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    Near-Gem Perf. 14 First Issue 50¢

    Fr. 1310a 50¢ First Issue Perf. 14 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.
    Perf. 14 refers to the number of perforations per 20 millimeters of edge length. The normal perforations, on all other First Issue Fractional notes, are slightly larger, 12 perforations per 20 millimeters of edge length. The generally accepted history of these smaller perforated notes is that they were produced from two sheets by dealer Harlan P. Smith circa 1890. Although there is no documentary evidence, there is considerable circumstantial evidence that Smith perforated these sheets himself. As this variety was listed by Blake, Valentine, Limpert, and Rothert as genuine, it remains highly desirable and collectable in spite of its possible private perforation. We have handled over half of the notes of this variety and this is one of the nicest ones, with its full perforations, excellent centering, bright colors, and the extra-wide sheet selvage at the bottom. PMG has not graded any examples of this number higher than this one.


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    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
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