New Santa Maria Note Added to Sale​

 

Newly Discovered red Seal First National Bank of Santa Maria, California $5 bill, serial number 1, at Stack's Bowers Official US Currency Auction of the 2019 ANA World's Fair of Money

By Brad CiociolaCurrency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……
 

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature in our Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money the first Red Seal to come forward from the First National Bank of Santa Maria, California. This offering is made even more special by the fact that it bears serial number 1. This large size only Santa Barbara County bank was chartered in November of 1904 and it issued $907,750 into circulation before liquidating in February of 1928. The addition of this newly discovered note to the census brings the total population known on the bank to just 13 examples.

This modestly circulated, well margined $5 note displays deep red overprint inks and boldly signed signatures of bank officers Walker and McNeil. While it isn’t terribly unusual for new blue seal discoveries to be made for California banks, red seal and older additions are few and far between. There are no doubt quite a number of collectors who have been waiting for something from Santa Maria besides a circulated blue seal to represent the charter in their holdings. The note will be featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction where it carries a pre-auction estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held August 13-16 in Rosemont, Illinois. United States Currency sessions will be held on the evenings of Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15. For more information visit www.stacksbowers.com or email Director of Currency Peter Treglia at petert@stacksbowers.com.​

Wonderful Belgium Notes in ANA​

 

Beligum banknotes at Stack's Bowers August 2019 ANA World's Fair of Money Official Auction of World Currency

By Aris MaragoudakisDirector of World Paper Money Auction, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……
 

In our upcoming auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, we are also presenting a significant assortment of Belgium banknotes. The listing below describes just some of the standouts that we will be offering:

  • BELGIUM. Societe Generale de Belgique. 5 Francs, 1915-18. P-88. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58.
  • BELGIUM. Societe Generale. 5 Francs, 1915-1918. P-88. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent. Repaired Tear; Pinholes. Serial Number 5.
  • BELGIUM. Societe Generale. 20 Francs, 1915-1918. P-89. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. Serial Number 3.
  • BELGIUM. Societe Generale. 100 Francs, 1914-1918. P-90. PCGS Extremely Fine 40. Serial Number 3.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale de Belgium. 10,000 Francs, ND (1992-97). P-146s. Specimen. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale de Belgium. 10,000 Francs, ND (1997). P-152s. Specimen. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 68 EPQ.
  • BELGIUM. Societe Generale. 1 & 2 Francs, 1915-1918. P-86a & 87. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent Clip Rust; Pinholes & Extremely Fine 45 Apparent Pinholes. Serial Number Three.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale. 1000 Francs, 1919. P-80. PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale. 10,000 Francs, ND (1992-97). P-146. PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ.
  • BELGIUM. Royaume de Belgique Tresorerie. 50 Francs, 1966. P-139. PCGS About New 50 Apparent. Discoloration. Serial Number 1.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale. 1000 Francs, 1943. P-125s. Specimen. PCGS Choice About New 55.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale. 10,000 Francs-2000 Belgas, 1929-42. P-105. PCGS Choice About New 55.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale de Belgique. 10,000 Francs, 1938. P-105. PCGS GSG Choice About Uncirculated 58.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale de Belgique. 1000 Francs, 1944. P-115. PCGS GSG Choice About Uncirculated 58 Details. Tears Repaired.
  • BELGIUM. Banque Nationale. 10,000 Francs, ND (1997). P-152. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.
  • BELGIUM. Royaume de Belgique Tresorerie. 50 Francs, 1966. P-139sr. Specimen Replacement. PCGS Currency Choice About New 58 PPQ.

Please write to aris@stacksbowers.com with any questions regarding these specific notes, or to consign to a future sale. To register to bid, you may do so online at www.stacksbowers.com, call us, or email info@stacksbowers.com.
 

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