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    The Highest Graded Fr. 164--One of Only Three Uncirculated Examples Known

    Fr. 164 $50 1880 Legal Tender PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Fr. 164 is represented in the Track & Price census by 200 notes--very few of which are at the upper end of the grade scale. In fact, both grading services together have graded only a total of three uncirculated Fr. 164s. Both PMG and PCGS have each graded a 63, and this 64 stands at the top of the census. It is very likely to remain there, as this is a note that has stymied collectors of Gems for decades. Estimating the note is a challenge as there is no auction precedent in this grade range. The last time this note appeared at auction was in 1991 where, as a raw note, it was also graded Choice. At that time it realized $3960, which was a very high price for its day. As the finest known example of this very popular number, we believe this note will certainly reach and quite possibly exceed...
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    Apr-May, 2009
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