Watermelon – A Summertime Favorite at SBG

"The Watermelon Collection" — One of the headlines of our extraordinary presentation of paper money on Wednesday, August 8th will be the "Watermelon Collection." This remarkable 200-piece large size type set from an old time cabinet will be crossing the block during our biggest paper money event of the year. The session starts at 5 PM with several hundred lots of important and interesting colonial and obsolete notes (more news to come on this front), followed by a special section devoted to the "Watermelon Collection." This memorable presentation of notes freshly graded by PCGS offers some extreme rarities and finest known notes destined to command much attention.

Included is an attractive and perhaps affordable F-15 example of the famous Watermelon Note, certain to delight all collectors of the series as few collections include this rarity. Rainbow Notes from the Series of 1869 are marvelous as well. A prime focal point will be a wonderful selection of $50 and $100 National Bank Notes including unique and finest known pieces. All lots will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. Mark your calendar and make your plans to attend in person or participate via mail, fax, or Internet!

A highlight of our ANA auction, indeed a highlight of the entire year in terms of rare paper money, is one of the finer known of examples of the classic and rare $100 Series of 1890 "Watermelon Note." With the zeroes on the reverse resembling two delicious examples of this fruit this "Watermelon Note" variety has landed in the 18 position of the "100 Greatest American Currency Notes" book. For many years the appearance of even a single example marks an auction as important. Our ANA sale offers two in two different grades.

Plan to Attend the Pre-ANA Hosted by the Professional Numismatists Guild

I invite you to maximize your time in Philadelphia by attending the Pre-ANA Convention being hosted by the Professional Numismatists Guild, August 4th to 6th. Below is an invitation for your use and hope to see you there. This allows you to participate in our spectacular auction for that event which will feature important collector coins and rarities across all series. And, you will get "first shot" opportunities, as many dealers will be setting up at the Pre-ANA show and staying on for the entire ANA week. August 4th through 12th will be an educational, exciting and hectic time for everyone with an interest in coins, paper money, tokens etc. Make your plans to attend for a day or two or more. It will be an event to remember.

All the best,

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