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    One of the Half Dozen Finest Known From a Census of Only Forty-Eight

    Fr. 152 $50 1874 Legal Tender PMG About Uncirculated 55.
    "Forty-four examples of this number are known. PMG has graded twelve of those, with this being the third from the top. The eye appeal of the note is tremendous, with a bold red overprint as opposed to the normal indistinct light pink. All the floral decoration in both the capital 'Ls' is amazingly sharp, clean and clear. The note is beautifully margined on both sides and, as is typical for these 'D' position notes, it has an overly large bottom margin. It is a new note to the census, bringing the total now known up to 45. Two higher-grade examples of this number have recently crossed the six-figure mark: a PCGS 64 realized $103,500 in October of 2005, and we sold a PMG 65 for $115,000 in September of last year. This note, while not technically as nice as either of those, is certainly in the same class for eye appeal." That was our description when we sold this lovely note as part of the Tom Flynn Collection in April 2008. The census has now risen from 44 to 48 and this note is tied as the fifth highest graded when both services are combined. Last time out in 2008, this note realized $51,750. It will not reach that number tonight, but could well approach it.
    From The Greensboro Collection Part III




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