Both entire paper money auctions connected with the New York International Numismatic Convention were held just a couple of hours and 5,400 miles apart on Jan. 15, one by Spink in London and another by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at Newport Beach, California. Regardless of the lack of live public involvement, results from the revenue were promising.
Spink maintained three world record rates. The greatest was the #32,400 (roughly $44,000) such as the buyer’s fee, to get a Government of Sarawak $1 notice dated 1 July 1919, using a low red consecutive number of two. The face has the heart of Charles Vyner Brooke, the next and final White Rajah of Sarawak in the upper left, a allegorical maiden with beehive and anchor representing Industry and Commerce at top centre, and laureate arms at the top . The back is clean. The former record for the notice was 27,070 to get a Fine instance sold by Spink at 2011.
The intricately designed multicolored notice is perforation canceled. On the face is a zero serial number, along with an elaborate Arabesque design within the area, together with the value in Arabic in black in top right and left. The rear shows a tree right, Mount Lebanon at abandoned, and also the worth from reddish above, both right and left.
The next album was also among those sale’s big surprises if a 1918 500-ruble Debenture Bond dilemma of North Russia’s anti-Bolshevik Tchaikovsky government offered for #15,600 ($21,200), after being granted a likely incorrect estimate of #150 to #190. It was rated by Spink as Nearly Extremely Fine. The identical notice in gloomy state was offered in Germany last October for $8,500 (roughly $10,250).
Stack’s Bowers Galleries celebrities
The celebrity of this Stack’s Bowers sale was that the sole PMG-certified Royal Canadian Bank 1865 $2 notice. It’s recorded in the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Bank Notes using the notation”No Known Issued Notes” This notice, using a grim serial number 14468 was clearly issued. It was published by American Bank Note Company. The central vignette includes a round coat of arms surrounded by a lion in abandoned and unicorn at appropriate. The portrait on the rear of the facial side is of the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, who in 1860 seen North America and put the foundation of Parliament Hill in Ottawa. On the right is a seated girl with a basket of make. The back consists of lathework in dark brown ink also contains an intriguing handwritten annotation”Taken From Mr. Thomas Dupree/1 April 1866/The First at Pembroke.” The opposite end of this note reads”Pembroke April 6 1866.”
This is the only note of this kind to be rated by PMG, who delegated it a grade of Very Fine 25.
He had been deposed in a coup the following calendar year. Before his departure, he let private banks to issue money, but El Banco Central was the only person who did thus. The notice, published by Hamilton Banknote Company of New York, was issued Oct. 2, 1941, and Arias was booted out a week after. The bank was closed, and most of notes have been pulled out of circulation. PMG has rated 10 of them.
Canadian money composed four of the top 10 prices accomplished for Stack’s Bowers. The attractive layout has a vignette of a quartet of lumberjacks at the centre flanked by portraits of the Count and Countess of Aberdeen. He had been governor general during the conditions of four prime ministers.
The trunk has the Parliament building in Ottawa at centre, flanked by elaborate designs.