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    Extraordinary San Francisco $5 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note

    Fr. 808 $5 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. A simply extraordinary example of this very rare note which combines a vaunted pedigree, superb eye appeal, and extreme grade rarity. Each of the two major grading services has graded only one Fr. 808 higher than About Uncirculated, a 66 graded (but never offered for sale) by PMG, and this screaming Gem, graded by PCGS and offered here for the first time in three decades. It comes from the Amon Carter, Jr. holdings, and was obtained by our consignor directly from John Rowe after Amon's untimely passing. The centering and originality here are as good as it gets, and, for the collector who appreciates and can afford the very finest, this is one of those items that demands an extra effort to obtain it tonight. Our estimate here might well prove conservative if two such individuals are in the audience this evening.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    7th-11th Thursday-Monday
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