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    Finest Known Fr. 818 $10 Kansas City FRBN
    First Public Appearance Since 1991

    Fr. 818 $10 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.
    This is one the great highlights in the Coltrane FRBN Collection and a significant Twentieth Century Federal currency rarity. It has been missing from nearly all elite Federal note "named" auctions conducted over the past three decades. This $10 Kansas City has engraved Helm-Miller bank signatures (Helm as "Acting"). Only 16,000 notes were printed, and Track & Price reports only six notes including this example (one is held in a government collection). The present offering is the finest by far: essentially as made, with faint handling only upon its perfect paper surfaces. Bold colors and superior centering are seen on both sides. Its last public offering was at Stack's in March 1991 graded "Choice Uncirculated" and reported in the census as such. Mike acquired it privately two years later. This is the only the third we have cataloged and the first since 2008 when we sold the Tom Flynn note for an impressive $43,125 (PMG Choice Very Fine 35). Prior to that, we sold an uncertified "Choice Extremely Fine" note in 2004 for $21,850. When Fr. 818 appears, a five-figure realization follows closely behind. Ex: Stack's, March 12, 1991 sale, lot 1864. This is the definition of a "trophy" FRBN in the finest condition and worthy of a runaway price.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.




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