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    Rare Fr. 197

    Fr. 197 $20 1863 Interest Bearing Note Very Fine-Extremely Fine. One of only nine known examples reported and a piece which traces its pedigree back to Wayte Raymond. It's a gorgeous note with excellent margins, perfect colors, and tremendous eye appeal. The reference works make the distinction between Fr. 197 and Fr. 197a as Fr. 197's having been printed by the American Bank Note Company and Fr. 197a as being printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Either a third variety exists or the references are wrong. Both this note and the only other two Fr. 197s that we have handled have both the American Bank Note Company imprint on the left and the National Bank Note Company imprint at the bottom under the Act date. We sold the Taylor Family example of this Friedberg number in a similar grade in February 2005 for $63,250. This note shoud do just as well if not better.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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