By Aris Maragoudakis – Director of World Currency Auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……
NYINC Paper Money Highlights
Our upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction in January will offer one of the nicest Dutch Colonial pieces we have offered in recent memory. In lot 30193, bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a 1960 25 Gulden from Curacao certified by PMG (Paper Money Guaranty) as a Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ.
This is by far the finest example of this type on the PMG census, with only three examples of this type certified. This is not just the only original EPQ example, it’s also the only one graded higher than VF. It is truly a piece that offers fantastic condition and preservation. It is one of the most sought after pieces in the Curacao catalog. Only a few examples survived of this limited release that saw only minor circulation before the Netherlands Indies currency of 1962 was released. As such, this is a piece missing from some of even the most advanced collections. It is likely to find a new home in a truly serious collection, though it carries a modest estimate of $7,500-$10,000 USD.
For questions regarding bidding please email [email protected]. To consign to future sales, or for questions regarding this specific lot, please contact Aris Maragoudakis, Director of Stack’s Bowers Galleries World Currency Auctions, at [email protected].
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About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association (ANA) events, the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer, and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.