The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers: Q: Is collecting any type of coin a good investment? A: No! The hobby collector—be it of coins, back-scratchers, or Bavarian beer mugs—is occasionally persuaded to purchase by impulse or sentiment. Indulging frequent lapses into irrationality is part of the fun of maintaining a hobby. But the strictly … [Read More...]
Santa Ana, California (August 29, 2019) — The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one Internet-only session. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million.
The auction in Rosemont, Illinois, saw eight lots eclipse the six-figure mark. Leading the way was the ex-Anderson Collection Fr.345c 1880 $500 Silver Certificate that sold for $750,000. Also exceeding $700,000 was a Fr.1202a “Triple Signature” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate, which realized $720,000. A trio of ultra-high denomination notes each realized well into the six-figure range with a unique Fr.2220-D 1928 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Cleveland district selling for $168,000. An ex-Binion Fr.2231-B 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note from the New York district brought $162,000, while a Choice Uncirculated Fr.2221-G 1934 $5000 Federal Reserve Note from the Chicago district crossed the block for $126,000.
A number of outstanding National Currency pieces sold for impressive sums, including the $78,000 price paid for a 1902 $100 Red Seal from the First National Bank of Sargent, Nebraska. Additionally, $45,600 was the final price for a new to the market 1875 $5 note from the First National Bank of Fort Benton, Montana Territory.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is now accepting consignments to the November Official U.S. Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore. For more information about the auction, or to consign your items, contact Stack’s Bowers Director of Currency Peter Treglia at or Currency Specialist Brad Ciociola at .
Press release courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.