Welcome to the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo Currency Auction

On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, welcome to the November 2012 Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The currency department is proud to continue its strong presence within the rare currency field by presenting yet another outstanding banknote sale. Our impressive United States Paper Money catalog comes just three months after selling nearly $7 million in rare currency at the August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Auction, and over $20 million since January 2011, when Stack’s Bowers Galleries was formed!

Classic American Currency and some unexpected treasures are among the highlights at the November 2012 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Offering over 1,000 lots of scarce to rare notes from the colonial era to the present, over 800 public session lots are scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2012, as well as a significant Internet Only Session that features over 300 quality lots from all genres, closing on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. In addition, an old time collection, formed over 100 years ago, will be featured in a special section and sold at the request of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum.

Obsolete currency highlights include many rare proofs highlighted by a trio of extremely rare Nebraska proofs, and a pair superb green-tinted color proofs from the Blackstone Bank of Massachusetts and the Wyoming Bank, Wilke-Barre, Pennsylvania. A standout War of 1812 Federal Treasury Note collection has been cataloged for this sale, including nine different types, and two exceedingly rare proofs — the most diverse selection of types since the Ford VI Sale in October 2004.

A captivating 1861 Five Dollar demand note in an original Very Fine grade will lead the Federal large-size type sale, which comprises over 200 lots. Also crossing the auction block is a significant selection of Silver Certificates, and other Federal Large and Small Size types purchased in the 1960s and 1970s from luminaries such as Bill Donlon and other paper money greats. A pair of Fractional Banknote collections will be offered, with some topping third party population reports as the finest known for their catalog numbers. An outstanding Serial Number 1 $5 Brown Back from Welden NB, St. Albans, Vermont is a new discovery to the census, and will be offered alongside numerous other scarce to rare “Nationals."

As we prepare to bring our 2012 paper money calendar to a close, we are working on our 2013 auction schedule, which promises to hold many significant events, such the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official 2013 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money. We thank you for your attention and participation — an exciting evening of currency awaits!

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