Heritage Official Currency Auction at FUN

Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, will conduct a 4800+ lot Currency Signature Auction, Jan. 7-11, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL. The Convention Center is also the site of the FUN show, as well as the location for lot viewing for the CAA auction and the other Heritage auctions at the event.

Of the 4800+ lots, 1300 will be part of the non-floor session to close online on Monday January 11, 2010 starting at 12pm CST.

The four day auction will commence on Thursday evening, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., with an array of Colonial Currency, Obsolete Bank Notes, Confederate Currency, and Canadian and World Currency. The Colonial Currency offering is again significant with major rarities including, a Vermont February 1781 2s6d PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30. In Obsolete Currency, collectors will have an opportunity to bid on collections from Alabama, Arkansas, and Maryland, each the finest offerings for their respective states in many years, including a Little Rock, AR- State of Arkansas $5 Oct. 27, 1877 Cr. UNL Rothert UNL, a likely unique Cahawba, AL- State of Alabama $50 April 19, 1821 Cr. UNL Rosene UNL, and from Maryland, Cumberland, MD- Cumberland City Bank $5 G2 Shank 30.4.3P Proof. Finally, Canadian and World currency will be highlighted by, the French text BC-4 $2 1935 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, a BC-11 $25 1935 PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ, and a chartered bank note rarity, Halifax, NS- The Bank of Nova Scotia $100 1929 Ch # 550-28-40.

The Cocoa Beach Collection anchors the second session and is the largest and finest offering of Fractional Currency since the Thomas O’Mara Collection was offered by Heritage in 2005. Many of the notes have pedigrees tracing them to the O’Mara and Milt Friedberg Collections. Of the Fractional rarities in Session Three collectors have the opportunity to bid on, a Fr. 1241 10¢ First Issue Vertical Strip of Four PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, another uncut strip, Fr. 1280 25¢ First Issue Vertical Strip of Four PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, Negative Essay Denomination Set in Blue Milton 2E5R.2c, 2E10R.5c, 2E25R.1b, 2E50R.1e PMG 64, 62, 64 and 65 EPQ, and a stunning Fr. 1296 25¢ Third Issue PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ stand out. The Cocoa Beach Collection also features three beautiful shields, including a very rare and very high grade pink shield, Fractional Currency Shield, With Pink Background. This session also includes a nice sampling of Encased Postage and Military Payment Certificates.

The afternoon of Friday Jan. 8 at 2 p.m., Small Size Currency and Error Notes will be offered. It is anchored by the Rocky Manning Collection, five ultra high denomination notes, and more than two dozen $500 and $1000 Star Notes. The Rocky Manning Collection was assembled over a couple of decades and each note was hand selected by Mr. Manning. Highlights from the Small Size session include, Manning’s Fr. 1506* $2 1928E Legal Tender Note. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ, the newly discovered and unique Fr. 2200-H* $500 1928 Federal Reserve Note. PCGS About New 53, and a never before offered Richmond Fr. 2211-E* $1000 1934 Federal Reserve Note. PMG About Uncirculated 55.

Friday evening’s session begins at 7 p.m. and includes about 800 National Bank Notes highlighted by selections from the Don C. Kelly Collection of Ohio National Bank Notes. Kelly is the esteemed researcher and author of National Bank Notes, A Guide With Prices, the authoritative reference on the subject, used extensively by collectors and dealers since it was first published nearly three decades ago. National Bank note highlights include, a Cleveland, OH – $50 1875 Fr. 444 The Commercial NB Ch. # 807, an Oakland, CA – $10 Original National Gold Bank Note Fr. 1151 The First National Gold Bank Ch. # 2248, and a Denver, CT – $20 Original Fr. 427 The Colorado NB Ch. # 1651.

The floor sessions of the auction will conclude with the Saturday evening offering of Large Size Type Notes starting at 6 p.m. A wide array of notes, including finest known and scarce Friedberg numbers will be offered. Leading the Large Size Notes, a Fr. 808 $5 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS Gem New 66PPQ, a Fr. 1132-K $500 1918 Federal Reserve Note PMG Extremely Fine 40 EPQ, And a Fr. 1217 $500 1922 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Very Fine 35 EPQ.

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