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    Fr. 1310a 50¢ First Issue Perf. 14 PMG Choice About Unc 58.
    Perforated 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 - perf 12, or 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 documented 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. This example is well perforated. As with all known 1310a's, the back is off center to the left as well. A great note that is available only when great collections are auctioned.


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    September, 2014
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