Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Speelman-White Double Courtesy Autograph

    Fr. 39 $1 1917 Legal Tender Double Courtesy Autograph PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    We first sold this note in our FUN 2002 auction, where it was purchased by the consignor of the Riverdale Collection. At that time, we described it, "A very rare double courtesy autograph note signed by both Speelman and White over their printed signatures. This pristine beauty has been carefully sequestered since the day the officials signed it, as it is as bright and fresh as if it was printed this morning. Both courtesy autographs are also bold and unfaded. Neither of these gentlemen signed very many notes and this is the only piece that we know of with both their names." A dozen years later, we still have not seen another Speelman White Double Courtesy autograph on a note that bears their engraved signatures. Certainly very rare and quite possibly unique. One of the most important Courtesy Autograph notes we have seen. The host note has received the high-end Gem 66PPQ grade by PCGS. When we sold it raw in 2002, it realized $2,070, an extremely strong price at that time.
    From The Riverdale Collection

    View all of [The Riverdale Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 305

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jan 10, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 23 days left to consign to the 2022 January 5 - 10 FUN World Paper Money Signature® Auction - Orlando FUN!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search