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    New York March 5, 1776 (Water Works) 8s PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    The highest denomination from the final New York City Water Works issue. This note is number 729 of only 2500 originally printed. Its Newman value is $1000 in Choice, with no price given for the Gem grade. While Water Works notes do come nice, this one clearly is in a class by itself. There are two graded higher, but we doubt that they are visually nicer. These notes were printed on two separate pieces of paper. The faces are on a fine light paper, and the backs are printed on a much coarser dark paper. They are well glued together, as a separated example is rarely seen even in low grade. This particular note has the interesting anomaly of the back paper being over 1/8 inch shorter than the face paper, so that from the back the fact that they are printed on two separate sheets is evident. Kind of cool, if you are a pathetic nerd with no life. I think it's cool.

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