Archives International Auctions Sale 47 March 13, 2018

Introduction to the Sale Foreword On behalf of the entire Archives International Auctions team, I would like to personally welcome you to our 47th auction we have held over the last ten years. We are excited to offer over 950 lots of rare and desirable U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily and Coins in our first auction of 2018. Included in the sale are consignments from numerous estates and longtime collections with many items having never been offered previously at auction. Included in the sale is a desirable selection of U.S., Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Coins, and Security Printing Ephemera. We are offering over 130 lots of Chinese Banknotes and Scripophily. Some of the highlights of the Chinese section include a 1912, Bank of China “Peking” Branch issue rarity, possibly the finest known; 4 attractive examples of the Kiangse Government Bank, 1907 Dollar Issue; and an outstanding Peiyang Tientsin Bank, ND (ca.1910) 5 Tael Issue and dozens of other rare and desirable notes. Chile is highlighted by 2 Specimen examples of the extremely rare bank, Banco Agricola, ca.1870, 1 and 5 Pesos notes that are only known in Proof form with no issued examples known and is unpriced in the SCWPM; A very attractive offering of 30 different Colombia Proof banknotes, ca.1886 to 1951, are offered, most in Gem Uncirculated condition; a lovely 1905 Danish West Indies, 10 Francs face proof is offered and the French banknote offering includes an exceptional assortment of Siege Notes. An exceptional offering of Iran, Bank Markazi specimens, ca.1971 to 1982 issues, of over 30 different varieties, many unlisted in Specimen format will highlight the sale. Hundreds of additional worldwide notes are sure to attract attention of the beginning to serious collector as well as dealers with many single notes to large group lots that are fresh to the marketplace and have never been offered in auction previously. Another major highlight of the auction is a presentation specimen booklet of the 1982 to 1989, U.A.E. Currency Board set of 6 different Specimen notes from BW&C, many in choice to Gem condition and rare in this format. Philippines includes an exceptional aBangko Sentral ng Philippines, 1998 Commemorative 100,000 Piso Banknote as well as numerous early issues. The first session ends with 45 lots of Ancient and World Coins with many desirable coins included. The second session includes U.S. coins, Banknotes, Scripophily and Security Printing Ephemera. Highlights include many proof obsolete notes from the Silver City Collection we offered in 2010-2011 with many rare notes never seen before that sale. The Scripophily section is highlighted by an Alaska Gold and Silver Mining Company, 1878 Stock Certificate, issued only 12 years after Seward’s Folly of his purchasing Alaska from the Russians in 1867; an extremely early and rare 1904 Ford Motor Company of Canada is offered as well as over 110 lots of issued and specimen railroad stocks and bonds; the Scripophily section includes over 350 lots of rare and interesting bonds and shares with numerous topics that are represented. We are now working on our Winter and Spring 2018 auctions and are seeking consignments for our upcoming sales. Please contact us to discuss how you may participate in our future auctions. I would like to thank everyone who has participated in our previous sales and has helped make this auction series a resounding success. We are looking forward to another exciting auction and hope you enjoy our current offerings. Best of luck, Bob Schwartz