Highlights at Heritage Currency Platinum Night Auction

27 Aug 2018  Mon

The Heritage Currency Platinum Night Auction for U.S. paper money at the ANA World’s Fair of Money was a great success. A small-size Series 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve note issued for the Chicago bank, graded NGC Uncirculated 64 note was sold for $150,000. A PCGS Currency AU 58 Premium Paper Quality example of the same type was sold for $102,000. A Series 1905 $20 gold certificate, graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 67 was sold for $102,000. It is the highest graded “Technicolor note”.

A Series 1914 $100 Red Seal Federal Reserve note in PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 Exceptional Paper Quality was sold for $120,000. It is the highest-graded note of its type and is also the best of all $100 Red Seal notes.

A colour trial specimen of a Zanzibar Government 20-rupee note dated JANUARY.1,1908, graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 Exceptional Paper Quality was sold for $108,000. It is the only example of its type. Printed in England by Waterlow and Sons Limited, the note has dark grey shades with pink, orange, and yellow elements. Like other denominations in the series, it features a dhow under sail and eight workers planting cloves. The red coloured overprint reads SPECIMEN NO VALUE.

A Government of Iraq 10-dinar note of Jan. 7, 1931, featuring a portrait of King Faisal I was sold for $43,200. A Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. $5 note of Jan. 1,1923, depicting a city gate, workers, and a junk, graded PCGS Currency choice About New 55 Premium Paper Quality, was sold for $40,800.

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