Discovery 1982C $10 Chicago Star Note Leads the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo Currency Sale

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / November 1, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. — The currency department is pleased to present the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo currency sale, Thursday, November 7, 2013. Over 750 showcased lots will be offered to the collecting community, in addition to the 300 lot Internet-only session, closing on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Participants can expect notes from all facets of American paper money, from Colonial times to modern day Small Size Currency. A diverse selection of historical currency from the Colonial to Obsolete banknote issuing periods commences the public auction session. Rare New Hampshire colonial notes including a superb August 24, 1775 3 Pounds, formerly from The Boyd Collection, will be sold. Rare obsolete proofs are showcased, including a specialized Philadelphia collection with rare color proofs and well vignette rarities from the 1990 American Banknote Archives sale. Chester L. Krause, publisher and longtime collector, has consigned further notes from his vast holdings, including rare lumber company scrip note sheets and individual rare scrip notes, many plated in his Wisconsin obsolete note reference.

Federally issued notes of the United States are the focal point of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries paper money sale, with important National banknotes from The Watermelon Collection Part II leading the way. The second part of this sale follows our well-received and extremely successful offering of Large Size type notes featured in our August 2012 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, and includes a diverse and extraordinary variety of National Banknotes with countless rarities from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Seven of the coveted “Lazy Deuce” designs are part of this collection. Nevada will be a highlight state in this auction as well with eight elusive notes offered from the “Battle Born” state. Popular Large State notes with many important condition rarities are catalogued for the sale and highlighted by an important 1890 “Ornate Back” $10 Treasury Note in PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

Small Size Currency, currently used and always in vogue with collectors, includes a monumental discovery item that will certainly excite collectors. The note is a previously unknown 1928C $10 “Star” replacement from the Chicago district, serial number G00647785*. Renowned currency experts Peter Huntoon and Jamie Yakes commented on the discovery: “We therefore realized that only a small fraction of the 7,200 that might have been printed ever got out. In fact, we consider it a miracle that any reached circulation. The 1928C star shown here was not an expert note.” Other Small Size rarities in this sale include a mid-grade 1933 $10 Silver, among others.

Other highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • Lot 1005 – NH-141. Colony of New Hampshire. August 24, 1775. 3 Pounds. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • Lot 1049 – Boston, Massachusetts. Continental Bank. ND (Oct. 18xx). $3. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Remainder.
  • Lot 1179 – Providence, Rhode Island. National Bank. ND (18xx). $1. Choice Uncirculated. Proof.
  • Lot 1181 – Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bank of Chattanooga. ND (18xx). $50. Uncirculated. Proof.
  • Lot 1265 – Fr. 126b. 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
  • Lot 1320 – Fr. 281. 1899 $5 Silver Certificate. PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.
  • Lot 1326 – Fr. 321. 1891 $20 Silver Certificate. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
  • Lot 1337 – Fr. 368. 1890 $10 Treasury Note. PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ.
  • Lot 1348 – Fr. 826a. 1915 $20 Federal Reserve Bank Note. PCGS Very Fine 25. Kansas City.
  • Lot 1351 – Fr. 1132. 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Fine 25. Apparent.
  • Lot 1413 – Fr. 1604*. 1928D $1 Silver Certificate Star Note. PCGS Choice About New 55 PPQ.
  • Lot 1458 – Fr. 2003-G. 1928C $10 Federal Reserve Star Note. PMG Very Fine 25.
  • Lot 1553 – Ely, Nevada. $20 1902 PB. Fr. 652. The First NB. Charter #8561. PMG About Uncirculated 50.
  • Lot 1555 – McGill, Nevada. $20 1929 Ty. 2. Fr. 1802-2. The McGill NB. Charter #9452. PMG About Uncirculated 50.
  • Lot 1558 – Winnemucca, Nevada. $10 1902 PB. Fr. 626. The First NB. Charter #3575. PMG Choice Fine 15.
  • Lot 1559 – Winnemucca, Nevada. $10 1929 Ty. 1. Fr. 1801-1. The First NB. Charter #3575. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.


All lot descriptions and images for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo can be viewed online on our website,; by email at [email protected]; by phone at 800.458.4646; by fax at 949.253.4091; and by mail addressed to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, 1063 McGaw, Irvine, CA 92614. Interested bidders are also encouraged to visit lots onsite in Baltimore and bid in-person at the live auction or online via For a complete auction and lot-viewing schedule, please visit or call 800.458.4646.


About Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — the John J. Ford, Jr. and Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, and The Cardinal Collection — to name just a few. Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including the 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money and the ANA/PNG Pre-Show, the 2013 ANA National Money Show, and the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo, three times yearly. 


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