Rare Banknotes to be offered by Archives International Auction

20 Nov 2018  Tue

Archives International Auction is going to organise its “50th Milestone Auction” on 3rd and 4th December. Several interesting banknotes and other historic artefacts are going to be offered at the event. One of the highlights is a Spanish, Real Compania de San Fernando de Seville, 1740s Share Certificate.

A Continental Bank $3 Obsolete US banknote issued in the 1850s and 60s, featuring a Polar Bear attacking men in a boat is going to be offered. An extremely rare and the only known Uncut Pair of 1875, $10-$20, issued by the Central National Bank of Washington City is another gem to look out for. A rare $5 Plain Back note issued by the First National Bank of Fairbanks in 1902; a Proof $5 Banknote issued by German National Bank of Memphis in 1866; a $5 Ty.2 note, graded CU 64, issued by Oilfields National Bank in Brea; a $5 Uncut Sheet of 6 notes issued by the First National Bank in Reno; a $10, T1 note issued by the First National Bank of Lovelock in 1929 are some of the highlights to be offered from the US Banknotes section.

Rare foreign currencies like a 2 Shillings Australian note issued in 1941 by Camp Seven Bank Hay Internment Camp; a $100 Specimen note issued in 1937 by Bank of Canada, graded PCGS 66 OPQ; a Banco Nacional de Chile Specimen Banknote Quartet issued for Chile between 1878 and 79 are going to be offered. A Proof $100 note issued in 1905 by National Bank of the Danish West Indies; an Uncut Sheet of 3 $5 Notes of the Irish Republic issued in 1866; an imperial Treasury Note – Reichskassenschein of Germany issued in 1906, graded AU 55 EPQ, are some of the other highlights in this section.

Chinese rarities include a $5 note issued in 1941 by Hong Kong, Mercantile Bank of India; $10 highly grade Banknote issued by Sin Chun Bank of China in 1908 and a 10 Tael Specimen note issued by Commercial Bank of China in 1920.

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