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Stacks Bowers Galleries Official World Currency Auction of the August 2015 ANA Convention

Stacks Bowers Galleries Official World Currency Auction of the August 2015 ANA Convention

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The rare currency team at Stack’s Bowers is pleased to announce that the Official World Currency Auction for the August 2015 ANA Convention is taking shape and nearing its final form. Over 200 showcase lots will be presented that include several areas of interest. A separate Internet-only section featuring another pleasing assortment of scarce notes will close the following week and utilize our newly adopted live bidding for Internet sales.

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Better Know Your Notes: Confederate T-12 1861 $5 “Manouvier”

Better Know Your Notes: Confederate T-12 1861 $5 “Manouvier”

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Our upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo features a scarce Confederate T-12 1861 $5 note printed by New Orleans printer Jules Manouvier. Popularly known as Manouvier notes, they bear an issue date of July 25, 1861, and were the only 1861 dated Confederate notes to feature a printed back. 
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Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding Online

Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction Now Open for Bidding Online

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo is now online and open for bidding under Browse Auctions on our website, click here. There are 1,290 lots of United States currency including Colonial and Continental Currency, Obsoletes, National Bank Notes, Fractional Currency, Confederate Currency, Large and Small Size Type and more. 

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Memphis IPMS Next Week

Memphis IPMS Next Week

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency and Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

The largest world paper money show held during the year in the United States is coming up June 18 to 21, and dealers are getting ready to travel to the “Home of the Blues.” The venue is the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. As we left the recent Long Beach Expo the parting expression among currency dealers was, “See you in Memphis.” The show is always exciting with many dealers holding back fresh material for this event. 

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Impressive Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Note Among August Hong Kong Currency Highlights

Impressive Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation Note Among August Hong Kong Currency Highlights

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

One of many remarkable far eastern banknotes to be offered in our upcoming August Hong Kong sale will be this $100 specimen note from 1922. The note was issued by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, an institution that is one of the oldest in the world and has issued currency since its founding in 1865. 
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Re-Issued Notes of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department

Re-Issued Notes of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

During the American Civil War the government of the Confederate States of America in Richmond found it increasingly difficult to govern the far western reaches of the fledgling nation and to direct military actions in the theater west of the Mississippi River. In response to this the Confederate government formed the Trans-Mississippi Department on May 26, 1862, in order to more efficiently govern the western theater, including Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and Louisiana. 

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Rare Michigan National to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Auction

Rare Michigan National to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming July Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature a rare 1902 $10 Plain Back from the Baraga County National Bank of L’Anse, Michigan, Charter #9509. The note, from the Collection of Doug Kaselitz, is just the second large size note known from this bank. The bank was chartered on July 21, 1909 and issued just $69,110 in notes before going into receivership in June 1932. This rare bank also reports just a single small size note known. 

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British Commonwealth Notes of the Far East

British Commonwealth Notes of the Far East

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

Banknotes of the far eastern British Commonwealths are among the most avidly collected in the present market and we offer some auction trends to confirm this. Banknotes from Malaya, British North Borneo, Ceylon, The Straits Settlements and Hong Kong are all part of this trend and even more modern designs fetch a significant premium when offered in Gem states of preservation. Observing a five-year period showcases the remarkable upswing for these notes.
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