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    Exceptional Very Choice New 64PPQ T33 $5 Note

    Confederate States of America - T33 1861 $5 PF-19, Cr. 257b. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    Keatinge & Ball, Richmond printed two well-made $5 types on high quality paper obtained from several sources. The T33 is popular with collectors due to the green tint plate. There are many interesting varieties from the type and interesting watermarked papers utilized. The black inked portion is relatively simple, with an oval portrait of C.G. Memminger, Secretary of the Confederate Treasury at the center. At right, standing Minerva is shown holding her spear completely vertically as she leans on a "5" counter that is on a pedestal. That vignette was copied from the Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson styles. The green tint is on the frame and left end panel with three dies and perpendicular FIVE DOLLARS. Flanking oval counters are at top, and in the lower right "V" block are color dies. A lighter green tint is across, and the note was printed on paper watermarked with FIVE (easily seen from the back). Plate O, serial number 18186. Less than 4,500 were issued of this variety and the average grade of known examples is probably Fine to Very Fine. This is an exceptional note for type and variety, and it is the top population T33 example graded by PCGS for all varieties. The color is very bold and contrasts beautifully with the sharp printing. Margins are complete, and close in only a few places. At the upper left is a sliver of the note above it on the sheet. This is another beauty to augment or create a superb Confederate note type set.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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