Stu Levine, Bruce Hagen, and Maureen Levine submitted this preview of
North Carolina currency lots in the upcoming Heritage sale of the Mike Coltrane Collection, Part 1. Thanks!
Mike Coltrane North Carolina Currency
Spans Over 200 Years in an Unreserved Special Online Auction
A diverse offering of North Carolina currency, spanning over 200 years, is featured November
29, 2020, in an unreserved special online auction by Heritage Auctions. The notes collected by
Mike Coltrane for several decades include many elite types and varieties from the Colonial,
Obsolete, and National Banknote series and form a panoramic narrative of currencies from
Mike’s native state. Noteworthy is a complete 56-note typeset, offered individually, of the April
2, 1776, Halifax colonial issue. This complete suite has been achieved by only a handful of
collectors, and we believe this is the first modern offering of all 56 different notes in one auction.
Obsolete banknotes from virtually all issuing banks and local branches illustrate the complexities
North Carolinians met with using paper currency during the antebellum period. National
Banknotes range from very rare late Civil War-period First Charter notes to 1929 small size
examples, emitted across numerous towns. These include several rarities from the state, with
many new to the census and being auctioned for the first time. We hope you will take the time to
peruse this important offering exemplifying North Carolina’s rich financial history.
North Carolina December 29, 1785 40 Shillings Justice Fr. NC-215 PMG Choice Extremely
Fine 45 EPQ
One the finest known notes from the final North Carolina Colonial issue. Mike acquired this
razor-sharp example nearly a quarter-century ago, and it is certified for the first time.
Fayetteville, NC - Bank of the State of North Carolina $5 Oct. 1, 1835 NC-60 G164
SENC PMG Very Fine 30
This is a rare and stylish Toppan-engraved series Bank of the State of North Carolina
Fayetteville branch $5 note. It is high grade and one of very few fully issued notes of the type
Wilmington, NC - $100 1882 Date Back Fr. 571 The Murchison National Bank Ch. #
(S)5182 PMG Very Fine 25 Net
Only three banks from North Carolina issued $100 notes of this type, but the sole six recorded
survivors currently are from this same title. It was last sold in 2012.
This important collection, featuring 385 lots, will be auctioned online on Sunday, November 29,
2020, commencing at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 P.M. Eastern). Lot viewing is available by
appointment only at Heritage’s Office in Dallas; contact Jose Berumen at
214-409-1299. All lots are currently on view and open for bidding now at ha.com/62155.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
COLTRANE COLLECTION SELECTIONS PART 1
COLTRANE COLLECTION SELECTIONS: BACK DESIGNS
COLTRANE WAR OF 1812 TREASURY NOTES
COLTRANE COLLECTION PART I U. S. CURRENCY PREVIEW
THE CROW, THE PITCHER, AND THE PEBBLE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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