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Noteworthy Upcoming Rare Currency Auctions

Noteworthy Upcoming Rare Currency Auctions

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

A pair of significant events is on the horizon for the Stack’s Bowers Rare Currency Department. The two auctions, while occurring only a few days apart, will be held at near geographic opposites of the world. 
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Rare Confederate T-27 1861 $10 to Be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Currency Auction

Rare Confederate T-27 1861 $10 to Be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare 1861 Confederate T-27 $10 note will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 26-29. T-27s are among the great Confederate type notes that make up the “Big Six” of a complete Confederate type set; meaning the six rarest type notes including the Montgomery’s (T-1 through T-4), T-27 and its sheet mate T-35. 

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Netherlands Indies 1895 5 Gulden Pick 45b Leads  Stack's Bowers New York International World Currency Auction

Netherlands Indies 1895 5 Gulden Pick 45b Leads Stack's Bowers New York International World Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare Netherlands Indies Javasche Bank 1895 5 Gulden note realized $5,875 to lead the way in Stack's Bowers Galleries' World Paper Money Auction held January 12 in conjunction with the 2015 New York International Numismatic Convention. 

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Norris Collection of State Issued North Carolina Notes to be Offered in March Baltimore Auction

Norris Collection of State Issued North Carolina Notes to be Offered in March Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The collecting bug bit V.L. Norris at an early age, aided by a father who collected coins and currency and who gave him a Fugio cent nearly 40 years ago. “I was really fascinated by the age of the coin and to think that the coin could have possibly been held by George Washington or Thomas Jefferson,” said Norris. “I researched that coin a lot and it really got me started.”

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Pittsfield Bank $20 Color Proof "Santa Claus" Note

Pittsfield Bank $20 Color Proof "Santa Claus" Note

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

As the Christmas holiday is right around the corner we look back at a festive note we had the pleasure to offer in our official auction of the 2014 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. Lot 2111 featured a beautiful "Santa Claus" note from the Pittsfield Bank of Pittsfield, Massachusetts pedigreed to the Peter Mayer Collection Part II

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Finest Graded Pick A126a 1927 China & South Sea Bank Limited 1 Yuan Realizes $26,290 in Stack's Bowers' Macau Auction

Finest Graded Pick A126a 1927 China & South Sea Bank Limited 1 Yuan Realizes $26,290 in Stack's Bowers' Macau Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The currency portion of the recent Stack's Bowers and Ponterio Macau world coin and currency auction featured an impressive Pick A126a 1927 China & South Sea Bank Limited 1 Yuan note graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ by PMG. The vertical format note is rare in any grade and this is the finest example graded by PMG. 

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General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of "Better Know Your Notes" looks at the portrait seen on the $5 denomination — General George H. Thomas. 

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Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

Better Know Your Notes Thanksgiving Edition

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

With the Thanksgiving holiday just a week away our latest "Better Know Your Notes" takes a look at a few Turkey Day appropriate American currency notes.

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