Laguna Coast Registry & Rarity Collection Featured in January 2022 CCO Auction

Our January 2022 U.S. Currency Collectors Choice Online Auction will be posted to our website in the next couple of days and will feature more notes from the "Gnat" Laguna Coast Registry and Rarity Collection. As many small size specialists are aware, this collection includes the best group of San Francisco District small size notes ever formed. In addition to the many unique and rare San Francisco notes that comprise this collection, it also offers an unprecedented number of Top Pop notes. PMG bestowed its coveted Best US Set 2020 award for the San Francisco $5 Feds in this collection.

While this collection has a focus on the San Francisco District, it is far more comprehensive in scope. Rare stars and nearly 200 Top Pop notes from all 12 Fed Districts – spanning Series 1928 to 2013 – are represented in $5, $10 and $20 denominations. In fact, PMG has also rated this collection the Number 1 Set in many small size categories, including the highly competitive $5 Federal Reserve Series Set. Gnat has also assembled the finest collection of Federal Reserve late finished backs (629, 637 & 204) ever to appear at auction, as well as an astounding collection of rare Mule and Non-Mule small size FRNs.  Collectors of Hawaii Emergency issues will also find Top Pop notes, and what is undoubtedly the finest comprehensive set of $20 Hawaii notes ever formed. Diligently assembled over more than 25 years, many of the notes in this collection have never appeared publicly, presenting an important opportunity to acquire many true small size rarities.

Here are some highlights from the January CCO:


Fr. 1958-Dm. 1934B $5 Federal Reserve Mule Note. Cleveland. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ.

Back plate 637. Only eight districts for the 1934B series issues DGS mules. Just three examples of this elusive variety have been graded by PMG, with this example proudly sitting atop the Pop Report. PMG Pop 1/None Finer.


Fr. 1958-Gm. 1934B $5 Federal Reserve Mule Note. Chicago. PMG Extremely Fine 40.

Back plate 637. This mid-grade mule is the sole example encapsulated for the variety by PMG. Incredibly scarce, and surely missing from even the most advanced small size collections. PMG Pop 1/No Others Graded.


Fr. 2020-L*. 1969B $10 Federal Reserve Star Note. San Francisco. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

One of the scarcer districts to locate replacement notes from for the 1969B series. Offered here in Gem preservation. PMG Pop 1/1 Finer.

The Laguna Coast Collection will be sold over three upcoming monthly Collectors Choice Online auctions — in January 2022, February 2022 and March 2022. Be sure to mark your calendars, as many of these notes have not traded hands publicly, and this is an unprecedented opportunity to add these treasures to your collection.

We are currently taking consignments for our monthly auctions and March 2022 Showcase Auction. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to .

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