Historic U.S. Federal Bond Dated 1792 Issued to and Signed by George Washington to Highlight Auction by Archives International Auctions October 19 & 22, 2013 in New York City

Rare U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily and Autographs will be Auctioned

George Washington, First President of the United States. U.S. Federal Bond Signed. January 17, 1792. 6"x18." Issued by the United States Loan Office. Payable to "George Washington, Esqr." This is considered the first loan issued under Alexander Hamilton's plan for the federal assumption of debt to reorganize the state and foreign debts under the new Federal government, this remains one of the most historically significant issues of any stock or bond in American history. It was issued under Alexander Hamilton's plan of assumption. These certificates were the first securities traded on the New York Stock Exchange founded in 1792 after the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement. (Photo: Business Wire)

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FORT LEE, N.J.--()--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 catalog is online on their website and also as a virtual catalog.

To pre-register for live Internet bidding, log on to the Archives International website, at www.archivesinternational.com.

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 info@archivesinternational.com.

Contacts

Archives International Auctions
Dr. Robert Schwartz, 201-944-4800
info@archivesinternational.com
www.archivesinternational.com

Release Summary

George Washington signed U.S. Federal Bond dated 1792 to be auctioned with over 1400 lots of rare Banknotes, Scripophily, Autographs and Historic Documents on Oct.19 & 22, 2013 in NYC.

Contacts

Archives International Auctions
Dr. Robert Schwartz, 201-944-4800
info@archivesinternational.com
www.archivesinternational.com