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    Beautiful 1880 Large Brown Seal Hundred

    Fr. 178 $100 1880 Legal Tender Extremely Fine. About fifteen examples of this rare number are known. This one is tied for fourth in the condition census, but two of those four are permanently impounded: one in the ANA museum and the other in government hands. When we first sold this note in May of 1999, it was a fresh-to-the-market piece. It has extremely broad margins all the way around, with no signs of repairs or restorations of any kind and exceptionally nice, bright original colors. From the face, this beautiful rarity appears to be a Gem, but when the back is examined closely, a few folds can be discerned. In May of 1999, it realized $16,500, a figure that we're quite sure it will surpass this evening.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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