FORT LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archives International Auctions will offer a historic and important 1792 dated U.S. Federal bond, issued to and signed by George Washington while he was President along with 1,495 lots of U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Autographs, Scripophily, Historic documents and artifacts scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EDT) in New York City and on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Fort Lee, NJ. The auction will offer live gallery, phone and Internet bidding as well as absentee bidding at www.archivesinternational.com.
The Washington bond is part of the “Copps Collection”, a prestigious assemblage of U.S. colonial stocks, bonds and fiscal documents. The sale will also feature U.S. & Worldwide banknotes; hundreds of U.S. and worldwide bonds & shares and autographed certificates by John D. Rockefeller, Buffalo Bill Cody, Thomas Edison and others.
“The George Washington bond being offered for the first time to the collecting public is truly one of the finest rarities to surface on the numismatic market in many years,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions.
Dr. Schwartz added, “These certificates were the first securities traded on the New York Stock Exchange after its founding in 1792, upon the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement, four months after this certificate was issued to Washington.” There are two other known examples, both held in permanent collections of major institutions. “That this important issue of American debt is represented by Washington’s personal certificate offers a truly superb opportunity for the collector of important historical rarities,” Dr. Schwartz remarked. “This is truly a chance to own a piece of American history.”
The firm is always looking for U.S. and worldwide banknotes, Scripophily, stamps, coins, postal history and autographs. To sell or consign a single piece or an entire collection, you may contact them at (201) 944-4800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.