Nine Notes Cross the Six-Figure Mark in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Las Vegas U.S. Currency Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ first live United States currency auction
event of 2021 was a tremendous success that saw nine lots cross the six-figure
mark on Thursday night, March 25. In all 525 lots of U.S. paper money realized
a total of more than $4.06 million during the live session.

The leading lot of the night was the Fr.167a 1863 $100
“Spread Eagle” Legal Tender Note graded Choice Uncirculated 63 by PCGS
Banknote. It realized $264,000.

A pair of ultra-high denomination notes each sold for
$180,000. They were a Fr.2221-K 1934 $5000 from Dallas graded Choice Uncirculated
64 EPQ by PMG and a Fr.2231-B 1934 $10,000 “Binion” note from New York graded
Gem New 65 by PCGS Currency.

Two Treasury Notes rounded out the top five, with a Fr.377
1890 $100 “Baby Watermelon” note graded Choice Extremely Fine 45 by PCGS Banknote
realizing $168,000 and a Fr.376 1891 $50 Treasury Note PMG graded Extremely
Fine 40 EPQ selling for $156,000. Three of the top five grossing lots were
selections from the Karelian Collection.

The firm’s currency auction concluded Tuesday March 30 with 641
Internet only lots that combined to realize $326,493, bringing the total prices
realize for the March United States paper money sale to $4,389,147. Stack’s
Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments to their official auction with
the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August. To consign to that auction contact
Director of Currency Peter Treglia at [email protected]
or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at [email protected].

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