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    Very Scarce Fr. 1208 $100 1882 Gold Certificate

    Fr. 1208 $100 1882 Gold Certificate PMG Very Fine 25.
    The earlier $100 1882 Gold Certificates with brown treasury seals are all rarities. The $100 1882 types feature Thomas Hart Benton at the left end. Featuring Benton's portrait on the face was an interesting choice since he had been opposed to the issuance of paper currency. However, his nickname was "Old Bullion" and the payable text on these notes states IN GOLD COIN. All the later 1882 and 1922 notes have small red treasury seals and blue serial numbers on the face. The bright orange backs feature an eagle at the center and large "C" denominational die at the far left. This is a difficult Friedberg number to obtain. Track & Price records 33 examples, but we know that six or so reside in government or foundational holdings. This has normal circulation for the grade but retains excellent paper body and color. PMG notes "Pinholes," with a few noticed in the portrait. Ex: our 2013 CSNS sale, lot 18645. Another underrated type for the specialist.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

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