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Fr. 1215a $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Apparent Fine 15.. ...

2013 January 9-14 Currency FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #3521

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Auction Ended On: Jan 11, 2013
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Unique Fr. 1215a 1882 $500 Gold Certificate
Fr. 1215a $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Apparent Fine 15.
We sold this note in September 2006 using the following description, all of which still applies. "Unknown to collectors before its appearance at the Memphis 2000 auction where it realized $143,000. The note has some nearly undetectable professional restoration at the top edge, but gives the visual appearance of a problem free evenly circulated note. This is the only brown seal $500 Gold known, 1215a is represented by this piece only and 1215b is unknown. The 1215c is represented by a single example in the holdings of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. No collection has ever contained a $500 brown seal gold certificate prior to the discovery of this note, and after tonight this piece will enter the only collection that will have one. When the hammer falls tonight, the winning bidder will be the only collector with a chance of completing a U.S. Large Size Currency Collection by type and seal." At that time, the note realized $276,000. This is one of the few unique types that we have ever had the opportunity to auction. We would not be at all surprised to see the $276,000 price equaled this evening.
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