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    A Consecutive Trio of High Grade $10,000 Gold Certificates with Consecutive Serial Numbers

    Fr. 1225h $10,000 1900 Gold Certificates Three Consecutive Examples PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.
    Collectors have the opportunity to own these notes as the result of a fire that broke out on December 13, 1935 in the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. These notes had been held in storage and were tossed out of the windows of the building as the fire took hold. Bystanders on the street below scooped them up convinced, at least momentarily, that they were rich. Thus, these notes were saved from destruction. The notes, of course, were cancelled and had no value as such. Many of these notes have water stains and damage as a result of the fire. These three consecutively numbered notes were probably part of a bundle or group of notes that had been sorted and held together. Fortunately, none of the notes have water damage or damp staining. They are, however, roulette cancelled (as are the vast majority of these notes). Each note features a large portrait of Andrew Jackson, small red Treasury seal, and the word GOLD and serial number spaces printed in gold ink. Considering the circumstances of their "liberation" from government hands, all three of these notes, originally from the same sheet, are in remarkably nice condition with good color, paper surfaces, and margins. This offering presents an unusual opportunity to obtain United States obligations with a face value of $30,000 for a discount. (Total: 3 notes)


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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