friends to our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles
Spring Expo. This marks our first live United States currency auction of 2018
and what a way to begin the year!
almost certainly know already, this auction will feature Part 1 of The Joel R.
Anderson Collection, which offers a world class selection of superb large size
type notes and ultra-rarities. Among the many highlights of The Joel R.
Anderson Collection are the Fr. 183c 1863 $500 Legal Tender Note graded PCGS
Very Choice New 64 PPQ and the complementary Fr. 186d 1863 $1000 Legal Tender
Note graded PCGS Choice About New 58. Also of note is the Fr. 187b 1880 $1000
Legal Tender Note graded PCGS About New 55. Each of these three notes could
reach or exceed the million-dollar mark when the gavel drops. An unprecedented
offering of “Middle of the Book” Compound Interest and Interest Bearing Notes
from The Joel R. Anderson Collection features an extremely rare Fr. 209a 1861
$500 Interest Bearing Note graded PCGS Very Fine 25.
headlining the auction is The A.J. Vanderbilt Collection, a fabulous offering
of large size type notes and national currency. This cabinet is headlined by
the single finest graded Demand Note, a Fr. 2 1861 $5 graded PMG Gem
Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Also found among the more than 40 great lots of currency
in the collection is the Fr. 1136 1870 $5 National Gold Bank Note from the
First National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California, graded PMG Extremely
Fine 40 EPQ.
Anderson and Vanderbilt collections will comprise our Thursday night session of
the auction, while the Friday night session will feature additional United
States currency, including Colonial and Continental, Obsolete, Confederate,
Large and Small Type and Nationals.
Friday night session features three Ultra-High Denomination small size notes
including a Fr. 2220-E 1928 $5000 FRN from Richmond graded PMG About
Uncirculated 50 and a Fr. 2231-A 1934 $10000 FRN from Boston graded PMG Choice
are pleased to present another great offering of rare National Currency notes that
includes an incredible new discovery note from the First National Bank of
Vinton, Virginia. This serial number 1 1902 $10 Plain Back is graded PMG About
Uncirculated 53 and is the first note known from the bank.
other great treasures await you in the pages of our catalogs for this sale. We
invite you to take some time and enjoy the offerings within. From all of us on
the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries we look forward to seeing you in
Baltimore or to receiving your bids by mail, fax or at StacksBowers.com.