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This Week at our February Rarities Auction!

This Week at our February Rarities Auction!

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

Don’t forget that this week, beginning at 2 PM on February 10, 2016, at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York City, our Stack’s Bowers Rarities Auction will be held. This exciting sale features various notes that have been mentioned in blogs during prior weeks; however, there are of course many other important items that you will have an opportunity to add to your collections!

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1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland to be Offered February 10 in New York

1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland to be Offered February 10 in New York

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

During our Rarities Auction, beginning at 2 PM on February 10, 2016 at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York City, we are offering a stunning 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland. The note will be auctioned as lot 40 and carries an estimate between $20,000 and $30,000.

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Rare Massachusetts Notes Even a New Yorker Can Appreciate

Rare Massachusetts Notes Even a New Yorker Can Appreciate

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

With our Rarities Auction in New York City only a couple weeks away, all lots are available for viewing on our website. With a large variety ranging from colonial to type notes, to error notes like the Double Denomination that we featured on the blog before, we are sure to strike a chord with every collector. However, for anyone interested in rare, and stunning notes from Massachusetts, this particular sale is perfect for you.  

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One of the Finest Graded “Sword in Hand” Massachusetts Colonials to be Offered in the Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s February Rarities Auction

One of the Finest Graded “Sword in Hand” Massachusetts Colonials to be Offered in the Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s February Rarities Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A phenomenal example of an iconic design type of Colonial American currency will be auctioned as part of the February 10 Rarities Auction, held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in conjunction with Sotheby’s. Lot 3 of the Rarities Auction is an August 18, 1775 dated Colony of Massachusetts Bay 6 Shillings note graded Choice New 63 PPQ by PCGS. Notes from this popular Colonial series feature on their reverses the famed “Sword in Hand” vignette engraved by Paul Revere. 

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Strikingly Rare Error Note

Strikingly Rare Error Note

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

We have recently finalized our February Rarities Auction. The lots are now listed online and are available for viewing! From scarce high grade Obsoletes, to high denomination large-size Federal Reserve notes, to rare National Bank notes, we are aiming to have all the currency bases covered. In addition, as Lot #46, we are featuring a very special error note: a Fr. 1960-J 1934d $5/$10 Double Denomination note graded 65PPQ by PCGS Currency.

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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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Visit with the Stack’s Bowers Currency Staff at the Tampa FUN Show

Visit with the Stack’s Bowers Currency Staff at the Tampa FUN Show

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Happy New Year from the currency staff at Stack’s Bowers Galleries! The crew is preparing to kick off 2016 in Tampa, Florida for the 61st Annual FUN Convention. Members of our currency team will be on hand at the show from setup day on Wednesday through Saturday afternoon. 

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A Happy New Year, and a Friendly Reminder

A Happy New Year, and a Friendly Reminder

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

The Currency Department of Stack’s Bowers hopes you all had a great holiday season, and wish you a Happy New Year! Also, we wanted to offer a reminder that our upcoming NYINC Sale is at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on January 9 at 9 AM EST. We are looking forward to starting the year off with one of our best auctions, replete with notes that are sure to be highlights in any collection.

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