Recap of NYINC World Paper Sale

The world banknote session of our NYINC Sale was held on January 13 and focused primarily on North and South American material, along with some incredible highlights from other global areas. Notable among these were two Russo-Asiatic Bank notes from the John E. Sandrock Collection: Lot 60434 brought $48,000 and Lot 60435 brought $50,400 making it the most expensive note of the session. The sole finest graded 1935 English Text $1,000 note from the Bank of Canada was offered as part of a robust Canadian section, and realized $40,800. The highly anticipated Costa Rican offering was highlighted by an 1885 25 Pesos in lot 60170 that brought $48,000 and an iconic 1918 100 Colones  that realized $42,000. Other world highlights included pieces from Australia, Belgian Congo, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, and Zanzibar to name just a few.

The NYINC venue continues to be a premier launchpad for Latin American numismatics rivaling our other continental American venue, the August sale where we are an official auctioneer partner of the ANA. We’ve had incredible cabinets featuring Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Venezuela at this venue and we imagine that trend will continue for years to come. The competition for rare and iconic banknotes on the auction stage has not lessened, and our industry-leading website and mobile applications have enabled bidding from the most remote areas, contributing to the battles in the auction room. Looking ahead for the rest of the calendar year, the health of the market seems promising, and we are focused on sourcing worthy collector-driven material for future sales.

These results reaffirm Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ position as a leader in collector-focused numismatics along with the continued health and vitality of the broader marketplace. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is looking ahead to its busy calendar of upcoming auctions, beginning with the February Collectors Choice Online Auction, followed by the April 2024 Hong Kong Auction, the firm’s premier venue for high-end Asian numismatics, and their premier World Paper Auction at the MIF Maastricht Paper Money Fair in May. To consign your ancient coins, world coins, and world paper money to an upcoming Stack’s Bowers Galleries event, visit, call 800-458-4646, or email

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