Category Archives: Joel R. Anderson Collection

Finest Graded “Black Back” 1880 $50 Silver Certificate at Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A rare and highly desirable “Black Back” Series of 1880 $50 Silver Certificate of Deposit, formerly from the Joel R. Anderson Collection, is being featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 United States Currency auction in lot 7093. The Fr.329 is graded About New […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes Over $1.5 Million

Official Auction of the 2019 Whitman Winter Expo Brings a Total of More Than $19 million 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, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 […]

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Video: Don Kagin Discusses His Latest Cool NEWP… a War of 1812 Bond

  In February, Stack’s Bowers offered the fourth in a series of four auctions of paper money and related items from the historic collection of Joel R. Anderson (click to view video of the sale of three fourth session highlights). The Anderson Collection broke a number of paper money records and featured the sale of a […]

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Large size notes command top dollar

The results are in from the Spring 2019 Baltimore Stack’s Bowers auction, and the large size notes demanded collectors’ attention. This was especially true of Lot 4037, which was the “only privately held 1891 $1000 ‘Marcy’ Silver Certificate.” Known as “The King of Silver Certificates,” it was PCGS graded VF25

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Watch: The Joel R. Anderson Multi-Million Dollar Collection of Paper Money, Part IV Highlights

  On February 28, 2019, Stack’s Bowers concluded the final session in a four-part paper money offering of the Joel R. Anderson Collection. Anderson is a major figure in the American publishing industry and is director and chairman of the Anderson Companies, where he oversees a portfolio of diverse businesses in publishing and retail, including companies Books-A-Million, the […]

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Anderson Collection Part IV Auction Realizes Nearly $8 Million at Whitman Baltimore Expo

Series of Four Anderson Banknote Collection Sales Realizes Total of $34,126,980 The Stack’s Bowers Galleries February 28 offering of Part IV of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money in Baltimore achieved nearly $8 million. Online bidders competed with those in the room for 54 lots in this final offering, bringing the […]

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US Paper Money: Spectacular 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, Only One in Private Hands

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… This highlight showcases one of the most spectacular, most important notes in the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part 4 sale. Just four examples are known, and this is thought to be the only one in private hands. By itself, this note would anchor a great offering […]

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The Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money — Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our fourth offering from the most extensive, most rarity-laden collection of paper money by design types ever formed or presented at auction. The first part, sold by us in March 2018, is now an indelible part of numismatic history. The second part was held as part of the World’s […]

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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes Over $11 Million

Official Whitman Expo Auction Realizes a Total of Nearly $24 Million   The Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, saw total sales that exceeded $11.1 million. Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection realized over $8.6 million, while the Caine Collection of Federal Proofs […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer the incredible Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer the incredible Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo

The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III

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Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… regarding the upcoming Paper Money sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II. Part II of the JOEL R. ANDERSON COLLECTION Of United States Paper Money Overview Welcome to the second offering from the most extensive, most rarity-laden collection of paper money by design types […]

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Large Brown Seal 1882 $1000 Gold Certificate One of Two in Private Hands

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Today I feature a rarest of the rare, finest of the fine note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection. As a class, 19th-century Gold Certificates are rare. This is because all or nearly all were held domestically and, unlike double eagles and other gold coins, were […]

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A Very Special “Black Eagle” Note From Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to my weekly blog on notes from the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II. A special catalog is now in preparation as a companion to Part I sold recently in Baltimore. The venue for Part II will be the ANA World’s Fair of Money […]

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Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction Realizes More Than $10.3 Million

The four sessions of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ much-anticipated Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo realized $10,440,026 USD (all prices include the buyer’s fee). Thursday night, March 22, featured the landmark Joel R. Anderson Collection Part I during which 64 lots realized an astounding $7,912,140. Seven lots from that collection each […]

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on the Classic, Affordable $1 1862 Legal Tender Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   All across the market, excitement continues to build for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money types. Part 1 will cross the block March 22, 2018, at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore–always one of the top […]

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on Finest Known Rare $100 Date Back Iowa National Bank Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Momentum builds for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money types. Part 1 will cross the block at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore next week(!), always one of the top shows of the year. The notes will […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Welcome to Baltimore!

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Once again the red carpet is rolled out for you at the Stack’s Bowers series of auctions to be held at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. A smorgasbord of delights awaits! Five separate catalogs describe some of the nicest items we’ve ever offered. Rarities Night […]

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Anderson Collection Finest Graded $10 1890 Treasury Note

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   As you read these words the special catalog for the Joel R. Anderson Collection has been completed by me, Peter Treglia, and other staff members. It has been a unique treat for all of us – the paper money equivalent of the D. Brent Pogue, […]

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Q. David Bowers – Focus on a $1,000 “Trophy Note”

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the pleasures in my life as a professional numismatist is having the opportunity to work with and catalog outstanding collections. In recent times I have been immersed in the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money by design types. Over many years of […]

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Q. David Bowers – 1861 $20 Demand Note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection

By Q. David Bowers – Co-founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Welcome to the first of my series of weekly comments on highlights from the Joel Anderson Collection of federal paper money. The first narratives will feature notes that will be sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, March 21-23, 2018, […]

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CoinWeek Videos Big Coins & FUN Show Return to Tampa

By CoinWeek Staff Reports …..   CoinWeek Videos to highlight FUN show, NYINC, auctions and Big Coins The 2018 Winter FUN Show has wrapped up and CoinWeek made a quick turnaround to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), which is being held this week (January 11-14) at the Grand Hyatt in New York […]

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Stack’s Bowers Presents the Joel R. Anderson Collection of U.S. Paper Money

With great pleasure, Stack’s Bowers Galleries brings to market The Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States paper money, the largest, finest, and most complete collection of Large Size United States paper money types in existence today. It is rivaled only by great collections of generations ago that have long since been dispersed, including those […]

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