Category Archives: silver certificates

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in decades. Hosted at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California, the sale witnessed remarkably strong bidder participation through the firm’s award-winning website and mobile apps, an active phone bidding bank, […]

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“King of Small Size” Gem 1933 $10 Offered in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… ​Small size currency enthusiasts will be pleased to find a high-grade example of one of the key notes to the entire small size series offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 12, 2020 U.S. Currency Auction. This Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is often […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1896 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… The Series of 1896 Silver Certificates are referred to as the “Educational Series” in the hobby due to the design on the $1 “History Instructing Youth” issue. All three denominations in this series consist of elaborate allegorical artwork on the face of the note that makes one forget for […]

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A Closer Look at the Series of 1886 $2 Silver Certificate

By Cory Williams for PCGS …… While Silver Certificates began in 1878, the Series of 1886 would be the first issuance of denominations smaller than $10. These lower denominations would see a lot of circulation given their smaller face values and the fact that they were frequently substituted for the heavy silver dollars that people […]

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Heritage Auction 1st Public Offering Since 1993 of Unique Speelman-White Uncut Sheets

Heritage Auctions to offer rare uncut currency sheet. Present-day collectors are familiar with the fact that uncut sheets of modern currency are available for a small premium from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in Washington, DC. Uncut sheets of Large Size Notes, however, are another matter entirely. None were made available to the […]

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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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Notable Notes: The “Lincoln Porthole” $5 Silver Certificate

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… This article marks the debut of a new regular segment called “Notable Notes”, in which we profile a particularly remarkable piece of paper money that our graders at the newly launched PCGS Banknote have come across. We kick off this new segment with one of the more popular 20th-century […]

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Stack’s Bowers Sale of Pogue Collection US Paper Money Realizes More Than $9.2 Million

View All Lots & Bid in the Internet Sessions Here   Stack’s Bowers Galleries remarkable offering of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI – Masterpieces of United States Paper Money realized over $9.2 million USD during the firm’s March 2020 Auction, held at their Santa Ana, California headquarters Thursday, March 19. The prices realized […]

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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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Bowers on collecting: Retrospective this week

By Q. David Bowers
For this week’s blog I reprint  information from a circular issued in 1885 by the Pacific Bank of San Francisco giving the status of money in the state at the time and paying respect to the double eagle, in particular (excerpts):
Supernova 1857-S double eagle MS-67

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Bowers on collecting: Retrospective this week

For this week’s blog I reprint  information from a circular issued in 1885 by the Pacific Bank of San Francisco giving the status of money in the state at the time and paying respect to the double eagle, in particular (excerpts):
Supernova 1857-S double eagle MS-67. Hover to zoom

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Who designed the 1792 disme?

Can coins having belonged to Binion be identified?
Many of the more select coins, especially Morgan silver dollars, that Ted Binion put aside were later authenticated and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®. The coins include an acknowledgment they once belonged to Binion on their NGC® label. 
 
The United States issued U

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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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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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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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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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The Anderson Part II and Herzog Collections lead Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ United States Paper Money Auction at the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction Realizes Over $41 Million
Santa Ana, CA. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 14-16 Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money was a great success, with many items exceeding estimate on their way to new homes

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Stack’s Bowers 2018 World’s Fair of Money preview: U.S. currency and paper money

The World’s Fair of Money, held this year in Philadelphia, PA, is considered the major numismatic event in the United States. This week-long happening attracts collectors and dealers from around the world, and with it come a number of auctions held by various auction companies offering thousands of different numismatic items

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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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Iconic & Artistic Large Size US Banknotes

Large Size US Paper Money offers historical importance unmatched by any other trade Large size American currency is fascinating in its use of imagery on its banknotes. From 1861 through the Series of 1923, collectors enjoy a history lesson through artistic renditions of our past. Throughout today’s libraries, universities, museums, and parks, the same history […]

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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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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 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 Grading – PMG Certifies 2,000,000 Notes

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it has now certified 2,000,000 notes, a first for a third-party paper money grading service and more than double the number of notes certified by the next-largest company. Founded in 2005, PMG has become the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service as collectors and dealers soon recognized […]

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World Banknotes – Sunken Luxury: The Loss of the SS Andrea Doria

By Connor Falk – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… The SS Andrea Doria name invokes tragedy now, but at the time of construction, she represented the hopes of Italian recovery after World War II. Construction began in 1950, with the ship launching in June 16, 1951. In terms of size, she was 697 feet long […]

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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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