BALTIMORE (AP) — Two rare ,000 bills from the 1800s fetched ,000 each at a Baltimore auction.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ currency director Peter Treglia (TRAY-lee-ah) says the same person who bought one of those bills also bought a rare bill from the same year for ,000. Both of those pieces were from 1863. Treglia says the buyer wants to remain anonymous.
Total sales from the Joel R. Anderson Collection at Thursday night’s session topped .9 million — more than ,000 above the galleries’ highest predictions. Seven bills sold for more than half a million dollars each.
A second installment of rare money from the same collection will be sold in August at an auction in Philadelphia, and two other installments will be sold at future events.