Pullman Gallery

Pop Art ‘Dollar Bills’ Paperweight & Cigarette Case

Reference: 7043, 6506

(On left) an amusing Lucite paperweight featuring five stacks of uncirculated $1 Dollar bills, each stack with a bill band around it, containing $100 per band. The signatures of the Treasurer of the United States, namely Romana Acosta Bañuelos and Secretary of the Treasury, George Pratt Schultz, serving under Richard M. Nixon, dates the currency to 1971-74. It is debated amongst coin collectors and currency dealers whether the notes are real, or just the notes seen top and bottom of the stacks. It shall remain a mystery! American, circa early 1970s.

Height: 2½ inches (6½ cm), length: 7 inches (18 cm)

Price Code: SOLD

(Right) a highly unusual silver-plated, engraved and enamelled cigarette case in the form of $100 dollar bill, the case bearing the image of Benjamin Franklin to the centre (series of 1928), and the facsimile signatures of W.O. Woods (Treasurer of the United States from 1927-1929) and A.W. Mellon (Secretary to the Treasury from 1921-1932). On the reverse is an ornate engraving of Independence Hall. On the interior is the original elastic and an engine turned interior.

Length of case: 7 inches (17 cm)


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