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    Rare Fr. 165 Face and Back Proofs

    Fr. 165 Hessler 1120 $100 1862 Legal Tender Face Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 63
    Fr. 165 Hessler 1121 $100 1862 Legal Tender Back Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.

    There are just thirteen circulating notes of this Friedberg number in the census. This was also the first note to feature the American eagle. Any example no matter what the grade and degree of restoration that has come to auction in the last several years has brought at least five figures. Proofs are even scarcer of this number. Hessler does not mention a plate letter B for this design, but he does list plate letters C and D, suggesting a maximum of only four face proofs. In fact this is the only proof that we have offered of this Friedberg number. The face proof has wide margins, serial number "00000" in red ink, and six punch cancels through the printed signatures. The back proof has ample margins and nice color. This design was ranked number eight in 100 Greatest American Currency Notes by Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman. This further emphasizes the desirability of this design in all forms. (Total: 2 notes)

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