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    Stunning Fr. 1179 $20 Technicolor

    Fr. 1179 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
    Collectors in the early 20th century were insightful enough to set aside some high grade notes from this series for long term posterity. Seemingly, these collectors, including William Philpot, waited a little too long, with most of the saved examples featuring the Lyons-Treat signature combination (Fr. 1180). Examples featuring the Lyons-Roberts signatures (Fr. 1179) were far less fortunate, with a paltry number of high grade survivors in comparison. In fact, a lone Superb Gem is known, a note that has sold for as much as $138,000 at auction. The margins here are not seen any larger for the type, and the colors are the epitome of perfection, a glimpse into the BEP on the day it was printed. Aside from the Superb Gem and the Serial Number 1 example in PCGS 65 PPQ, this is the only other Gem to see auction. When calculating a bid for this evenings offering, consider this a much more appealing note than any of the eleven 66 graded Fr. 1180s that have sold at auction over the last decade, averaging over $62,500 across twelve total appearances.
    From the James P. Myerson Collection

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    January, 2019
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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