20391 of our official United
States Currency auction for the ANA World’s Fair of Money will feature a
group of 12 Fr. 2031-A to 2031-L 1995 $10 Federal Reserve Notes that are all in
Uncirculated condition. This is a district set and all notes feature solid “9”
Rarely are we at Stack’s Bowers Galleries stopped dead in
our tracks by something we haven’t seen before. However, such was the case when
this solid serial number 9 Series of 1995 $10 BEP Premium Set was presented to
us at a show earlier this year. We had never seen an offering of 12 matched
solid serial number 9 notes before this set.
The $10 BEP Premium Sets were issued for the Series of 1995
and 1999. Each set included a hard bound 24-page book displaying 12 notes with
one from each of the 12 Federal Reserve District Banks. All of the notes in
each set share matching serial numbers. Just 2,000 sets were issued beginning
with serial number 99997999. This is the final set from the print run and
features the following 12 notes:
Solid serial number 9s are the rarest solid serial number
notes in the hobby as the BEP no longer issues notes up to that serial number
range for general circulation. The Series of 1974 was the last regular issue
series to issue solid 9s. The only other notes to feature this serial number
are special issue BEP sets and some uncut BEP souvenir sheets.
All 12 notes in this set are wholly crisp and exceptionally
printed. The notes in the set are broadly margined at the top and sides while
each tends be centered low with a thin bottom margin.
This is truly an unprecedented offering and an incredible
opportunity for fancy serial number collectors. While difficult to estimate we
believe a realization within or above our estimate range is easily obtainable
with small size solid serial number 9 notes often breaking the five-figure mark
in auction. Here is your chance to own an absolute amazing item with incredible
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA auction has been
posted to our website for bidding and viewing. To consign your U.S. paper money
and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at
800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com.
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