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    Intriguing $500 1882 Gold Certificate Partial Printing. We handled this unusual note once before, as part of our Taylor Family Sale in February of 2005. At that time we used the following description, "Acquired by the Taylor Family as an error note which was missing two of the three face printings. The front of the note has only the large "GOLD" at the top center and the two devices of the same color intended to be an underprint for the serial numbers. The back of the note is the normal reverse printing in its proper orange color. Although the possibility that this is an error is always there, we are not at all convinced. The margins are overly large for the issue, particularly at the top and bottom, and the note appears to be scissor cut all the way around. Our strong surmise is that this is a Proof, Progress Proof, test printing, or specimen of some type. The best argument in favor of this being an actual error is the fact that it is printed on paper which contains the red and blue security fibers, a paper which we have never seen used for anything other than regular issue notes. We can make no determination here as to the true status of this mysterious item, other than to say that it is definitely a Bureau produced piece, and suggest that bidders carefully inspect the item and come to their own conclusion. Due to the uncertain status of this note, it is being offered here without estimate and without a return privilege, and its sale will be considered final." We will repeat the same caveat here, and point out that in its last trip to the auction block in 2005 the note realized $9,200.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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