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    Condition Census Vernon-McClung $50 Gold Certificate

    Fr. 1196 $50 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Extremely Fine 40PPQ.
    Though this piece grades Extremely Fine, it is one of our favorite notes offered here this evening. A mere 400,000 Series 1882 $50 Gold Certificates were printed with the Vernon-McClung signature combination. To date, just about 30 survivors are known extant. Of those, this is easily one of the finest. A lone note is graded finer, a PCGS Extremely Fine 45, but it lacks the PPQ designation seen on this example. For registry set purposes, they are equally ranked with originality one of the most coveted attributes of any note. The PPQ designation seen here was most deserved. A cherry red seal, creamy and bright paper, and deep golden yellow colors are perfectly complementary. Two other records of EF graded Fr. 1196's have topped $14,000 and $17,000, not entirely out of the realm of possibility again this evening.

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    August, 2014
    6th Wednesday
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