PMG Highlights at Kagin's ANA National Money Show Auction

Posted on 2/21/2017

A wide variety of PMG-certified US notes highlight March ANA auction.

Kagin’s Auctions, the Official American Numismatic Association Auctioneer for the National Money Show in Orlando, FL from March 9–11, will include over 250 Colonial, National, Federal and Confederate notes.

Session three, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 10, will commence with Colonial notes including the popular South Carolina “Hercules” and other Ex: Ford and Newman plate notes.

South Carolina Colonial Note, front
PMG About Uncirculated 55 EPQ
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South Carolina Colonial, back
PMG About Uncirculated 55 EPQ
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A collection of over 100 Florida National banknotes, including many from the Senator Warren Henderson Collection, is one of the highlights of the sale and is sure to elicit much interest. Several of the notes are extremely rare including a 1902 $10 Plain Back from Chipley, a $5 Gainesville Brown Back, a 1929 $10 Key West, and one of the stars of the collection, a Serial #1 1929 $10 Palatka. Additional scarce Large Size Nationals include a $10 Brown Back from Pensacola, 1902 $5 Plain Back from Perry and Quincy and $10 Plain Back notes from St. Petersburg and the American NB of Tampa. Other Small Size notes from rare banks include a $10 Live Oak and a $5 Marianna.

The Putnam National Bank of Palatka, Florida, front
PMG Very Fine 25
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The Putnam National Bank of Palatka, Florida, back
PMG Very Fine 25
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Federal Large Size notes commence with more Nationals including a nice “Lazy Deuce”. Type notes are exceptional in quality and include a number of specimens from the Howard Cohen collection; recognized as one of the most meticulous currency collections. This series commences with three Demand Notes and the star of the session—a Fr. 107 1880 $10 “Jackass” note graded PMG Choice Uncirculated 69! This note is one of just two Large Size Federal notes graded Choice Uncirculated 69 in the last 25 years of currency grading!

Other Gem Large Size notes abound including a Fr. 114 1901 $10 "Bison" graded PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ and a cut sheet of four PMG Gem Uncirculated 65-66 of the same series. Other Gem Legals include one of the finest Fr. 123 1923 $10 “Poker Chip” in PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ and a Fr. 161 $50 graded PMG 64 EPQ.

1902 $10 Legal Tender, front
PMG Gem Uncirculated 65
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1901 $10 Legal Tender, back
PMG Gem Uncirculated 65
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A complete $1, $2 and $5 denominational set of extremely rare Specimen “Educationals” as well as a Gem regular set is a special feature of the Silver Certificates, as well as the entire Currency session. Also offered in this series are a Fr. 242 $2 “Hancock” Superb Gem PMG 66 and a Fr. 263 1886 $5 “Silver Dollar Back” in PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.

A complete 11-piece signature set of 1899 $5 “Chiefs” in Superb Gem PMG Choice Uncirculated 66 are offered individually and as one lot. The cataloger believes this is the only complete set in this condition.

A 1891 $10 “Tombstone” in PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 is an additional Silver Certificate rarity.

Gem Treasury or Coin notes and Federal Reserve notes follow including a 1918 $1,000 in PMG Very Fine Net 30.

The Large Size notes conclude with Gold Certificates highlighted by a Superb Gem 1922 $10 PMG Choice Uncirculated 67, a 1882 $20 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ and a 1882 $500 PMG Fine 15.

The final lot, a Fr. 2408 1928 $1,000 Gold Certificate in PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58, completes the Currency session of the Kagin's NMS auction.

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This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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