A collection of more than 200 lots of U.S. paper money, from $1 to
$100 notes and including errors and notes with fancy numbers, will go
up for auction on Nov. 18 in Falls Church, Va.
The collection was amassed by a Virginia collector over a period of
Quinn's Auction Galleries Executive Vice President Matthew Quinn (no
relation to the paper money cataloger Matt Quinn), said that the
assortment includes small-size United States notes, silver
certificates, and Federal Reserve notes.
Among them are a Series 1981 $20 Federal Reserve note completely
missing the third printing, notes with gutter folds, and notes with
The selection of fancy serial numbers is extensive and includes a
matching pair of Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve notes from the
Richmond and Atlanta districts, each with the radar serial number
33733733; a pair of Series 1928 $1 United States notes with
three-digit numbers; other radar and repeater notes; some notes with
low numbers in all categories of issues; and sets of notes with
consecutive serial numbers.
According to the consignor's heirs, the collector began in the early
1950s and continued his pursuit of coins and paper currency through
the 1960s and 1970s. He was especially enamored of notes with special
serial numbers, which he kept long after disposing of the bulk of his
collection. Even in his eighties, he would go to the bank and get
hundreds of $1 bills so he could go through them one by one.
The catalog will be available for viewing at www.quinnsauction.com. The
sale will be held at the gallery, 360 S. Washington St., Falls Church,