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    50¢ Second Issue Experimental PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
    This is an unpunched, unstamped 50¢ Experimental that we believe we have not seen before. It is very similar to lot 16426 from our May 2005 Auction of the Tom O'Mara Collection and may just possibly be from the same sheet. If it is, it is only the second known example, if it is not, it is likely unique. Although neither this note nor the O'Mara piece had a watermark, the late Milt Friedberg, who previously owned the O'Mara piece, conjectured that it was printed on the same paper that had the "OLIER" watermark. We think that paper was a bit softer. If that is the case, this experimental may well be unique. These last several years have been a wonderful time to buy extremely rare Fractional experimentals as the traditional buyers have lost interest now that they are dead.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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