Peter Gamble Currency Collection to Highlight FUN Show Heritage Auction Galleries, the world's leading numismatic auctioneer, will present currency from the Peter Gamble Collection at the Florida United Numismatists Show January 10-12, 2008 in Orlando Flo
News-Antique.com - Dec 14,2007 - Dallas, Texas: Heritage Auction Galleries, the world's leading numismatic auctioneer, will present currency from the Peter Gamble Collection at the Florida United Numismatists Show January 10-12, 2008 in Orlando Florida.
The Peter Gamble Collection is an incredible type set of United States Large Size Currency, containing some of the finest examples offered at auction in years. Mr. Gamble's focus was on both quality and rarity. According to Dustin Johnston, Director of Currency Auctions, "In many instances where a large number of quality notes were available for a particular type, Mr. Gamble chose to pursue a scarcer Friedberg Number to represent the type and he did so without compromising quality. He still found the finest pieces available."
The numbers tell the story. Of 59 large size notes in the collection, 35 are graded Gem or better by PMG and PCGS. Fifteen pieces are the finest graded or tied for finest graded by their respective grading services. "Collectors seeking the finest pieces for eye appeal and rarity will find the Gamble Collection to be a wonderful buying opportunity," added Johnston.
In addition to the Large Size offering, Heritage will present Mr. Gamble's selection of United States Fractional Currency. The 79 pieces include 22 examples that are also finest or tied for the finest known at PMG. The Fractional Currency selection is highlighted by Spencer M. Clark's Presentation Book of Fractional Currency. In May of 1866, thirteen books containing Fractional Currency specimens were presented to Andrew Jackson, his cabinet, and several congressmen. Clark served as Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau and later the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from 1862 to 1868.
Highlights from the $1 Million+ Peter Gamble Collection include:
Fr. 151 $50 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 30:
Estimate: $45,000 & up