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    The Highest Graded and Likely Finest Fr. 1354 in Existence

    Fr. 1354 50¢ Third Issue Justice PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.
    When we sold the Tom O'Mara Collection we described this 1354: "Held from the Gem New grade by an extremely light vertical fold that could easily be overlooked. This piece is second by a hair only to the ex-Boyd example auctioned by Stack's last May for $20,700. This piece is beautifully margined on both sides and reasonably bright for a Fiber Paper Justice. The printing is sharp throughout the design on both sides with the exception of the top edge of the face, which is almost always weak on this number." This is the Stacks-Boyd piece mentioned in that write up. We have seen this note raw, and we are not at all sure why both grading services have called it a 58PPQ. In any event, both services have graded only one note, and it is this piece, making it top-pop either way you slice it. An incredible rarity, it is almost certainly the finest example of its number in existence.
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