Paper Money Auctions

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

Paper Money Highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers ANA sale

The following are five highlights from the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA Paper Money Auction: Finest Known 1869 “Rainbow” One Dollar Legal Tender PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ Lot# 40082 – Fr. 18. 1869 $1 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ. The 1869 series of Legal Tender Notes are among […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Rare Asian Banknotes Hong Kong Auction August 24-26

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare Asian banknotes. The sale will lead with Chinese material starting with an impressive selection of Empirical issues with many examples of the popular “Ming Note,” as well as pieces from the Ch’ing Dynasty and Board of Revenue […]

Presentation Set Highlights Heritage Auctions ANA Currency Platinum Night

Presentation Set Highlights Heritage Auctions ANA Currency Platinum Night

Presented with provenance to Henry Herrick Bond, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, set may bring $500,000 Aug. 12-17 in Chicago An extraordinary Complete Denomination Presentation Set of 11 Small Size Currency – consigned by the family of Henry Herrick Bond, who served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and led the changeover from large […]

Spink and Son’s Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015

Spink and Son’s Exceptional Sales for Singapore 2015

Spink is proud to announce that we are the key sponsor and official auctioneer of the International World Stamp Exhibition to be held in Singapore on the 14th – 19th August 2015. During this incredible event we will be holding a series of prestigious sales offering items of the highest quality and calibre. Saturday the […]

By July 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

Modern Banknotes, A Fascinating Part of Collecting Currency

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency at Stacks Bowers……. Most collectors are interested in securing banknotes produced prior to their births, but as time goes on more and more people develop a passion for modern bank notes. Several issues of currency produced no more than half a decade ago are already scarce and in […]

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

Better Know Your Notes: Robert Morris and the “Black Back” $10 Silver Certificates of the Series of 1880

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist – Stacks Bowers….   Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo features a stunning Fr. 288 “Black Back” 1880 $10 Silver Certificate. Featured on these scarce notes is the portrait of founding father and financer of the American Revolution, Robert Morris. Morris was born […]

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

Spink to Auction Waterlow’s Blitz Banknotes In Singapore

The Banknotes, Bonds and Shares, Coins and Medals of South East Asia sale (held during the International Exhibition in Singapore) takes place on August 16, 2015 The Spink team has completed the annual Singapore auction catalogue just in time for Singapore to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sale contains a number of extremely exceptional numismatic […]

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PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

PMG Chairman Issues Statement on eBay Paper Money Policy Changes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) Chairman Mark Salzberg has issued a statement on eBay’s new paper money policy announced on Friday. The policy states that eBay now recognizes only two paper money certification services, PMG and PCGS Currency. I applaud eBay on its recent announcement of greater protection for paper money collectors. Its decision to recognize […]

Exceptional Bank of New York Bank Note Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

Exceptional Bank of New York Bank Note Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

By Brad Ciociola – Stack’s Bowers….   An exceptional Serial Number 1 Original Series “Lazy Deuce” from the Bank of New York, National Banking Association of New York, New York will be offered in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s upcoming Rarities Auction on May 20 in New York City. This fantastic National Currency note has been graded and encapsulated […]

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

Rare Chinese Banknotes to be Sold at May 24 Hong Kong Auction

By Archives International Auctions….   Fort Lee, N.J.-based Archives International Auctions (AIA) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in […]

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

Spink to Offer New Discoveries in World Banknotes

The World Banknotes auction on 29-30 April showcases a wide range of notes from countries across the globe. We are offering many great rarities, and as usual, some completely unique items. Below is a selection of some of the most spectacular or otherwise interesting items. Central Bank – United Arab Republic A group of specimens […]

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Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

Number one for Bank of England Notes – Spink offers unique first serial numbers Banknotes

There is a superb selection of British notes in the Spink May 6th auction.  It features a great selection of black and white notes and other Bank of England prefixes and low numbers.  Of great interest is a group of Scottish notes from the Clydesdale Bank. These are all low or interesting numbers from the new […]

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1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives International Auctions…. A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Totals Almost $4.7 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official currency auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo came to a close on Monday with the conclusion of the live Internet only session. In all, the March currency auction realized $4.69 million in sales with the 17.5% buyer’s premium included. Director of Currency Auctions Peter Treglia stated: “We […]

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

Iconic notes set to make auction debut April 22-25 in Chicago DALLAS – Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon Note from the prestigious Eric P. Newman Collection – one of just 35 known to exist – is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction April 22-28 […]

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Rare U.S. Coins, Medals, and Paper Money from Several Important Collections will Draw Serious Bidders to March 2015 Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the first of three official 2015 auctions for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. The sale is presented in three authoritative catalogs and will be held in Baltimore March 26-27 and March 30-31. The first session of the sale offers the U.S. colonial era paper money of the […]

Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

Spink China Sale to Feature Rare 10,000 Yuan Running Horse Note

The upcoming April 2, 2015 Spink China sale will feature the rarest type of note from the first series renminbi.   The first series renminbi was issued by the newly established People’s Bank of China starting December 1, 1948. It consisted of 12 denominations and 62 different types of note. As the Communists continued to […]

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Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

Spink China kicked off the marathon of fifteen sales by all Spink offices

The star lot out of the many hundreds of lots in five auction catalogues was the label used in 1917 from the Russian Post Office in Ulankon (Lot 2879). Sent by registered post to St. Petersburg, it is believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would have closed shortly after the […]

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Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Five Gold Certificates Featured in the Heritage Currency Auction at FUN

Below are five featured Gold Certificates that will be sold in the Heritage Currency Auction in January at the FUN Show.   Superb 1907 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 1169 $10 1907 Gold Certificate PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ. With none finer at either service, this is as Superb a Hillegas Gold Certificate any collector […]

Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Spink World Banknote Auction Sale Results October 2, 2014. VIDEO: 3:44

Barnaby Faull, Bank Note Director, Spink London Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…….. In October Spink London presented a selection of more than 2000 lots of world paper money that brought some record prices. Bank Note Director Barnaby Faull discusses the sale and what areas of the world were of particular interest especially notes of the Middle […]

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Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Serial Number 1 National Currency from Nevada with Could Bring $50K in Heritage Currency Auctions

Tonopah, Nevada, $10 1929 note, serial #1, offered with nearly 4,000 lots Sept. 3-5 & 8 DALLAS – A 1929 $10 National Bank Note from Tonopah, Nevada, featuring a rare and desirable A000001A serial number, may sell for $50,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo U.S. Currency Signature® Auctions, Sept. 3-5. Additional lots will be […]

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

Stack’s Bowers ANA Paper Money Auction To Feature Federal Banknote Rarities and Fantastic Obsolete Proof Currency

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the August 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money is just around the corner and the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries have been hard at work putting together a wonderful auction of rare and exciting material for bidding competition. The paper money market is strong right now and […]

Unique 1896 “Educational” Banknotes To Cross The Block At Stack’s Bowers World’s Fair Of Money Auction

Unique 1896 “Educational” Banknotes To Cross The Block At Stack’s Bowers World’s Fair Of Money Auction

The first sheets for the series. Serial numbers 1-4, $1, $2, $5 PMG About Uncirculated 55 America’s Most Famous and Most Ornate Designs Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. IRVINE, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase the “Educational Note” sheets pedigreed to The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection in its official auction with the American […]

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

500 1882 Gold Certificate May Bring $2 Million At FUN Currency Signature Auction

The only Fr. 1215d $500 1882 Federal Reserve Gold Certificate known to exist other than a specimen in the public collection at the Smithsonian Institution is expected to bring $2+ million in Heritage Auctions’ Florida United Numismatists Currency Signature Auction Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 13 in Orlando, Fla. It comes from the estate of a […]

Lyn Knight Currency Auction PCDA Market Report – VIDEO

Lyn Knight Currency Auction PCDA Market Report – VIDEO

Lyn Knight, Lyn Knight Currency Auctions Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com ……. Lyn Knight specializes in holding regular paper money auctions featuring both world and United States bank notes. He talks about the market as evidenced by bidding that took place in his sale at the Professional Currency Dealers Association National Coin and Currency Convention held […]

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Stacks Bower’s U.S. Paper Money Auction Draws Superb Results in Chicago

Stacks Bower’s U.S. Paper Money Auction Draws Superb Results in Chicago

For the third straight year, Stack’s Bowers Galleries paper currency sessions at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money drew rave reviews from collectors and dealers who bid with enthusiasm and often paid record prices for rare and significant notes in all genres. Four currency sessions – commencing with the Sunday, August […]

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

Lyn Knight Presents the Japanese Destiny Collection of Banknotes for Sale at the IMPS in Memphis

In the fall of 2012, I received an e-mail from a man (John Doe, if you will) who said he had military notes from his grandfather’s estate. I started exchanging correspondence and decided it would be worthwhile to see John. It proved to be an unforgettable trip. When I arrived, John had set a well- […]

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War of 1812 Money was offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions –  200 Years In The Making

War of 1812 Money was offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions – 200 Years In The Making

The war of 1812 was a defining point in Canadian history, bring Upper Canada together in unity and pride as part of the British Empire. Owning a part of this historical event is often a dream for Canadian and history buffs along with paper money collectors. This past May 30, 2013, Geoffrey Bell Auctions  featured […]

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

$100 1863 Gold Note Sells for More Than $2 Million at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 3:37

Bob Merrill, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions……… Another classic bank note rarity has broken the million dollar mark at public auction. The 1863 gold note series circulated during the Civil War and have been enormously popular with collectors. This $100 example is one of only three known ot his signature variety, two of which are impounded in […]

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Record Price of $2.5 Million Paid for 1891 $1000 Bill at Heritage Auction. VIDEO: 4:46

Michael Sadler, Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions In a room full of the most serious collectors and dealers in United States paper money a record price of $2,585,000 was paid for an 1891 $1000 Treasury Note. This is one of only two known for the design and the only example available for collectors. The lot opened at […]

 
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