The two-session sale by Lyn Knight Auctions in Rosemont, Ill., March
17 and 18 will feature a 593-lot world session and a second session
with 799 lots of United States material from Colonial times to today.
The U.S. part of the sale features a harvest of notes with fancy
serial numbers, especially in the large-size category. Foremost among
the many, estimated at $35,000 to $50,000 is a pair of Friedberg 233
large-size Series 1899 $1 silver certificates from the same block with
serial numbers B99999999A and B100000000A. Both are graded About New
58 Premium Paper Quality by PCGS Currency. Knight says that most such
pairs have been broken up over time and that there are fewer than a
total of 10 of these matched block pairs in private hands for all
large size currency.
Two other solid F-233 $1 silver certificates are offered, with
numbers U99999999U and V99999999V, and a Series 1923 $1 silver
certificate with A99999999E.
All of the Friedberg $1 silver certificates are estimated at $10,000
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Two other notes with nine-digit numbers — a F-236 $1 silver
certificate with M100000000A comes with an estimate of at least
$30,000 in PCGS Currency Choice New 63, and a $1 Series 1917 United
States issue (Fr. 17) bearing E100000000A in PCGS Currency Choice
About New 58, estimated at $35,000. Knight says only four of these
have ever been seen.
The 362 national bank notes in the auction are led by an F-587
Series 1902 $5 Red Seal note issued by the First National Bank of
Steamboat Springs (Colorado). Despite its grade of Very Fine it is
estimated at $20,000 to $40,000.
The British Commonwealth is well-represented in the March 17 world
session including 33 lots from the Bahamas starting with George V and
concluding with some recent hard-to-find $50 and $100 notes.
From Bermuda with a low estimate of $5,000 is a Gem Uncirculated 65
$50 note dated May 1, 1974. It is the key denomination in the series.
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A British Caribbean Territories undated $20 with SPECIMEN stamped in
red and punch canceled, without serial number and graded by PCGS
Currency Gem New 66 Premium Paper Quality, is estimated at $4,000.
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Uncirculated 50 is a perforation-canceled Jan. 2, 1937, £1 specimen
note from Cyprus with a serial number of zeroes. It is the last date
of King George VI.