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US, Chinese & World Banknotes, Coins & Scripophily Auction From Archives International Ends Nov. 21

Archives International Auction’s (AIA) November “Auction 56” scheduled for Thursday, November 21, consists of 1,040 lots of in three sessions. Session 1 will include 447 lots of World and Chinese banknotes, coins, and scripophily featuring many rare and desirable notes. Session 1 begins at 10:30 am ET.

Session 2 (lots 448-789) will include 341 lots of desirable scripophily including Part 2 of the Stephen Beck Collection of CSX Predecessor Railroad Companies featuring one of the largest offerings of Florida railroads to be offered at any single auction. Session 2 begins no earlier than 3:00 pm ET.

Session 3 (lots 790-1040) will feature 250 lots of U.S. Obsolete Banknotes, National Banknotes, Security Printing Ephemera, Historic Ephemera and Part 2 of the Highland Collection of New Jersey Obsolete Scrip Notes and Banknotes. Session 3 begins no earlier than 6:00 pm ET.

The catalog is online. Please register early in case you need help or have questions. Absentee bids may be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (201) 871-4345.

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Highlights of Auction 56

Lot 147: China. Kwangtung Republican Military Government, 1912 Issue $1 Banknote.

Lot 332: Malaya. Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya, 1942 $100 P-15 Issue Banknote.

Lot 374: Palestine, Palestine Currency Board. 1939. Issued 500 Mils Banknote. PMG About Unc 53.

Lot 430: Central Bank of Yemen, ND (1976) 100 Rials Specimen Banknote.

Lot 452: NY. Early Motorcycle Company – Manson Bicycle Co., 1905 I/U Stock Certificate – Possibly the Earliest Motorcycle stock certificate issued.

Lot 662: State of Minnesota City of St. Paul, 1860s Specimen Bond.

Lot 694: Florida Railroad Co. 1869. I/U Bond Rarity with imprinted revenues.

Lot 836: Kirtland, Ohio. Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Bank-ing Co. $1 Jan. 4, 1837 OH-245 G2 Wolka 1422-01 Rust 12. The “Anti-Banking” notes were the first issue of notes from this bank. The reason for the issue was the rejection of the bank’s application for a charter from the state banking regulators in Columbus. With the notes already in hand and the bank ready to open, the bank’s officials decided not to let such legal niceties restrain their activities, and simply opened for business issuing the newly renamed paper money with the help of tiny rubber stamps. Their handiwork can be seen immediately before and after the word “Bank” in the title at the upper right. The titles Cashier and President were also carefully obliterated. By May of 1837 the bank was refusing to redeem its notes for specie, causing the issue to be severely discounted, and by June of 1837 Smith severed his association with the bank. The bank would fail in November 1837. Rare and desirable early Mormon-related notes.

Lot 854: Educational $5 1895 & 1896 Series Essay Face Progress Proof Rarities. Washington, D.C., Lot of 2 notes, includes 1895 $5 Silver Certificate. Hessler-SCE14. Rarity-7. Type of Friedberg 268 (W-799), Black on India paper only. Signatures of Tillman-Morgan. No plate letter. Central vignette, “Electricity Presenting Light to the World”. Engraved Date “Series of 1895” instead of the issued “1896” series. Appears complete but a number of areas are not completely engraved as well as the finer details of some of the design elements, mainly those of the design border are not complete. Similar to the final 1895 proof. PCGS graded Choice About Uncirculated 55 with note of “Minor Mounting Remnants” on back. (Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection); and 1896 $5 Silver Certificate back proof. Hessler-358. Green on India paper only. Portraits of Grant and Sheridan on the left and right. Appears complete. PCGS graded Very Choice Uncirculated 64. (Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Ex: Thomas F. Morris Estate). A spectacular pair of notes that will enhance even the most advanced collections. BEP.

Lot 857: Elko, NV, First National Bank of Elko, $20 1902 PB, Ch.# 7743.

Lot 887: Obsolete Banknote Octet ca.1839-1861. Various Cities. Lot of 8 notes, Includes the Montgomery, AL. $2, Central Bank of Alabama; East Haddam, CT, $2, Bank of New England; Georgetown, DC, $3, Bank of America; Bainbridge, GA., $10, Southern Bank of Georgia; Millington, MD., $5, Commercial Bank of Millington; Adrian, MI., $5, Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road Bank; Tiverton, RI., $3, Tiverton Bank; Nashville, TN., $2, Central Bank of Tennessee. T.

Show & Upcoming Auction Schedule

We will be attending the following shows:

65th Annual FUN Convention
January 9-12, 2020 – Orange County Convention Center
West Building WA1 & WA2, Orlando, Florida

(Includes some Postcards, Americana, and Ephemera)
January 24-25, 2020

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