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    Fr. 822a $20 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note About New. This absolutely unique piece was originally part of the William A. Philpott Collection and after that was owned for many years by our late friend, West Virginian Jim Thompson. The note is beautifully bright, very well margined, and quite handsome, although its physical appearance is not really as significant as the fact that not so much as a hint of the existence of a second example has ever been heard. This piece is unique both in and out of Government hands. It has been auctioned only once before, 11 years ago when Stack's sold the Thompson Collection. Very few items in mainstream U.S. numismatics can lay unchallenged claim to the term "unique" as this pretty note can do. The Federal Reserve Bank Note Series has become extremely popular since this piece last reached the market, and a number of serious and knowledgeable collectors have been attempting to put together complete sets. Until tonight that quest has been impossible as this note was tightly held in a private collection since the Thompson notes were dispersed. After this evening one individual will be able to complete a series that was previously an unobtainable goal. Unique items are notoriously difficult to estimate with accuracy, but, we would not be at all surprised to see the hammer fall for this note at or above...

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2002
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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