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    Unique Five Hundred Dollar Brown Seal 1882 Gold Certificate

    Fr. 1215a $500 1882 Gold Certificate Very Good-Fine. Unknown to collectors before its appearance at the Memphis 2000 auction where it realized $143,000. The note has some nearly undetectable professional restoration at the top edge, but gives the visual appearance of a problem free evenly circulated note. This is the only brown seal $500 Gold known, 1215a is represented by this piece only and 1215b is unknown. The 1215c is represented by a single example in the holdings of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. No collection has ever contained a $500 brown seal gold certificate prior to the discovery of this note, and after tonight this piece will enter the only collection that will have one. When the hammer falls tonight, the winning bidder will be the only collector with a chance of completing a U.S. Large Size Currency Collection by type and seal.

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    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
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