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    Fr. 1225h $10,000 1900 Gold Certificate PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    A Fr. 1225h payable to the Girard National Bank and which is a direct link to the fire of December 13, 1935 at the Washington, DC Post Office that was the catalyst of getting many of these non-redeemable notes into the collector community. Inscribed on the back is, "Found in City P.O. / Fire 12/12 35 (sic) / Given to Tom Flaherty / by Bob Montee Fire Insp(ector) / 12/13/35." 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 merry way. For further details on this conflagration and its aftermath, see Paper Money, the Society of Paper Money Collectors, Vol. XLVIII, No. 5, Whole No. 263, September/October 2009, pages 382-83, "Add a Fr. 1225 Gold Certificate to Your Collection." The third party back label cites this example has been cancelled and that there are annotations. The last example of this number that we auctioned in the grade of PMG 35 realized $2,400 in January, 2019.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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