Category Archives: Gold certificates

Nearly Uncirculated 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A pleasing Fr.2404* 1920 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November currency auction. Just around 40 examples of this rare small size replacement type are recorded in the census. The offered example displays […]

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Does A Gold Currency Make Sense?

Gold coins have circulated for thousands of years. Using gold in coins for payment purposes has a great combination of advantages—durability, portability, standardization, relative ease of production, and others. One limitation of using gold coins for commerce, however, has been that it was most practical for face-to-face transactions

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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New-to-Census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate Offered in Stack’s Bowers November Auction

$500 Rarity to be Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Auction   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   A recently rediscovered Series of 1928 $500 Gold Certificate will be available to the collecting public for the first time in decades in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Currency Auction of the Whitman […]

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High Denomination Notes Highlight Heritage ANA Currency Auction

Heritage’s ANA World’s Fair of MoneyPlatinum Night Currency  Auction, scheduled for the evening of August 15 at the Chicago ANA convention, features the crème de la crème of US currency. This year’s Platinum Night Platinum Night particularly emphasizes large denomination currency in both small size and large size formats. A 1928 $5,000 Federal Reserve note […]

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Did The 1933 Gold Eagle Circulate?

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The 1933 Indian Head gold eagle is probably the best coin of the United States, which could be called a poor man’s 1933 gold coin. Considering the 1933 gold eagle currently lists for $600,000 in MS-65 it is hard to imagine the word “poor” in any sentence involving the 1933 but since the only other gold coin of 1933 (the famous Saint-Gaudens double eagle of 1933) which once sold for $7

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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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How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Take a look at the paper currency you’re carrying around and think back several years. You’ll probably notice that today’s money looks much different than it did just a handful of years ago. In many cases, the changes have been significant and obvious – such as the colorful security […]

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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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Paper Money – What Are The World’s 15 Highest Denominations Ranked by GDP

Paper Money Denominations Updated by Coinweek Staff July 24, 2018 ……. Ever wonder what the highest-denomination paper money banknotes are in the world’s top-producing nations based on GDP? At a time when terrorism and other criminal activities increasingly have the attention of international police and regulatory agencies, there is greater pressure on authorities to eliminate the […]

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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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Heritage Auctions’ 2018 Chicago events bring over $38 million, part two

Dallas, Texas (May 2, 2018) — Hobby-changing discoveries of world and U.S

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Paper Money – Some of My U.S. Currency Favorites

By Chad Hawk – Grader, Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) ……   As a grader for PMG, I enjoy the tremendous benefit of seeing some of the world’s greatest paper money everyday. I review notes from all over the world and have been able to view more paper money than most people encounter in their entire […]

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Q&A: Why is there less color variation in U.S. paper money?

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:
Q: The color green is so historically traditional the backs of our paper money that we refer to U.S

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High Grade Confederate Currency, Rare National Banknotes Highlight Stack’s Bowers ANA Currency Auction

The auction room of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money bustled with activity the evening of August 2, as bidders eagerly competed for a diverse offering of collectible paper money. Prices realized for the auction totaled $2,300,756. All prices quoted include the buyer’s fee. The […]

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19th Century Rarities Highlight Heritage Platinum Currency Auction at ANA

Heritage’s August 3 Platinum Currency Auction, taking place at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, will present the finest-known 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, PCGS, Very Fine 35. The specimen is one of only 96,000 examples that were printed, and far fewer survived following the redemption rate ordered under the Gold Reserve Act of […]

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From the Herb Hicks Files – The Illegal Ban on Gold Certificates

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek and re-posted …. In 1963, Coin World columnist and former ANA librarian Ted Hammer wrote about a coin dealer in Texas arrested for trying to sell a gold certificate. The dealer had run afoul of federal authorities who acted to enforce a 30-year-old Executive Order outlawing private ownership […]

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How Paper Currency Has Changed in Our Lifetimes

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Take a look at the paper currency you’re carrying around and think back several years. You’ll probably notice that today’s money looks much different than it did just a handful of years ago. In many cases, the changes have been significant and obvious – such as the colorful security […]

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Paper Money News – Rarities Shine in $3+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA U.S. Currency Auction

  Fr. 1700. 1933 $10 Silver Certificate. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ The U.S. Currency sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized more than US$3 million as part of the firm’s ANA convention auction, which in total brought over $21 million. All prices realized include […]

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Heritage Auctions: Women on Paper Money?

As the United States readies itself for a first woman to be pictured on its paper money in at least a century, several rare notes offered during Heritage Auctions’ American Numismatic Association Currency Auction August 10-16 show women played an integral role in our money for more than 60 years. “Bringing women back to United […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates

CoinWeek Podcast #20: Herb Hicks and the Illegality of Collecting Gold Certificates Did the letter writing campaign of an astute numismatist sway the United States Treasury Department to drop charges against a Texas coin dealer and finally allow collectors to openly collect United States Gold Certificates? In this audio retelling of Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s NLG-award-winning […]

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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 […]

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