AIA U.S. & World Banknote, Scripophily Sale #42 Tomorrow, June 15

Archives International Auctions - June 2017 Sale
The auction will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Archives International Auctions

On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions (AIA) team, I would like to personally welcome you to the 42nd auction we have held over the last 10 years. We are excited to offer close to 1,100 lots of rare and desirable world banknote, coins and scripophily including additional selections from the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives of rare Chinese banknotes as well as an impressive variety of U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, and Scripophily.

Included in the sale are consignments from numerous estates and longtime collections, with many items having never been offered at auction previously.

The sale is broken into two sessions. The first includes Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, and Coins. The second session consists of U.S. Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, Security Printing Ephemera, and historic Documents and fiscal items.

For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the website,

Some of the many foreign highlights of the auction include over 170 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins, and scripophily; a $10 issued Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 “Shanghai” Branch Rarity and a 1910 $500 Russo-Asiatic Bank issued rarity as well as numerous banknotes from the Alexander I Pogrebetsky Family Archives. There are an additional 428 lots of worldwide banknotes highlighted by a U.A.E. 1973 Specimen set from 1 Dirham to 1,000 Dirhams.

We are also privileged to offer a discovery collection of 54 different Russian specimen bonds that have never been offered previously. These date from 1866 to 1927 and are sure to create significant excitement in the collecting community.

The U.S. banknote section will feature over 200 lots consisting of U.S. Colonial, Confederate, Obsolete, Small and Large type, fractional and depression scrip. Highlights include the Hollidaysburg collection of 37 lots of rare 1840s to ’60s obsolete scrip notes; Large type notes are highlighted by a 1923 $10 Fr.#123 “Poker Chip” note and a 1902 $5 Ely, Nevada Territorial National rarity is offered.

Coins are represented by an early 1500s to 1600s English coin assortment and desirable U.S. coins from half cents to Silver dollars. The sale offers Security Printing Ephemera including early ca. 1820-40s copper printing plates from early Security Printers, two different and rare Advertising broadsides from Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Co., ca. 1820-30s and by International Bank Note Company, ca. 1883-1890s, as well as numerous rare items that seldom come up for auction. The auction ends with an exciting assortment of U.S. and World scripophily.

The auction will feature hundreds of additional rare and desirable banknotes, coins, and scripophily in every price range, for the beginner to the advanced collector. To pre-register for live internet bidding, log on to the AIA website, at

Archives International Auctions is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions and is looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, stocks, bonds, stamps, postal history, historic ephemera, autographs, and documents to buy outright. To sell or consign one piece or an entire collection, please call AIA at (201) 944-4800; or e-mail them at [email protected].

Auction Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 15 – AIA Sale #42

SESSION 1 (Lots 1 to 668):

  • Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes and Coins
  • 10:30 AM Local Time

SESSION 2 (Lots 669 to 1081):

  • U.S. Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, Security Printing Ephemera & Historic Ephemera
  • 4:30 PM Local Time

Registration & Bid Sheet Download

If you prefer to send us bids directly, we’ll be happy to execute them for you. If you are successful, we charge a 20% Buyer’s Premium. If you bid through our website at or, there is a
22% BP. Bidding through Invaluable, eBayLive or AuctionZip, there is a 25% BP.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help. We can also except last minute internet bids from bidders who have previously participated in or auctions. Please email your bids to [email protected].

Bids can also be Faxed to 1-201-871-4345.

Download Bid Sheet PDF here


Thank you to everyone who has participated in our previous sales and has helped make this auction
series a resounding success. We are looking forward to another exciting auction and hope you enjoy our current offerings.

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