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Bowers and Merena To Auction Exceptional Banknotes In Baltimore

Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, is preparing another phenomenal sale as the Official Auctioneer of the March 2010 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo.

A particularly diverse and important selection of United States currency is on hand for the auction–so many notes, in fact, that the firm will be preparing a separate, stand-alone catalog comprised only of United States paper money.

The notes will be auctioned March 2-6, 2010, as part of the Bowers and Merena Official Baltimore Auction offering rare United States and International coins, currency and banknotes. Ponterio & Associates, division of Bowers and Merena, will present the world and ancients auction of coins and currency.

“Our March 2010 Baltimore Auction promises to be an especially memorable event as far as paper money collectors are concerned,” opined Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena. “We are assembling a complete catalog dedicated to United States currency, a definite highlight of which is a profound condition rarity Fr. 1700 1933 $10 Silver Certificate. A breathtakingly beautiful example, this note has been certified Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ by PMG.”

Matt Quinn, directory of currency auctions, added, “Another small size Silver Certificate highlight in this sale is a Fr. 1608 1953A $5 note in PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ with a captivating serial number F00000001C. And not to be outdone in our March 2010 Baltimore Auction are the large size Silver Certificates, which include an extremely rare Fr. 282* 1923 $5 Silver Certificate Star Note that PMG has certified as Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ.”

Additional U.S. Currency highlights from the upcoming Bowers and Merena March 2010 Baltimore Auction include:

* Fr. 116, 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note, Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ (PMG)
* Fr. 268, 1896 $5 Silver Certificate, Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ (PMG)
* Fr. 282, 1923 $5 Silver Certificate, Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ (PMG)
* Fr. 953b, 1914 $20 Federal Reserve Note, Red Seal, Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ (PMG)
* Fr. 1915-B, 1988A $1 Federal Reserve Note, Serial Number B12345678L, Superb Gem New 68PPQ (PCGS)
* T. 22, 1861 $10 Confederate Note, Net About Uncirculated 55 (PMG)

All lots and images in the Bowers and Merena Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo can be viewed online at www.bowersandmerena.com, and printed catalogs are available upon request by calling 800.458.4646.

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