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Smythe Sale of World and U.S. Bank Notes!
March 07, 2008

R.M. Smythe will be holding a World and U.S. Paper Money sale in their NY Offices Thursday March 20th.

A total of 889 lots will be offered. Catalogs can be had by calling 212-943-1880, or the listings are viewable and bidable from their website at It is sale #278.

The sale starts with 279 lots of World Paper Money, including many specialized runs of British Commonwealth nations in very nice condition. A highlight is a selection of Siam examples of S101, 102, 103, 104 all as specimens, and a wonderful example of S127r2 as a canceled note. In addition a Thomas de la Rue Bank of Thailand presentation book from the 1953 series is offered.

The U.S. Section includes a nice offering of Large Size and Small size issues, with a nice run of star notes, Fractional Currency, National Bank Notes, Colonial Currency, Obsolete notes and some errors.

For the first time the World note section, and part of the US notes in the sale are illustrated in color.


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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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