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    Rare Fr. 130 $20 Large Brown Seal Legal

    Fr. 130 $20 1880 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30.
    The first of many 1880 Friedberg types printed over 40 years. This rarity is essentially new to the market as it was last cataloged and sold in 1991. Track & Price records 13 notes in all grades with this being one of the finer known pieces. The Alexander Hamilton and Liberty face design is complemented by a large spiked brown seal at the right. A handsome note in a comment-free holder. The margins and colors are superior. We have only handled three serial numbers of this type in the past dozen years. Of those, only the 2008 Tom Flynn example (PMG Choice Very Fine 35) was better, and it realized $32,200. Although the market is different now, having this note reach the five-figure mark would not be surprising. Ex: Lyn Knight, November 1991 sale, lot 278. A top-notch Legal Tender rarity.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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