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    Serial Number 6 Indian Princess

    T35 $5 1861 PF-1 Cr. 271 PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
    The fabled $5 "Indian Princess" is one of the keys for Confederate paper money. The example in this lot has serial number 6 and it is the second lowest recorded serial of the approximately 140 surviving examples. This design was released into circulation in late 1861 and was quickly and mysteriously discontinued. The vignette at right is of an Indian Princess and thus the moniker for T35. The vignette at left is of slaves loading cotton on a Mississippi River boat. The Indian Princess vignette can be found on a few Obsoletes and also on the Confederate bonds of Ball 22 and 23. T35 grades above Fine are extremely rare and problem free low grade examples are very rare according to the Fricke 2005 reference. We can confirm those observations with our own over the years. The piece in this lot is almost fully framed and has a vertical repair to the left of the Indian Princess that leaves her undisturbed. Look for this example to hammer tonight in the range of...

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    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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