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    Fr. 1218f 1882 $1000 Gold - The Finest Graded of the Ten Known Examples

    Fr. 1218f $1000 1882 Gold Certificate PCGS Very Fine 35.
    The third and final Thousand Dollar Gold Note from this incredible consignment. The stately vignette of Alexander Hamilton, our first Secretary of the Treasury, appears at the right. He is considered the founder, for better or worse, of the United States financial system. Hamilton is one of only three Americans and the only non-President to appear on U.S. currency from 1862 to the present with no gaps. The currently offered note, as with the 1218d, is in a comment-free PCGS VF 35 holder, a grade with which we totally agree. This is the broadest margined of the three new-to-the-market Thousands. It is also by far the most "common" of the group with ten known examples. Only one of those ten is in government hands - the VF serial number C68128 example is in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's holdings. Six of the nine notes held by collectors have changed hands since 2000. The three most recent were a PCGS Apparent 20 in August of 2012, for $92,000, a different PCGS Apparent 20 that we sold in April 2013 for $176,250 and a PCGS 25 that sold last August for an identical $176,250. This note, which grades a full ten points higher and is the only truly collectible Friedberg number for 1882 Thousand Dollar Golds, should do considerably better.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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