Most everybody has never seen a $ 100,000 bill. Never even thought that it might exist. Got to take a good look at it!

Money fair showcases $100,000 bills, rare coins


Money fair showcases $100,000 bills, rare coins – Yahoo! News



BOSTON – In an economic downturn, it might be tough to get your head around this: rare sheets of $100,000 bills, fabulous gold treasures dating back to the California Gold Rush era, rare coins including those tied to the first stirrings for America’s independence and federal government securities worth more than a billion dollars.


That’s the backdrop of the country’s premier money show, the World’s Fair of Money, which has brought about 1,000 coin dealers and hundreds of collectors to Boston, seeking to tap into the surprising resilience of the coin industry.


Held in a sprawling hall monitored by armed uniformed and undercover police officers, federal agents, private security contractors, electronic surveillance equipment and vigilant participants, the fair features seldom-seen gold treasurers brought from the Smithsonian Institution’s vaults including America’s first $20 gold coin — valued by independent experts at $15 million today — and its last $20 coin.


It also includes sheets of America’s largest denomination currency, the $100,000 bill, which is said to be worth about $1.6 million today. The gold certificate note, which bears President Woodrow Wilson’s portrait, was used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks. It was not circulated among the general public and cannot be legally held by currency note collectors….


Detail from sheet of gold certificate bills


Detail from sheet of gold certificate bills – Yahoo! News Photos


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Billion dollar money show in a down economy


Billion dollar money show in a down economy


The World’s Fair of Money brought about 1,000 coin dealers and hundreds of collectors to Boston. The five-day show has exhibits worth more than a billion dollars. (Aug. 12)


YouTube – 2010 August Boston, MA Signature ANA Coin Auction #1143


YouTube – World Coins Auction 3010, August 12-16, 2010, Boston, MA


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