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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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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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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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Finest Known $100 “Watermelon” Note Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… The finest known Fr. 377 1890 $100 Treasury Note will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 18-20 in Baltimore. The note is among the highlights of the much-heralded D. Brent Pogue Collection of […]

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D. Brent Pogue Paper Money, Q. David Bowers Confederate Collection Headline Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be presenting their first United States currency auction event of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-20, 2020. Headlined by the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money, the U.S. Currency sessions will feature more than 600 live lots with estimates totaling in excess of $11 million! The marvelous […]

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Daniel Morgan Autographed $1 Martha Note to be Offered in March 2020 Pogue VI Sale

Note Presented to Famed Collector Albert Grinnell By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the fascinating notes we have encountered while cataloging the incredible D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is a Fr.223 1891 $1 “Martha Washington” Silver Certificate that was courtesy autographed by United States Treasurer Daniel […]

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PMG Recertifies World-Famous D. Brent Pogue Collection of Banknotes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was chosen to recertify the more than 200 banknotes in the world-famous D. Brent Pogue collection. All of Pogue’s notes are now encapsulated in the latest generation PMG holder, which delivers superior optics and presentation along with the best long-term preservation. Pogue, who died unexpectedly in July 2019, assembled the most […]

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D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money at Whitman Baltimore Expo

The D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money is considered to be one of the finest ever assembled. For nearly two decades Brent Pogue focused on finest known examples, Serial Number 1, and “Star/Replacement” notes, along with other extreme rarities. As with his coin collection, each note was purchased with an emphasis on […]

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Confederate $20 Held by Lee at Appomattox Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Currency Auction

  By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… A Confederate T-67 $20 bill that was held by General Robert E. Lee during his surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia will be offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2020 Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. On the afternoon of […]

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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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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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Stack’s Bowers Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo

By Peter Treglia – Director of Currency, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over. This sale represents the last live U.S. Currency auction of the year for us and […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA U.S. Currency Auction Realizes $5.3 Million

  The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 USD 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 […]

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Newly Discovered Santa Maria, CA Serial Number 1 Red Seal Offered in Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale

New Santa Maria Note Added to Sale​   By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature in our Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money the first Red Seal to come forward from the First National Bank of Santa Maria, California. This offering is […]

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Mail Theft, Michigan Coin Shop Robbery Among Recent Numismatic Crimes: NCIC

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) …… USPS Thefts Chicago Area An express mail package containing a large number of slabbed and raw dollars was shipped on April 9, 2019, from California to Illinois. Upon arrival, the recipient advised the package had been opened and re-taped using express mail […]

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PMG Certifies Trio of Million-Dollar US Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has certified three important US notes that were recently sold at auction for a combined $5 million. The group comprises three of the rarest and most iconic US notes, each of which is unique in private hands: An 1869 $500 “Rainbow” Legal Tender Note, attributed as Friedberg-184 and now graded PMG […]

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CoinWeek: Stack’s Bowers to Offer Three Million+ Dollar Currency Notes in Baltimore.

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Stack’s Bowers will conduct the fourth session of the historic Joel R. Anderson paper money collection. The previous three sessions have been met with great fanfare and record prices and some of the most important and rare 19th-century American currency pieces have come up for auction. In this, the fourth […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo is now online and open for bidding. The auction, which will be held live Thursday, November 9, will offer nearly 700 lots of paper money covering the full spectrum United […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA US Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money is now online and open for bidding. This year’s auction offers 551 live lots along with 286 Internet-only lots. Headlining the auction is The Cleo Collection of Confederate Paper Money, a complete type collection of Confederate treasury notes of […]

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Paper Money Auctions – Cleo Collection of Confederate Currency at ANA

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… A remarkable type collection of Confederate paper money, assembled by a husband and wife over the more than 50 years, will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official U.S. Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Denver, Colorado. “The Cleo […]

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Stack’s Bowers: Two Important Shows, One Important Week!

By Melissa Karstedt – Auctioneer, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Next week the Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be split between two important numismatic conventions. We hope to see you at one of these locations! The Long Beach Coin Expo The Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will be headed to the Long Beach Coin Expo June 8-10, […]

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Paper Money Auctions – First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kansas Serial Number 1 $5 Brown Back

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer for the first time to the collecting community an incredible serial number 1 $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Medicine Lodge, Kansas in the upcoming Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo. […]

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Paper Money Auction – Rare Oil City Bank $5 Color Proof

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   ​A very rare $5 color proof from the Oil City Bank of Oil City, Pennsylvania (Haxby PA-380 G6a) will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in March. The India paper only proof produced […]

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Rare Bank of Germantown “Polar Bear” Note in March Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… A rare obsolete banknote featuring one of the most iconic vignettes in American currency will be featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. The $1 note from the Bank of Germantown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Haxby PA-150 […]

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Stack’s Bowers US Paper Money – Chicago $5,000 Federal Reserve Note

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Crossing the block this November at our Baltimore Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, will be Lot 10311, a $5,000 Federal Reserve Note. This gorgeous Madison $5,000 from the Chicago district is certified as Extremely Fine 40 Net Repaired and offers great […]

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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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World Paper Money Auctions – Rare French Specimen Proofs

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering two very significant French Specimen Proofs in our World Paper Money Session at our official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. One is known to collectors as the “Colbert note” and is a very rare specimen proof, and […]

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US Paper Money – Rare T-4 $50 “Montgomery” at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… One of the “Big Six” of Confederate Currency, the T-4 1861 $50 was the last of the four Confederate Treasury notes to be issued while the Confederate capital was located in Montgomery, Alabama. These high-quality notes were produced by the National Bank Note Company and bore […]

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World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money features an exceptional and rare hand-drawn artist proposal. This marvelous Artist Essay exudes everything collectible about Indian paper money, from guilloché borders, and calligraphic writing, to striking lifelike vignettes. This piece is hand drawn and […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Currency! 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association Convention – Video: 8:21

Cool Currency – Interviewer & Producer: David Lisot David Lisot talked to dealers at the 2015 Professional Currency Dealers Association (PCDA) Convention in Rosemont, Illinois and asked them to show and discuss the coolest currency notes that they brought to the show. Banknote and currency collectors, you’ve waited a long time. Here’s the next installment of CoinWeek’s […]

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