Aubrey Bebee, an ANA Life Member, collected coins, paper money, and
numismatic books for most of his life. Bebee began assembling his
world-class collection of U.S. paper money in 1941. The collection
eventually grew to include many spectacular rarities,
including a Series of 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve note. Bebee sought out
only the highest quality notes, many of which he purchased for a moderate
premium over face value. In today's market, many of the notes he purchased
would sell for far
above their purchase price, often by tens of thousands of dollars.
By the time he and his wife, Adeline, donated the collection to the ANA
in 1987 it included over 800
individual notes and numerous uncut sheets. This display showcases
some of the highlights from his collection.