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    Unusually High Grade Fr. 809a- Ex- Amon Carter Collection

    Fr. 809a $5 1918 Federal Reserve Bank Note PCGS About New 50. Fr. 809a is an intriguing "error" note which Philpott wrote about almost sixty years ago. He notes that the plate date used here of May 18, 1914 was that found on all other Federal Reserve Bank Notes save from those issued by the San Francisco district, all of which, regardless of denomination or year of issue bore the date of May 20, 1914. It remains unknown whether the engraver of this 1918 $5 note was correcting what he perceived to be an earlier error (the Fr. 809 San Francisco $5 note has the same signatures as Fr. 809a but the May 20, 1914 date) or whether the San Francisco Fed officials were instructed to correct their errant plate date to conform with notes from every other district, but the result was a short lived issue that remains quite scarce in all grades today, with a census of under twenty pieces. The Flynn collection example, which graded only Very Fine 30, realized $5462.50 in 2008, and this considerably finer specimen should easily reach or exceed that number this evening. Ex-Amon Carter, Jr. collection, directly to our consignor from John Rowe.

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    January, 2010
    7th-11th Thursday-Monday
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