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Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

Spectacular Serial Number 1 Monticello Bank $50 Featured in Stack's Bowers Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The upcoming Stack's Bowers Galleries currency auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will feature an impressive serial number 1 $50 obsolete note from the Monticello Bank of Charlottesville, Virginia (Haxby VA-45 G28a, Jones-Littlefield BC25-35). Collectors have always been drawn to serial number 1 notes, but most encounter only serial number 1 national currency notes or an occasional Federal note. 
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Rare, Historic, Beautiful, Condition Census Quality 1852 United States Assay Office of Gold $50

Rare, Historic, Beautiful, Condition Census Quality 1852 United States Assay Office of Gold $50

By Greg Cohen, Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. & World Coins

This week’s highlight from our Rarities Night Session of our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo is a lovely 1852 United States Assay Office of Gold $50. Always popular and fascinating for numismatists, these “slugs” or ingots are impressive in both size and heft (weighing nearly 2.5 ounces), and are a tangible link to this historically important era. 

Author: Greg Cohen
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Sparkling, Lustrous Choice AU 1851 Humbert $50 Realizes $138,000 In The Official March Baltimore Auction

Sparkling, Lustrous Choice AU 1851 Humbert $50 Realizes $138,000 In The Official March Baltimore Auction

By James Matthews, Senior Numismatist & Consignment Director, U.S. Coins

Among the many important highlights from our recent March Baltimore Auction that I had the privilege of cataloging is lot 4235, the beautiful 1851 Augustus Humbert $50 gold of the Lettered Edge, 50 D C, 880 Thous, No 50 on Reverse variety certified AU-55 by PCGS. The coin saw spirited bidding and, when the gavel finally fell, achieved an impressive prices realized of $138,000.
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