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    Orange Seal 1880 Hundred -- Tied for Finest in Private Hands

    Fr. 177 $100 1880 Legal Tender Choice About New. Last on the market in Lyn Knight's December 2000 Auction, where it realized a very solid $55,000. Only around twenty examples of this number are known, with just this and two others graded as high as AU. One of those resides permanently in the Smithsonian Institution, making this note tied with but one other for the finest in private hands. This piece is beautifully margined, perfectly centered on both sides with bold, original color. The orange-red seal contrasts beautifully with the blue serial numbers and the Reconstruction vignette at the lower right is razor-sharp, which is both pleasing and unusual. An ultimately handsome note that is a wonderful combination of grade and rarity.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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