A “unique in private hands” 1882 $100 Gold Certificate was the star of Stack’s Bowers Aug. 7 sale at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. The rarity, Fr. 1203, which features Bruce-Wyman signatures and a small Brown Seal, went for $470,000, including the 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. It graded PCGS Fine 15. This rare 1882 $100 Gold Certificate brought $470,000 in Stack’s Bowers auction at the “World’s Fair of Money.”
Just three serial numbers are recorded with this A108124 “D” position note being the only collectible example,” the cataloger noted. “The other two pieces are permanently ensconced in both the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and New York collections.”
Another Gold Certificate, this one and 1882 $50, Fr. 1191, sold for $411,250 in PCGS Extremely Fine 40. This large Red “Peach” Seal “is extremely important to the paper money collecting community as it is only one of four examples known and the only one available to collectors.” The note pedigrees to the Albert Grinnell sale of 1945.