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    One of Five Known Wide Margin Face Specimens

    Fr. 1254SP 10¢ Third Issue Wide Margin Face PCGS Choice New 63PPQ.
    Milton 3P10F.3. This is a true rarity in the fractional currency realm. At the time Milton Friedberg's "Encyclopedia" was published, there were only three known. When the Friedberg collection was sold, the census was five, and to our knowledge none have surfaced since. The Ford/Boyd collection did not have an example, neither did Wayne Liechty. Milt's example graded AU. This note is top pop at PCGS. Although they do not differentiate between wide and narrow margin Specimen, we have done our homework and found that the 64PPQ and the one other 63PPQ examples were both narrow margin Specimen. Two partial frame lines are seen at upper left and lower right. A fully Uncirculated piece, this example has bold embossing, wide margins, and not so much as a speck of ink erosion to be found. The bronze is fully bright, as are the paper and the inks. Few of today's active collectors have had the opportunity to purchase a truly nice Fr. 1254SP. This one should garner considerable attention. The PMG Population Report shows a single 63EPQ note, but our records show definitely that the aforementioned example was the same note that first sold a decade ago in our 2010 FUN sale, housed in a PMG Choice CU 63 (no EPQ) holder, for $8,050. This utterly unadulterated piece is truly as good as it gets.




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