Rare Money Blog

By Aris Maragoudakis

​In our upcoming August 2020 Auction, lot 30360 features a very rare Zanzibar 10 Rupees dated 1916, which in our opinion is the rarest date for the denomination.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our upcoming August auction offers an exciting and vast array of notes from a variety of countries. One is a 5 Dollar Merchants Bank of Canada issued note, CH #460-22-02. It bears the coveted serial number "000001" and plate letter "A." It is graded Extremely Fine 40 EPQ by PMG. This 5 Dollar note retains plenty of appeal, including intricate designs and dark green ink on the face and ornate lathe work on the back. The reverse of the note displays the bank name at bottom, with a seal at center and "FI5VE" counters at left and right, and the “5” denomination adorning the four corners.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our upcoming June World Paper Money CCO sale offers an exciting array of highly desirable notes from a multitude of countries. Lot 70622 features a rare note from the Spanish Occupation of Tangier, a 1941-42 1 Franco P-3 note in PMG About Uncirculated 55 grade.

By Brad Ciociola

​An incredible example of one of the most iconic design types in all of American currency is slated to be offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official US Currency Auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money this August in Pittsburgh. The Fr.268 Series of 1896 $5 is part of the famed “Educational” series of Silver Certificates known for their artistically stunning designs and motifs representing history and achievement.

By Brad Ciociola

​Collectors of top of the population high denomination notes will be interested to find that the finest PMG graded Fr.2200-K 1928 $500 Federal Reserve Note from the Dallas district will be offered as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official U.S. Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Pittsburgh.

By Aris Maragoudakis, World Currency Director

​Our upcoming Official World Paper Money auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August is developing into an incredible offering, even during these times when our ability to meet in person or at conventions is severely limited. However, as we have continuously improved upon our website, mobile applications and software, we are able to provide more and more of our services online, while also continuing to reach out via telephone and other more traditional means as we are able. We are always ready to adapt to  the changing times in order to provide our clients with incomparable personal service.​

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​One of the finest known $5000 Federal Reserve Notes is set to cross the auction block as part of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money this August in Pittsburgh. The note is a Fr.2221-K Series of 1934 note from the Dallas district and has been graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ by PMG. It is one of just six $5000 FRNs that have achieved that grade at PMG with none finer.

By Brad Ciociola, U.S. Currency Specialist

​A nearly uncirculated Fr.1220 $1000 Gold Certificate will be featured in Stack's Bowers Galleries' Official Currency Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money this August in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The note was recently graded and encapsulated by PMG with a grade of Choice Uncirculated 58.