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.
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.
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.