Friedberg 1187m (W-2235). 1922 $20 Gold Certificate. PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.

Friedbe

5000- 7000
1882年黄金证书500美元 PCGS Currency 35

1882年黄金

1000000- 1500000
Friedberg 1219e (W-4636). 1907 $1,000 Gold Certificate. PCGS Currency Choice New 63.

Friedbe

125000- 175000
Saint Paul, Nebraska. $5 1882 Brown Back. Friedberg 467 (W-711). The Saint Paul NB. Charter #3129. P

Saint P

7000- 10000
New York, New York. $10 1882 Brown Back. Friedberg 480 (W-1361). The NB of Commerce. Charter #733. P

New Yor

6000- 8000
Ripley, Ohio. $20 1882 Brown Back. Friedberg 494 (W-2071). The Citizens NB. Charter #3291. PCGS Curr

Ripley,

8000- 10000
Washington, Pennsylvania. $50 1882 Brown Back. Friedberg 508 (W-2856). The First NB. Charter #586. P

Washing

15000- 25000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. $5 1882 Value Back. Friedberg 574 (W-748). The Marine NB. Charter #5458. PCGS

Milwauk

3000- 4000
Fullerton, Nebraska. $10 1882 Value Back. Friedberg 577 (W-1397). The Fullerton NB. Charter #5384. P

Fullert

6000- 8000
New Orleans, Louisiana. $50 1882 Value Back. Friedberg 586 (W-2878). Canal-Commercial NB. Charter #5

New Orl

40000- 60000
Buffalo, New York. $50 1882 Date Back. Friedberg 559 (W-2871). The Columbia NB. Charter #4741. PCGS

Buffalo

40000- 60000
Buffalo, New York. $100 1882 Date Back. Friedberg 567. The Columbia NB. Charter #4741. PCGS Currency

Buffalo

40000- 60000
Friedberg 377 (W-3630). 1890 $100 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.

Friedbe

150000- 250000
Friedberg 374 (W-2192). 1890 $20 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency Gem New 66 PPQ.

Friedbe

30000- 50000
Friedberg 361 (W-822). 1890 $5 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency Gem New 66 PPQ.

Friedbe

12500- 17500
Friedberg 353. 1890 $2 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency Gem New 65 PPQ.

Friedbe

40000- 50000
Friedberg 347 (W-80). 1890 $1 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency Gem New 66 PPQ.

Friedbe

15000- 25000
Friedberg 343 (W-3625). 1891 $100 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Choice New 63.

Friedbe

200000- 300000
1878银元券100元 PCGS Currency 25

1878银元券

500000- 700000
Friedberg 324c (W-2922). 1878 $50 Silver Certificate of Deposit. PCGS Currency Very Fine 30.

Friedbe

200000- 300000
Friedberg 317 (W-2178). 1891 $20 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Choice About New 55 PPQ. Serial N

Friedbe

60000- 80000
Friedberg 313 (W-2174). 1886 $20 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Gem New 65 PPQ.

Friedbe

125000- 175000
Friedberg 307 (W-2153). 1878 $20 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Very Fine 35.

Friedbe

50000- 70000
Friedberg 284. 1878 $10 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Extremely Fine 40.

Friedbe

100000- 150000
Friedberg 282 (W-813). 1923 $5 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Gem New 65 PPQ.

Friedbe

4000- 5000
Friedberg 268 (W-799). 1896 $5 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.

Friedbe

15000- 25000
Friedberg 248 (W-368). 1896 $2 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.

Friedbe

10000- 20000

Lot:3042  1890国库券弗里德伯格1000美元 PCGS Currency 50

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拍品分类 世界钱币>纸钞 品相
拍品估价 USD 1250000- 1750000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2018年10月巴尔地摩-美国纸钞The Joel R. Anderson#4 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2018-10-26 06:00:00 结标日期 2018-10-26 07:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1890国库券弗里德伯格1000美元 PCGS Currency 50

Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.While rare and outstanding notes abound in the Joel R. Anderson Collection, perhaps no single note has captivated United States currency collectors as much as this 1890 $1000 Treasury Note.

Popularly known as the Grand Watermelon, these notes gained their famous nickname due to the distinctive large green zeros on the back of the note which resemble the fruit. The type is known in two varieties, Fr.379a (W-4580) with a large brown Treasury Seal and signatures of Rosecrans and Huston, and Fr.379b (W-4581) with a small red scalloped Treasury Seal and signatures of Rosecrans and Nebeker. The face design portrays Union Major General George Meade at left.

Meade is best known as the victorious commander of Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg. Near center is an ornate 1000 die counter with floral ornaments. The type ranks No. 1 in <em>100 Greatest American Currency Notes</em> by Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman. The present note is the plate example for the type and graces the cover of the book. Here are excerpts from what Bowers and Sundman said about this issue"

"Rolling into first place in the 100 Greatest survey is the $1,000 "Grand Watermelon Note," more formally known as the 1890 Coin Note or Treasury Note. For a long time this has been the Holy Grail for collectors of federal currency. Before the survey results were compared, those behind the scenes working on the book speculated that the Grand Watermelon Note would make first place, and we were right! Quite a few guesses as to other positions were off the mark.

"The nickname of this note is derived from the large, green zeroes on the back, which look like delicious watermelons. Today, Grand Watermelon Note is a term of affection, but it was not viewed this way by the Treasury Department in 1890, and steps were taken to change the design. Similarly, these wonderfully ornate notes were not admired by the public in their time. An article published in the Boston Evening Transcript in 1891 noted that a new series of designs was on its way, and that:<p>" There will be no mourning for the old backs. At the Treasury they have never been regarded with very tumultuous approval. Officials at that institution commonly refer to the denominations representing $1,000, $500 and $100 as "water melons," because of the striking resemblance which the huge 0s bear to the juicy vegetable in question.<p>" They believe that the genius of Chief Engraver Casilear can produce very superior substitutes. Certainly a note that is not engraved all over is handsomer, and the best experts are of the opinion that a few scattered designs, very elaborate and executed in the highest style of art, are most difficult to counterfeit successfully."

"There never was a $500 Watermelon Note, but otherwise the account reads true. The Treasury felt that crowded designs without open spaces made notes easy to counterfeit."<p>(Today in 2018 you can read this with a smile, as you might have done with the Educational Notes. While the press and Treasury executives did not like ornate notes, numismatists love them!)

"The illustrated note [the Joel R. Anderson example] has an illustrious pedigree, including F.C.C. Boyd, James Wade, Robert Friedberg, Amon Carter, Jr., down through one of the authors (Bowers) to its offering by Lyn F. Knight in the David Rickey Collection sale, October 2005, where it sold for $1,092,500 to Tom Denly, representing a client, the first note ever to cross the million-dollar mark at auction."<p><p>This example is the first variety of the type, with the engraved signatures of Treasury officials Rosecrans and Huston along with the distinctive large brown Treasury Seal at right. Its pedigree is traced to F.C.C. Boyd, James Wade, and Amon Carter Jr. among others. This is the finest of the seven Grand Watermelon notes known. Any signs of actual circulation are faint, with just light handling observed primarily in the corners and near the edges. The margins are plentiful, the paper is creamy white and the inks are sharply printed. The all-important back design is vividly detailed in bold green inks.

Of the seven Grand Watermelon notes known, all but three are permanently held in government collections. The note offered here is one of two Fr.379a examples in private hands; the other, graded PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent, sold for $1,525,500 in an April 2013 auction. Only one of the two known Fr.379b notes resides in private hands. It sold in a January 2014 auction for $3,290,000.<p><p>No elite level United States currency collection is complete without an example of this celebrated type. No more than three collectors in the world can lay claim to one at any given time. This is a historic opportunity to own the Joel R. Anderson example, one of the most important notes in the greatest United States currency collection ever assembled.

PCGS Population: 2, none finer.<em>From Limpert, Friedberg, Krause-Lemke & Koike Illus.; F.C.C. Boyd; James M. Wade; Robert Friedberg; Amon Carter Jr.; Bowers and Ruddy Fixed Price List of November 1979; Stacks sale of March 1989, lot 693; Lyn Knights sale of December 1998, lot 222; Lyn Knights sale of October 2005, lot 1.</em>