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    1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate, Fr-1225, Fine. A cancelled and redeemed example of this high denomination issue with three heavy vertical folds and a couple of light horizontal bends. The bottom left corner tip is missing, and light soiling is present throughout. These notes exist because of a fire in a government warehouse building in Washington, D.C. in 1935. Firefighters tossed stacks of these cancelled notes out onto the streets, and passersby picked up examples and took them home. They, of course, are no longer legal tender, and are actually technically illegal to own or possess. No one has made a test case out of one, however, and they often sell in public auctions, coin and currency shows, and in coin shops. A highly desirable collectible and an impressive note.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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