Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Important Late Issued Woods-White Signatures $100 1902 Plain Back
    One of Two Known

    New York, NY - $100 1902 Plain Back Fr. 707a The Bank of America National Association New York Ch. # 13193 PMG Very Fine 25.
    This is an exceedingly rare and important Friedberg number type. It was unknown until 1975, when a Virginia coin dealer purchased serial number 920 in his shop and discovered the variety. In 1980, this serial 1800 note surfaced, and no further examples have appeared since. Mike acquired this privately in 2018 after it was previously held strongly in a New York collection for over a decade. Although there have been auction offerings in the past four decades of the two known Fr. 707a notes, that Friedberg number's background had not been recounted since its NASCA description in 1980. In the late 1920s, at the end of large size currency issuance, there were three late treasury signature combinations. Only The Bank of America National Association New York used the Woods-White pairing on 1902PB $100 notes. The two notes are a miracle of survival as their high face value would have left them prone to be converted to new small size notes in 1928. When sold in 1980, this was the Hessler plate note in his Comprehensive Catalog of U. S. Paper Money.

    An appealing example, exceptionally clean faced, well margined, and with sharp signatures. The minor back soiling is more than offset by its excellent green color. Superior in eye appeal to the serial number 920 note (Ex: our Flynn and Greensboro Part II collection sales). Though Mike acquired this privately, it has four public auction appearances; the last was 25 years near to the day of this sale. Lyn Knight, June 22, 1996 Memphis Sale, lot 329 (realized $1,760); our Currency Auction of America, November 1992 sale, lot 2451; NASCA, June 6-7, 1980 Memphis sale, lot 707; Paramount's June 8, 1977 sale, lot 223. A key late, large size type note and vastly underrated as such.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 328

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

    Sold on Jun 24, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item
    Coming soon:

    Luxury Real Estate
    Opens about 07/23/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 09/27/2021

    Luxury Real Estate
    Opens about 08/06/2021

    Western & Texas Art
    Opens about 09/17/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 09/24/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 09/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 09/23/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 09/20/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 09/28/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 09/28/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 09/29/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 09/20/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 10/04/2021

    Western & Texas Art
    Opens about 10/01/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 10/01/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 09/24/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/05/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/07/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/04/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 09/30/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/11/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/08/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/01/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/13/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/07/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/04/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/15/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Manuscripts
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Musical Instruments
    Opens about 10/12/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/19/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 10/20/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/21/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/14/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/11/2021

    Space
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/17/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 10/18/2021

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2021 December 9 - 11 HKINF World Paper Money Signature® Auction !

    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

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search