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Private Samuel Frank Dadmun’s $3 Fitchburg Bank Obsolete

Private Samuel Frank Dadmun’s $3 Fitchburg Bank Obsolete

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A rare and intriguing $3 obsolete banknote from the Fitchburg Bank of Fitchburg, Massachusetts will be featured in our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in Baltimore. The Fitchburg Bank issued obsolete bank notes from 1832 to 1865 when it became the Fitchburg National Bank, Charter #1077. 
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Important Currency Collections to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo

Important Currency Collections to be Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo, held March 26-29 in Baltimore, Maryland, will present three important collections from separate niches of American currency collecting. 

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Impressive Bank of America $5000 Color Face Proof

Impressive Bank of America $5000 Color Face Proof

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

An interesting $5000 color face proof of a Certificate of Deposit drawn on the Bank of America will be featured in our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. 

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PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ Boston 1934 $10,000 in Stack’s Bowers Upcoming March Baltimore Auction

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ Boston 1934 $10,000 in Stack’s Bowers Upcoming March Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

In honor of Peter and Matt’s beloved New England Patriot’s victory in Super Bowl XLIX, our Stack’s Bowers Note of the Week is this Boston District Fr. 2231-A 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note graded PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. This note, from the Holecek Family Foundation Collection is tied with one other note for the finest graded Fr. 2231-A by PMG and will be offered in our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this March. 

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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 Galleries Rare Currency Department. The two auctions, while occurring only a few days apart, will be held at near geographic opposites of the world. 

Author: Matt Quinn
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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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