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    PMG VF 35 Technicolor $20 Gold

    Fr. 1180 $20 1905 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    A desirable example of this very popular two Friedberg number design that has one of the better sobriquets in the paper money hobby. The use of red, yellow, and black ink on the face of these $20s led to them acquiring the "Technicolor" nickname. The Gold Certificate Friedberg numbers of 1179 and 1180 were current in the latter half of the first decade of the 20th century, while "technicolor" as a color motion picture process was invented in 1916. "Technicolor" would go on to make steady inroads into the film industry over the next several decades. As United States paper money collecting was also in its infancy at this time, one astute collector from the era was able to make an analogy between these colorful notes and color film and that appropriate pet name has remained in use ever since. The piece in this lot is at the very top of the VF grade and it is certainly a nice representative for both the grade and design.


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