Official Auction of the 2019 Whitman Winter Expo brings a total of more than $19 million
Santa Ana, CA (November 22, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo saw $1,510,700 in rare United States paper money trade hands between its Thursday, November 14 evening live session in Baltimore and the Tuesday, November 19 Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Whitman Winter Expo auction realized over $19,124,255 million across 16 sessions offering United States coins, tokens, medals, and paper money. All prices include a 20% buyer’s premium.
Lot 10177, an Fr.212f 1865 $500 Interest Bearing Note graded Very Fine 25 by PMG, brought the highest price of the auction. Formerly from the Joel R. Anderson Collection, it realized $264,000. Also pedigreed to the Anderson Collection, lot 10176, an Fr.150 1863 $50 Legal Tender Note graded About New 50 PPQ by PCGS Currency, sold for $192,000.
A previously unreported serial number 1 $10 1902 Plain Back from the First National Bank of Rosebud, Montana graded Choice Uncirculated 64 by PMG was the top-selling National Currency note of the auction realizing $48,000 (lot 10361). Also among national banknotes, $45,600 was the price brought by a $10 1902 Red Seal from The Farmers National Bank of Kingfisher, Territory of Oklahoma graded Very Fine 30 by PMG (lot 10407).
Small size currency was led by a PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 Fr.2407 1928 $500 Gold Certificate that sold for $31,200 (lot 10305).
This was the firm’s final live United States currency auction of 2019. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments for the March 2020 Official U.S. Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo in Baltimore. For more information on that event, contact Director of Currency Peter Treglia at or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at .
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar graded Specimen-66 that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer, and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.
Press release courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.