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This rare 1901-1902 Russo-Chinese $1 "Mexican Dollar" banknote sold for $10,200, making it the top lot of the auction.

Rare 1901-1902 Russo-Chinese $1 "Mexican Dollar" banknote brings $10,200 at auction

Released: January 12, 2017

FORT LEE, N.J. – A 1901-02 Russo-Chinese $1 “Mexican Dollar” banknote sold for $10,200 and a scarce and attractive Sino-Belgian Bank 1908-12 specimen changed hands for $6,000 at a two-session public auction held September 26th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s Fort Lee offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue, as well as online at www.archivesinternational.com.   Additional Chinese and worldwide banknote rarities also posted new world record prices. More than 740 lots of Chinese, Asian and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates), security printing ephemera ...


National Bank of the Soviet Republic of China, 2 Jiao, 1932.

Chinese, U.S. and worldwide banknotes will headline Archives International's Dec. 6 and 13 auctions

Released: November 21, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. – A discovery collection of 1930s-era Chinese Communist banknote rarities, acquired by an American collector who spent time in China in the early 1970’s when China was beginning to have a more open policy, will be part of a two-session public auction planned for December 6th and 13th by Archives International Auctions, at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee. The auction will be packed with over 1,100 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese, U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and coins. The first session, Dec. 6, will have nearly 500 l...


Bank of New York, 1860 proof obsolete banknote.

Beautiful U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks and bonds will be sold at public auction Oct. 22 and 25

Released: October 6, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. – Over 1,380 lots of rare and highly collectible worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction on Saturday, October 22nd at the Museum of American Finance, located at 48 Wall Street in New York City, and Tuesday, October 25th, in the offices of Archives International Auctions. Saturday’s session will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual Wall Street Bourse. Archives International Auctions’ offices, for the Tuesday session, are located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort...


Beautiful and rare American Bank Note Company 1868 stock certificate rarity.

Visually arresting U.S., Chinese, worldwide banknotes will be sold at public auction, July 26th

Released: July 12, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – Over 1,100 lots of United States, Chinese and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds), security printing ephemera and the American Bank Note Commemorative’s inventory of modern numismatic and philatelic souvenir cards and production material will be sold at public auction on Tuesday, July 26th by Archives International Auctions. The auction will be held in Archives International Auctions’ offices, located in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be offered on the Archiv...


This rare, high-grade Deutsch-Asiatische Bank 1907 Peking issue 5 Taels Chinese banknote rarity soared to a record $30,000 at auction, April 11-13.

Rare, colorful and beautifully illustrated 1907 Chinese foreign banknote brings $30,000 at auction

Released: April 22, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J – A high-grade Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, 1907 Peking issue 5 Taels banknote rarity soared to a record $30,000, after opening on the floor for $14,500, at a three-day auction held April 11-13 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee. Additional Chinese and Russian banknote rarities also posted new world record prices. “The success of this auction, with specific regard to the many Chinese, Asian and Russian banknotes that set new price records, clearly proved that the banknote and coin market in these areas is as ...


Deutsche-Asiatische Bank 1907, 5 Taels banknote.

Beautiful antique banknotes, stocks, bonds, more from around the world will be auctioned April 11-13

Released: March 18, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – Over 1,700 lots of United States, Chinese, Russian and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (stocks and bonds) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a three-day auction, April 11-13, by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee. Start times all three days will be 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The sale is available on their website at www.ArchivesInternational.com or as a virtual catalog. Monday, April 11th, will feature U.S. & worldwide banknotes and scripophily; Tuesday, April 12th, will cont...


This beautiful and rare Banco Espanol de Puerto Rico circa 1889-1890 20 Pesos proof banknote rarity will be sold Feb.  23rd in Fort Lee, N.J.

Gorgeous U.S. and worldwide banknotes will be sold at Archives International Auctions' two-session sale, Feb. 23

Released: February 16, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – More than 1,350 lots of U.S. & worldwide banknotes, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera will be sold at a two-session public auction on Tuesday, February 23rd, by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, N.J. The first session will begin at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. “We are looking forward to another exciting auction and will be offering numerous banknote rarities, including a new find of early Mexican banknotes discovered in an old estate that have never before been offered...


This scarce 1865 bond from the Republic of Mexico, signed by a general who was sent to the U.S.  as a secret agent after France invaded Mexico in the 1860s, sold for $8,555 at auction.

Rare and beautiful 1865 bond from the Republic of Mexico fetches $8,555 at Archives International Auctions

Released: January 22, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. – An 1865 bond of the Republic of Mexico, signed by General Gaspar Sanchez Ochoa, who was dispatched to the United States by Mexico as a secret agent after that country’s invasion by France in the 1860s, sold for $8,555 in a two-day, two-session auction held Oct. 24th (in New York City) and Oct. 29th (in Fort Lee, New Jersey) by Archives International Auctions. The bond was the top achiever of the 902 lots that changed hands (out of 1,261 offered, for a 71.5 percent sell-through rate). Sold were U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily, Liberty Loans, Federal bonds...


This Bank of China, 1918 Shanghai Harbin branch issue rarity sold for $4,425.

Beautiful and colorful old banknotes, stocks, bonds and more all do well at Archives International Auctions

Released: December 28, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. - A 1942 Farmers Bank of China banknote trio hammered for $20,060 and an 1898 Imperial Bank of China 10-Taels Peking issue note brought $17,700 at a two-day, three-session sale held December 11th and 14th by Archives International Auctions at the firm's offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Over 1,900 lots were sold and dozens new records were set. The auction featured U.S., Chinese, Russian and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily (the collecting of stocks and bonds), and security printing ephemera. The first two sessions included Part 2 of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky fami...


This Imperial Bank of China, 1898 Peking branch, Ten Taels issue high-grade banknote rarity will be sold Dec.  11 and 14, online and in Fort Lee, N.J.

Visually arresting antique Chinese banknotes will be offered at Archives International Auctions, Dec. 11 and 14

Released: December 1, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J., U.S.A. – More than 1,900 lots of United States, Chinese and Worldwide Banknotes, Coins, Scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J. on Friday, December 11th and Monday, December 14th. “We are excited to offer Part 2 of the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky collection of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, including the first portion of the Pogrebetsky Russian Banknote Reference Collection as well as many outstanding consignments that include U.S. railroad bonds, obsolete banknotes, U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, ...


British American Bank Note Company advertising sheet, circa 1860s (est.  $3,000-$6,000).

Gorgeous U.S. and worldwide banknotes will be sold at Archives International Auctions' two-session sale, Oct. 24 & 29

Released: October 8, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,200 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, scripophily, Liberty Loans, Federal bonds, Confederate bonds and banknotes and security printing ephemera will be sold at public auction on two non-consecutive days – Oct. 24th in New York City and Oct. 29th in New Jersey – by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. Session I is slated for Saturday, Oct. 24th, at the Museum of American Finance located at 48 Wall Street in lower Manhattan. It will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Wall Street Coin, Currency & Colle...


This rare, circa 1900 Chinese Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at Archives International Auctions' May 24th auction in Hong Kong.

Rare, circa 1900 Chinese Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote brings $8,430 at Hong Kong auction

Released: June 10, 2015

HONG KONG, China – A circa 1900 Chinese, Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at an auction held May 24th by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, N. J. Headlining the auction were the Alexander I. Pogrebetsky Family Archives (158 lots), followed by 353 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, scripophlily (stock and bond certificates) and coins. It was the fifth auction held in Hong Kong since 2013 by Archives International Auctions, which also holds regular sales in its offices located at 1580 Lemoine Ave., in Fort Lee, N.J. The Chefoo Bank note was the top...


This Fort Benton (Montana Territory) $5 First National Bank banknote from 1875, graded VF+, will be auctioned June 19-21 (est.  $12,500-$20,000).

Huge trove of rare uncut sheets of obsolete banknotes will be displayed at this year's International Paper Money Show, June 19-21 in Memphis

Released: June 4, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A huge and impressive collection of 200 uncut sheets of obsolete banknotes (with 2-4 uncut notes per sheet) will be among the many educational exhibits displayed at this year's International Paper Money Show, slated for June 19-21 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. It is believed to be the largest group of uncut obsolete banknotes ever put on display. The banknotes, dating from the last half of the 19th century, will take up 70 of the nearly 200 display cases at the 39th annual IPMS show – more than one-third the total . Obsoletes are rare and highly collectible ...


Charcoal and pencil drawing of a young woman, drawn circa 1860s-1870s (from the R.  Laubenheimer Family Archives)

The historic family archives of German-born master engraver Rudolph Laubenheimer will be sold June 25th in New York City

Released: June 3, 2015

NEW YORK CITY – “The appearance on the market of the family archive of German-born master engraver and die sinker, Rudolph Philipp Laubenheimer (1833-1905), is an event with few precedents in American collecting history,” stated David T. Alexander, noted numismatist and numismatic scholar. “Preserved with remarkable care and fidelity for more than a century after the artist’s death by generations of his descendants, this archive which spans almost six decades reveals Laubenheimer in all aspects of his art, both in print and metallic forms.” Archives International Auctions is privileged to ...


Imperial Bank of China, 1898 Peking branch Taels issue.

Over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes and scripophily will be sold at auction May 24th in Hong Kong, China

Released: May 7, 2015

HONG KONG, China – Archives International Auctions (based in Fort Lee, N.J.) will offer over 500 lots of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus scripophily rarities (stocks and bonds), in a public auction slated for Sunday, May 24th. The event will be held at the offices of Kelleher & Rogers, Fine Asian Auctions Ltd., in Hong Kong, China, starting at 11 a.m. local time in Hong Kong. Headlining the auction will be an amazing family archive of Chinese and Asian banknotes from Alexander I. Pogrebetsky (1891-1952). The notes are part of Pogrebetsky’s reference collection, gathered over a 3...


This is one of 10 different Government of Texas and Republic of Texas obsolete banknotes in the May 7 auction.

Beautifully rendered U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily, will be sold at auction May 7th

Released: April 17, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer more than 800 lots of rare U.S and worldwide banknotes and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) in an auction scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Suite 7) in Fort Lee, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. Folks can also bid online at www.ArchivesInternational.com. “Included in this auction will be many desirable banknotes and examples of scripophily that are rarely offered at public auction,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions of this, the firm’s 24th...


The top lot of the auction was this 1944 Palestine Currency Board banknote with a rare "F" prefix.  It sold for $12,980 on March 10th.

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound banknote sells for $12,980 at Archives Internatiomal Auctions

Released: April 9, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, and online at www.ArchivesInternational.com Of the more than 1,040 lots offered, 670 changed hands in an auction that grossed $279,110. Headlining the sale was a fine collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that included the Palestine Currency Board £5 note, the sale’s top lot...


This Serial #1 Reserve Bank of Australia ND $1 banknote from 1979 will be sold at auction on Tuesday, March 10, by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J.

Beautiful, highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes and more will be sold at auction March 10th in New Jersey

Released: February 12, 2015

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,040 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction slated for Tuesday, March 10th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices located at 1580 Lemoine Avenue (Ste. 7) in Fort Lee, at 10:30 a.m. EST. People can bid online, at www.ArchivesInternational.com, “We are privileged to offer an exceptional collection of Middle Eastern banknotes that possibly could be one of the most significant groups of rare notes to be offered in the United States ever,” said Dr. Robert Schwar...


This 1907 Deutsch-Asiatische Bank (Peking Branch) $1 banknote in issued condition was previously known only as a specimen.  It will come under the gavel Saturday, Jan.  10, in Hong Kong, China.

Rare, highly collectible Chinese and Asian banknotes, scripophily, coins, more will be sold Jan. 10 in Hong Kong

Released: December 19, 2014

HONG KONG, China – More than 370 lots of rare and highly collectible Chinese and Asian banknotes, coins and scripophily (stock and bond certificates) will be sold at public auction on Saturday, Jan. 10, by Archives International Auctions (based in Fort Lee, N.J.) in Hong Kong, at no earlier than 5 p.m. Hong Kong local time. People may go online to bid now, at www.ArchivesInternational.com. The sale will feature live gallery bidding, phone, absentee and live internet bidding. Previews in the U.S. are by appointment only. Viewing in Hong Kong begins on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and runs through ...


One of two 1939 Palestine Currency Board banknotes that sold for a combined $66,080 at auction, Oct.  25 and Nov.  4.

Pair of rare, high-grade 1939 Palestine Currency Board banknotes fetches a combined $66,080 at auction

Released: November 26, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. – A pair of rare and high-grade 1939 sequential banknotes from the Palestine Currency Board, each in the amount of 10 Palestine Pounds, sold for $31,860 and $34,220 at a two-day, three-session auction held Oct. 25 (in New York City) and Nov. 4 (in New Jersey) by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee. The banknotes were the auction’s top lots. In all, about 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera came up for bid. The Oct. 25 auction was held at the Museum of American Fi...


This beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen sold for $9,195 at AIA's Sept.  27th auction in Hong Kong, China.

Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen brings $9,195 at AIA's Sept. 27 auction in Hong Kong

Released: October 10, 2014

HONG KONG, China – A beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen nearly doubled its pre-sale high estimate of $4,935 by hammering for $9,195 at the third auction held in Hong Kong by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, N.J. The Netherlands note was the top lot of the Sept. 27 sale, which grossed $138,161 including the 18% buyer’s premium. The event was held in association with Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd., Fine Asian Auctions, one of Hong Kong’s premier philatelic auction houses. The auction featured 270 lots of Chinese and Asian banknotes, plus C...


More than 50 obsolete U,S.  banknotes, including rare ABN proofs, will be sold.

Archives International Auctions will sell rare banknotes, stocks, bonds, more in a pair of auctions

Released: October 10, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. – Archives International Auctions will offer 1,450 lots of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, coins, medals, scripophily (stock and bond certificates) and security printing ephemera in a pair of auctions slated for Saturday, Oct. 25th (in New York City) and Tuesday, Nov. 4th (in New Jersey). Start times for both sales will be 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Oct. 25th auction will be held at the Museum of American Finance in lower Manhattan, in conjunction with the Wall Street Coin, Currency, Scripophily & Collectibles Bourse. The Nov. 4th auction will be held at Archives I...


This specimen set of five UAE banknotes from 1973-1976 sold for $16,520 at auction, May 20.

Specimen set of five banknotes from the United Arab Emirates (1973-1976) brings $16,520 at auction

Released: June 26, 2014

FORT LEE, N.J. – A 1973-1976 specimen set of five banknotes from the United Arab Emirates sold for $16,520 at an auction of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera held May 20th by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s Fort Lee offices and online, at www.archivesinternational.com. More than 630 lots came up for bid, of which 433 sold, for an overall sell-through rate of 68.5 percent in an auction that grossed $219,188. The worldwide banknotes session (376 lots) was led by a small but desirable section featuring the...


This exceedingly rare proof of an original series $1,000 face charter #290 U.S.  National Bank Note fetched $96,050.

Rare proof of an original series $1,000 U.S. National Bank Note, dated 1864, sells for $96,050

Released: June 9, 2014

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An exceedingly rare proof of an original series $1,000 face charter #290 U.S. National Bank Note, one of only two examples known, sold for $96,050 at a Stamps, Coins & Postcards Auction held May 29th by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The Bank Note proof was the day's top lot and highlight of the sale. The $1,000 National Bank Note proof went to a bidding agent on the floor, at a price that was within range (it was estimated at $80,000-$12,000). The Fr. 465 original series face, printed on India paper and mount...


This Zimbabwe banknote for a staggering $100 trillion will be exhibited at the IPMS Show, June 13-14 in Memphis, Tenn.

Colorful Zimbabwe banknote for a staggering $100 trillion will be on view at the IPMS Show in Memphis

Released: May 30, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Dr. Richard Bode Collection – an astounding compilation of worldwide banknotes ranging from the earliest known currency from China’s Ming Dynasty (1388-1664) all the way up to modern-day polymer notes – will be the featured exhibit at this year’s International Paper Money Show (IPMS) slated for June 13th-14th at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. “The Dr. Bode Collection offers a fascinating look at the world we live in, using banknotes from around the world, past and present, to show how people interact and influence one another,” said Doug Davis, Bourse Sho...


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