Highlights From Our Upcoming Official Auction of the January 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention

The currency department of Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is thrilled to present a currency specific catalog for our Official Auction of the January 2014 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This sale presents some of the highest quality notes we have offered, with an abundance of finest certified examples. The varied selection features a particular focus on banknotes of the British Commonwealth. With over 500 Showcase Auction lots and nearly 200 lots in our Internet-only session, we are sure there will be something to satisfy every collector. We encourage bidders to carefully review the catalog, as the quantity of condition rarities is immense.


Banknotes featuring portrait vignettes of Queen Elizabeth II are among the most popular with collectors, and the scope and quality of this offering is tremendous. From the Bahamas to Seychelles, banknotes with her portrait are offered which display unparalleled quality.


British Honduras and Belize notes in all denominations are found in Gem states of preservation, along with an incredible group of issues from the British Caribbean Territories. Indian banknotes are represented by a trove of King George VI 100 Rupees notes, along with an incredible quartet of Persian Gulf One and Five Rupee notes in Gem states.


A highlight of the sale will certainly be the rare Banco Nacional Ultramarino 50 Escudos note from Angola with a 1920 series date; a note once owned by renowned dealer Mel Steinberg. It will certainly attract spirited bidding from advanced collectors. Canadian banknotes feature the always popular 1937 $1,000 Bank of Canada issue in a Gem grade. Several 1954 issues will also be offered with focus on a rare “Devil’s Face” specimen set, including the $1,000 design. The highly popular Qatar and Dubai Currency board series are represented by Gem examples of the One, Five and 10 Riyal denominations.


The N.Y.I.N.C. venue always proves to be one of our most well attended world currency auctions and we expect that trend to continue. With the market for collectible currency being heavily collector driven, this spectacular offering will certainly be a big success.


Highlights of our January N.Y.I.N.C. paper money sale:

  • ANGOLA. Banco Nacional Ultramarino 50 Escudos, 1.1.1920. P-54. PMG Very Good 10 Net.
  • AUSTRALIA. Commonwealth of Australia. 1 Pound, ND (1961-65). P-34*. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Star Note.
  • BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES. British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group 10 Dollars, 2.1.1964. P-10c. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ.
  • CANADA. Bank of Canada $1000, 1937. P-65. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
  • COSTA RICA. Banco Internacional de Costa Rica 2 Colones, 1931-36. P-167cts. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Net.
  • EGYPT. National Bank of Egypt 50 Pounds, 16.4.1906. P-5s. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
  • FIJI. Government of Fiji. 1 Pound, 1.12.1965. P-53h. P-53h. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.
  • GUERNSEY. States of Guernsey £5, 1.12.1956. P-44a. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
  • HONG KONG. Government of Hong Kong. $1, ND (1935). P-311. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.
  • INDIA. Reserve Bank of India 5 Rupees, ND (1959-70). P-R2. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ.
  • PALESTINE. Palestine Currency Board. 10 Pounds, 7.9.1939. P-9c. PMG Very Fine 25.
  • SEYCHELLES. Government of Seychelles. 1 Rupee, 7.7.1943. P-7a. PMG About Uncirculated 53.
  • WEST INDIES. Currency Board. $1, 2.1.1957. P-Unlisted. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Net. Printer’s Essay.

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