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    Scarce Fr. 809 $5 1918 San Francisco FRBN

    Fr. 809 $5 1918 Federal Reserve Bank Note PMG Extremely Fine 40.
    This is a scarce and high-grade 1915 $5 San Francisco FRBN with engraved Teehee-Burke and Clerk-Lynch signature pairs. San Francisco FRBNs (Fr. 808 and 809) bear a face plate date of May 20, 1914, rather than the standard May 18, 1914, used on the notes of all other districts as well as on Fr. 809a. Track & Price records 20 Fr. 809 notes only, a figure that includes this example, which is high in the condition census. Beautifully balanced on both sides with a very bold green back. Auction records over the past dozen years are relatively sparse, and Mike's note is one of the finer pieces listed. We believe he acquired this at auction in March 1996. It is much superior to the 2008 Tom Flynn note we sold in 2008 for $4,312.50 (PMG Very Fine 25). A precise estimate is difficult, and our assessment may be conservative.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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