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Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Our upcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part IV is only a week away. In recent months the entire world of paper money collectors has been abuzz. Soon, the fourth in this series of great events will take place—at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, on Thursday evening, February 28th.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

National Bank Notes and a particularly rare example are the focus of this week’s message. Beginning in 1864 over 10,000 National Banks issued large-size federal notes with their imprints—from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Florida. Showcased today is a splendid highlight from the Joel R. Anderson Collection—the  finest of just four Series of 1902 Uncirculated $100 notes certified by PCGS. And it is from the West, no less—from Los Angeles, California. ​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

This week’s message  showcases one of the most spectacular, most important notes in the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part 4 sale. Just four examples are known, and this is thought to be the only one in private hands.  All by itself it would anchor a great offering of currency. In this sale it is side by side with other legendary notes.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

This week’s message is a change to a note that is indeed elusive, but not a landmark rarity. PCGS has graded only seven examples, with two at the 66 level, as here, and one finer. It will be a superb addition to a high-grade specialized collection.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Enthusiasm and excitement continues to build as Part 4 of the Joel R. Anderson Collection approaches on Thursday evening, February 28. The venue will be the popular Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore. You are cordially invited to attend this dynamic show and view the Anderson notes in person as well as see the many other coins, tokens, medals, and paper money in our multiple auction sales. You are invited to attend the sale as it takes place, as a bidder or as an observer to see numismatic history as it is being made.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

The Anderson Collection by definition includes notes from affordable and available to great rarities—among the last being notes that are unique as well as those that are the finest known. An incredible aspect of our Part 4 offering is that it contains the only complete set of 1869 “Rainbow Notes” ever auctioned. They will be offered one at a time, the $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000 denominations, all Condition Census!

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Welcome to our fourth offering from the most extensive, most rarity-laden collection of paper money by design types ever formed or presented at auction. The first part, sold by us in March 2018, is now an indelible part of numismatic history. The second part was held as part of the World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia in August and saw record prices. The third part made history last October. If the term "once in a lifetime opportunity" is applicable in numismatics, here is the ideal example! ​​

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ October 25 offering of Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money achieved $8,619,240 in the firm’s Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore.  Among the many rarities featured in the catalog, the highlight was the finest known 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note which realized over $2 million. With an average lot price of nearly $160,000, Part III brings the total to date for the Joel R. Anderson Collection to over $26 million, with one more offering planned for February 2019 in Baltimore.

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