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    Attractive Fr. 1216b $500 Gold

    Fr. 1216b $500 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
    This is a very well margined example of an extremely popular type. It has excellent color both face and back, the back color being particularly noteworthy, as this design type often faded rather rapidly to a pale yellow color. This example has retained its full deep orange hue. The Lincoln portrait is extremely sharp and clear, belying the fact that this note has circulated in the channels of commerce for what was then an astounding sum of money. Fewer than 50 examples are known in total, with none grading higher than Extremely Fine. The minor edge repair on the top mentioned by PCGS is nothing more than a tiny repaired split in the top margin that affects nothing.
    From the Menlo Park Collection


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    January, 2011
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