BALTIMORE | A rare $1,000 bill nicknamed “the grand watermelon” for its ornate green zeros has sold at auction for $2.04 million.
The Baltimore Sun reported the 1890 series Treasury note sold to an anonymous buyer Thursday at the Baltimore Winter Whitman Expo.
Only three of 18,000 printed notes remain in private collections. One note sold in Dallas four years ago for $3.29 million.
The bill bears the face of Gen. George Meade, who commanded Union forces at Gettysburg.