector who is interested in artistic bank notes or French bank notes is sure to snatch this up. At the time of writing, the current online bid is at $7,950, a little below its $13,250-$17,000 estimate.
Another lot that stood out to me is Lot 59432, a 500 Drachmai from the National Bank of Greece graded XF40 by PMG. The site describes it as the only example on the population report and it is rarely offered in any form. At the time of this writing, its current online bid is at $12,000. It is estimated to sell between $20,000-23,000.
Switching over to the U.S. Currency auction, one of the notes that caught my attention was Lot 60057, the Chicago $10,000 FRN. According to the site, it is new to the census and raises the population to 15 for the district. It is graded New 63 Specimen by PCGS. The next finest known example is a PMG AU 50. There is “minor restoration” in bottom margin,” that was spotted by detail-oriented graders. At the time of this writing, its current online bid is at $90,000 and is estimated to sell between $150,000-300,000.
Another Lot of note is Lot 60209, a First NB of Globe, Territory of Arizona discovery note. The note sports clear pen signatures of J.M. Porter, President and J.N Robinson, Cashier. The site describes it as a 1902 Date Back that is well centered with great paper quality. It is the best of the Three Blue Seals and comes from the Cleveland Collection. At the time of this writing, its current online bid is at $27,000 and is estimated to sell between $45,000-70,000.
To view the lots for the Nov. 7 U.S. Currency and World Bank Note auctions, visit www.lynknight.com.