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Paper money provides a large canvas for a variety of designs, from the mundane but practical to colorful, painting-like artwork. The history of many nations can be viewed in their bank note designs. Here you'll find the bank notes, bills and bonds we have to offer.

 

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US Paper Money

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Colonial Notes

Connecticut, 40 shillings, 10-5-1775, serial 15982, PMG AU 55. Connecticut, 40 shillings, 10-5-1775, serial 15982, PMG AU 55. CT-182. A type note from a series that is much more scarce than the 1776 issues with bold embossing and strong ink colors, penned cancellation on reverse and small tears as noted by PMG. PMG #8067277-009. x091904817022e $325
Hartford, Connecticut, 6 pence, 19-6-1776, serial 19153, PMG Choice UNC 63. Hartford, Connecticut, 6 pence, 19-6-1776, serial 19153, PMG Choice UNC 63. CT-205. Bold printing with good paper quality and dated less than a month to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. PMG #8067277-010. x091904817023e $650
Hartford, Connecticut, 20 shillings, 1-3-1784, serial 2515. Hartford, Connecticut, 20 shillings, 1-3-1784, serial 2515. CT-231. AU, cross cut cancelled, previously mounted. x091904817024e $135
Annapolis, Maryland, $2, 10-4-1774, serial 16003, PMG XF 40. Annapolis, Maryland, $2, 10-4-1774, serial 16003, PMG XF 40. MD-67. Popular type with two crude vignettes of Spanish pillar dollars in the center to denote the denomination, decent ink color and with some stains as noted on the PMG label. PMG #8067277-011. x091904817025e $265
New York City, New York, $2, 13-8-1776, serial 12, PMG VF 25. New York City, New York, $2, 13-8-1776, serial 12, PMG VF 25. NY-202. A very low serial number (12!) and bold inking on this desirable type note from New York. A single pinhole is noted for posterity. PMG #8067277-012. x091904817026e $425
Pennsylvania, 9 pence, 25-10-1775, serial 3, PMG Choice XF 45. Pennsylvania, 9 pence, 25-10-1775, serial 3, PMG Choice XF 45. PA-184. A more common colonial type note with a very rare low serial number 3 (also noted on the PMG holder). Bold ink, both for the note as well as the serial and the penned signature. PMG #8067277-015. Pedigreed to the Heritage Currency Auctions sale of June 15, 2003 (lot #21053). x091904817035e $395

Colonial Fiscal Documents

Hartford, Connecticut, Treasury Office, pay certificate denominated 14 pounds 14 shillings and 6 pence payable to Wm Williams, June 1, 1780, serial 14698. Hartford, Connecticut, Treasury Office, pay certificate denominated 14 pounds 14 shillings and 6 pence payable to Wm Williams, June 1, 1780, serial 14698. CT-18. Fine, cross cut cancelled at center with some edge and minor internal splits, numerous interest paid notations from 1781 through 1788 on the reverse, 1789 to 1791 on the obverse. x091904817003e $75
Hartford, Connecticut, Pay-Table Committee, 26 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence, payable to Thomas Stanley, 12-7-1783. Hartford, Connecticut, Pay-Table Committee, 26 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence, payable to Thomas Stanley, 12-7-1783. VF with two vertical folds, some paper toning and small ink spots. x091904817044e $95
Hartford, Connecticut, Treasury Office, 5 pounds 10 shillings and 7 pence, payable to James Carr of the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army, 1-6-1788, serial 12715, signed by Treasurer Peter Colt. Hartford, Connecticut, Treasury Office, 5 pounds 10 shillings and 7 pence, payable to James Carr of the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army, 1-6-1788, serial 12715, signed by Treasurer Peter Colt. Choice Uncirculated with small toning spots at lower right margin. Peter Colt, Treasurer for the state of Connecticut, is the grandfather of Samuel Colt, the famous firearm manufacturer. x091904817042e $175
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 pounds, payable to Quarter Master Sergeant John Jones of Col. Hazens' Regiment, 10-4-1784. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6 pounds, payable to Quarter Master Sergeant John Jones of Col. Hazens' Regiment, 10-4-1784. Fascinating early United States payment certificate to John Jones, the Quarter Master Seargeant for Col. Hazen's Regiment. The regiment, also known as the 2nd Canadian Regiment, was raised on Jan. 20, 1776 and placed directly under the responsiblity of the Continental Congress. The unit participated in the Battles of Staten Island, Brandywine, and Germantown as well as the Siege of Yorktown. In addition to its military significance, David Rittenhouse's printed name is at the lower left; he was the first Director of the United States Mint among many other pursuits. Likewise, the ink signature at the lower right is from James Ewing, Revolutionary War general who participated at the Battle of Trenton and Vice-President of Pennsylvania from 1782 to 1784. Two vertical folds with crude edge, some paper toning, spindle hole at left, multiple ink signatures. x091904817041e $265

Continental Currency

United States, $40, 26-9-1778, serial 78462, PMG AU 58. United States, $40, 26-9-1778, serial 219523, PMG AU 58. CC-84. AU, no problems. Pedigreed to the Currency Auctions of America bullet sale of 2004 with lot tag 22031. PMG #8067277-004. x091904817012e $425
United States, $55, 14-1-1779, serial 66647, PMG AU 53. United States, $55, 14-1-1779, serial 88847, PMG AU 53. CC-98. Nice, minimally circulated note with minor stains as noted by PMG. PMG #8067277-008. x091904817017e $675

Confederate & Southern States

Richmond, Confederate States, $100, 16-8-1862, plate A, serial 34383, with Pressley Charleston 1862 and Macon 1864 and 1865 interest stamps. Richmond, Confederate States, $100, 16-8-1862, plate A, serial 34383, with Pressley Charleston 1862 and Macon 1864 and 1865 interest stamps. T-40. Fine/VF with some pinholes, bold interest stamps on reverse (Assistant Treasurer Pressley's stamp being quite scarce). x091904817019e $75

National Bank Notes

Guatemala, Banco de Occidente, 5 pesos, 2 June 1919, serial 3117752, P-S176b. Pensacola, Florida, USA, American National Bank, $20, charter 5603, series 1929 (type 2), serial A000386. Fr-1802-2; KL-1318. VF+, good paper quality, light folds. x061818081001 $185

Republic of Texas

Houston, Texas, Consolidated Fund, $100, payable to William Beardslee, 1-9-1837, serial 577, PMG Choice UNC 63. Houston, Texas, Consolidated Fund, $100, payable to William Beardslee, 1-9-1837, serial 577, PMG Choice UNC 63. CR-CF1. Consolidated Fund notes are tough to find with no circulation handling or damage and much more rare without the regular cross cut cancellation. The present example managed to avoid the stains, pinholes, tears, and folds that so many others have and is among the finest known for the type. PMG #8067277-019. x091904817018e $695

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World Paper Money

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Colombia

Socorro, Colombia, Banco del Norte, 1 peso remainder, 1-1-1882, series A. Bogota, Colombia, 1 peso oro front and back proof, ND (1929-54), PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ and Gem UNC 65 EPQ, ex-Eldorado. SCWPM-380p. Separate obverse and reverse proofs mounted on large pieces of cardstock, the obverse graded 66 EPQ and the reverse graded 65 EPQ by PMG. Bright coloring and choice centering, no problems to note on notes or cardstock. PMG #8044464-007, -018. x011804535101 $250
Medellin, Colombia, Banco de Antioquia, 10 centavos, 19-1-1900, series A 2a., serial 82348, ex-Eldorado. Medellin, Colombia, Banco de Antioquia, 10 centavos, 19-1-1900, series A 2a., serial 82348, ex-Eldorado. SCWPM-S219. Especially bold ink and color, small 2 mm slit in top left corner margin, light ink bleed through, very tough 1,000 Days War-era banco-issued note. x081804629002e $595
Guatemala, Banco de Occidente, 5 pesos, 2 June 1919, serial 3117752, P-S176b. Socorro, Colombia, Banco del Norte, 1 peso remainder, 1-1-1882, series A. SCWPM-S681r. AU, some edge damage, ever-popular dog vignette. x061804597020e $185
Sogamoso, Colombia, Banco de Sogamoso, 50 pesos remainder, 15-8-1882, series D, serial 0610, PMG AU 50. Sogamoso, Colombia, Banco de Sogamoso, 50 pesos remainder, 15-8-1882, series D, serial 0610, PMG AU 50. SCWPM-S844r; DP-7700. Highest denomination printed for this private bank; Parra notes this issue is only known in remainder form. Good edges, a few stain spots around edges, some paper toning, good ink colors. PMG #8044303-014. x081804617001e $375

Cuba

Havana, Cuba, La Republica de Cuba, 5 pesos, 1869, series A, serial 10872. Havana, Cuba, La Republica de Cuba, 5 pesos, 1869, series A, serial 10872. SCWPM-56a. Used during the Cuban Revolution, unsigned example. x021705051001 $85

Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands, 1 pound, 2-1-1967, serial E36302, WBG UNG Gem 65 TOP. Falkland Islands, 1 pound, 2-1-1967, serial E36302, WBG UNG Gem 65 TOP. SCWPM-8a. WBG #0140422. x041904737001 $165

Great Britain

London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit 20 pounds, 7-6-1937, block 54/M, serial 62546, Operation Bernhard counterfeit. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit 20 pounds, 7-6-1937, block 54/M, serial 62546, Operation Bernhard counterfeit. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Towards the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. VF with pinholes, good paper color. x031904141002 $185
London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit 5 pounds, 7-3-1936, block A/290, serial 15823, Operation Bernhard counterfeit. London, Great Britain, Bank of England, counterfeit 5 pounds, 7-3-1936, block A/290, serial 15823, Operation Bernhard counterfeit. A counterfeit note produced by Polish and Jewish prisoners held by the Nazis in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. Prisoners produced notes in quantity and went so far as to handle and dirty them to simulate circulation. Towards the end of the war, the Nazis dumped the notes into lakes and rivers where some were recovered. VF with tear at top and missing upper left corner. x031904141001 $165

Guadeloupe

Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, Banque de la Guadeloupe, 25 francs, ND (1942), serial L6/056. Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, Banque de la Guadeloupe, 25 francs, ND (1942), serial L6/056. SCWPM-22a. Scarcer G. Devineau signature variety. A nicely designed note with a map motif, this example XF+ with glue residue in the upper corners. x021712031001e $525

Russia

Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 100 rubles, 1918 (1920), series BB, serial 196896. Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 100 rubles, 1918 (1920), series BB, serial 196896. SCWPM-S1249. VF. x011743610010e $70
Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 25 rubles, 1918 (1920), series BC, serial 210106. Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 25 rubles, 1918 (1920), series BC, serial 210106. SCWPM-S1248. VF. x011743610011e $70
Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 100 rubles, 1918 (1920), series BB, serial 196896. Priamur region, East Siberia, Russia, Far East Provisional Government Credit Note, 10 rubles, 1918 (1920), series GG, serial 078666. SCWPM-S1247. VF, light stains. x011743610012e $65

Spain

Madrid, Spain, Ministry of Finance, 2 pesetas, 1938, serial A2452504, certified PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. P-95. Bold, well-centered printing, nice paper quality. Madrid, Spain, Ministry of Finance, 2 pesetas, 1938, serial A2452504, certified PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. P-95. Bold, well-centered printing, nice paper quality. x011743571013 $95

Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Serial B9083938. SCWPM-46e. PMG #1606378-009. x011804081001e $110
Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Serial Y4061339. SCWPM-46e. PMG #8049394-004. x011813181011e $125
Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Serial Y4061340. SCWPM-46e. PMG #8049394-005. x011813181012e $125
Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Serial Y4061344. SCWPM-46e. PMG #8049394-006. x011813181013e $125
Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Serial Y4061345. SCWPM-46e. PMG #8049394-007. x011813181014e $125
Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Caracas, Venezuela, Banco Central, 20 bolivares, 29-1-1974, PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Serial Y4061346. SCWPM-46e. PMG #8049394-008. x011813181015e $100

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Shipwreck Paper Money: SS Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Nantucket 

 

The SS Andrea Doria was an Italian luxury liner operated by the Italian Line from 1953 to 1956. During her three years of service, she had many transatlantic voyages and became popular with passengers for her luxury accommodations and quick speed. On the night of July 25, 1956, the Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm, a Swedish American Line passenger liner, while travelling through heavy fog. The Stockholm's bow penetrated the Andrea Doria's starboard side, leaving a gaping hole. However, safety measures kept the Andrea Doria afloat for 11 hours, long enough for the survivors to evacuate. All together, 46 people died aboard the Andrea Doria while 6 crew members of the Stockholm were killed.

Divers descended upon the wreck just a day after its sinking to find it lying on its starboard side at a depth of about 250 feet, far too deep for recreational diving. Since then, through advances in diving equipment, technical divers are able to reach the wreck. However, heavy currents, silt clouds and the depth still make the Andrea Doria a difficult wreck to dive, earning it the nickname "the Mount Everest of wreck diving." Regardless, the allure of the ship's luxury and artifacts still on board bring divers back again and again.

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Please note there is an shipping and insurance charge of $17 on this item.  (Note these pieces are also listed under Shipwreck Coins Category)

 

Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $10, serial A/D 9454163, Coyne-Towers, Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $10, serial A/D 9454163, Coyne-Towers, "Devil's face" note, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Excessively rare from the wreck and a very popular Canadian type note known as the "Devil's face" note with a ghoulish face seemingly visible in the hair curls of Queen Elizabeth. Typical edge degradation and dark staining around edges yet retaining good ink color and paper quality with clear vignettes and text. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. With original display box, salvager's certificate, informational brochure, and DVD copy of the documentary "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." d071904790004 $1,295
USA, American Express Company, $100 traveler's check, serial R32622598, signed by ship's passenger, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. USA, American Express Company, $100 traveler's check, serial R32622598, signed by ship's passenger, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Very rare high denomination traveler's check with a faded signature of a passenger from the ill-fated voyage. Excellent condition with only minor edge degradation and staining, nice original paper quality and ink colors. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. With original display box, salvager's certificate, and informational brochure. d071904790003 $795
USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935A, serial H36409238C, Julian-Morgenthau, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935A, serial H36409238C, Julian-Morgenthau, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Very tough series from this wreck with only a handful found in the safe and among some of the earliest notes found, having been printed sometime between 1938 to 1944. Usual edge degradation and staining from spending 25 years underwater yet quite intact with some evidence of circulation. With original display box, salvager's certificate, and informational brochure. d071904790002 $525

     

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