Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Fr. 198 One of Only Three Examples Known

    Fr. 198 $50 1863 Interest Bearing Note Fine, Restored. One of only three examples known, and quite handsome for the grade. Unfortunately, the note has rather extensive edge restorations although they have been accomplished so expertly that they nearly defy detection. The margins are close all the way around, and the colors remain rather strong. The note previously appeared as part of the Grinnell Collection, then was owned by F.C.C. Boyd, Robert Friedberg, Robert Schermerhorn, and Harry Bass. It was sold alone with the other Bass notes in May of 1999, where it realized $23,000. At that time, the restorations which are now expertly accomplished, were very crude and done with stamp hinges and tape. Having seen the before and after of this piece, it's almost difficult to believe it's the same note. Its value as well as its appearance has been massively enhanced by proper restoration.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,273

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 19, 2005 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2021 September 29 - October 4 Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search