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By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

National currency enthusiasts will be excited by the recent discovery of a serial number 1 1882 $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Fernandina, Florida (Charter #4558). The note is now the finest $5 Brown Back known on the state of Florida and is one of just a small handful of serial number 1 Brown Backs from the Sunshine State. It will be featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo March 30-April 1, 2016. 

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

During our Rarities Auction, beginning at 2 PM on February 10, 2016 at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York City, we are offering a stunning 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note from Cleveland. The note will be auctioned as lot 40 and carries an estimate between $20,000 and $30,000.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

With our Rarities Auction in New York City only a couple weeks away, all lots are available for viewing on our website. With a large variety ranging from colonial to type notes, to error notes like the Double Denomination that we featured on the blog before, we are sure to strike a chord with every collector. However, for anyone interested in rare, and stunning notes from Massachusetts, this particular sale is perfect for you.  

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

We have recently finalized our February Rarities Auction. The lots are now listed online and are available for viewing! From scarce high grade Obsoletes, to high denomination large-size Federal Reserve notes, to rare National Bank notes, we are aiming to have all the currency bases covered. In addition, as Lot #46, we are featuring a very special error note: a Fr. 1960-J 1934d $5/$10 Double Denomination note graded 65PPQ by PCGS Currency.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

We are busy here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries putting together a very special offering for our February 10 Rarities Auction. From scarce high grade Obsoletes, to high denomination large-size Federal Reserve notes, to rare National Bank notes, we are aiming to have all the currency bases covered. In addition to those notes, we are featuring a very special error note: a Fr. 1960-J 1934d $5/$10 Double Denomination note graded 65PPQ by PCGS Currency.

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries just sold a likely unique 1863 CBIAC $10 Hong Kong Branch Note in our December 2015 Hong Kong auction for over 4 times estimate?  Certainly one of the most significant Hong Kong banknote offerings in several years this lot saw intense competition prior to closing at $85,000 on a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Click here to read more about the lot.

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

In our upcoming January 9, 2016, NYINC sale we will present a very rare Iranian 1927 50 Tomans note. This note caps off a terrific group of these 1924 issue notes included in that sale.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

It’s hard to believe but December is here already and another year is quickly coming to an end. For many this month means that the Christmas Season is upon us; a time for peace and joy, reflection on the year that’s soon to pass and hope for what could be in the year ahead. 

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