Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    A Very Beautiful Technicolor Twenty From the Philpott Horde

    Fr. 1180 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Net.
    This Technicolor Twenty has glowing colors, huge margins and deep, original embossing. The note comes from a small hoard of high grade Twenty Dollar 1905's that William Philpott purchased from a friend who had worked at the Treasury Department. There were originally 25 notes in the group that were not consecutive, but all came from the pack that began A4043___. Many of the notes in the group have picked up minor problems over the years, but we cannot recall ever seeing one with a pinhole. PMG has commented, "closed pinhole" on this otherwise stunning Technicolor Twenty. We think we see what they might be referring to, but are not at all convinced that it is a closed pinhole. It is also possible that we are looking at the wrong spot. Whatever defect may or may not exist, it has little or no effect on this gorgeous note. It is certainly a possibility if not a probability that on a re-grade this would not be mentioned. Over the last decade, eight 64s from this horde have auctioned, six PPQ and two without. They ranged from a low of $27,000 to a high of $54,000. The net grade here will certainly have some effect on the price and we expect a result toward the lower end of this range.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 304

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 41 days left to consign to the 2019 April 24 - 30 Central States World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think heritage is the best auction house and has the best service - that’s why I use you. 
    Sara B.,
    Dubai, UAE
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $2,452,107