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    Fr. 1248 10¢ Second Issue PCGS Banknote Choice AU 58.
    Only about two dozen or so examples of this Friedberg number are known, and they always attract considerable attention when one appears at auction. The surcharges are in the normal, plain font. Milt Friedberg traced the earliest appearance of an "O-63" note back to the Harlan P. Smith sale of the R.C. Davis Collection on January 20, 1890. Smith has long been suspected of "manufacturing" the Fr. 1310a's, and some suspicion must fall on him for the possibility of his also having created these Fr. 1248s. All but one of the known Fr. 1248s have this very plain "O-63" surcharge. The one exception has more ornate surcharges, and is possibly the only Bureau-produced Fr. 1248. In any event, these notes have been listed as genuine in all catalogs for the last 130 years, and are an accepted and necessary part of a Fractional set. As with almost all known examples, the back centering is somewhat askew, but not nearly as much on this note as on most of the others.
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