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    50¢ Second Issue Face Proof Milton PCGS About New 53PPQ.
    Identical to lot 15541 of last year's FUN auction which was described, "This is an unpunched, unstamped 50¢ Experimental that we believe we have not seen before. It is very similar to lot 16426 from our May 2005 Auction of the Tom O'Mara Collection and may just possibly be from the same sheet. If it is, it is only the second known example, if it is not, it is likely unique. Although neither this note nor the O'Mara piece had a watermark, the late Milt Friedberg, who previously owned the O'Mara piece, conjectured that it was printed on the same paper that had the "OLIER" watermark. We think that paper was a bit softer. If that is the case, this experimental may well be unique."

    That note which was in a PCGS 45 holder realized $1,527. This note which surfaced recently as part of the Ford holdings is higher grade and brighter. Both pieces are visually identical to the notes that appear in the Fractional Currency Presentation Books.


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    January, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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