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Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

Gem Uncirculated 1933 $10 Silver Certificate to be Featured in the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers July Baltimore Currency Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present our Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo this July 16-19 in Baltimore. Among the many paper highlights is an example of the rare Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ by PMG. The 1933 $10 Silver Certificate is a one-year design type and only 552,000 were printed by the BEP. Around one-third of those were actually released into circulation and shortly thereafter legislation required a change in the redeemable language of the Silver Certificates. 

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Magnificent Choice Uncirculated 1934 St. Louis $5000 in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction

Magnificent Choice Uncirculated 1934 St. Louis $5000 in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Next week’s Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s Rarities Auction will feature a magnificent PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Fr. 2221-H $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the St. Louis district that comes to us from the Holecek Family Foundation Collection. This beautiful high grade example is one of just 2,400 printed for the district and one of only 14 known survivors from that run. 

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Panama 1941 “Arias” Currency Issue

Panama 1941 “Arias” Currency Issue

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The “Banco Central d Emision de la Republica de Panama,” banknotes issued in 1941 are a numismatic favorite and always attract great interest among collectors when offered at auction. The series comprised just four denominations with One, Five, Ten and Twenty Balboa notes produced. The notes were printed by the Hamilton Bank Note Company of New York and each of the denominations employed bold contrasting colors with identical format size. 
Author: Matt Quinn
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Exceptional Bank of New York Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

Exceptional Bank of New York Serial Number 1 “Lazy Deuce” Offered in May Rarities Auction with Sotheby’s

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

An exceptional Serial Number 1 Original Series “Lazy Deuce” from the Bank of New York, National Banking Association of New York, New York will be offered in Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s upcoming Rarities Auction on May 20 in New York City. This fantastic National Currency note has been graded and encapsulated as Very Fine 25 by PCGS and boasts bright paper, dark inks and a boldly printed red overprint that beautifully presents the all-important Serial Number 1 above the Treasury Seal at top right. 

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Specimen World Banknotes a Large Part of the Hobby

Specimen World Banknotes a Large Part of the Hobby

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The market for collectible worldwide currency is far more accepting of specimen notes than the United States Currency market. These often perforated, punch canceled and overprinted notes are typically far more scarce than their issued counterparts, although in many cases they are the only way to illustrate a design within a collection.
Author: Matt Quinn
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The Surrender at Bennett Place and the End of the Confederacy

The Surrender at Bennett Place and the End of the Confederacy

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Tuesday April 26, 2015, marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Bennett Place in what is now my hometown of Durham, North Carolina. 

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Maastricht Paper Money Show Recap

Maastricht Paper Money Show Recap

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

Attendance was quite high at the recent Maastricht Paper Money Fair held in Valkenburg, Netherlands, as is typical for this popular show. Nearly every table was occupied within the main and theatre hall as well as the foyer and stage
Author: Matt Quinn
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Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

Women on 20s; The Movement to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Much has been in the news recently over the push to replace Andrew Jackson as the featured subject on the $20 bill. It seems popular opinion of "Old Hickory" has faded in recent years and the new movement hopes to replace Jackson with an important female from American history. 
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