Our November CCO sale will feature the Last Chance Hoard, a collection of over 250 obsolete Texas bank notes recently discovered by family members during an estate closeout. Over 120 of the lots are certified items, while the rest are uncertified. The ungraded lots will be individual notes or up to 10 items per lot! Hoards such as this with large volumes of lone star currency are always popular with dealers and collectors.
Our best estimate is that this collection has been passed down through the family since the late 1800s, moving from closet to closet and state to state. The reason for the collection’s existence is unknown, but there are strong family ties to Texas, and it is believed that these notes were kept for historical and sentimental purposes.
Calling it the Last Chance Hoard reflects the family’s belief that these notes were given a last chance to survive, avoiding disposal while passing through multiple generations and ultimately finding their way into the hands of a family member with an interest in numismatics.
The Last Chance Hoard and the rest of our November 2022 U.S. Currency CCO Auction are available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for some shorts covering notes from the sale.
We are currently taking consignments for our March 2023 Spring Expo Sale as well as our monthly auctions. 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. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected].