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Press Release Category Business - Trade - BigNews.biz LLC Release Date: March 17, 2008

Smythe March 20th U.S. & World paper money auction to feature the only known examples of Siam banknotes


By BigNews.biz LLC
March 17, 2008
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The Smythe March 20th sale of 890 lots of exceptionally high quality paper money including, World Banknotes, U.S. Bills, Errors, Colonial Currency, Confederate Currency & Bonds, Obsolete Sheets and three "one of a kind" banknotes from late 19th century Siam.

PR9.NET March 17, 2008 - Manhattan, New York - The R. M. Smythe & Company spring paper money auction on March 20th 2008 will offer 890 lots of paper money at their Manhattan office. One of the more interesting lots of world banknotes will be the specimens of Siam banknotes, in particular the 20, 80, and 100 Tical denominations, are believed to be the only examples know to exist. They once resided in a Paris museum, were purchased by a dealer 15 years ago for $90,000, and recently were owned by the President of the Thailand Numismatic Association.

The spring sale will also include a wide selection of U.S. and World Notes, including; U.S. Large & Small size, 50's and 100's FRN's Small Size Collection, U.S. Small Size Errors, U.S. Fractional Currency, National Banknotes, Colonial Currency, Historic Documents, Confederate Currency and Bonds, Obsolete Currency, Obsolete Sheets and miscellaneous historical items.

"Our March 20th sale is going to have several very rare items, but the majority of the lots offered will be exceptional quality banknotes with pre-auction estimates that put them well within range of the average collector." said Mary Herzog, Vice President of R.M. Smythe & Company. "The quality of the World Banknotes we are offering at this sale is extremely high. Collectors of these notes will have an amazing opportunity to purchase some truly wonderful examples."

Lots will be available for viewing at Smythe's offices at 2 Rector Street, in New York City, by appointment only. To arrange for an appointment call R. M.Smythe & Co. at 800-622-1880. For updates on this auction check Smythe's website at smytheonline.com. This auction will also be conducted with eBay Live/LiveAuctioneers. A complete catalog of all 890 lots including photos and estimates can be viewed online at: http://static.smytheonline.com/ . Select "Current Auctions" in the left column.

Accredited media interested in scheduling an interview to discuss this release or past & upcoming auctions are encouraged to contact Mary Herzog at 212-943-1880. High resolution photos are also available upon request.



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About R. M. Smythe & Co

R. M. Smythe and Co., established in 1880, buys, sells, and auctions coins, paper money, stocks and bonds and autographs at their corporate headquarters at 2 Rector Street in the heart of the Financial District in New York City. To order a catalog, to contact any of the firm's specialists, or to make general inquiries, call 212-943-1880 or 800-622-1880, or visit the firm's website at: http://www.smytheonline.com.

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