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    $100 1878 Legal Tender

    Fr. 171 $100 1878 Legal Tender Choice Fine. Under twenty examples are known for this one number type, and only three of those grade better than Very Fine - two of which are permanently impounded. This note is defect-free and without a hint of a repair or restoration, which is remarkable for a well-circulated, high denomination example printed on the rather soft paper used for this issue. The ink colors, particularly the red on the face, remain stronger than one would expect for the grade. The margins are exceptional on the tops and sides, but they are rather close (although clear of the frameline) at the bottom. The overall effect is that of a handsome note that any collector would be proud to add to his holdings. We've sold only a total of four Fr. 171 in our past 40 sales, and we have handled this one once before in May 1999 when it realized $10,450 on an estimate of $6,500-up.

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    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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