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    Ex: Limpert Serial Number 6 Technicolor

    Fr. 1180 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    Few collectors will disagree that the Technicolor $20's are among the most beautiful emissions of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Boasting a single digit serial number, this note is all-the-more attractive. Until recently, this Serial Number 6 Technicolor Twenty was unknown and not listed in any of the reference works. It has now been traced back to Frank Limpert, a collector from the 1930s and '40s who sold his collection at Stack's September 24, 1955 sale. This note was not in that sale. But we have every confidence in our original consignor's research showing that this note did belong to Dr. Limpert. Until this piece surfaced, there had been only six single-digit 1905 Twenties reported: three for Fr. 1179, serial numbers 1, 3, and 5, and three for Fr. 1180, serial numbers 1, 7, and 8. We sold the raw Gem serial number 1 Fr. 1179 in 2005 for $241,500. We have also sold the serial number 3 Fr. 1179 around the same time; it was a raw XF and it realized $16,300. While this is the second appearance in as many years for this strikingly beautiful serial number 6 note it should easily surpass the $50,000 plus range that an example with an ordinary serial number would possess. When compared side by side with Superb Gem graded examples, the margins are easily as nice with the color of a Superb example to match.


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