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    Lovely Doubled "Hawaii" Overprint 1934A $20

    Fr. 2305 $20 1934A Hawaii Federal Reserve Note. PCGS Very Fine 35PPQ.
    This afternoon we are offering a note that most error collectors felt could possibly exist due to the large print runs all of the denominations saw during their production, although no one had ever seen an actual example. This particular note has been in the consignor's family for almost seventy years and it is quite possible this note was pulled from circulation in Hawaii after the onset of hostilities there. The doubled "Hawaii" back overprint is separated enough to determine without question this was not done after this note left the BEP, as the color, size and shape of the letters are spot on. An exhaustive search through United States Paper Money Errors by Fred Bart and the US Error Note Encyclopedia by Stephen Sullivan have not turned up another. Any estimate here is but a guess, though notes with an inverted "Hawaii" overprint sell in the mid-thousand dollar range. Expect to see this lovely and likely unique error sell in the area of...

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    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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