Heritage FUN Auction Features 4800+ Currency Lots


DALLAS, TX — Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, will conduct a 4800+ lot Currency Signature Auction, Jan. 7-11, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL.

Richmond Fr. 2211-E* $1000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55.
Never before offered Richmond Fr. 2211-E* $1000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Click image to visit Heritage Auction page for additional information

The Convention Center is also the site of the FUN show, as well as the location for lot viewing for the CAA auction and the other Heritage auctions at the event. Of the 4800+ lots, 1300 will be part of the non-floor session to close online on Monday January 11, 2010 starting at 12pm CST.

The four day auction will commence on Thursday evening, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., with an array of Colonial Currency, Obsolete Bank Notes, Confederate Currency, and Canadian and World Currency.

The Colonial Currency offering is again significant with major rarities including, a Vermont February 1781 2s6d PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.

In Obsolete Currency, collectors will have an opportunity to bid on collections from Alabama, Arkansas, and Maryland, each the finest offerings for their respective states in many years, including:

Finally, Canadian and World currency will be highlighted by,

The Cocoa Beach Collection anchors the second session and is the largest and finest offering of Fractional Currency since the Thomas O’Mara Collection was offered by Heritage in 2005. Many of the notes have pedigrees tracing them to the O’Mara and Milt Friedberg Collections.

Of the Fractional rarities in Session Three collectors have the opportunity to bid on,

The Cocoa Beach Collection also features three beautiful shields, including a very rare and very high grade pink shield, Fractional Currency Shield, With Pink Background. This session also includes a nice sampling of Encased Postage and Military Payment Certificates.

The afternoon of Friday Jan. 8 at 2 p.m., Small Size Currency and Error Notes will be offered. It is anchored by the Rocky Manning Collection, five ultra high denomination notes, and more than two dozen $500 and $1000 Star Notes.

The Rocky Manning Collection was assembled over a couple of decades and each note was hand selected by Mr. Manning. Highlights from the Small Size session include,

Friday evening’s session begins at 7 p.m. and includes about 800 National Bank Notes highlighted by selections from the Don C. Kelly Collection of Ohio National Bank Notes. Kelly is the esteemed researcher and author of National Bank Notes, A Guide With Prices, the authoritative reference on the subject, used extensively by collectors and dealers since it was first published nearly three decades ago.

National Bank note highlights include,

The floor sessions of the auction will conclude with the Saturday evening offering of Large Size Type Notes starting at 6 p.m. A wide array of notes, including finest known and scarce Friedberg numbers will be offered. Leading the Large Size Notes,

About Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world’s third largest auction house, with annual sales more than $600 million, and 475,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit www.HA.com

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