Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering more than 830 lots of U.S. currency as a part of their August 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction in Denver, Colorado.
Paper money rarities, including 551 live lots and 286 Internet-only lots, are already presented online at www.stacksbowers.com and open to bidding.
The top lot of the sale is a Fr.2220-F 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from Atlanta (lot #10401). This rare 1928 Series Ultra High Denomination note is new to the census and resides in a PCGS Very Fine 30 PPQ holder. PQ designations are rare on any $5000, especially for the 1928 Series. The note carries an estimate of $125,000-$175,000.
A discovery serial number 1 1882 $10 Brown Back from the American National Bank of Deadwood, South Dakota, Ch #4983 (lot #10533), is sure to be a show stopper.
Graded, PCGS Very Fine 30 PPQ, this striking Western National Banknote is one of just two notes known from the bank. The other, also supposedly a serial number 1 note, has not been seen in decades. The note is estimated at $60,000-$80,000.
Headlining the auction is The Cleo Collection of Confederate Paper Money, a complete type collection of Confederate treasury notes of incredible quality. Assembled over more than 50 years, the collection contains a number of notes that are the finest graded or tied for the finest graded, as well as many other notes of exceptional quality.
Among the highlights is a rare T-27 1861 $10 (lot #10115), one of the "Big Six" type notes. Graded PMG Very Fine 30, it carries an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
Also of interest is the finest graded T-32 1861 $5 (lot #10120). Formerly owned by famed collector Dr. Douglas Ball, this PMG About Uncirculated 50 note is the finest graded by a full 10 points. It carries a pre-auction estimate of $7,000-$10,000.
Additional highlights of the sale include, but are not limited to:
A stunning pair of Oil City Bank Color Specimens in the $20 (lot #10049) and $50 (lot #10050) denominations. Each of these Choice Uncirculated Specimens carries a $3,000-$5,000 estimate.
An impressive Fr. 263 1886 $5 Silver Certificate graded Gem New 66 PPQ by PCGS (lot #10250) is expected to bring $30,000-$40,000.
A newly discovered Fr.1133-A 1918 $1000 Federal Reserve Note from Boston (lot #10321) is estimated to sell for $80,000-$120,000. The PCGS Extremely Fine 40 PPQ note is the single finest graded example for the Friedberg number and one of very few for the type to receive a PQ designation from either grading service.
The finest graded Fr.2211-A Light Green Seal 1934 $1000 Federal Reserve Note from Boston, graded Gem New 66 PPQ by PCGS (lot #10395), carries an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
A PMG Superb Gem New 67 EPQ Fr.2212-H 1934A $1000 Federal Reserve Note from St. Louis (lot #10400) is one of only 10 examples of the design type to achieve that grade from PMG. The note is expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000.
A freshly discovered 1902 $10 Red Seal from the First National Bank of Dewey, Indian Territory, Ch #8270, is estimated at $20,000-$30,000 (lot #10510). The note, graded PMG Very Fine 30 "Pinholes, Splits," is the first Territorial note to be discovered from the bank.
An incredible serial number 1 1902 $10 Red Seal from the First National Bank of Bellingham, Washington, Ch #7372, is expected to realize $40,000-$60,000 (lot #10547). The PCGS Extremely Fine 45 PPQ graded note features brilliant color and bold signatures. It is just the fourth serial number 1 Red Seal known for the state.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. MT.