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    Rare Confederate T27

    T27 $10 1861 PF-1 Cr. 221.
    A type now recognized as being the rarest Confederate with even fewer serial numbers documented than for the T35 Indian Princess note. In fact, the T27 Fricke PF-1 variety notes were sheetmates of the T35s. Tonight's T27 offering carries the previously unreported serial number of 3487-Ab. The combination of a small printing on lower quality paper and being a workhorse denomination proved to be a recipe for the T27s to quickly wear out in circulation. Fricke states that this design is extremely rare in grades above Fine and very rare in Fine. This piece is an upper Fine note as it grades PCGS Apparent Fine 15 with minor edge damage and fraying that stays mostly outside of the frame line and thus leaving the design elements unencumbered. A look at the latest Fricke census that is found in the supplementary DVD for the 2012 reference, History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money Vol. 1 1865-1945 by Pierre Fricke and Fred Reed, shows that this note is just outside of the condition census. With all of the ardent Confederate collectors and us averaging about one T27 a year, we look forward to contested bidding in the range of . . .


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    April, 2014
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