The following is an excerpt of an article at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Among the many fabulous rarities to be offered on Thursday evening, October 25, at the Whitman Coin & Currency Expo in Baltimore will be the Large Red Spiked Seal $500 Gold Certificate, one of the highlights of the Joel R. Anderson Collection, Part III.
From Stack’s Bowers:
The Anderson Collection was formed starting years ago. Joel, a connoisseur par excellence, determined to acquire one each of the large-size federal currency designs from 1861 to 1928. Year by year the collection grew as he won notes at auction and bought others privately. The objective was to obtain the finest possible condition.
Today the Anderson Collection is unique in that no other currency collection has ever been so complete as to types and quality. Opportunity is the key word here. There are many notes such as this unique $500 Large Red Spiked Seal Gold Certificate that may never be offered again in your lifetime—or if it is acquired by an institution it will be off the market forever.