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    Fr. 1225b $10,000 1900 Gold Certificate PCGS Choice About New 58.
    One of the rarer Friedberg numbers for this popular yet unredeemable design. The note is uniface and has the usual mixture of hole-punch cancellations in the usual locations. Earlier Friedberg subset numbers for this design are often found payable to national banks. In this particular case, the bank is the Corn Exchange National Bank of Philadelphia. The bank name, city, and date have been rubber stamped on the lines at bottom center. We looked for the minor handling that is associated with the grade through the third party holder and were unsuccessful in locating it. We did come away with the clear impression that the paper surfaces were original, even with the faded rubber stampings. This places this note at the five-alarm Washington, DC Old Post Office fire on the night of December 13, 1935. Firefighters tossed many of these notes along with other combustible material from the windows of a large filing room on the sixth floor. The lucky onlookers below were able to pick the notes up and go on their way. This is how most of these $10,000 Gold notes became part of the hobby.

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    January, 2016
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