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Laguna Coast Registry & Rarity Collection Featured in November 2021 Internet Session

Laguna Coast Registry & Rarity Collection Featured in November 2021 Internet Session

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

Author: Christopher Dahncke / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Categories: Paper Money of the Week

​Our November 2021 Official Internet Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo will take place on Tuesday, November 30 and will feature more notes from the "Gnat" Laguna Coast Registry and Rarity Collection. As many small size specialists are aware, this collection includes the best group of San Francisco District small size notes ever formed.  In addition to the many unique and rare San Francisco notes that comprise this collection, it also offers an unprecedented number of Top Pop notes. PMG bestowed its coveted Best US Set 2020 award for the San Francisco $5 Feds in this collection.

While this collection has a focus on the San Francisco District, it is far more comprehensive in scope. Rare stars and nearly 200 Top Pop notes from all 12 Fed Districts – spanning Series 1928 to 2013 – are represented in $5, $10 and $20 denominations. In fact, PMG has also rated this collection the Number 1 Set in many small size categories, including the highly competitive $5 Federal Reserve Series Set. Gnat has also assembled the finest collection of Federal Reserve late finished backs (629, 637 and 204) ever to appear at auction as well as an astounding collection of rare Mule and Non-Mule small size FRNs.  Collectors of Hawaii Emergency issues will also find Top Pop notes, and what is undoubtedly the finest comprehensive set of $20 Hawaii notes ever formed. Diligently assembled over more than 25 years, many of the notes in this collection have never appeared publicly, presenting an important opportunity to acquire many small size rarities. 

The Laguna Coast Collection will be sold over three of our upcoming monthly Collectors Choice Online auctions, those to be held in December 2021, January 2022 and February 2022. Be sure to mark your calendars, as many of these notes have not traded hands publicly, and this is an unprecedented opportunity to add these treasures to your collection.

Some lots to check out in the internet session are:

Lot 21131 Fr. 1950-G 1928 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, in PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

Lot 21133 Fr. 1952-Idgs 1928B $5 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.


Lot 21136 Fr. 1956-C 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.


Lot 21167 Fr. 2008-JW 1934C $10 Federal Reserve Note Wide, Kansas City, in PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.


Lot 21185​ Fr. 2055-E* 1934A $20 Federal Reserve Note Star Note, Richmond, in PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.


Our November Baltimore 2021 Internet Auction is available at StacksBowers.com for viewing and bidding. We are currently taking consignments for our monthly auctions and March 2022 Auction. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com​. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected]​.
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