Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency
Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost
impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over. This sale represents the last
live U.S. Currency auction of the year for us and what a great year it has
In the short time since we were last together for the ANA
World’s Fair of Money our staff has put together another nice offering of U.S.
Currency that spans quite a few genres. We are quite fortunate to have a number
of great notes coming to the market for the very first time. These offerings
include both National Currency discovery notes and U.S. large size type notes,
fresh to the market from a decades old collection.
Within the pages of this catalog you will see great type
rarities like the Fr.212f 1865 $500 Interest Bearing Note and Fr.150 1863 $50
Legal Tender Note along with exciting National Bank Notes that are being
offered at auction for the very first time. Among these is a 1902 $10 Red Seal
from the Farmers National Bank of Kingfisher, Territory of Oklahoma. A newly
discovered serial number 1 1902 $10 Plain Back from the First National Bank of
Rosebud, Montana (the first note to come forward from the bank) will be
available to collectors for the first time. Small size specialists will appreciate
a new to the census Choice Uncirculated 1928 $500 Gold Certificate that has
resided in the same collection for more than 40 years.
In our obsolete currency section, we have been chosen to
auction a very special collection of “Santa Claus” notes. This group was
curated by the beloved Dottie Freeman, who the currency collecting family lost last
spring. Additionally, obsolete enthusiasts will find a deep offering of Mormon
related rarities, including notes from both the Kirtland Safety Society and the
Deseret Currency Association series.
Please have fun browsing the catalog and we look forward
to see you all in Baltimore!
Enjoy the paper.