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    1905 $20 Technicolor Gold Certificate, Fr-1179, VF-XF. A rare and desirable note that is fresh, crisp, and original with tons of eye appeal. The technicolor gold note is the most attractive of all the gold notes, and is comparable to the 1869 series Legals with their multicolor designs. The paper is crisp and original with three vertical folds and a horizontal one. There are several partial folds and light handling, and the colors are bold and bright with no signs of fading on the back. The ink used on the back of these early gold certificates tends to oxidize and turn a brownish color, but there are no signs of fading or oxidation on this note. For those who read the Greensheet commentaries, the emphasis on eye appeal is one of the driving forces in determining prices in today's market. A well centered Extremely Fine note will sell for more than an AU note that has a close margin or other visual impairment. Grade is not the only factor in determining price, and with the pricing guides not keeping up with the price increases in the marketplace, the value of a rare note can be difficult to determine. With the strong eye appeal of this original and unmolested note, a potential buyer must consider all of these factors in determining the value of this exceptional note.

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    April, 2000
    30th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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