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    Serial Number 1 Fr. 1187 - ex. Grinnell - Unique!

    Fr. 1187 $20 1922 Serial Number One Gold Certificate Choice About New. This Serial Number One Gold Certificate is one of the very few notes from the Trask Collection whose existence had been previously reported. This note was in Barney Bluestone's March 1945 sale of the Grinnell Collection as Lot 755, and it later appeared on a June 1952 Federal Coin Exchange fixed-price list. Its whereabouts remained unknown until now. Its location - for the last 52 years - had been Yonkers, New York, as part of the fabulous Malcolm Trask Collection. This gorgeous Gold Certificate, which was called uncirculated in the Grinnell Sale, has broad, even margins, perfect paper originality, spectacular color and every single attribute of a Superb Gem save for one light fold one inch from the right end that can barely be seen. That fold could be gone in a flash, but in our opinion, preserving the original surfaces of this beautiful note makes it far more valuable than avoiding the AU grade. Only a little over 87,000,000 Fr. 1187's were printed, making this "K" block unique for the number, and making this the only serial-number-one 1922 Twenty Dollar Gold ever produced. A priceless treasure.
    From the collection of Malcolm A. Trask.

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    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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