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    Fr. 1225 $10000 1900 Gold Certificate Fine-Very Fine. These notes exist because of a fire in a government post office in Washington, D.C. in 1935. Firefighters tossed stacks of these cancelled notes out onto the streets, and passersby picked up examples and took them home. They, of course, are no longer legal tender, and are rumored to be illegal to own or possess. No one has made a test case out of one, however, and they often sell in public auctions, coin and currency shows, and in coin shops. This example has some paper clip rust visible which has degraded the paper, but comes without the normal punch cancels.

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    May, 2007
    9th-11th Wednesday-Friday
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