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    The Only Fr. 146 Replacement to Appear in Two Decades

    Fr. 146* $20 1880 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 25.
    In 2006, this replacement note made in appearance as part of the Large Size Star Note Collection of Richard Merlau. It realized more than $14,000 and no examples have been offered since. It was described, "This extremely rare star is one of the crown jewels of the Merlau collection. It is one of four Fr. 146 stars known, one of which is ensconced in the ANA Museum, and clearly no longer available to collectors. The other three have long been closely held, with no appearances of any kind at public sale since one was offered in our January, 1992 FUN sale. Few except the very rarest of type notes see fourteen years go by between offerings, but this is indeed the case here." A similar realization today should be no problem, with time proving again how rare this piece really is.
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