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    One of Two Known

    Fr. 322 $20 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    A simply great note which is perhaps the most desirable piece in the Merlau Silver Certificate holdings. Two examples are known for this Friedberg number, both in virtually identical grade, along with one other specimen from this design type, which is a Fr. 321 in considerably lower grade which was part of the Grinnell holdings and has not resurfaced since. We have had the privilege of selling both of the known Fr. 321's, one of which was part of our "Greatest Invert Collection" in 2000, when it realized $12,650 and this example, which was obtained by Richard in 2005 from our sale of the Taylor Family collection, where it fetched $9775. With the other example having been in exceptionally strong hands since its last appearance seventeen years ago, and with the Grinnell example long since lost in the wind, this may well be the last opportunity for any collector to obtain a $20 Silver Certificate invert for many years to come.
    From The Richard Merlau Collection of Large Size Errors, Part II


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-10th Wednesday-Tuesday
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