Coins, Bank Notes, Stamps & Collectibles

Coins, Bank Notes, Stamps & Collectibles

Date: Dec 5, 2023 10:00 EST
Sale type: Live auction



Sat, Dec 2, Noon - 5pm
Sun, Dec 3, Noon - 5pm
Mon, Dec 4, Noon - 5pm


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128


Hillary Bradley
212-427-4141, ext 242
Fax: 212-427-7526

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Norman R. Scrivener
212-427-4141, ext 273


Louis LeB. Webre
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • Auction of Coins, Bank Notes, Stamps & Collectibles on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10am
  • Featuring an Important Discovery National Bank Note
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Collection

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Coins, Bank Notes, Stamps & Collectibles on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10am will showcase U.S. and World numismatic and philatelic rarities from collections in the New York area and other regions of the country. Featured in the sale is a group of rare baseball cards.

Discovery Note from The West Hollywood National Bank of Crescent Heights

Highlighting the sale is an important discovery note -- the ONLY KNOWN National Bank note from The West Hollywood National Bank of Crescent Heights, California, Charter 11880. This exciting discovery note bears the serial number 1485 and is boldly signed by the bank president Geo B. Mauser. For almost 100 years, the note has been safely sequestered away by the daughter of the president and has never changed hands. Clean and crisp paper, with a few barely noticeable handling marks, the note is of high quality and near Uncirculated.

Crescent Heights is an affluent neighborhood of West Hollywood in Los Angeles county. The bank charter was formed in 1924 under the supervision of the Federal Reserve. A total of approximately $65,580 worth of $10 notes were issued. The bank closed in 1926 and was absorbed by Pacific Southwest Trust & Savings Bank of Los Angeles, at which time there were approximately 2300 notes outstanding. What happened to these remaining notes is unclear. This note, serial number 1485, is the only known example from this elusive Charter.

This sale will be presented as a live auction event conducted by an auctioneer. Place your bids conveniently using the following convenient methods:

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Please note that all purchases are subject to a Buyer's Premium of 21%.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
· By credit card (an additional 3.5% fee will be charged)
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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact Norman Scrivener, 212-427-4141, ext 273,

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