Only 336 of these Rare Notes Still Exist – Collectibles and Rare Coins Available at APMEX
When thinking of Precious Metals, most items that first come to mind include the American Silver Eagle, American Gold Buffalo, Canadian Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand and so on. In other words – bullion products. Some prefer purchasing these bullion items, and many bullion buyers don’t know much about numismatic, or collectible, items and what makes them unique and, at times, very valuable. Many of these numismatic items contain Precious Metals while some do not. Their value is determined not by the amount of Precious Metals they contain, but by their collectibility and the desire to own such rare items.
APMEX offers a wide range of collectibles from graded Gold and Silver coins to many different varieties of paper currency and more. Currency, for instance, includes everything from $1 notes to $10,000 bills. Recently, APMEX sold a rare $10,000 face value Federal Reserve Note, which is the highest denomination note the United States has ever printed for public use, for more than $160,000. This rare 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note, in Gem Uncirculated-65 condition, is one of only 336 still in existence.
Featuring a portrait of Former Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, this rare note bears the inscription “The United States of America”, “Ten Thousand Dollars” and “10,000” surround by an ornate border.
It is estimated that fewer than 60,000 of these $10,000 bills were printed for circulation for both the 1928 and 1934 series combined. But of those estimated 60,000, only 336 survived destruction by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, making the item that sold a true gem!
Some other collectible items available at APMEX include Pre-1933 Gold from the United States Mint. These Gold coins are collectible in nature because during the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an Executive Order forbidding Americans from owning monetary Gold and required them to return it to the Treasury to be melted down into Gold bars. However, not all Gold was returned to the Treasury. U.S. Gold coins dated before 1933 can be highly valuable to investors. In 1974, the restriction on owning Gold coins was lifted. U.S. citizens can now enjoy owning these miniature works of art.
In addition to collectible items from the United States, you can find rare coins and currency from all around the world dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome. Many of these coins feature the likeness of ancient rulers, such as Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great.
APMEX currently has more than 5,000 unique collectible products, with new inventory added weekly, from near and distant places. Whether you are looking to make a purchase or are looking to sell, you can shop our growing selection of collectible items here. APMEX carries a diverse product line of U.S. Coins and Currency, Colonial coins, Ancient and Medieval coins and much more by visiting our website today.