The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 USD in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million.
The auction in Rosemont, Illinois saw eight lots eclipse the six-figure mark. Leading the way was the ex-Anderson Collection Fr.345c 1880 $500 Silver Certificate that sold for $750,000.
Also exceeding $700,000 was a Fr.1202a “Triple Signature” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate that realized $720,000.
A trio of ultra-high-denomination notes each realized well into the six-figure range with a unique Fr.2220-D 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Cleveland district selling for $168,000. An ex-Binion Fr.2231-B 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note from the New York district brought $162,000, while a Choice Uncirculated Fr.2221-G 1934 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Chicago district crossed the block for $126,000.
A number of outstanding National Currency pieces sold for impressive sums, including the $78,000 price paid for a 1902 $100 Red Seal from the First National Bank of Sargent, Nebraska. Additionally, $45,600 was the final price for a new-to-the-market 1875 $5 note from the First National Bank of Fort Benton, Montana Territory.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments to the November Official U.S. Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore. For more information about the auction or to consign your items contact Stack’s Bowers Director of Currency Peter Treglia at PeterT@stacksbowers.com or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at BCiociola@stacksbowers.com.
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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 events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer, and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.