week’s message is a change to a note that is indeed elusive, but not a landmark
rarity. PCGS has graded only seven examples, with two at the 66 level, as here,
and one finer. It will be a superb addition to a high-grade specialized
day, week by week, excitement continues to build as Part 4 of the Joel R.
Anderson Collection approaches. The venue will be the ever-popular Whitman Coin
& Collectibles Expo in Baltimore on Thursday evening, February 28th. We have been the
official auctioneer of the Expo since day one. Our upcoming series of
auctions is one of the most diverse and valuable ever. In addition to the Joel
R. Anderson Collection, currency is offered in the Caine Collection (rare
federal proof notes) and in another catalog. The net result is that if you are
at all interested in paper money, this is the place to be for many buying
Alternatively, you can view the notes on our
Internet site and participate in the sale in real time as a bidder online.
Anderson Collection by definition includes notes from affordable and available
to great rarities. The word “rare” is common among the over 200 notes in the
collection. Not exclusively, however, as there are many relatively inexpensive
notes. Others are in between, such as this $100 Red Seal Federal Reserve
note is among the very finest of its kind, as here. Below is our catalog
Stunning Gem $100 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note
4041. Friedberg 1072a (W-3700-A-a). 1914 Red Seal $100 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS
Currency Gem New 66 PPQ.
Currency has graded just seven examples of this elusive design type in the Gem
grade range or higher. This $100 Red Seal is from the Federal Reserve Bank of
Boston as attested to by the black district seal at left which features a bold
“1-A” within. At center is a profile of founding father Benjamin Franklin
facing to the right. A red scalloped Treasury Seal is at right. Red printed
serial numbers are to the lower left and top right. The Treasury official
signatures are Burke and McAdoo. This is a Plate Style a variety note with a
large district number and letter at bottom left and top right and small plate
letters at top left and bottom right. The back features an intricate design
with five allegorical figures representing Labor, Plenty, America, Peace and
Seal Federal Reserve Notes of the Series of 1914 were replaced after less than
a year when, as noted above, the BEP could no longer import red ink from Europe
due to the outbreak of World War I. The overprints were printed in blue from
then on with the latter type being far more available. This note last appeared
publicly in a June 2008 auction where it realized $66,125.
Population: 2, 1 finer.
Stanley Morycz Fixed Price List of January 1995; Currency Auctions of America’s
sale of June 1995, lot 300; Lyn Knight’s sale of June 2001, lot 1000; Lyn
Knight’s sale of November 2001, lot 268; Lyn Knight’s sale of June 2008, lot