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    Fr. 1357 Milton 3R50.6a 50¢ Third Issue Justice Inverted Back Engraving Gem New. Even if this were not an Invert, it would still be one of the two finest Fr. 1357's that we have seen. It's incredibly bright for a Fiber Paper note, with great margins for a Justice, all its original embossing, bright bronze and a bold "S-2-6-4" surcharge. The hand signatures are perfect, and the print quality is needle-sharp on both sides all the way out to the edges. Fr. 1357 is a scarce note in all grades, and it becomes truly rare in Choice and Gem. Interestingly, the note is the most common 50¢ Third Issue Invert, with about a dozen examples known, almost all of which are quite well circulated. Fr. 1357 is also the only known Red Back 50¢ Third Issue Invert, including both Spinners and Justices. As a non-Invert, on the basis of its Friedberg number and grade only, this note would sail past the $3,000 mark. As an Invert, the estimate becomes more unpredictable, but our best guess is . . .

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