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By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

The April 2021 Hong Kong sale contains a nice assortment of World Paper Money. Auction highlights include the following notes:

Lot 40023 China Empire Ta-Ching Government Bank P-A76s 1 Dollar Specimen, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. PMG has graded just two notes at this level, with none finer. This note is extremely difficult to acquire, and this example is sure to please.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​Obsolete currency collectors are often drawn to notes with visually striking and dramatic vignettes. Notes from the Continental Bank of Boston have provided collectors with green and black printed remainders that feature bold vignettes and have been popularly collected for years. Our March Stack's Bowers Galleries currency auction features an uncut $1-$1-$2-$3 sheet of remainders from the Continental Bank graded Choice Uncirculated 64 by PMG.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March U.S. Currency Auction will feature selections from the Karelian Collection, including a Fr.377 1890 $100 Treasury Note. It is popularly known as the “Watermelon Note” or “Baby Watermelon” (as opposed to its $1000 “Grand Watermelon” counterpart) due to the distinctive large zeros found on the back of the note that bear an unmistakable resemblance to the fruit.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a P-S302b 100 Pesos note issued by the Banco de Guerrero in a PMG Very Fine 30 grade in our February World CCO. This note is fully issued and has the later 1914 date. The Cathedral of Taxco is depicted at right on the face, with an ornate “100” counter at left. The reverse of the note depicts a lake at center flanked at left and right by ”100” counters. This note was printed by ABNC and retains ornate details typical of the printer.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2021 United States Currency auction will feature select offerings from the Karelian Collection, including a PCGS Banknote Choice Uncirculated 63 Fr.167a $100 Legal Tender Note. 

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to present a large assortment of Haitian notes in our January 2021 auction. We are offering 53 notes from Haiti, split between our Live and Internet sessions. These notes span from the 1820s through the 1960s, offering notes from the early Republic of Haiti, through the U.S. Civil War period and up to more modern times.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 United States currency auction will feature a rare Fr.378 1891 $100 Treasury Note from the Karelian Collection. The "Open Back" $100 Treasury Notes of the Series of 1891 are nearly three times rarer than their predecessor "Watermelon" notes of 1890. Just 13 examples are recorded in the census for the type with five of those held in institutional collections and unavailable to collectors. The type has the portrait of Admiral David Farragut at right and a large 100 counter just to the left of center. A red scalloped Treasury Seal is to the right of center while red serial numbers are at lower left and upper right.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to offer this 1865 2 Dollars Royal Canadian Bank CH #635-100-406 in PMG Very Fine 25 in our January 2021 Auction. The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Bank Notes lists this Charlton Number as "No Known Issued Notes," and those four words alone should pique your interest in this incredibly scarce note.

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