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    Unique in Private Hands $10,000 1934 Gold Certificate Specimen

    Fr. 2412 Hessler 1497 $10,000 1934 Gold Certificate Front Specimen PMG Uncirculated 60.
    A Specimen we first catalogued for the massive Taylor Family Collection that we auctioned in February 2005, this offering is once again bringing a wave of excitement to the collecting community. Gene Hessler in U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes second edition lists only a Face and a Back Specimen within the BEP Collection, but it is known that the BEP has exhibited a Specimen sheet of twelve 1934 Gold Certificates of this denomination. However, the Specimen in this lot is regarded as the only example in collector's hands. The 1934 Gold Certificates were printed after the United States went off the gold standard. The backs were printed in orange ink and the payable clause has the added wordage of, "As Authorized By Law." These four words were added because this Gold Certificate series was for inter-bank usage only and not for general circulation. Series 1934 Golds were printed for the $100, $1,000, $10,000, and $100,000 denominations. The Friedberg reference states that issued notes of the 1934 Series may be illegal to possess. Therefore, only Specimens and Proofs are available for collectors. This Specimen exhibits toning mostly around the edges. Nevertheless, it last traded hands to the tune of $55,200 in 2018. This unique item in the collecting community could very easily top its previous winning bid tonight.
    From the Yuri Solovey High Denomination Collection


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