The upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio world paper money auction at the January 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention sale will be strongly cemented by scarce and high grade issues of the British Commonwealth. Several new “top pop” examples from an old collection are to be offered and we are sure the bidding will be highly competitive. The collection predominantly features notes with portrait vignettes of Queen Elizabeth II although several other design types are present as well.
Quality will play a major role in this offering with a large percentage of the lots in the upper echelon of quality for respective types. A Hong Kong Government King George V One Dollar note will be offered in PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ state along. A nice group of Fijian QEII Government issues in PMG Gem Uncirculated grades will also be offered. British Caribbean Territory notes with portrayal of the Queen also abound, with many the finest recorded examples per the PMG population reports. A rare Pick 54 Banco National Ultramarino 50 Escudos note from Angola will be offered, a design we have never handled nor seen in public auction.
Overall the sale will certainly be one of our finest offerings of worldwide currency. The broad array of British Commonwealth notes in such high grades will certainly dazzle collectors. I personally will be attending the auction and show and will be available to help you with any questions or needs relating to the sale.