Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official World Paper Money auction
for the ANA World’s Fair of Money is shaping up to be another great sale. Many
rarities and will cross the auction block, including this Mexico counterfeit
P-S328 5 Pesos from the Banco de Jalisco in PMG About Uncirculated 55 EPQ.
An extremely popular and scarce counterfeit type, this note
was printed by National Bank Note Company, under the assumption that Thomas
Marshal, who ordered the notes, was a member of the board of directors of Banco
de Jalisco. Marshal invented the story and had NBNC print 5,000 of these notes.
NBNC copied ABNC's design thinking that ABNC had lost the contract to print the
notes, and then shipped the order to a H.L. Middleton in New Orleans. Middleton
started signing and selling the notes, but almost immediately was arrested by
the United States Secret Service, who in turn confiscated the remaining notes. This
note displays double zero serial numbers, and is from Series B.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA consignment deadline
is fast approaching. To include your world paper money in 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]