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Stacks Bowers Galleries Joel. R. Anderson Collection Part III Auction Realizes Over $8.6 Million 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note Brings Over $2 Million

Stacks Bowers Galleries October 25 offering of Part III of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money achieved $8,619,240 in the firms Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore.  Among the many rarities featured in the catalog, the highlight was the finest known 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note which realized over $2 million. With an average lot price of nearly $160,000, Part III brings the total to date for the Joel R. Anderson Collection to over $26 million, with one more offering planned for February 2019 in Baltimore.

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