Category Archives: Aris Maragoudakis

Rare Zanzibar Note, Canadian $5 in Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Auction

Serial Number 1 Merchants Bank of Canada 5 Dollar By Christopher Dahncke – Currency Auction Associate, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… The upcoming Stack’s Bowers August 2020 World Paper Money auction offers an exciting and vast array of notes from a variety of countries. One is a 5 Dollar Merchants Bank of Canada issued note, CH […]

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Highly Coveted 1000 Đong Specimen Note Offered in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries upcoming January 2020 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Sale will feature a tremendously beautiful example of the most sought after banknote from South Viet-Nam (lot 30464). Known as the “Holy Grail of South Viet Nam Banknotes”, […]

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Finest PMG Curacao 1960 25 Gulden Note Offered in Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… NYINC Paper Money Highlights Our upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction in January will offer one of the nicest Dutch Colonial pieces we have offered in recent memory. In lot 30193, bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a 1960 […]

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Highlights From the Stack’s Bowers NYINC World Paper Money Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… NYINC Paper Money Highlights Welcome to our World Paper Money Sale at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the year 2020. Enclosed within this catalog, you will find many lots that have never been offered at public auction, along with […]

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Henrik Holt Christensen Joins Stack’s Bowers as Europe Paper Money Consignment Director

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ European network and growing the firm’s World Paper Money department. He will be at the Maastricht Paper Money Fair […]

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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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PMG-Graded Proof Chinese Banknote Realizes $240,000 at Stack’s Bowers Auction

A stunning China 1975 2 Yuan Proof that was certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) was the star of a Stack’s Bowers paper money auction held March 25 in Hong Kong. Graded PMG 62 Uncirculated, the note was the top lot in the auction, realizing $240,000 (USD), far above its pre-auction estimate of $75,000 to […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of Ancient Coins, World Coins and Paper Money Realizes Nearly $5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2019 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction. An important and diverse selection of coins, including some magnificent European gold issues, made this a memorable auction event. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized $4,945,277 USD (all prices reported include the […]

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Robert J. Bauman Collection of Argentinian Paper Money, Pt. 1 at Stack’s Bowers 2018 ANA Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   At our upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, we will offer a very prestigious collection of scarce, and virtually unseen Argentinian paper money from the collection of Robert J. Bauman, the writer of […]

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Ultra-Rare 1860 Commercial Bank 1 Dollar at Stack’s Bowers World Paper Money Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Paper Money Auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   In Stack’s Bowers upcoming World Paper Money Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August, they are offering a very special 1860 Commercial Bank of Canada 1 Dollar note in a PMG Choice Fine 15 holder. Plate Position […]

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Astonishing Fancy 88888888 Serial Number US FRN Denomination Set Offered by Stack’s Bowers

  While we have auctioned off hundreds of thousands of lots of paper money through the years, we have never handled one quite like the lot we are about to offer in our upcoming August Hong Kong Sale. It is unique in multiple ways: 1) Every piece in this seven-note set carries the coveted “SOLID […]

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World Paper Money – South Africa Treasures in Stack’s Bowers Collectors Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… In our May Collectors Choice Sale closing live at StacksBowers.com on May 16, are featured two important pieces of paper money from South Africa. Lot 72357 is a Pick 39, South Africa Treasury 1 Pond, with an 1872 date, in a PCGS […]

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Paper Money of Belgium in Stack’s Bowers May Collector’s Choice Sale

By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our May Collector’s Choice World Paper Money Sale is currently available online. This sale offers over 400 lots of certified material and is strong in many areas. One of the standout countries is Belgium, a section that contains the following highlights. Lot […]

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Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Auction

By Richard Ponterio – Executive Vice President, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction ……   Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April 2018 Hong Kong Auction Showcase Auction! I am pleased to present our latest auction catalog. The dedicated staff at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio toiled for months to prepare this sale, which […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction – Specimen United Arab Emirates Banknotes

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   With the January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction right around the corner, we wanted to take time to highlight a few special United Arab Emirates banknotes. Lot 30447 contains a very special group of scarce TDLR first issue, high-grade United Arab Emirates Specimens: Pick […]

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Paper Money Auction – Extremely Rare 1896 Puerto Rico 5 Pesos

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… In our January 2018 New York International Sale on January 12, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, we will be offering a very special Puerto Rico 1896 5 Pesos note in Lot 30390. The note is from the Banco Espanol de Puerto Rico, and […]

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October Collector’s Choice Online Sale from Stack’s Bowers

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Our upcoming Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction for World Paper Money is right around the corner, closing on October 4, 2017. It promises to offer very exciting items sure to fill gaps in many collections. These sales present strictly certified material, cater to consignors who are […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Brokers Private Sale of Zanzibar Bank Notes with Spink and Trusted Traditions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in conjunction with Spink London and Trusted Traditions, is pleased to announce that it has brokered a record setting private treaty sale of a complete Waterlow and Sons set of banknotes from Zanzibar at an undisclosed price. Zanzibar, a tiny island off the east coast of Africa, is a semi-autonomous region belonging […]

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Welcome to the August 2017 Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… Welcome to our 2017 August Hong Kong Auction Catalog. As always, we are offering an exceptional amount of scarce and high-quality material. A few pieces of paper money included in this catalog have yet to be offered in public auction, while others are among the finest […]

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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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Tibetan Banknotes, Debut Offering of China Pick 16d at Stack’s Bowers April 2017 Hong Kong Auction

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Tibetan Banknotes from the Lissanevitch Collection   In the April 3, 2017 Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money sale, we are auctioning an extensive offering of Tibetan bank notes. These notes are from the collection of Alexander Boris Lissanevitch, regarded by those familiar with his […]

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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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World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers …… In the Stack’s Bowers official January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, we are pleased to offer an extremely rare, and well-preserved Zanzibar 5 rupees banknote. This tiny geographic area is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Microlithic tools have proven that Zanzibar […]

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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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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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