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    One of Only Ten Known

    Fr. 1188 $50 1882 Gold Certificate PMG Fine 12.
    This is an extremely rare Friedberg number and an extremely rare design type as well. Only 96,000 pieces were printed, and, of that number, a mere ten have been recorded as survivors, with one of that group permanently impounded inside the vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. This specimen has long been in the census, having been acquired by our consignor at the 1983 ANA auction. Several of the examples left for the collecting fraternity have restorations or repairs, as does this piece, but the repairs here have been executed with great skill and are not visible at all through the holder. Only a single Fr. 1188 has been available at auction since 2013, with that appearance coming when we sold a restored VF 30 two years ago for over $20,000.
    From the Coral Gables Collection, Part II


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    January, 2020
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