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    Fr. 204 Unique in Private Hands

    Fr. 204 $100 1863 Interest Bearing Note Choice Very Fine. Tonight represents the first appearance ever of a Fr. 204 at public auction. Only two examples are known to exist: this piece, which is both the Friedberg and Hessler illustrations but with no previous market appearances, and a second piece graded Fine which was passed from the Treasury Department to the Smithsonian Institution in 1978. This is a simply beautiful note, with broad margins, ideal colors, and no defects of any kind. It utilizes three strikingly attractive vignettes, none of which appear anywhere else on US currency. Only when incredible collections like this Taylor Family Collection come to the market do collectors have the opportunity to acquire rarities of this magnitude. This is one of our favorite pieces in this collection and a note that should see vigorous competition before the hammer falls this evening.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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