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PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at PCGS About Uncirculated 50 it is the finest known! “I am very excited to have this iconic and historic note certified and encapsulated by PCGS Banknote,” says Stack’s Bowers Galleries […]

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PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote. Issued in $100 as […]

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PCGS Banknote grades ultra-rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon note

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The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction
(Santa Ana, California, July 9, 2020) — The finest-known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note, which in 2005 became the first banknote to bring $1 million at auction, has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote

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Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note: Stack’s Bowers Direct

Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note The “Holy Grail” of American Currency Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.   Perhaps no single note has captivated United States currency collectors as much as this 1890 $1,000 Treasury Note. Popularly known as the “Grand Watermelon“, these notes gained their […]

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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’ Joel. R. Anderson Collection Part III auction realizes over $8.6 million

1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” note brings over $2 million
Baltimore, MD — Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ October 25 offering of Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money achieved $8,619,240 in the firm’s Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore

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The Joel R. Anderson Collection Sale: Lots You Need to Know

by Charles Morgan for CoinWeek…. At 6:00 PM EDT on October 25, Stack’s Bowers will kick off the third session of their historic offering of the Joel Anderson Collection of Paper Money. Anderson is a major figure in the American publishing industry, whose business portfolio includes Books-A-Million, Whitman Publishing, and the Anderson Press. He is […]

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Bowers on collecting: The $5 “Educational Note”

Back in 2005 David Sundman and I were commissioned by Whitman Publishing LLC to create The 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. Survey sheets were sent out to leading collectors, dealers, and scholars in the field of paper money asking them to rate their opinion as to the greatest (No

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Million Dollar Currency Collection of Joel R. Anderson Highlights – Exclusive Video

 The Million Dollar Currency Collection of Joel R. Anderson is the subject of this CoinWeek Exclusive video. We sit with Stack’s Bowers co-founder Q. David Bowers and currency experts Peter Treglia and Brad Ciociola to discuss six highlight notes from the collection, including several notes that sold for over one million dollars at auction. […]

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