In this series, no $ 1,000 prior to 1218d is in private hands. The discovery of a treasure including an example of the three variants 1218d to 1218f significantly increased the census. The rarest piece of this set was however the $ 500 of the same series. These four notes were sold separately by Heritage on January 10, 2014.
All the results referenced below include the premium.
The $ 500 was sold for $ 1.4M by Heritage. It was re-discussed separately in this column before being sold for $ 900K by Stack's Bowers on October 25, 2018 from the Anderson collection.
The 1218d was sold for $ 880K by Heritage in 2014. It is graded Very Fine 35 by PCGS. Only one other copy is in private hands. Graded Extremely Fine 45 by PCGS, it was sold for $ 1.1M by Lyn Knight in June 2006 and then for $ 720K by Stack's Bowers on August 16, 2018 from the Anderson collection.
The 1218e was also sold for $ 880K by Heritage in 2014. The catalog included a video. Graded Very Fine 35 by PCGS Currency and now coming from the Anderson collection, it is estimated $ 400K for sale by Stack's Bowers in Baltimore on February 28, lot 4043. This variant applies to the Rosecrans-Nebeker signatures, from 1891 to 1893.
Another 1218e surfaced even more recently. Graded Very Fine 30 by PMG, it was sold for $ 600K by Heritage in January 2018. The only other 1218e possibly in private hands, pictured in early editions of Friedberg, is not located. Two 1218e are in federal collections.
The 1218f was sold for $ 294K by Heritage in 2014 and was re-discussed separately in this column before being sold for $ 270K by the same auction house on August 3, 2017.
A 1218g from the Anderson collection was sold for $ 580K by Stack's Bowers on March 22, 2018. It is the finest of two units in private hands.
SOLD for $ 350K including premium