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December 1st, 2011

2012 January F.U.N. Auction Interesting Stats To Date

The 2012 January F.U.N. (Florida United Numismatics) auction is just over a month away. If you need address, time, date, and preview information, here goes (Right from the www.ha.com [click here] website)

Location:
Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Bidding Begins: Approx. December 16, 2011
Auction Dates: January 4th – 12 am CT, through January 9th
Lot Viewing: FULL PREVIEW January 3-9, 2012

This is one of the seminal numismatic events of the year, and should be well attended by currency aficionados. The auctioneer, Heritage Auction Galleries INC., has already started previewing some notes on its website. If you’re a member, you can simply login as usual and navigate to the auction page. If you’re not a member, join right away so you can gain full access to the website, including prices realized from past auctions.

We had a look at the auction summary page and noticed some interesting numbers. * Please note, Heritage has not completed adding all notes to its website yet. These numbers are current as of November 30, 2011 and in no way are meant to represent the complete lot list in the F.U.N. auction this January.

That said, here are some fun facts (thru 11/30/2011):

  • There are 55 lots of Canadian currency – pretty neat, eh?
  • At least 347 Confederate notes will be up for grabs
  • 2 Fractional Currency Shields will be available, with some minor imperfections in addition to some water damage, a trait shared by most shields as a result of a flood.
  • Just 3 group lots so far.
  • At least 953 National Bank notes and 577 Obsolete Bank Notes will cross the auction block.
  • A $1000 reverse change-over pair is one of the auction’s highlights, estimated to sell for more than $20,000 USD.
  • There are 2033 lots in Good or less condition, while there are 84 lots Uncirculated/Superb Gem New.
  • Like Star Notes? There will be at least 157 of them!
  • PCGS is beating PMG in the TPG battle: 2,724 PCGS notes are cataloged, compared to 1,652 PMG notes.
  • New York is leading in the currency-by-state category with 193 examples.
  • There are 4 notes of the 3 cent denomination, while there are 6 notes of the $10,000 USD denomination. So far, most of the $10,000s are of the large size cancelled variety. Just 1 Binion $10K so far!
  • Large Size Matters! 🙂 So far, it is dwarfing Small Size currency 744 vs. 656 lots.
  • There is 1 rare Refunding Certificate up for grabs!
  • Like Treasury or Coin Notes? You have 22 to choose from so far!
  • The $10 denomination is leading the charge with 584 notes, followed closely by $5 with 526. As mentioned above, just 4 3 cent notes, the smallest set of notes represented by denomination.
  • South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Hawaii all have just 1 note each in the entire auction per state, most likely National Bank Notes.
  • The Continental Congress would be proud to know that at least 27 of its issues will be auctioned in the year 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

Jonesing for buying a great note but can’t wait until the F.U.N. auction? Check out our catalog of amazing large and small sized notes from some of the industry’s top dealers.

Have fun!

*Note: The facts and figures used in this article are for news and entertainment purposes only. PaperMoneyAuction.com has no relationship with Heritage Auction INC or its affiliates/partners. PaperMoneyAuction.com does not receive compensation for posting information about the F.U.N. auction.

by Brendan Meehan | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments » |
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