PMG-certified Legal Tender Rarity Offered by Stack's Bowers

Posted on 8/2/2022

The summer sale features hundreds of PMG-certified rarities from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Hundreds of vintage US banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are being offered in Stack’s Bowers’ Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Online bidding is already underway for Session 4, which will be held on August 24, 2022.

The top banknote in this sale is an 1880 $100 Legal Tender graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20126). It is the finest graded of the mere 11 Friedberg #172 notes available to collectors, according to the auction house. Pedigreed to the unparalleled collection of D. Brent Pogue, it has an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

1880 $100 Legal Tender graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20126)
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Other PMG-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • an 1890 $2 Treasury Note graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20211), with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000
  • a 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) graded PMG 25 Very Fine (lot 20330), with an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000
  • a 1918 $1,000 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) graded PMG 30 Very Fine (lot 20331), with an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000
  • an 1886 $5 Silver Certificate graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20165), with an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000
  • an 1896 $5 Silver Certificate graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20175), with an estimate of $30,000 to $40,000
  • a 1933 $10 Silver Certificate graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 20411), with an estimate of $25,000 to $35,000
  • an 1890 $10 Treasury Note graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 20226), with an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000
  • a 1918 $5 Federal Reserve Bank Note (Boston) graded PMG 30 Very Fine (lot 20262), with an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000
  • a 1914 $50 Federal Reserve Note (Boston) graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated (lot 20306), with an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000

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