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    Rare and Attractive Fr. 177 $100 Legal

    Fr. 177 $100 1880 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25.
    An extremely scarce number in all grades, with the census totaling fewer than two dozen examples. Even that figure is somewhat deceptive, as four of the notes recorded are held in institutional or government hands. No uncirculated specimens are known, with the highest grade example a single About Uncirculated. The note we offer this evening traces its pedigree back to the Dennerson collection, and disappears completely from the records after a lone auction appearance back in 1983. It is bright and quite attractive for the grade, with its only defect a couple of minor repairs on some edge splits, which are very skillfully done and barely visible even under the closest of examination. Only two examples have been offered during the past five years, both of which had major flaws. The first, graded Very Fine 20 Net, was heavily repaired and cut into the design, but still fetched over $11,000 in 2018, and the second, later that year, was a soiled and repaired Very Fine 25 which realized $16,800. Expect this far superior specimen to handily outdo this figure, likely closing in the range of...
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    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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